Kendall Jenner is standing up for herself and her modelling career. The Daily Mail reports that the runway model had some fighting words for Stephanie Seymour, the supermodel who called Jenner and her best friend, Gigi Hadid, “b*tches of the moment.”
The 20-year-old runway model and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star slammed Seymour via her app. Kendall said that she thought Stephanie Seymour was bullying her.
“If you’re going to tell us not to be in ‘your moment,’ then don’t be in mine!” she said.
Kendall reiterated that she was not going to stand being talked down to.
“But, if you choose to be a cyberbully, I’m going to stick up for myself.”
According to The Daily Mail, Kendall said that she once looked up to Stephanie Seymour. Seymour was one of the biggest models in the 90s along with Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, and Cindy Crawford.
Kendall said that she and Gigi were just inspired by Stephanie Seymour and weren’t trying to imitate her.
“No one is trying to steal Stephanie Seymour’s thing, or trying to be her.”
Then Kendall decided to make it personal, asking how Stephanie would feel if someone called her 11-year-old daughter a “b*tch.”
“I guarantee you that she didn’t imagine someone so publicly shaming her daughter when she made those comments about us being ‘b*tches of the moment.'”
She insisted that she and Gigi Hadid have worked hard to build their modeling careers.
“If people want to call Gigi and I supermodels now, it doesn’t take anything away from supermodels of the past,” she said. “Obviously, I have so much respect for those women, but right now, we’re the models of this time. Significant? Maybe. Hardworking? For sure.”
Although Kendall and Gigi Hadid’s modelling careers have been questioned in the past, Kendall said that she gets a lot of support from older models in the fashion industry.
“There are other supermodels who give me tips and build up my confidence, sending me notes after a spread comes out, saying, ‘You’re killing it,'” she added. “That’s the classy way to behave and I fully intend on being a positive influence on anyone younger than me, my entire life.”
As we mentioned before, this isn’t the first time that Kendall and Gigi’s modeling careers have been called into question.
Recently, Entertainment Tonight asked another famous model from the 90s, Rebecca Romijn, what she thought about the role that social media has played in Kendall and Gigi’s careers.
“No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue,” Romijn said. “So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it.”
Romijn then said that Kendall and Gigi are not “true supermodels” in the real sense of the word.
“They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does.”
As E! Online notes, Gigi Hadid showed her support for Kendall’s response to Stephanie Seymour on Twitter by replying to her tweet with a link to the rant on her app.
Stephanie Seymour’s comments came during a Vanity Fair interview where she said that Gigi and Kendall did not deserve the title of supermodel.
“They are completely different than we were,” Seymour told Vanity Fair. “Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title. [Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title.”
When she was asked what title she would give them, she said, “B*tches of the moment!”
“That would be a good title for them.”
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