love, kendall

My Advice to New Models

I was the new kid on the block in the modeling world and it wasn't always easy. Now that I'm a little more settled, I make a point to be as friendly and welcoming as possible to new faces backstage. Last year this time I didn't do that many shows because I was sick and then the whole Kim thing happened and I took some more time off—but this time around, I'll be doing a lot of shows, so I hope to get to know everyone a little better.

I remember at the Chanel Couture show, some of the girls were talking—they were like 16 and 18 years old. One of them asked me, "Are you still having fun? It's getting to be a lot for me." I told her that there's a moment when you can get really overwhelmed, but you just have to hang in there and keep at it. During this crazy time, I know I'm going to be so busy working, so I have to go into survival mode—almost like being on auto-pilot.

At the end of the day, we're all just so lucky to be doing what we love! More from the runways soon! 😘

(photo credits: rex features)