She’s a social media powerhouse, a global brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld and now, it appears Kendall Jenner can add Wall Street Journal columnist to her ever-growing resume (well, sort of).
The model-of-the-moment was chosen as one of six personalities who was asked to contribute her thoughts to the February issue of WSJ. Magazine. In a reoccurring feature entitled, “The Columnists,” Kendall and this month’s contributors— who also include Tim Howard, Goldie Hawn, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Dr. Frederic Brandt, and Maira Kalman — were asked to wax poetic on this month’s topic of youth— a subject the 19-year-old model clearly knows all about. Here’s what Kendall had to say:
“I feel like I grew up too fast a long time ago. Having older siblings, you grow up around adults, so you mature more quickly. I saw my sisters and parents working every day, so I was pretty much brought up to be a workaholic. But I just turned 19 a couple weeks ago, and I’m scared to be 20 — it’s the first step out of being a teenager. My sister Khloé always says to me and my younger sister, Kylie: You have your whole life to be an adult but only so long to be a kid. And we get it. In the right situations, I try to be as immature as I can sometimes — react to things as if I were 12. You can’t take things too seriously. I just laugh thinking about my dad being a teenager, partying. It’s the funniest thing. And it makes me think — what am I going to be like when I’m 65?”
Perhaps youth isn’t wasted on the young after all. Or at the least, this burgeoning model.
Pick up your copy of WSJ. Magazine‘s February issue at newsstands on January 24.