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22 August 2018, 08:23
Kendall Jenner recently spoke in an interview with Love Magazine, where her comments received plenty of backlash from fellow models.
Kendall Jenner has modelled for Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Fendi, so she knows a thing or two about walking the runway.
However, her recent comments about being "super selective" when it comes to choosing which show to walk for have angered her fellow models.
During the interview with Love Magazine, the 22-year-old said "But I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else. The whole combination was very overwhelming and I started to freak out a little bit and needed to take a step back".
With the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star saying she had to be "super selective" when choosing jobs, other models were left bitter, as they didn't have the opportunities to "skip castings, get paid more than everyone else and generally work less", as one Twitter user said.
I’ve never once saw her at a casting but every fitting we had together, as soon as she walked in the show room, everyone dropped what they were doing to get her fitted and was never in a show room for more than 20 minutes! She refused to walk rehearsals and that’s tea— impy (@luvjesuscrisp) August 17, 2018
I never even saw her at fittings for any of the shows I walked w her because she had the clothes taken to her apartment to have them fit. She will never know the struggle of waiting 8 hours to get fit and being grateful that she even had the opportunity to wait that 8 hours— emily (@rxger_ee) August 18, 2018
It bothers me so much that there are models who work so hard to master every editorial and runway and suffer for years at first to even get noticed while Kendall Jenner is currently the highest paid and treats the industry like a joke because she barely has to lift a finger.— Steph (@SteffieSteph) August 21, 2018
Kendall then took to Twitter to clarify what she meant, to her 26.6 million followers. She wrote "I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it’s important to clarify the meaning. It was intended to be entirely complimentary but unfortunately, my words were twisted & taken out of context.I want to be clear. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!"
I get to experience first hand their tireless commitment, their work ethic, the endless days, the lack of sleep, separation from family and friends, stress of traveling, the toll on physical and mental health, yet they still make it all look effortless and beautiful.— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
I’m inspired by so many of these people i have had the good fortune to work alongside! There’s no way i could EVER hate on that ❤️ i want everyone to win. SLAY ALWAYS.— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018