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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Rolyat on

She does not have the face of a model. Her Mother pimps her.

sara on

She does have a face of a model. Have you seen America’s Next Top Model a lot of those girls don’t look like moshdels. And Kris shouldn’t be praising her 18 year old daughter when she’s topless. Kris watched Kim pose for playboy and she took pics of her crouch. That’s nasty for a mother. Unless the daughter is giving birth.

Sad on

She’s just her next meal ticket……………

guest on

Kris will do anything to make money even pimp out her children.

aliie on

Well, of course, her mother’s going to say that- she needs to keep their name in the news everyday. Kris has the highest ego of anyone and uses her children to help promote her business of making sure people keep reading about them.
Kendall is a pretty girl but so are many other’s who don’t have the backing and connections she has to make it as a model.

BH on

What real mother would say something like that? Bruce needs to take charge of his children.

SLEmon on

WORST MOTHER EVER …. NEXT TO ABSENT MOTHER, KIM!

Guest on

Pimp ho momma trying to pimp out another one of her piglettes.

Anna on

Kris lives through her children. Any chance she herself gets to prance around in a bikini she takes full advantage of and then it’s news the next day. I can’t stand this family.

Stacy on

This is the same mother that encouraged her daughter to do Playboy

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