Full of excitement and energy, the smiling model stepped into our studio ready to become our New Celebrity. Kendall Marie C. talked to us about her journey from finding out she was on the cover of Daily Mail to waking up and having 3 million views on a video and how all of that led to modeling for one of the top lingerie brands in the world, SavagexFenty! The list of her achievements goes on, but she stayed humble as she shared her influencer story with us.
“Go Get Glitter”, a brand that paved the way for festival looks by covering models in glitter and gorgeous sequins, was in search of makeup artists. As a professional makeup artist, Kendall Marie C. jumped at the opportunity but disappointingly never received a response. Two days later, the company posted about needing their first curve model. “I wasn’t going to apply. I was like ‘I’m not going to apply. I’m not going to do it.’ I woke up Saturday morning and something inside of me said ‘Just message them. Message them to see if they are still looking for a girl.’ What’s the worst they’re going to do? Say no or not read it? Okay, big deal.” This quickly became one of Kendall’s best decisions. She sent over her portfolio and very soon received the details of the photoshoot where she would be modeling. Within hours of sending the message, she was topless, covered in glitter, walking down Los Angeles’ famous Wilshire Blvd. Little did she know, those steps covered in glitter would turn her world upside down. Less than a month later, Kendall sat at dinner with her family as her phone vibrated with notifications informing her that the video received 3M views overnight. Kendall Marie C. had gone viral for the first time! A year later, “Go Get Glitter” invited Kendall back to model for them, before long, she was standing 300 ft. down a cliff in a tide pool reading the notification that she was on the cover of Daily Mail. Proud of her accomplishments, Kendall credits the owners of “Go Get Glitter”, Holly and Sophia for her confidence as she entered this modeling journey. “I credit all of my confidence to those two girls. I would not be where I am in my body positive confidence journey without those two girls.” She translates this into her work with SavagexFenty where she promotes body positivity, confidence, and mental health.
Modeling has become a passion and a platform for Kendall to promote inclusivity across all of her channels, but she reserves one special account for her hilarious family. With over 135K followers, Kendall has made the internet howl with laughter as she films her family’s crazy antics on TikTok. The video that sent her following through the roof featured her brother surprising their parents at church with blue hair. Her mother and father’s reactions left the internet in tears as they watched their jaws drop in the middle of a packed church. Commentators accused Kendall’s mother, Heidi, of being a Karen, but little do they know, she was on board with the blue! “My mom was totally cool with it. She was actually down for the blue hair. She just begged my brother ‘Get it done professionally, I’ll pay to have it done’.” As any rebel would, he snuck out and dyed his hair bright blue at a friends’ house without telling anyone! Heidi’s reaction resulted in 3M views overnight. When asked how her family is reacting to her TikTok success, Kendall said “My mom’s comment always is ‘You’re Welcome’.” A lot of the wit and style we admire in Kendall Marie C. is credited to her mother, Heidi! “She’s just like me when it comes to reacting to things. I feel very lucky to get my quick wit and sense of humor from her.” As a former model, Heidi passed down her sense of style to Kendall. She makes a lot of her outfits, including some exciting Halloween costumes. Her support has helped Kendall achieve her dreams and pursue new ones, including practicing runway walks! Hopefully in preparation for her future down SavagexFenty’s runway.
Although she is focused on modeling, Kendall can never be derailed from her true passion, Marine Biology. “Swim is where my heart is,” she expressed to New Celebrity. She sees herself pursuing her degree in Marine Biology regardless of her modeling career. She’d love to use her platform to spread awareness on the research and conservation of marine life. Kendall loves the water and venturing to the beach. It would make a great background for her dream of being on Sports Illustrated. She has already conquered the world of lingerie, bridal, and bikini – Sports Illustrated, you’re next!
Keep up with us for the rest of the week to see what professional goals she has set for herself and where she sees her brand going.