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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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jessica on

She looks jsut like Khloe, and there is a pic of her with her “boobs” hanging out, if you can even call them that. This 14 year old CHILD is not sexy and she shouldnt be portrayed as such.

Katie on

She’s beautiful and if this is the path she wants to choose so be it. I did the same thing at 14 too and ended up doing things through my adult life. I’m 28 (almost 29) now and still do it from time to time. As long as she has the support and a good head on her shoulders she will do fine. There will always be people who are upset because they feel she is too young. Sure times are changing more child molesters to be aware of, but it’s how you display your modeling and body type. I think she displayed this well in this picture. As everyone else has said, her age shows something what a 14 year old would wear, she’s beautiful and she shows class and grace.

Younique on

It’s funny how you can’t make a positive statement anymore without people always assuming “you’re hating”. It’s soo funny how the world is now!! Honeslty, if she wants to be a model at 14, let her be! Money talks people. Besides, she is very beautiful. No, she doesn’t look 14 at all but if her parents approved of it, then who are we to say or judge anything. As long as you’re still sleepin at night, let it be.

Peggy Kelly on

I was shocked your father, who seems to be the more conserative parent on the show, would agree to let you do the photo shoot at your age of 14 years. You are still a minor setting a role model for other girls your age. You are too young to be doing such provocative bathing suit photos. The photos with designer clothes on are fine but your age needs to taken into consideration when you strip off all but naked and let your photo be taken. The bathing suit is too revealing and I am not a prude. Compare it to doing porno at 14…they should not allow it.

Julie on

As Soon as I saw this picture, I saw Khloe! Beautiful, Kendall! Go slow, seetheart! Sounds like Chris and Bruce are acitve in this business. My best to you!

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Tifany on

Sorry, but I don’t think this is appropriate for a 14 year old kid. I DO think it is too provocative and I’m sorry but not all 14 year olds dress this way. She looks way older than 14.

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Debbie on

No kid yourself; she got the job because she’s a Kardashian/Jenner.

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