You have to know by now that Momager Kris Jenner couldn’t possibly let a big milestone event–like daughter Kendall’s 16th birthday–go without money-making fanfare. Kendall’s getting the ultimate Sweet 16 birthday present: her own E! TV special. The new issue of Us Weekly (out now) reports that Bruce and Kris Jenner’s oldest daughter will be the subject of a new E! network special detailing the weeks leading up to her 16th birthday party. She hits the milestone November 3, and sources tell Us to look for a special episode in which the birthday girl shops for a car AND a belly button ring or tattoo! “People expect me to be a little 10-year-old,” gripes the high school student and part-time model, who will no doubt have to seek permission from her parents for the piercing or ink. And though it won’t be as large in scale as sis Kim Kardashian’s August nuptials, Kendall’s bash is set to make for must-see TV– including reported performances by Nicki Minaj or Kanye West.
The Sweet 16 announcement comes on the heels of Kendall’s sneak peek photos last week from her latest modeling gig for Aussie swimwear brand White Sands. Lil’ sis Kardashian made waves in the official photos from the campaign inspired by the women of film noir in floral bikinis, deep cut maillots and caftans. “The collection has both an ethereal and strong side and we wanted a model that could capture both,” designer Leah Madden tells Pople Mag. “As we were casting for the campaign we came across Kendall’s portfolio and loved her softness and strength. She actually made it to the top of our list before we knew her background!” The spring/summer 2012 swimwear collection hits stores in March, but in the meantime, Kendall turns up some style volume in these geek-chic Tom Ford wayfarer eyeglasses. –rpuccia
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