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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Frank Carrott on

Supermodels are, like, my hero, like, you know?

Kgfish on

She should have learned how to read. Looks fade. Reading is a skill she can use her entire life.

ann kramer on

so let’s make sure everyone sees it. All of us sit around at our desks without shirts, normal behavior

JAdrienne on

Let’s call this exactly what it is… pimping and pandering. It’s a sad day when a mother will sell out her own children for a commission.

wildbill on

Ooops- somebody forgot to dump the garbage again. I thought these POS were going to stay in Italy now

observant on

She is a beautiful girl. But something here isn’t sitting right with me. I feel as though super models may not be the best role model or idol for a young girl coming into her own. It seems she has been surrounded with a family that has a very warped view of life. Luxury items are nice and having beautiful/expensive clothing to wear is great when you have the means, however there are far greater things out there to reach for and professions that young women should idolize. Kris should not only gush over her daughter’s beauty but her brains as well. Push your child to reach her full potential mentally not just physically!

Tango on

Yeah a perfect body… for a 10 year old boy. Keep dreaming Kris.

Dina on

Kris would sell her children”s souls to the devil for money and fame. What won’t she be okay with?!

bchs71 on

I think she looks fantastic and Kris is right – she has the perfect body for modeling and the face for it. It is sad that her superheros were models though…and Kris – yeah she has merchandised her family but we don’t know what their home lives are like. I say we shut up and let them do their thing.

jsp81355 on

Where Kris Jenner is concerned, the less clothes her daughters wear the more money they make, and that’s what her entire universe revolves around. She’s a disgusting excuse for a good mother.

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