Many celebrity children follow in their parents’ footsteps by working in the entertainment industry. Some become singers, rappers, and actors; others opt to model with the help of their parents’ fashion contacts. So which models make money off their starstudded genes? Here are 15 models you probably didn’t know have celebrity parents. One male model is the son of an A-list celebrity actor and fashion designer mom (on page 9).
1. Kendall Jenner
You may have already connected the dots between Kendall Jenner and her famous family. The daughter of Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, she walks some of the most famous runways. But this career path wasn’t an easy choice: “When I first started this I thought: This is going to be so embarrassing. No one is going to accept me, and it’s going to be a complete failure.”
Jenner tried to distance her work from her personal life. “Marc [Jacobs] invited my whole family to that first show, and I was like, ‘I love you guys, but can you please just not come?’ I was trying so hard to be taken seriously, like, ‘Guys: This is not a joke or a stunt; this is what I want to do with my life.’ I had to prove that I could do it.”
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