Kendall Jenner Revealed That She’s Dyslexic
Most people know Kendall Jenner from her hit television show and modeling career. While most see her as a vision of beauty that has many adoring fans, few know that she struggles with a condition for which there is no cure. Recently, Kendall Jenner opened up to her fans about being Dyslexic. This condition is considered a learning disability. The brain interprets the information it receives incorrectly. It sees and hears things differently than it should. Those suffering will read, write, and spell with great difficulty. It is unknown exactly how many people in the world suffer from this condition. However, it is estimated that 10 percent of the population is affected. Due to the condition’s strong genetic ties, Kendall probably inherited it from mother or father. Caitlyn Marie Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner is also dyslexic.
Dyslexia Doesn’t Affect Intellect
Fortunately, this condition does not affect Kendall Jenner’s IQ or her ability to work. Many people who suffer from this condition have an IQ that is well above average. This condition is lifelong. However, those suffering from this condition learn how to overcome their challenges. There are many strategies that can help them deal with their disability. Kendall, like so many other people, found that her disabilities were difficult to handle, and it became a hot topic among mean children at her school. Children can be so cruel. She remembers being called on in class as especially trying. Reading aloud or going to the board would send her into a panic attack. She knew she would be laughed at.
Kids Are So Cruel
Some may think she sailed through life with a silver spoon in her mouth. School was very hard for her. Her most memorable moment came in the 5th grade. She was in a spelling bee. Kendall was given a simple work, swimming. However, her brain caused her to speak the word in a different manner. When she replied with her answer, the word came out ‘s-m-i-w-w-i-n-g.’ The entire class began laughing at her. She remembers being horrified and wanting to quit school. Many people have asked Kendall what her most embarrassing moment in life has been. Most people think it would be something like her top falling off. However, for Kendall, it was that moment standing in front of the class feeling “stupid.” By 5th grade, anyone should be able to spell swimming. She felt inferior to the other students, and it caused her to have esteem problems.
Why She Deleted Her Instagram Account
Since there is no cure for this condition, Jenner still has problems. Recently, she deleted her Instagram account. She would make common mistakes with spelling on the account too. Since being dyslexic affects the ability to read, she often had issues in reading and writing. Dysgraphia, the brain has problems writing and spelling, and dyslexia often runs congruently. Kendall put herself out there, and she was left to suffer the consequences. Many have shown their support, but exposing her innermost secrets is still more than she can handle.
Modeling Turned Her Life Around
Kendall Jenner learned that though she had a disability, she could still find meaningful work. She stars in a hit television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which first aired on Oct 14, 2007. The show brought her family into the spotlight where Kendall’s beauty didn’t go unnoticed. Jenner has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and in the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. The years 2014-2015 were huge for her. She was in Milan and New York walking the runways for fashion week. Her modeling career started when she was 14. However, things kicked into overdrive with her hit television show.
Kendall Jenner has a net worth of more than $10 million. That’s not too bad for someone who couldn’t properly spell the word swimming in the 5th grade. Kendall proves to that world that you can use what you have to make a living. She was named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People In The World in 2014. She has also been declared the second most Googled model in the entire world. Not too bad for someone who is just 21 years of age.
Giving Back To Others
Kendall has a huge heart. Many speculate that having a disability has made her more sensitive to the needs of others. She is an active participant in many charities around the country. Every year, she auctions off her clothes online. The proceeds are given to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for the children’s needs. On Tuesday, December 24, 2013, she went to visit the children on the night before Christmas. It proves that for her giving is not just about transferring money from one account to another, she truly cares. Jenner will never be defined by her disability, she has made a name that shows her hard work, dedication, and her willingness to help others.
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