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Brandon Jenner says he’s ‘ashamed’ of his famous surname as people ‘write him off’

He calls Caitlyn Jenner his dad and Kylie and Kendall Jenner his sisters. 

Yet, Brandon Jenner has revealed that he’s sometimes ‘ashamed’ of his famous surname. 

Speaking on Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan, the 38-year-old said while individuals used to want to shake his hand and praise him as a Jenner, he feels as though nowadays people are quicker to ‘write him off’ because of preconceived conceptions of the family. 

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Not taken seriously: Brandon Jenner revealed on Friday that he was sometimes 'ashamed' of his famous surname as he feels as though a lot of the music industry don't give him a fair go due to last name misconceptions

Not taken seriously: Brandon Jenner revealed on Friday that he was sometimes ‘ashamed’ of his famous surname as he feels as though a lot of the music industry don’t give him a fair go due to last name misconceptions

‘Just the rise of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has changed the idea of what the last name Jenner, you know, what kind of person I’m going to be,’ he said. 

Brandon continued to explain that over the years to connotation of ‘Jenner’ had changed when he stepped out in public. 

‘When I was a kid, I would hand my driver’s license, or my ID, when I was younger, and somebody would look at it and say, “Oh, are you Bruce Jenner’s kid?” and they would want to shake my hand … It was this real sense of pride.’ 

Not anymore: 'When I was a kid, I would hand my driver's license, or my ID, when I was younger, and somebody would look at it and say, "Oh, are you Bruce Jenner's kid?" and they would want to shake my hand … It was this real sense of pride' (pictured with Caitlyn [formally Bruce] and brother Brody

Not anymore: ‘When I was a kid, I would hand my driver’s license, or my ID, when I was younger, and somebody would look at it and say, “Oh, are you Bruce Jenner’s kid?” and they would want to shake my hand … It was this real sense of pride’ (pictured with Caitlyn [formally Bruce] and brother Brody 

Brandon, who’s now a solo musician, continued to explain the struggles he faces in the industry due to his family’s fame. 

‘When people hear it for the first time, or they hear my last name, “Jenner,” I think that they’re quicker to write me off and not necessarily even want to give my music a chance because of it,’ he said. 

‘I sometimes am almost a little ashamed of it, because I feel like people are going to have this preconceived notion that I’m just, kind of, like a spoiled kid that doesn’t really have anything to say, right? And hasn’t struggled in their life.’ 

Are Kendall and Kylie to blame? 'When people hear it for the first time, or they hear my last name, "Jenner," I think that they’re quicker to write me off and not necessarily even want to give my music a chance because of it,' he said

Are Kendall and Kylie to blame? ‘When people hear it for the first time, or they hear my last name, “Jenner,” I think that they’re quicker to write me off and not necessarily even want to give my music a chance because of it,’ he said

The elder brother of Hills’ star Brody Jenner continued to explain that despite his family status, he has had hardships in his life just like anybody else. 

‘I’ve struggled just like a lot of people in different ways, on an emotional level,’ he explained. 

One public hardship Brandon had to ensure was with his dad Caitlyn, 69. 

In the former Olympian’s memoir, The Secrets Of My Life, she admitted that she wasn’t always there for her four eldest children, Burt, 40, Cassandra, 39, Brandon, and Brody, 35. 

In the former Olympian's memoir, The Secrets Of My Life, she admitted that she wasn't always there for her four eldest children, Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, and Brody  (clockwise from top left - Burt Jenner, 40, Khloe Kardashian, 35, Caitlyn Jenner, 69, Kris Jenner, 63, Kim Kardashian, 38, Brandon Jenner, 38, Brody Jenner, 35, Kourtney Kardashian, 40, Robert Kardashian, Jr., 32,  and Cassandra Jenner, 39, in 1993)

In the former Olympian’s memoir, The Secrets Of My Life, she admitted that she wasn’t always there for her four eldest children, Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, and Brody  (clockwise from top left – Burt Jenner, 40, Khloe Kardashian, 35, Caitlyn Jenner, 69, Kris Jenner, 63, Kim Kardashian, 38, Brandon Jenner, 38, Brody Jenner, 35, Kourtney Kardashian, 40, Robert Kardashian, Jr., 32,  and Cassandra Jenner, 39, in 1993)

She’s also the father to daughters Kendall, 23, and Kylie, 21, who she shares with Kris Jenner. 

When the beauty transitioned from Bruce to Caitlyn in 2015, she confessed to Diane Sawyer in an interview that she wasn’t as close to some of her kids. 

‘Some [of my children] I have remained very close to,’ she said at the time. 

‘A couple of them … I’m a little more distant. I have to admit, I’ll sit here and wonder, “Is it because of my transitioning?” Or is it because their life is so busy that they don’t call, like, all the time?.’ 

Brandon also went through a divorce last year from high school sweetheart, Leah Jenner.  

Split: Brandon also went through a divorce last year from high school sweetheart, Leah Jenner

Split: Brandon also went through a divorce last year from high school sweetheart, Leah Jenner

 

Daily Mail UK

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