Kendall Jenner doesn’t want to be called too skinny.
The 17-year-old, a rising star in the modeling world, said she is tired of people criticizing her figure. She added that calling someone too skinny is no different than saying they are too fat.
“I’m constantly criticized for being too skinny,” the 5-foot-10 Kendall Jenner said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. “I’m trying to gain weight but my body won’t let it happen. What people don’t understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat. It’s not a nice feeling.”
E! News, the same network where Kendall appears on the empire of Kardashian reality shows, confirms that she is indeed trying to gain weight. Jenner recently Instagrammed a picture of some cupcakes last week and was seen buying Easter treats with her sister Kylie.
The issue of bullying is important to Kendall Jenner, even if being skinny isn’t seen as a traditional reason for it. It’s become a family cause as well, as sister Khloe Kardashian has participated in the anti-gay-bullying campaign It Gets Better. Khloe also appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where she helped a family whose son had committed suicide after bullying.
Kendall Jenner said the barbs that she’s too skinny may sting, but she has her sisters to rely on.
“Khloe is like my second mom, so whenever my little sister [Kylie] and I are fighting or we’re fighting with our parents, we call Khloe,” she said. “Kourtney is very realistic with things. She will tell you the cold, hard truth, even if it will make you cry, so whatever you’re dealing with, if you want to talk to her, she’ll be very realistic.”
Of course, growing up on television hasn’t helped, as Jenner said she’s still very shy. Seeing her on television may have also given critics license to call Kendall Jenner too skinny or criticize her fame-friendly family, but she doesn’t care, saying, “I think I’m on my own career path and I don’t really care what other people have to say about me being in the spotlight of my sisters.”