"Sometimes I look at a picture of my dad when she was a guy, and it makes me a little sad – I get emotional," Jenner reveals in her Vogue cover interview

By Natalie Stone
August 11, 2016 09:15 AM
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Kendall Jenner credits her father to “how much of a tomboy” she was growing up, which is why Caitlyn Jenner‘s transition was difficult for the model.

“”We had ATVs and go-carts, and I grew up riding them all the time, which is why I’m a good driver. It’s super ironic to think about now, but it’s something I can thank my dad for: how much of a tomboy I was,” 20-year-old Jenner admits to Vogue in her September cover interview.

“That’s why I think the whole thing – her transition – was really hard for me, because I was like, ‘But you taught me everything, tomboy!'” she says of her father’s debut as Caitlyn this past spring.

Kendall Jenner on the cover of Vogue
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Kendall Jenner in Vogue
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott / Vogue

Though the Keeping Up with the Kardashians personality struggled with the change initially, she reveals, “It has gotten easier. I knew it was going to have its rough phase, but it’s all super normal now. It’s not weird at all.”

“Sometimes I look at a picture of my dad when she was a guy, and it makes me a little sad – I get emotional. You have to get past it – you’ve got a new person to love. It’s kind of a blessing in disguise – if that’s not the wrong way to say it,” she continues.

Jenner’s Vogue cover hits national newsstands Aug. 23.

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