She threw a lavish costume party for last year’s festivities despite being in the middle of a deadly global pandemic.
But Kendall Jenner kept things far more subdued for her birthday this year with an intimate guest list of her closest friends and family as she celebrated turning 26-years-old on Wednesday.
The stunning supermodel shared a few more images of the quiet affair to her millions of followers online as she cuddled up to her best pal, Hailey Bieber, before blowing out the candles on her cake.
Autumn vibes were on the menu for Kenny’s big day as she rocked a brown long-sleeved sweater while wining and dining with her best pals.
Kendall surely picked up a few tips from momager Kris Jenner as they chatted on the sofa before sitting down to dinner.
She smiled widely while surrounded by a few famous faces, including Kourtney Kardashian, her new fiance Travis Barker, Harry Hudson and Fai Khadra.
Hailey took to Instagram and shared a quick clip of the birthday girl blowing out her candles, declaring: ‘We love u.’
Almost immediately after announcing her latest venture earlier this year, 818 Tequila, Kendall faced intense scrutiny for the name of her brand and the attempt to diminish tequila’s cultural significance in the Latinx community.
‘There was just a lack of respect to the culture and the importance of tequila to Mexico,’ bartender Lucas Assis told Yahoo Life in February. ‘She didn’t even know how to properly drink tequila.’
He went on to explain how agave takes up to nine years to fully mature before being able to harvest, a questionable time frame since Kendall noted that she had only spent four years perfecting her new brand.
‘The plant is embedded in the country’s history and culture. Celebrities need to understand the detrimental effect their brands can have on the tequila industry but even most importantly on the agriculture of the agave plant,’ he said.
‘Using Mexico’s culture and history for nothing other than capital gain is culture appropriation. Not to mention leaving the family-owned small distilleries, who have been doing this for generations, struggling to keep up with the sky rocketing prices of the agave, due to farmers simply not being able to keep up with the demand.’