It’s hard to imagine that Kendall Jenner — the top model with an Estee Lauder contract, a campaign for Balmain x H&M and a nearly monthly feature in Vogue — was ever insecure about anything. But growing up, she had such bad acne she “wouldn’t even look” people in the face when she talked to them, she revealed Tuesday on her app.
Jenner recounts first battling acne “around the 8th or 9th grade” and admits it had a crippling effect on her self-esteem: “Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it. It completely ruined my self-esteem…I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys.”
Having beautiful older sisters might have compounded her insecurities but the Kardashian girls actually rallied around Kendall, advising her to avoid touching her face and “to never pick.” Kim even consoled Kendall when she walked in on her crying about it on Christmas Eve.
Now that her acne problems are behind her, it’s endearing to see Kendall open up about her struggle and acknowledge that it “happens to SO many people.” Stars, they’re just like us — except she hired an “incredible dermatologist,” did Laser Genesis skin therapy and is now a top model, but you know what we mean.
[via People StyleWatch]