She's just had the honour of being included in Time magazine's Most Influential Teens of 2014 list, but Kendall Jenner's recent actions could be deemed dangerous to her young and impressionable fans. The 18-year-old has been blasted for the toxic diet she's reportedly been following to help her lose weight and has thrown shade at her mother by firing her as manager.
Starving to be Skinny
Kendall is determined to be taken seriously as a runway model and is said to have taken up a risky diet among other weight loss techniques to make sure she fits in with the status quo. An insider told Life & Style magazine: "She wants desperately to be taken seriously as a model and if it means starving herself, she'll do it." According to the source, Kendall's been going to extreme lengths to stay thin and is "controlling with food". They added: "During a recent family dinner, Kendall ordered just a bunch of raw veggies and nibbled on them. She looked gaunt and pale, like she hadn't eaten for days!" The reality TV star recently admitted she's been drinking a type of tea containing dandelion root, a natural laxative, to help stay thin too. "I usually start my day off with a cup of detox tea. I have, like, 12 cups a day," she revealed.
Kris Gets Kicked Out
It's not just kilos that Kendall hopes to lose, as she's also planning on dropping her mum, Kris Jenner, as manager. The showbiz matriarch controls the careers of all her children, but as Kendall's modelling goes from strength to strength she wants to distance herself from the Kardashian brand and may relocate to Europe. A source said: "She's moved out of the family home into her own LA apartment. With Kim and Kanye living there everything felt too crazy, and she's keen to scale back her involvement in the reality show – and there are whispers Kris will be asked to step down as her manager." Kendall's previously admitted asking Kim to stay away from her fashion shows and is said to feel uneasy about her sister's constant attention-seeking antics. The source told a UK fashion magazine: "Kendall loves Kim but feels uncomfortable with the fanfare that accompanies her. She wants to be accepted by the industry on her own terms, which is impossible when Kim and Kanye are arriving in headline-grabbing outfits."
Kendall looked healthier in 2007
Kendall's Disease Risk
Dr Ranj Singh of TV show Get Well Soon gives his verdict on Kendall's diet
Many people may not realise that being very underweight can have medical consequences. Unfortunately, the fashion and modelling industries have a preference for skinny models and this leads to some people adopting very damaging practices to lose weight, often not taking their health into consideration. Severe dietary restriction can lead to deficiencies of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients, which will affect your body and could lead to disease. Being too skinny as a result can lead to a range of problems, such as irregular menstruation and infertility, a weakened immune system, weakened bones and poor heart function. Kendall should be very careful.
Kendall's Daily Diet
- 12 cups of detox dandelion tea
- Three Granny Smith apples
- A handful of raw carrots
- Edamame beans