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First it was Rebecca Romijn and now Stephanie Seymour is coming for Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. The OG supermodel recently caught up with Vanity Fair where she shared that she's not sure the two BFFs deserve to be crowned supermodels. Instead, she suggested, they could be called "bitches of the moment." (Um. Wow.) She added, “They are completely different than we were. Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title. [Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title.”
Well, Kendall wasn't having any of it. She issued a response to Stephanie, calling her out for all that super-sized shade.
“If you’re going to tell us not to be in ‘your moment,’ then don’t be in mine!” she wrote on her website, via MTV. “This moment is all about being supportive—NOT cyberbullying. But, if you choose to be a cyberbully, I’m going to stick up for myself. No one is trying to steal Stephanie Seymour’s thing, or trying to be her. I actually looked up to her. She has a daughter! I guarantee you that she didn’t imagine someone so publicly shaming her daughter when she made those comments about us being ‘bitches of the moment.'”
Kendall then offered up her own take on the term of "supermodel." “Being a ‘supermodel’ is a relative term,” she said. “If people want to call Gigi and I supermodels now, it doesn’t take anything away from supermodels of the past. Obviously, I have so much respect for those women, but right now, we’re the models of this time. Significant? Maybe. Hardworking? For sure.”
And while Rebecca and Stephanie may have some doubts about the ladies' status in the biz, Kendall shared that she's definitely found plenty of support from others in the fashion community. “There are other supermodels who give me tips and build up my confidence, sending me notes after a spread comes out, saying, ‘You’re killing it.’ That’s the classy way to behave and I fully intend on being a positive influence on anyone younger than me, my entire life," she said.
Laugh off those haters, girls.
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