Avril Lavigne on Kylie Jenner's Runway Debut: 'I Love Her Edge'

09/13/2011 at 03:30 PM ET

Kylie Jenner Modeling Photos for Abbey Dawn
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When Kylie Jenner sashayed down the runway at Monday night’s STYLE360 Abbey Dawn fashion show, more than a few familiar faces dotted the front row: show spectators included sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, brother Brody Jenner and bro-in-law Kris Humphries.

The perfect synergy of talent and good looks (Abbey Dawn is designed by Brody’s flame Avril Lavigne, after all) resulted in what Kylie dubbed “a family affair.”

“I loved having my family there,” Kylie gushed to PEOPLE after the show. “They made me so much more comfortable!” Aside from taking candids and offering up a congratulatory bouquet, family members also took to the Internet to express their admiration. “She was so fab,” big sis Kim Tweeted, with Brody sweetly concurring: “She looked beautiful and was such a natural. Proud to be her brother.”

Fully embracing the Abbey Dawn aesthetic, which includes slogan tees, studded accessories and party frocks, the 14-year-old even confessed to stealing one element straight off the runway. “I’m obsessed with it,” she told PEOPLE of her newly dip-dyed strands. “I did “Rihanna red” over Spring Break, but I was just like, ‘This isn’t me!'”

But does the novice model she have a future in the industry? “She did a really good job,” Lavigne admiringly told PEOPLE after the show. “I love her edge.”

Kim Kardashian's Sister Models for Avril LavigneJerritt Clark/Getty

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Ali on

She looks like every other girl on the street. There is nothing special about her look. Nothing about her screams MODEL.

Susannah on

It’s so nice her family was there. Usually those events appear so cold and clinical.

sandra on

She’s lovely. It’s wonderful to see a young woman live her dream, whatever it may be.

Rere on

The sad thing is, this girl and her sister,Kendall are not really being hired for their “talents”. They are living in their older sisters’ shadows (Kim esp.) so how can they?
They’ll always get hired just because of the
name Kardashian.

Kelley on

It’s too bad this young woman looks most like her sister, Khloe, the heavyset masculine looking sister. Sorry-but it’s true. Not very attractive or model looking at all-someone pulled some strings.

Meadow on

I think Kylie is attractive and has a nice shape, but nothing about her face is overly striking.
Yes, the reason they have the chance to do most of these things, such as modeling is due to their family connections. Brother Brody Jenner is dating Avril Lavigne, hence the reason Kylie is modeling her Abbey Dawn clothing. Money and name recognition can definitely get your foot in the door much easier, but if you don’t have that, it doesn’t mean that one cannot pursue their dream. :)

Ramona on

Not very pretty, I think she is kind of ordinary and nothing about her is stunning. Besides, shouldn’t Kendall and Kylie be in school.

VICSTER on

Really a girl with heavy legs and an OK face is what we call a model these days? I am glad atleast her family was there cheering for her!

ho lover on

She a ho and I love her. I bid on e-bay for her virginity, but I lost out. Mama pimp Jenner got a high bid for this girl’s cherry.

JulieB on

I think it’s nice to see a model who is not stick thin. Most models look emaciated, and this girl looks healthy. So what if she “got in the door” because of who her family is? If she truly isn’t meant to be a model, her career will be short-lived. In the meantime, she will most likely have a blast.

Jacqueline on

To the haters, she’s a teenager and definitely does not need your criticism on her legs being heavy, are you crazy?! Lets start supporting young women for pursuing their dreams. Yeah she may be a Kardashian sibling but should she not be allowed to model just becauase of that… I think not. Rock it Kylie, you’re gorgeous!

Kem on

Why must people be so critical of others? Just be happy for the girl and be proud that she is reaching for her dreams. Rich or poor, it does not matter, so many of our youth today are just plain lazy. Modeling is not as easy as one might think,
it takes work, and personal effort to succeed. Good job Kylie you should be proud of yourself!

trsquare on

If she didn’t have the family connections, she wouldn’t even be thought of as a model. She’s a cute little girl, but just doesn’t have the “IT” factor.

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Marti on

LEAVE this girl alone. She’s beautiful and had a beautiful family there supporting her. People are really insecure and crazy to criticize this sweet girl doing a simple gig put on by her brother’s girlfriend.

Lily on

@Rere: I agree with you that everyone in the Kardashian lives behind Kim’s shadow. But if I was them I rather live in Kim’s shadow rather than be known for being famous because of a sex tape. That’s seriously more embarrassing.

RailWalker on

this poor girl has about as much edge as a beach ball. On a recent Kardashian episode she couldn’t even figure out how to get a bottle cap off with a common can opener. On second thought … maybe she will eventually make the perfect super-model.

