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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

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kak on

spoken like a true pimp. Way to go “mom”.

Hotgal on

Well Kris is her momager – what else is she supposed to say?

olivia on

Mom pimps another child. Make more money versus well being of the child. Great!!!!

Lesli on

Now that Kimmy is married and it’s old news…Mommy Dearest will begin the pimping of Kendall….got to keep those daughters in the news…

Alex on

‘Kris defends kendall’s naked photos’ – OF COURSE she does, she makes 10% off that naked body, why wouldn’t she?? worthless mother she is, who only thinks of money and materialist goods, funny I heard her recently on a talk show and she went on and on and praised kanye as a father, funny she never does the same for scott although he seems to be a very loving father as well, wonder if she doesn’t like scott since he is dirt poor compared to kanye!

LA Girl on

Pimp momma pimping another one of her piglets.

Linda Lichty on

My heart breaks that Kendall posed for this shoot at such a VERY YOUNG age … and that her parents are supportive of her doing this. Is there nothing sacred anymore?!?!?! She is a beautiful girl with much more to offer than than showing her naked body.

Tammie on

does it really surprise anyone that Kris Jenner sees nothing wrong with this? isn’t this the same woman that marketed her daughters “leaked” sex tape, and then went on to encourage (talked her into it more like it) that same daughter to expose her self I play boy? her children are her meal ticket, she will do what ever she can to get as much money out of them that she can!

DFly on

Spoken like the true PIMP she is. disgusting.

Tammie on

oh, and I do think she’s beautiful and makes a great model-but why does she feel the need to be half naked?

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