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EXCLUSIVE: Kendall Jenner Responds to Critics of Her Bikini Pics

07/28/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

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Her recent Malibu photo shoot had her proud older sisters blogging her praise — and got critics buzzing, as well. Now, 14-year-old Kendall Jenner tells PEOPLE how the beach shoot came to be — and why she’s excited to be a model. “I am excited to be working as a model, doing what I love to do.” The Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star says her family is on board with her decision to model. “My entire family was very supportive, though my dad [Bruce Jenner] was a bit concerned at first, he knows that I am responsible enough that I wouldn’t do anything I wasn’t ready to do, or didn’t want to do.” Kendall may be inspired by supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Gisele, but she’s not looking to grow up too fast either. “Going into this shoot, it was never my intention to be provocative or too racy. It was a beach shoot, and I was wearing beachwear. I am happy with my age, and am not trying to rush into anything too soon. I look forward to all the milestones my teens have to offer–Sweet 16, turning 18, and so on.” Luc Brinker, Kendall’s agent from famed modeling agency Wilhelmina affirms that the budding catwalker is on the right path, telling PEOPLE, “Kendall exudes such a high level of confidence and know how for her age. I’m sure that it comes from having such a great family that gives her endless support and is constantly encouraging her to shine. I think it’s the most important thing that a young models can have.” –Jessie Goldberg; Reporting by Michelle Tan

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Jon on

Good for her!

Mara on

Her parents are twits.

Kari on

I think she looks beautiful. She should be proud of who she is and thankful she has a supportive family.

Angie on

Simply gorgeous!

JEN DAUM on

OMG she looks just like KHLOE! KHLOE has always been my favorite! Young & beautiful good for you!

Benilde on

If you post half naked pictures of a 14 yr old girl all over the internet for everyone to drool over then whey do we prosecute pedophiles?

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janey on

I thought it was a picture of Khloe at first!! Cute shot!!

Pearl on

I am really tired of people talking about how bad the Kardashian girls are. They are not bad girls at all. They are normal kids living in fast times. They have made mistakes but so have we all. Bruce and Kris haved 10 kids between them. I have never heard of any of them being in drug rehab. That is a major accomplishment today. They work and make their own money. They are not living off mommy and daddy with the exception of the younger kids. Kate Hudson has slept with more men in the last two years than all three of the Kardashian girls in the last five years. I think Bruce and Kris have done an amazing job raising these kids considering that they were born with a silver spoons in their mouths. I see so many kids that are horrible such as Lindsey Lohan, Michael Douglas’ son, etc. I could go on and these parents were only responsible for two or three kids. Bruce and Kris have been responsible or partially responsible for 10. I say they are amazing parents. Maybe Kris is money hungry but those kids are grounded. Give them a break. How many kids have you raised? It is not easy. Parents do the best they can and they will make mistakes.

Katie on

It’s interesting to me how many people are critical of her parents’ choice to allow her to do this at the age of 14, perhaps not realizing how many Victoria’s Secret PINK and Abercrombie & Fitch models are about the same age (as Claudia also mentioned). Would I let my child do it? Probably not; but the photos are tasteful and Kendall looks fantastic. Let the girl be …

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