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From Braces to the Runway: 35 Photos of Kendall Jenner’s Transformation

From Braces to the Runway: 35 Photos of Kendall Jenner’s Transformation

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  • DEC2000

    December 2000

    Kendall Jenner made her first red carpet appearance during the "Emperor's New Groove" movie premiere. You know what they say—you have to start somewhere, right?

    Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
  • John Anthony DeJoria's 6th Birthday Party

    July 2003

    Kendall made an appearance at John Anthony DeJoria's 6th birthday party—clearly ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.

    Photo: Cesare Bonazza/WireImage
  • Dash Fall 2007 Fashion Show

    March 2007

    Kendall (looking like she's hailed from the 70s) sports a Pucci-esque dress with a matching headband. 

    Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage
  • "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" Viewing Party

    October 2007

    Kendall, with her younger sister, Kylie, wears a cheetah print halter dress with some matching sandals—ankle bracelets and all—to the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" season premiere.

    Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage
  • KIIS-FM's Wango Tango 2008 - Arrivals

    May 2008

    While arriving at the KIIS-FM's 2008 Wango Tango concert in CA, Kenfall matches with her sister is hot print and black. At a young age, she learned that Converse are appropriate for almost any occasion. 

    Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
  • 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango 2009 - Arrivals

    May 2009

    Looks like Kendall finally learned what a hair straightener was as she rocked straight hair and riding boots to the Wango Tango concert in Irvine, CA.

    Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
  • 17th Annual ESPY Awards - Arrivals

    July 2009

    Clad in braces and a ruffle dress, Kendall finally has enough balance to rock a pair of heels on the red carpet.

    Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • Onitsuka Tiger's Record Release Party For Selena Gomez And The Scene

    September 2009

    At the release party for Selena Gomez & The Scene's record, Kendall stayed classic and girly with a black and white dress and classic black booties.

    Photo: Toby Canham/Getty Images
  • "Easy A" - Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    September 2010

    It's amazing what a little eye liner and lip gloss can do, when Kendall goes from little girl to young bombshell at the "Easy A" premiere in Hollywood. 


    Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
  • Teen Vogue 8th Annual Young Hollywood Party - Arrivals

    October 2010

    Kendall begins to take risks with popping, bright colors all while staying fashionable and on trend during Teen Vogue's Annual Young Hollywood Party.

    Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic
  • "Burlesque" Los Angeles Premiere

    November 2010

    Arriving at the premiere of "Burlesque", Kendall looks way older than 14 when she shows that she can be sexy and stylish simultaneously. We can just picture what Bruce had to stay when she left the house like this.

    Photo: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic
  • 2011 People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    January 2011

    Kendall sticks to a classy and sophisticated look with this neutral colored dress and black accessories during the 2011 People's Choice Awards in LA.

    Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage
  • Kendall Jenner Celebrates Launch Of "Malibu Native"  Surf/Fashion Brand At Pac Sun

    February 2011

    Showing off her personal style, Kendall gives off a bohemian vibe as she celebrates the launch of "Malibu Native" at Pac Sun in LA.

    Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
  • Candie's Presents The Premiere Of "Beastly" Starring Vanessa Hudgens And Alex Pettyfer

    February 2011

    Looks like Kendall has definitely grown up and taken some advice from her sisters. She sticks to a classic black, velvet ensemble at the "Beastly" premiere in LA.

    Photo: Michael Kovac/WireImage
  • Kardashian Kollection Launch Party

    August 2011

    Finally looking more comfortable on the red carpet, Kendall rocks a black and white bodycon dress to the Kardashian Kollection launch party in Hollywood to support her sisters.

    Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic
  • 2011 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals

    August 2011

    Staying fun, young and still sexy, Kendall Jenner attends the 2011 Teen Choice Awards wearing a plum colored cut-out dress with her hair slicked back into a classic updo.

    Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage
  • Evening Sherri Hill - Runway - Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    September 2011

    Making her first real runway appearance, Kendall struts her stuff down the Sherri Hill Spring 2012 runway at Trump Tower in New York City. She also did catalog modeling for the brand.

    Photo: Jeff Schear/Getty Images
  • Forever 21 For Hello Kitty Collection Launch Party

    November 2011

    Working as a model for the Forever 21 for Hello Kitty Collection, Kendall shows her real dedication and interest in the modeling world.

    Photo: Stefanie Keenan/WireImage
  • Popstar! Magazine Celebrates Their Break-through Artists Of 2012

    December 2011

    Rocking a classic black and white top and skirt, Kendall adds a fun touch with the sunshine yellow blazer screaming professional but fun at the same time. 

