Kendall Jenner Is Turning 21: Six Things You Didn’t Know About Her

Break out the bubbly! In celebration of Kendall Jenner’s 21st birthday on Thursday, November 3, Us Weekly Video rounded up six things you didn’t know about the supermodel. Watch the video above to find out some surprising facts about the reality-TV personality!

The daughter of Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner has been gracing our TVs on Keeping Up With the Kardashians since she was 11 years old, but that doesn’t mean she’s revealed everything there is to know about her.

Kendall Jenner attends the What Goes Around Comes Around Beverly Hills Opening Event on October 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
Kendall Jenner attends the What Goes Around Comes Around Beverly Hills Opening Event on Oct. 13, 2016, in Beverly Hills. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for What Goes Around Comes Around

There’s even one important person in Kendall's life who doesn’t frequently appear on her family’s reality show: godmother Kathie Lee Gifford. Kris, 60, recalled in her 2011 memoir that the Today show cohost was the one who helped come up with Kendall's “K" name. “I started throwing out names to Kathie Lee. Kameron … Kendall. And she stopped me at Kendall,” the mom of six wrote.

The Estée Lauder spokeswoman got her middle name, Nicole, from someone special too — Nicole Brown Simpson, who was a close family friend of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

She didn’t just rely on her name to make it in the fashion world, though. You may have seen Kendall strutting her stuff on the Chanel runway, starring in Calvin Klein ads and totally working it at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year, but she had to work her way up to supermodel status. Watch the video to find out more about her first photo shoot, first big-league fashion show and more fun facts about the model!

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