CARA DELEVINGNE: Happy belated birthday! You recently turned the ripe old age of 22. How old do you really feel?
KENDALL JENNER: It fluctuates. Sometimes I feel like a complete kid when I’m running around with my friends being stupid for a week, and then sometimes I just want to sit in my house and sip tea and watch old movies like I’m 60.
CD: Sounds about right. Every time we’re together we’re either rolling around making bird noises or sitting on the porch in rocking chairs talking about the young people these days. Do you feel like an accomplished 22-year-old?
KJ: I feel like the life I live is extraordinary in a lot of ways but that it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. I’ve had to grow up pretty fast and deal with situations most 22-year-olds aren’t really put into. There are days and weeks and months when you just don’t stop.
CD: The pressure can be crushing sometimes.
KJ: It can! And you know me and how OCD I can get over the littlest things. If something isn’t going the way I planned, I freak out. Some days I just want to go live on a farm and not talk to anyone and just exist in the middle of nowhere.
CD: What sorts of animals would you have?
KJ: On my farm? I would literally have tons. I’d have seven horses because I feel like that’s a reasonable amount of horses to love and take care of, and sheep and goats and chickens and dogs—like, 10 dogs. But no cats because I’m not a cat person, unless they’re Savannah cats, which are like little cheetahs.
CD: I want one so bad.
KJ: They’re so good. Sorry, I got really excited about that question.
CD: You’ve really thought this farm thing through! You grew up in the public eye. Is there anything you feel you missed out on?
KJ: The obvious answer is college, I guess, but I don’t even know if I regret that. I had a pretty normal childhood, with a twist, and went to school until the 10th grade. For 11th and 12th, I did homeschool, but I still saw a lot of my old friends. I didn’t go to prom, though, which was kind of annoying. I can’t really complain except for now, maybe, I would like to go to Disneyland or a public beach. To go to a beach in peace would be lovely. To be able to hang out and meet new people and not be bothered would be awesome.
CD: When you have children—because I know you’re going to have loads—how will you feel if one of them wants to go into fashion and become famous like their mom? Will you let them have access to social media?
KJ: I think I’ll definitely put an age limit on it and try to keep them away from it as much as possible. I always loved being able to play in my yard with my animals, and my dog, and my friends. It’s going to be interesting to see what the world is like when I do have kids. But I definitely don’t plan on having them anytime soon.
CD: Bringing kids into the world is a scary thought right now, isn’t it?
KJ: It’s super scary.
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