    Photo: Joe Kohen/Getty Images
  • Kendall And Kylie Jenner At The Rent The Runway Pop-up Shop

    February 2012

    Kendall makes an appearance at the Rent the Runway Pop-Up Shop in Hollywood while she sports a black romper, simple makeup and some awesome shoes.

    Photo: Chris Weeks/WireImage
  • "The Vow" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

    February 2012

    Kendall, looking older than her real age per usual, wore a simple white dress with fun heels to the premiere of "The Vow" in LA.

    Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage
  • "The Hunger Games" - Los Angeles Premiere

    March 2012

    Kendall arrived at the premiere of "The Hunger Games" wearing yet another black and white dress. This might be her favorite color combo, no?

    Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
  • Seventeen Magazine Editor-In-Chief Ann Shoket Hosts Poolside Party For West Coast Fashion Contributors Kendall Jenner And Kylie Jenner

    August 2012

    Kendall stays on point with the trends while she rocks a different silhouette that her usual at the Seventeen Magazine poolside party for West Coast Fashion Contributors.

    Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
  • Kendall & Kylie Jenner Sign The September Issue Of "Seventeen" Magazine

    August 2012

    Making the ultimate fashion statement, Kendall covers Seventeen Magazine with her sister on the September 2012—a great way to break into the fashion world.

    Photo: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage
  • Evening Sherri Hill - Front Row And Backstage - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    September 2012

    Jenner rocks the Sherri Hill runway once again for the Spring 2013 collection in New York. 

    Photo: Michael Stewart/FilmMagic
  • Fashion's Night Out 2012 At Beverly Center

    September 2012

    Kendall attends Fashion's Night Out 2012 in Los Angelas wearing a very flattering nude dress.

    Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
  • STYLE360 - Tumbler And Tipsy By Michael Kuluva Fashion Show Presented By UbiSofts "Just Dance 4"

    September 2012

    Yet another runway appearances from this Jenner as she strut down the Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva fashion show in NYC.

    Photo: Thomas Concordia/WireImage
  • Nomad Two Worlds Book Launch - Arrivals

    November 2012

    In Sydney, Australia, Kendall attends a book lanuch wearing an amazing yellow bodycon dress showing off her model bod.

    Photo: Don Arnold/WireImage
  • The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection - Runway - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    February 2013

    Supporting a good cause, Kendall walked the runway wearing a gorgeous cutout red dress during the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection at NYFW.

    Photo: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic
  • "Kendall And Kylie" Fall Collection Preview

    August 2013

    Launching another Kendall and Kylie collection at Pac Sun, Kendall wears a neon statement necklace, leather pants and a chiffon top that totally showed off her personal style.

    Photo: Matthew Eisman/WireImage
  • 2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals

    November 2013

    During the 2013 American Music Awards in LA, Kendall wore a sexy white, cutout dress with an amazing statement necklace all topped off with the perfect bright red lip.

    Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images
  • Marc Jacobs - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

    February 2014

    Shocking just about everyone, Kendall made her first high-end designer runway debut at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 show during NYFW leaving little to the imagination. (Queue Bruce Jenner freakout)

    Photo: Randy Brooke/WireImage
  • Topshop Unique: Front Row - London Fashion Week AW14

    February 2014

    Venturing off to London Fashion Week, Jenner sits next to Vogue's editor-in-chief, Anna Wintor, at the Topshop Unique show. Is there a Vogue cover in Kendall's future?

    Photo: David M. Benett
  • The Launch Of LOVE Special Editions At George

    February 2014

    Hanging with one of the moment's most popular models, Cara Delevingne, during London Fashion Week, Kendall looks totally grown up.

    Photo: David M. Benett
  • Giles: Runway - London Fashion Week AW14

    February 2014

    Making yet another huge runway appearance, Kendall stomps down the Giles runway show during London Fashion Week.


    Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Ever since we saw our first episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” in 2007, Kendall Jenner has always been associated with her sisters’ fame, not her own. Recently, though, Kendall seems to be forging her own  path, moving away from the Kardashian image and breaking into the world of high-fashion modeling.

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Last week alone, the 18-year-old has been spotted showing off her lady parts on the Marc Jacobs runway during NYFW, sitting next to Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, (we wonder what Kim and Kanye had to say about that one) at the Topshop Unique show, and strutting her stuff down the Giles runway during London Fashion Week. She seems to be taking the fashion world by storm in a way that her sisters never could.

Here, we’ve compiled 35 photos of Kendall that accurately show her transformation from a metal-mouthed little kid to a budding model.

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