Kendall Jenner, On Panic Attacks And Growing Up A Tomboy: ‘I’ve Always Connected With Guys More’

Unlike her famous Kardashian sisters, Kendall Jenner admits she’s never been a girly-girl.

Posing on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in a vibrant red ensemble for the magazine’s May cover story, the 21-year-old model and reality television star opens up about her preference for dressing low-key despite her very glamorous and high-profile life.

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“I was a huge tomboy,” Jenner says about her childhood, which saw her riding horses and dirt bikes while playing with barbies. “I had a phase where I wore boys’ clothes. I was always hanging out with guys. I’ve always connected with guys more.”

Speaking of her older sisters — Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian — Jenner says, “I’ve always been the different one. I mean, I’m a girl and I like being a girl, but I’ve just never been into it like they have. I think I get it from my dad. I’d say I’m more of a Jenner than a Kardashian.”

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Jenner, who quietly stepped out at Coachella this weekend despite receiving backlash for her Pepsi ad, goes on to reveal how she maintains a sense of privacy when it comes to her social media. “I think people always want what they can’t have,” she says. “It’s nice to have some mystery.”

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The model also reveals that she still experiences panic attacks, especially after her scary run-in with her alleged stalker in August of last year. “I wake up in the middle of the night freaking out,” she says. “Full panic attacks. They wake me up from my sleep, and I need to stand up and I pace and I’m freaking out and crying.”

To help combat the anxiety, Jenner notes that she has an armed bodyguard with her at all times; however, it’s not always her preference. “I don’t feel normal,” she tells the magazine, “and I like to feel as normal as I possibly can.”

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