Is Kendall Jenner the New Pippa Middleton?
For many, Pippa Middleton upstaged her older sister Kate Middleton (and nearly blew up Twitter in the process) during Kate's royal wedding to Prince William of Wales. Pippa's skin-tight white Alexander McQueen dress made international headlines; the Daily Mail even dubbed her "Her Royal Hotness."
Now, with Kim's nuptials only days away, we have a feeling that 15-year-old Kendall Jenner -- the oldest daughter of Bruce and Kris Jenner and Kim's younger half-sibling -- is going to be the breakout star of this Hollywood wedding phenomenon.
Let's face it: Kourtney has a baby, Khloe wants a baby with her husband Lamar and Kim's getting married and starting to settle down. So it looks like there's room for younger sister Kendall to rise in the ranks and become the biggest name in the Kardashian bunch. (Youngest sister Kylie, 14, still has another year to perfect her spotlight-stealing skills.)
If Pippa can outshine the Duchess of Cambridge on her big day, then Kendall should have no trouble outdoing sister Kim. But Pippa and Kendall have more in common than just being a part of larger-than-life weddings. Read on for more similarities ...
They have high-profile sisters
Kendall: With 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' in its fifth season, the Kardashians are now household names. It's not only the most-watched show on E!, but it's also spawned three successful spinoffs: 'Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami,' 'Kourtney & Kim Take New York' and 'Khloe & Lamar.' KimKardashian.com is one of the most popular celebrity websites in the world, and Kim alone has a net worth of $35 million. But even with three reality superstar pros as older sisters, Kendall is already poised to begin her own trajectory to fame.
Pippa: Her older sister Kate made international headlines for her engagement and subsequent royal wedding to Prince William. An estimated hundreds of millions of people watched Kate say "I do" to her prince charming and become Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
They have celebrity friends
Kendall: is taking a play from her big sister's handbook and getting her Hollywood networking on. Justin Bieber is even playing matchmaker for the raven-haired, leggy high school student. And once you're friends with the Biebs, no one else really matters.
Pippa: She stood side-by-side with Prince Harry during William and Kate's first kiss, and their immediate connection sparked rumors that the two were the next hot royal couple. According to both camps, they're just good friends, but she can still hold her own.
The camera loves them
Pippa: Since her big sister's royal nuptials, Pippa has been a paparazzi favorite and tabloid sensation. Not to mention that the Duchess of Cambridge isn't the only Middleton to have strutted her stuff on the runway. Little sister Pippa, along with a group of Edinburgh University undergrads, once walked at a charity fashion event in 2004. Pippa's also the subject of her own TLC special, and recently, Simon Cowell told Life & Style that he believes Pippa has a career in television.
Kendall: Meanwhile, 15-year-old Kendall, who surprisingly towers over her sisters at 6 ft. tall, has lent her famous face as a model for brands like Forever 21, Lucca Couture and bikini designer Leah Madden.
They love the cameras
Kendall: It's a well-known fact that the Kardashians never shy away from a camera -- it's practically in their blood -- and Kendall is no different. Just as the camera loves her, the feeling seems to be mutual.
Pippa: With all of the tabloid fever surrounding her, you'd think Pippa would shy away from the cameras, but she seems to be embracing all of the constant attention with a smile.
They're both the life of the party
Pippa: U.K. tabloids often describe Pippa as the livelier of the Middleton sisters. In 2008, Tatler magazine praised her looks, her vivacity and her good connections to declare her the No. 1 Society Singleton of the the year. Recently a photograph, reported to be several years old, emerged of Pippa partying a little too hard in a lavender bra while dancing up against a boxer-clad male friend.
Kendall: Kendall knows how to poke fun at herself, and she's quite handy with a camcorder. She and her younger sister Kylie are lip-syncing pros, having made video covers of Katy Perry's 'Firework' and Taylor Swift's 'Better Than Revenge.'
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What do you think? Is Kendall the new Pippa?