Knock knees, or genu valgum, is a condition which causes the knees to bend inwards when the legs are straightened. It can be hereditary, but it’s also common in children with Vitamin D deficiency and those who have experienced an injury of some kind.
While knock knees are relatively harmless and often require no treatment, they can lead to issues like knee pain and instability if left untreated.
It may seem strange that celebrity interest has been sparked by this condition, but recently many celebrities have proudly shown off their knock knock knees on social media. From Rihanna’s sultry Instagram snaps to Chrissy Teigen’s tweet about her “obvious” condition, these stars have brought attention to the issue and have helped normalize this previously stigmatized condition.
In this list, we are going to take a look at a wide range of Hollywood’s most famous individuals that have knock knees and how it affects their life, looks and style.
Knock Knees the Celebrities that Have Them
The conversation around knock-knock knees is helping to raise awareness about the condition and start important conversations about seeking treatment if needed. Below you will find a list of the many celebrities that have this as an existing condition.
Jenna Ortega is an actress and singer from Coachella Valley, CA. She is known for her roles in Jane the Virgin, Stuck in the Middle, and Fallout 76: Brotherhood of Steel. Despite having knock knees, Jenna exudes confidence through her acting and music career.
Her success has even led to a clothing line with Universal Threads at Target.
Olivia Rodrigo is a singer-songwriter from Murrieta, CA, who gained fame after appearing on Disney’s Bizaardvark as Nini Salazar-Roberts.
Olivia embraced her knock knees with beauty and grace, which contributed to her flourishing music career; she won an MTV Video Music Award for ‘Driver’s License,’ making history as the youngest artist to ever win at the VMAs.
Zendaya is an actress, singer, and dancer from Oakland, California, who skyrocketed to fame with her role in Disney’s Shake It Up. Her confidence and grace make her a stunning muse regardless of having knock knees.
Zendaya has also won four MTV Movie & TV Awards, two Teen Choice Awards, and one Daytime Emmy Award for her work as an executive producer on Euphoria.
She has walked in multiple fashion weeks, been featured in many magazines, and has done campaigns for numerous famous brands.
Angelina Jolie is an actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian from Los Angeles, California. Despite having knock knees, Angelina still exudes confidence and grace when walking the red carpet or on any other platform.
She’s won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three People’s Choice Awards for her acting career as well as a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for her advocacy work.
Dixie D’Amelio is an Internet personality from Norwalk, Connecticut, who first rose to fame after appearing on the sixth season of the television series Dance Moms.
She used her platform to showcase her style and confidence, even with knock knees, which led to her signing an eight-figure deal with UMG’s talent agency and becoming a brand ambassador for Hollister.
Kaia Gerber is a model from Los Angeles, California, who rose to fame due to her famous parents, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Despite having knock knees, Kaia’s confidence shines through in her modeling career, leading her to walk the runway for brands like Saint Laurent, Bulgari, Prada, Fendi, and many more.
She has also been featured in countless magazines, including Vogue US, British Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar US.
Bella Hadid is an international supermodel from Washington, DC. Despite having knock knees, Bella has overcome the odds and become one of the most successful models in the world today.
She has been featured on multiple magazine covers and walked runways for brands like Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, and more. Her confidence shines through her work, and it is evident why she is so successful in her career.
Katie Holmes is an actress from Toledo, Ohio, who rose to fame after starring in Dawson’s Creek. Katie has embraced her knock knees with grace by wearing floor-length dresses that bring attention to her beautiful face rather than focusing on her knees.
She has continued to shine in her career with roles in films such as Batman Begins, First Daughter, and The Kennedys.
Alexa Chung is an English fashion designer and model, along with being a TV presenter from Hampshire, England. She began modeling at the age of 16 despite having knock knees and shortly after became a style icon.
Since then, she has gone on to launch her own fashion line as well as been featured in campaigns for brands such as Pepe Jeans London and Vogue Eyewear.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress from Nelsonville, Ohio, who gained fame through her role in Sex and the City. Despite having knock knees, Sarah exudes confidence and beauty on the red carpet.
She has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards and won three Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in Sex and the City as well as an Outstanding Lead Actress Tony Award for her performance in Once Upon A Mattress.
Jourdan Dunn is a model from London, United Kingdom, who rose to fame after winning Season 3 of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model. Despite having knock knees, she has built a successful career walking runways for brands like Burberry, Chanel, Balmain, and more while also gracing magazine covers such as Vogue UK and W Magazine.
Jourdan’s confidence shines through her work which makes her so successful in the fashion industry.
Nicky Hilton is an American socialite and fashion designer from New York City, NY. Despite having knock knees, Nicky is a style icon who has worn countless designer gowns gracefully on the red carpet.
She has also launched successful businesses such as her fashion line and various other business ventures throughout her career.
Kate Bosworth is an actress from Los Angeles, California, who rose to fame after starring in Blue Crush.
Her confidence shines despite having knock knees which have enabled her to continue acting and being seen on the red carpet, often wearing beautiful floor-length dresses that emphasize her beauty while still drawing attention away from her knees.
Kate Moss is an English model from Croydon, London, who has become a style icon in the fashion industry. Despite having knock knees, Kate has overcome the odds and been featured on multiple magazine covers while walking runways for brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Stella McCartney.
Her graceful confidence and unique sense of style have enabled her to be one of the most successful models ever despite having knock knees.
The Infatuation with Knock Knees and Celebs with Them
Celebrities such as Jenna Ortega, Angelina Jolie and Katie Holmes have all opened up about their struggles with knock knees. In doing so, they have provided comfort to those who are often embarrassed by their own situation.
Their openness has also given visibility to the condition and helped reduce stigma around it. In addition to this physical condition, many other celebrities struggle with issues of their own — such as liver disease, men with gynecomastia and pain from scoliosis.