Kendall Jenner Addressed The “Pick Me” Discourse After Revealing That She Avoided Taking Pics With Her Sisters At The Met Gala Because Of How Much Taller She Was In Those 8-Inch Boots

Kendall also described herself as “such a Jenner” and explained why she finds it “weird” being classified as a “Kardashian.”

Kendall Jenner is addressing the “pick me” discourse once again.

Close-up of Kendall in a sparkly outfit

Fans and critics of the Kardashian/Jenners have long labeled Kendall, 27, a “pick-me girl” — aka someone who goes out of their way to make it seem like they're “not like other girls,” per Urban Dictionary.

Close-up of Kendall in a slinky V-neck gown

For years, Kendall has branded herself as someone who is far different from her sisters. In the past, she’s repeatedly brought up the fact that her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, is “super into makeup” while she’s “totally not,” and has also shaded Kylie’s lip fillers on several occasions.

Close-up of Kendall and Kylie sitting in an audience

What’s more, Kendall has previously tweeted that other girls are really really desperate and sad sometimes,” while going out of her way to let fans know that she’s super “nerdy” and grew up as a “tomboy.” All of this, as well as many more of Kendall’s comments over the years, has resulted in fans accusing her of “trying too hard to be quirky” and labeling her a “pick-me girl” as a result.

girls are really really desperate and sad sometimes

— Kendall (@KendallJenner) September 15, 2013
Twitter: @KendallJenner

Last year, Kendall poked fun at the “pick me” discourse by posting a TikTok video using an infamous soundbite of the time she described herself as naturally super athletic.

Close-up of Kendall wearing a sleeveless outfit and smiling

“I’m literally built as an athlete. Every blood test I've ever done has said that I am, like, over the normal limit of athleticness,” she says in the clip, which she placed over footage of herself skiing in her TikTok.

“It’s giving ‘pick me’ vibes,” she wrote in the caption. Many TikTok users found Kendall’s reference to the long-running discourse hilarious, and praised her “self-aware” approach.

But while Kendall made light of her “pick me” title last year, it now seems that she’s actually pretty annoyed by the entire thing.

Close-up of Kendall wearing sunglasses

Sitting down with the Wall Street Journal for a candid conversation this week, Kendall purportedly “frequently” mentioned that she’s "worried" about being labeled a “pick me.”

Close-up of Kendall wearing a bejeweled outfit and choker necklace

The interviewer first notes that Kendall detailed struggling with the “feeling of sticking out” and facing scrutiny before going on to share the reason she avoided taking tons of photos with her sisters Kim Kardashian and Kylie at last year’s Met Gala.

Close-up of Kendall in a sparkly outfit, going up stairs

Kendall, who is 5 feet 11, told the interviewer that she didn’t want to be photographed with her sisters because of how much she stood out in her 8-inch Marc Jacobs platform boots — which made her about 6 feet 7.

Kendall, Kim, and Kylie standing together at the Met Gala

Elsewhere during the WSJ interview, Kendall detailed feeling “out of place” in her family from a very young age as she discussed her difficult relationship with fame.

Kendall and Kylie as children with their sisters and Kris

“Since I was really young, I felt out of place in my family,” she said. “I was born into this life, but I didn’t choose this life.”

Close-up of Kendall seated

She went on, “I’m not built for this by any means. I’m not good at it. I do it, and I’ve learned how to do it.”

Close-up of Kendall smiling

She clarified, “I consider myself one of the luckiest people on the planet to be able to live the life that I live. But I do think that it's challenging for me a lot more than it's not.”

Close-up of Kendall smiling and waving on a talk show

And later on, Kendall noted that she feels more like a Jenner than she does a Kardashian because how similar she is to her dad, Caitlyn Jenner.

Kendall and Caitlyn hugging and smiling

“I obviously understand I fall under the umbrella of the Kardashian sisters,” she said. “It’s just weird to me ... because I am just like my dad in so many ways. I’m such a Jenner, in my opinion.”

Kendall, Khloé, Kim, Kourtney, and Kris onstage

You can read Kendall’s full interview with the WSJ here.

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