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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Sharon on

Kris Jenner is nothing more hen a pimp.

EMiLY on

This is just one of the many things that is wrong with this family and this “Mother” of this family. She is all about her Daughters getting naked all the time for the entire world to see. For once she needs to put her children’s privacy and worth over money.

julienana on

of course kris is ok with kendall doing this – at least “10%” – isn’t that how much kris gets when her kids do something for money? kris is fine with anything as long as she gets her 10%.

freespeech92009 on

Ah yes, coming from the woman who encouraged her other daughter to pose COMPLETELY nude (and literally nothing left to the imagination) in Playboy, and who has nude pictures of her daughters enlarged and hanging in her hallways. Yeah…she’s someone you want to listen to.

Kendall dearie, stop listening to your momager. You do not have to pose topless to be a model, and it does not come with the territory. Have some self-respect. Kendall is just starting out in her career — sad that she has already degraded herself.

Jen on

Great she has the perfect body for a model but she’s dead in her eyes. The best models have an acting component (and that’s why some can make the transition to actor). And that comes with real life experience plus a personality. The younger girls don’t have this.

Hiss on

Looking up to women that succeed with their bodies and not their brains. Ooook. Get an education. You won’t have that body forever. She looks great but there is more to life than superficiality.

maria on

She is ,like,just a kid..you know? its,like,wow..a kid getting you know,like,provocative. Its like her mom is you know,like, impressed. I find the whole thing,like,pretty sick.

Ladyjazzie on

All Kris does is exploit those girls..She has for years when she did it with the 3 oldest. Now shes starting with her younger girls..She isn’t a mother she is nothing more than a high class pimp. Its disgusting the way she has and does handle those girls of hers. Rob is the lucky one in that family. She cant and hasn’t been able to control him and she dont like it..

Anna M on

O M G…..now the three older ones aren’t big money makers any more so now her sights are on the new, bankable income producer. Kylie is a mess and a leach on her sister so Kendall is it. It is sad because Kendall has real talent as a model but Kris will attach herself to her. I feel so bad for Kendall….I truly do. She will end up a mess like the older girls.

jamal41 on

Mom and her little prostitute. Kendall had better not get hit by a bus anytime soon because we all know that she has the brains of a speedbump.

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