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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Nicole on

I am not remotely a fan of the Kardashians, but I do think she’s a beautiful girl. I definitely see why she’s a model.

Rakel on

Mother of the year awards goes to her. -_- #disgusting

Truthfinder on

Of course she agrees with modeling partially nude…she gets a nice cut from all of her daughter’s contracts.
Momma Kris classy as always…

kim on

Mothers typically encourage their daughters to keep their clothes on, not take them off in front of strangers holding a camera. I guess Kris missed that memo. I wish no harm on this family, i just wish they would go away!

flip on

OMG there are no words. This is a vile, pig of a mother. The word “mother” should not be used in the same sentence as this pimp! She should be thrown in jail, key shoved down her ugly throat!

Two Cents on

Kris Jenner is the same mother that hocked another daughter’s sex tape. Damn you Ryan Seacrest for the plague you inflicted upon the globe with this show glorifying excess and greed. This family is really an embarrassment to America and the human race. It’s too bad Kendall is from this family because she really is a beautiful girl. Can’t root for her though…

flip on

Vile pimp, who calls herself a mother..she should never even be referred to as a mother. There are just not enough words! She should be thrown in jail and the key shoved down her throat!

dee on

Kendall is a beautiful and the topless photos are very tasteful in my opinion. I agree with Kris – it is the profession Kendall is in and she is 18. Kris is her children’s manager and I think she tries to do what is in the best interest of her children like any mother would. I think people need to cut her some slack.

dora on

I think that her mom is always pimping her daughters out for a quick buck.its really sad that she does not protect her daughtets.

guest on

She’s already replacing Kim.

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