Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner, who dropped the Kardashian name in 2014, said her famous background has often worked against her in the modelling business JP Yim/Getty Images for Michael Kors

American TV personality and model Kendall Jenner has taken to her website to heap praise on her colleagues in the modelling industry, admitting they're the people who stop her "freaking out" during her hectic overseas work schedule.

"I'm in a job that all of my really good friends are in. They are the ones who are my security blanket. If I didn't have them, I think I'd be freaking out, lol!" the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wrote on her website, talking about her fashion week preparations.

"Being gone for a month for work is super-fun, but really hard on the body and soul! The only thing I really focus on is hanging out with my LA friends more because I know I'm going to be gone for so long. My family isn't an issue because they end up coming to New York or Paris anyway and I always run into them!" she added.

Kim Kardashian's half-sister had dropped her famous last name in 2014 and has consistently said that she wants to be taken seriously in the modelling industry. Jenner had listed her name simply as Kendall in the online portfolio for her modelling agency, The Society Management.

During an interview with Love Magazine, Jenner, who was named the global face of Estée Lauder, revealed how the family reality show had hindered her modelling career. She said: "I was like, 'You know what? I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously... People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model because of the TV show. I went on castings and some people weren't feeling me because of my name. But it was great when people didn't recognise me. I was like, 'Thank you. Please don't recognise me.'"