Kendall Jenner Is Going by Just 'Kendall' Now, Thank You

08/28/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Cindy. Twiggy. Naomi. Iman. Gisele. Kendall. (Record scratch.) Wait, when did Kendall Jenner join the pantheon of one-named diva models? We’ve got more questions than answers, but according to the casting sheet from her modeling agency, the 18-year-old catwalker will now be known by just her first name.

Kendall Jenner modelJeff Schear/Getty

Racked spotted the noteworthy name drop on The Society Management’s website, which not only has her mono-monikered on its homepage, but on her standalone portfolio page as well. Other Society Management supermodels, including Liu Wen, Lindsey Wixson and Adriana Lima, continue to go by both names, but Kendall appears ready to distance herself from her famous family — a sentiment she’s expressed before.

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“People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn’t. What I have has almost worked against me,” Jenner told LOVE magazine. “I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn’t take me seriously as a model … I went on castings and some people weren’t feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn’t recognize me. I was like, ‘Thank you. Please don’t recognize me.'”

We don’t know if this whole “Drop the Jenner” schtick will work considering the success of her TV show and her prolific and significant Instagram presence, but we’ve got to hand it to her: She’s working all her angles, like a true model.

What do you think of her dropping her last name for work? Which fashion shows will she walk in September?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Kendall Jenner , Models
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Katie on

I don’t think she wants to separate herself from them. I think her head is so big just like her mom and sisters that she truly think with the little success that she has had as a model that she is entitled to go by her first name.

lm on

This is news????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jaintn on

Going by one name only. The sign of a true narcissist.

Mamagirl31 on

Pretentious much??? She’s a beautiful young woman. It’s a shame that she has her sisters and mom as an example though. No humility whatsoever… I hate for her to lose hers too.

Linda McMahan on

The two Jenner girls are so beautiful…plus they are thin and tall. Kim is going to be very jealous soon….all of the selfies she takes are sickening. She is short and has such a big butt…I don’t know that she will be able to handle not being prettiest.

Ell on

Nothing says I love my family than dropping your surname.

innerjuju on

Kendall? Are you serious? This family and their self-importance is astounding.

Jennifer on

I can totally see why she would want to do this. She is by far, the most level-headed person in her family. Kendall and Kylie (less so than Kendall), have been fortunate to have Bruce as a father. He has tried to instill in them some values, morals, and a sense of appreciation by making them realize that not all children or people have the things they have or lead the life they do. Kendall definitely has the kindest heart out of all of them.

kartrashianssuck on

Next step, officially changing it to Kartrashian.

Becky on

Oh good night! What a waste of space on the internet.

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