Divine on

Well I do watch the Kardashians, so for watching them for years, I know well enough that ALL of them are spoiled, disrepectfu, good-for-nothing, childish brats! and Kris and Bruce are just dumb enough to sit there and let them do and be it! Now I may be a Kardashian “Hater”, but to all of you guys sitting there there and kissing but saying there so pretty, and nice, etc…Quit kissing ASS! Because they arent gonna give u a DAMN thing!

KS on

Kylie look so much like Khloe in the face.

sv000x on

You people should be ashamed. I hope this poor girl does not read the comments. She is 14. She is not fat. What give you the right to say she isn’t pretty. Are you? If you don’t like her why even click on the link.

Julie on

Is that Zac Efron next to Kris?

heather on

Why won’t they go away?

nat on

wow you ADULTS have no lives so you resort to bashing a 13 year old TEENAGER? lol pathetics. grow the heck up.

shelby on

Are you guys crazy? Why are you being so hurtful to her? “Heavy set legs”? Really? She is gorgeous, tall, skinny, and a sweet girl. Get over yourselves and get a clue. I doubt the people who are saying this could even fit their calf into her pants. She is tiny and a great model. Be nice.

linda on

she looks like the big sister

Kylie on

It was really fun and I had a great time, my family was there for support and I love them for that. I may not be the Prettiest but I love being in my skin and wouldn’t want to be anyone else, it sad that you guys either give negativity or back handed compliments, but thats a part of life, I expected it.

terra on

omg ! Kylie Commented !

Sarah on

Aw, she’s cute. I can see her designing her own line one day.

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angela on

I can’t believe some of these comments about Kylie Jenner! She’s a beautiful young lady :) there is no reason for anyone to post negative things about any young woman etc……Who cares that she’s a Kardashian. She’s 14! anyway, good job Baby Jenner keep up the good work

natasha on

she appears to have gained some weight

curious on

For all of you who feel that Kylie and Kendall are bonusing off of their sister’s popularity….SO WHAT, IF THEY WERE YOUR SISTERS AND YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY ARE HAVING YOU WOULD BE DOING THE SAME THING. So stop hating!!

JM on

What 14 year old wouldn’t want to model in a fashion show? What family wouldn’t help a younger sibling out?
Khloe is beautiful,has a very good heart and Kylie looks just like her.
Kylie is probably also a very good athlete like her dad.
It’s not about conforming to someone elses’ idea of pretty.It’s about loving yourself and others.
Sorry to see you posted your were not the “prettiiest”‘ you are -everyoie is in their own individual way.
Don’t buy into the negativity and No sayers. Trust yourself. Be kind to others and enjoy!
Peace out.

Julie on

Kylie- you look amazing and should be very proud to come from such an amazing family. Its a shame that this world has so many negative people in it.

Raven on

Someone posted that this lovely young woman has heavy legs and an ‘OK’ face. This is why the young women of today have complexes. This lovely oung lady is healthy, proportionately correct, not heavy in the least, projects confidence and – by extension – a comfortableness with herself: two qualities we should be celebrating in young women. I’d rather see this young woman – even though her name IS Kardashian – than the sickly, bony, no curve, emaciated wax figurines some designers choose. Celebrate curves on a woman – you’d rather hold on to those than a bone. I congratulate her on her first success, and wish her many more. Really, People: to let such comments stand is reprehensible. And by the way – those gams are frikkin’ fabulous. All the way up. I hope she keeps that confidence in herself and in her look. She should not doubt she is a lovely young woman. Her family and Avril have a perfect right to be proud of her, even if she and they are Kardashian/Jenners.

U2 on

Kate Moss doesn’t have model looks either – to me she’s just a plain Jane: she’s “short”, has crooked teeth & thin hair. Yet, she’s become successful. I don’t see why the same couldn’t happen to Kylie. She should take the chances she’s given and pursue her dreams…

aisha on

Go Kylie!!! Work it, work it, work it.

liv4luv on

All of the girls are pretty, but the younger girls are taller than Kim and Kourtney, so they are perfect for runway modeling.

Marie on

She is the image of Khloe which is not a good thing. Kendall and Kim got the beauty.

Kylie on

I might look like Khloe and not as pretty as Kim or Kendall but I had a great time and I am more interested in cheerleading than showbiz anyway

anonymous on

gosh this is only because avril is her sil to be

anonymous on

wow she looks exactly like KHLOE ……….

ROLYAT on

I don’t get that she’s a model. She’s not at all a beauty.

Heather Giardino on

This family is great. So beautiful inside and out. I love them. :) BTW, Kylie, you look great, and Avril’s clothes are super cute!

Red on

She looks so much like Khloe walking down the cat walk.

shannon on

pimp mama kr it again pimping out her daughter and she does look like Khloe!!! she is not model material

Lindy on

Would you guys say mean things to this young girl regarding her appearance to her face? I wouldn’t be surprised if she reads this, and you all should feel responsible for her lack of self esteem. She’s young. She’s beautiful. She could have a really happy, healthy life if people treated her with decency and respect.

