Kendall Jenner has jumped out of New York Fashion Week and back into a swimsuit for Allure magazine. But what's with the monkey? (Photo: Mario Testino for Allure)

Kendall Jenner has jumped out of New York Fashion Week and back into a bathing suit for Allure magazine. But what’s with the monkey? (Photo: Mario Testino for Allure)

Kendall Jenner is back on familiar turf–a swimsuit photo shoot for Allure–after her tour de force run at New York Fashion Week, which ended with some sniping by other models. But Kendall has nothing to worry about. She’s in the game for real.

Jenner, 19, got her start as a swimsuit model at 15 and has posed since then for several top brands.

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She segued to the runway last year at New York Fashion Week, where she debuted for Marc Jacobs. He put her in an outfit with a sheer top, exposing her breasts and it touched off a social media storm.

This year she was just one of the girls… well almost.

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She walked in at least seven shows including Donna Karan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, JINsoon at Vera Wang, the Vera Wang Collection and Alexander Wang.

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As NYFW began to wind down, however, a couple of models sniped on Instagram that she was out of her league. They groused that she landed so many shows because of her Kardashian clan connections. That would be Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, her half-sisters.

Legions of fans returned the fire and at least one of the models apologized.

Meanwhile, Kendall doesn’t seem to be suffering. She has plenty of work. She landed a contract last year as the face of Estee Lauder and will be heading to London Fashion Week next.

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She also seems to be as anxious as anyone to get out from her sisters’ shadows.

In her Allure photo shoot, Kendall poses for renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino. She wears swimsuits by Versace, Agent Provocateur and Hermes. Her jewelry is by Balmain and shoes are by Stuart Weitzman.

Oh… about the monkey. It’s not just any simian. It’s a Capuchin who’s screen cred goes back to a gig playing Ross’s pet, Marcel, on the hit sit-com “Friends.”

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The monkey climbed on Jenner’s shoulder, twirled her hair and clung to her swimsuit top. Bad monkey!

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