Kendall Jenner Interview Comments Draw Criticism

by Aria Darcella
Kendall Jenner

Earlier this month Kendall Jenner received sympathy and support from the industry when she revealed in an interview with Love magazine that she took time off from the runway to focus on her mental health. Now that same interview is drawing ire from some of her peers.

Over the weekend Love posted a longer quote to Instagram, in which Jenner discussed being more discerning about the shows she did. “Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do,” she said. “I was never one of those girls who would do like 30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do. More power to ‘em. 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.”

Now other models are taking offense to her words, seeing her statements as out of touch with what many up-and-coming models need to do to succeed financially, and to get ahead in their careers. W magazine was among the first to notice that Daria Strokous blasted Jenner via Instagram stories.

“…whatever the fuck those girls do is do their very best to make their way up AND try to make some money so that they can provide for themselves and their families,” she wrote. “Oh, and it’s 70 shows a season, by the way. And we’re all fucking proud of every single one of the girls that did it.” Strokous continued by posting images of her contemporaries, like Coco Rocha and Natasha Poly, pointing out all of the hours that go into making a runway appearance possible.

Other models who have commented on the issue include Teddy Quinlivan and Ginta Lapina. Jenner herself has yet to respond to the criticisms.

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