Susan F Albert on

Shame on you for some of our negatives comments.This young lady is adorable and her legs are not fat. Most girls at 14 have complexes of how they look. You are bashing her just becuase her sister are Kardashians. She could not be in the fashion show of the year if they thought she wasn’t good. I really think a lot of you are jealous.

ace11 on

Brody must have given Avril a very good “reward”

for letting her in the show

Fara on

She doesn”t look like a model. Why does Kris always wears those clothes? Did you see his sneakers? OMG.

pat trent on

She’s attractive, grounded, and articulate. Wish I could sme the same for all of you who posted your negativity. Get a fricken life.

V on

To everyone who has posted an offensive comment – you should absolutely be ashamed of yoursevles – this is a 14 year old girl, think how would you have coped with such abuse at such a vulnerable age? Or if soemone said that about your sister or friend? It was only a bit of fun! All it serves to highlight is how immature, disrepectful & pathetic you all are.

Kylie – ignore the haters, you are beautiful inside & out and have a family/friends that love you. So hold your head high – your obviously know what’s important in life, lets hope these loosers follow suit someday!

Gemm on

She is cute…nothing special and definately no edge…another K kid being prostituted…..this family and the gosselins should be best buddies

Petra on

She looks like a younger version of Kirstie Alley when she was in her thirties

kct on

i think kylie looks great, and regardless of her family connection, she should be able to pursue her dreams whether they be modeling or whatever. i can’t believe (yes i can) the cruel remarks on this post picking at a 14-year-old’s looks. post your own pictures and let us see how perfect you all are.. meow

ppl on

So what is she looks resembles Khloe?! Khloe is awesome, gorgeous, funny and down to earth. What a bunch of hateful sad women on this site bashing a 14 year old girl, who had the balls to put herself out there. Listen up sweeties, no matter how much you put others down, it’ll only make you feel better for a little while but then you’ll all still lead those sad pathetic little lives. If you’re unhappy instead of tearing people down who put themselves out there, turn off the computer and go do something with your own life.

CJ on

great to see the designers using typical sized models, rather than the ultra thin girls.

Lindsay on

Let her have fun, what an opportunity! I rather doubt her goal is to be a career model anyway (not saying she couldn’t), so who cares if she walked in this show! Good for Avril for including her…and for her family to show up and support her. Khloe and Kylie seem more down to Earth than any of the others in that family.

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Abenth on

I agree with Kelly and Ali. This girl is not attractive, and especially not “model” material – but then again, is anyone in that family? It is very sad that people around the world have trouble seeing all of this for what it is…. Does anyone know why this family is famous? Oh, yes, the very famous Porn Star of an older sister… and that is all.

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Stacy on

I can’t believe some of the comments on this thread. This is a 14 year old girl. She is beautiful. Yes, she has a famous family and yes, that might be why she has this opportunity, but that is not a reason to say she is not pretty enough. It took guts to walk down that runway.
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SHEENA on

WOW! LOTS OF HATERS!! Kylie looks fab, fit, young and with lots of edge, exactly why Avril L. would want her on the runway. That fact is, she is JENNER! She is cute, moody, curvy, TALL, dark and without a doubt edgy. The best of Bruce Jenner and whatever Kris’s maiden name is!! I think Kylie rocked the runway! Both those Jenner girls will definitely be ones to look out for. Maybe 10 percent for Bruce this time?????

nandipha MBOLEKWA on

kylie welldone girl you looking so much beautiful yes we can say its because of ur sistas bt hey gal u gt it all y nt u got all thngs dat a model needs and its genetic u all got da looks ignore those hu a jelouse off u its ur famaly duty to c dat u succed so y nt u deserve to b one u all got da luks da

Jess on

to all the people posting negative comments: how many of you have walked in a runway? How many of you are as pretty as her? If you are more talented than her, why aren’t you famous? every little girl dreams about being famous, what is so wrong with her doing a fashion show? Until every single one of you is 100% perfect, stop trying to drag her down! If you hate her so much, don’t read the article and don’t comment. You all are just jealous people who feel like you have to bring down others to lift yourselves up. If the only thing you can do is hate on a fourteen year old girl, go get a life.

Kylie is beautiful and should be proud of her acomplishments. I think it’s great that she is making a name for herslef.

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Pankaj on

I was married to my first hsbaund for almost 12 years. His mother and mine constantly talked whined about wanting us to have a baby. The more they talked about it, the less I wanted children. With my second hsbaund, there was no need for anyone to have grandchild-fever as my mother and new MIL already had several. That, and I got pregnant right away much sooner than anyone was expecting.

Agostina on

I commented to ask, matrue??? we’re not doing each other’ is a matrue outlook? but then saw other likeminded souls had thought much the same thing! How can you post that as matrue’. She realy is just a 14 yrold moron in a 26yr old body. i genuinely hope sh doesnt have kids if thats a sign of her maturing

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