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.

Kendall and Kris JennerDon Arnold/WireImage

“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.”

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

FILED UNDER: Celebs , Fashion , Kendall Jenner , Models

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SAON on

Gorgeous face, beautiful body. Why shouldn’t her mother be proud and happy for her?

Pacificgirl on

I agree, she looks average..not modelesque at all.

kelley on

oink oink…. they are nothing more than pigs… high paid pigs… but pigs nonetheless…

Marie Mullin on

You know Kris would have to get in the news, Kendall could be a model, but not Kylie, doesn’t have the look. Kim is being replaced, which is a good thing.

Guest on

Perfect body? She is a teenager. Teenagers usually have great bodies, but there is no such thing as a perfect body. She is good for modeling because she is a human coat hanger. All she does is pick at her food. That doesn’t look healthy to me and that is not an industry I would hope my child goes into.

susan on

It’s amazing that child protective services were never involved with this family. It’s scary how she talks about her daughter like she is a brand and an object, but not altogether surprising considering how they made millions off of being famous for nothing.

reindeer on

that’s so easy to understand, when you realize that Kris gets a good slice of the cake – around 10% or more of Kendall’s income

April on

She’s a very beautiful girl and she could do more tasteful modeling than this. I understand fashion but no clothes can’t be considered fashion if there’s nothing to model right? Not sure lol

Tommie on

Sex tape to follow.

Megan on

Sigh. They “taught her to be a workaholic”? Not exactly a value that promotes a healthy happy life. When you worship money everything falls apart over time. Priorities!!!

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