Despite only making her high fashion debut in February of this year, Kendall Jenner is now the face of Estee Lauder latest beauty campaign. The brand announced the news complete with a behind the scenes image of the upcoming campaign showing Kendall posing on a motorcycle with a red manicure and painted lips. The cosmetics giant also posted a video of the model on its Youtube page talking about the first time she wore makeup and how Estee Lauder is an important part of her childhood.
“It’s something that I didn’t expect to happen so quickly—it’s so crazy,” Jenner says in a behind-the-scenes video from her first campaign shoot. Jenner joins the ranks of supermodels like Carolyn Murphy, Joan Smalls and Constance Jablonski.
It’s not an overstatement to say that Kendall Jenner’s name precedes her: at just 19-years-old, fashion’s latest It Girl has practically grown up in the spotlight. But the past year has seen the tall, lithe brunette carve out her own path as one of the most in-demand models of the moment. From her runway debut on Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 runway, to walking the Chanel couture show this summer at the special request of designer Karl Lagerfeld, Jenner’s casting in a dozen key fashion shows, multiple magazine covers and editorials, and one very coveted Givenchy ad campaign are proof positive that her star is rising. Her 15 million-and-counting Instagram followers only serve to hammer that point home.