Kris Jenner Defends Daughter Kendall's Nearly-Naked Photo Shoot: 'She Has the Perfect Body'

06/06/2014 at 11:46 AM ET

Kendall Jenner’s topless photos for Interview magazine have elicited some strong opinions from PEOPLE readers (53 percent found the shoot too provocative). Yes, the newbie model is 18, but is she jumping into things too fast? Are some of her spreads too mature? Momager Kris Jenner doesn’t think so.

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“She’s a model and that’s really her profession,” Jenner told Huffington Post during a live interview Thursday. “Doesn’t she look great? Some people are like ‘She poses topless.’ She’s a model. That’s her profession. It comes with the territory.”

Stage mom Jenner also expressed that Kendall’s figure is the key to her success in the industry so far. “She has like, the perfect body, especially one that wants to be in the modeling business,” she explained. “I don’t know, I got a lot of curves and I couldn’t pull that off. But she always looks remarkable.”

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In the shoot (above), Kendall ditches most of her clothes and shields her bare chest with her arms. She shared during the interview that being on the runway and posing for high-fashion spreads has always been her dream.

“To be honest, this is exactly what I wanted to be,” she said. “I was always looking up to supermodels. They were, like, my superheroes,” adding that without her mom and dad Bruce Jenner’s support she wouldn’t be where she is now: “My parents brought up Kylie and me to be workaholics. That’s something I really appreciate.”

Do you agree with Kris? Is Kendall on the right track? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Sammi on

That’s so creepy….and shallow. Not surprising though. PS People please stop accepting payment from this family to run stories…we don’t like them.

Emily on

There is something supremely sad about that fact that she considered models “superheroes” and looked up to them. There are strong females in careers that actually make a difference, who are much more admirable and deserving of that title.

Carol on

She has always looked up to supermodels? That is so sad. What terrible parents.

Dee on

Of course she’s defending her. This is exactly who Pimp Mama has raised her girls to be.
The sl*tteir they are, the more money she gets to bank.
The only thing she isn’t pleased about is that her saggy old a** can’t bring in any money and that chaps her hide.

heather on

She does have the perfect body for modeling. Pretty sure that’s what Kris is saying people…..

eLLie on

Of course Kris is proud of Kendall. She is her next meal ticket since Kim, Kourtney and Khloe are getting older and aren’t so attached to mom anymore. Disgusting.

Karolina on

I honestly can’t believe that a mom would say this about her daughter! I actually find this cringe worthy. I understand that they want to make money, but at the same time there has to be a line … a place where integrity and respect no longer exist. And they are way past that line, it is disgusting.

Carly on

Now I know some people are naturally skinny, but that first photo on the left where she’s looking in the mirror? I don’t know if it’s the angle or the size and color of her top, but I can’t figure out if it’s a bad photoshop or if she’s anorexic.

Danielle on


Nikki on

Those are probably the exact same words Kris used when Kim’s sex tape came out…’doesn’t she look great’ and ‘it’s her profession’.

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