Kendall Jenner wanted the attention

Kendall Jenner admits she banned Kim Kardashian West from her catwalk shows because she "wanted the attention" for herself.

Kendall Jenner on the catwalk
Kendall Jenner on the catwalk

Kendall Jenner banned her sisters from her catwalk shows because she "wanted the attention."

The 19-year-old model, who has walked the runway for Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Givenchy, admits she asked her older half-sibling Kim Kardashian West, 34, not to sit front row for "selfish" reasons because she didn't want to share the spotlight.

She said: "As selfish as this sounds, I wanted the attention to be on me for five seconds rather than my family. If they were sitting front row, it would have been all about, 'Oh, Kim goes to Kendall's first fashion show!' I love Kim, but for a minute I wanted it to be like, 'OK, this is [Kendall's] thing - and she's taking it seriously.' "

But Kendall still looks to sister for advice and would never get a tattoo.

She said: "I have a really weird thing about 'forever'. And my sister Kim always said, 'Don't put a bumper sticker on a Bentley.' "

Despite her success, the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star claims she is still very shy.

She told the March issue of Allure magazine: "I still have a hard time looking at someone when I'm talking to them, and I get nervous."

The brunette beauty also admits she had bad self-esteem when she was fourteen.

She said: "I had just started ninth grade when I got my acne, and I had braces. I wouldn't look people in the eye. It was not a good time for me, it just killed my self-esteem. I thought when I didn't look at someone, they couldn't see my face."

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