The only way to really shut down a model feud is with a good, old-fashioned walk off. But if that can't happen (for some strange reason) there IS always Twitter. After comments she made to Entertainment Tonight about the current generation of models, including Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, Rebecca Romijn has tried to clear the air about the intent of her statements. When asked about "models such asKendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who are more famous for their social media presence than their runway experience" (per the ET interviewer), Rebecca had this to say:
"No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it," she said. "Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does."
After the article was posted, the former Sports Illustrated model was quick to head to Twitter. "Hey @kendalljenner @gigihadid don't believe the #clickbait. Never talked smack about you. Both amazing & beautiful," she wrote.
Her husband, Jerry O'Connell, made sure to have a little fun at his wife's expense.
Speaking of Jerry, in that same interview with ET, Rebecca addressed rumors that her actor hubby is in the running to sit next to Kelly Ripa on LIVE, following Michael Strahan's departure next month. "I have no idea. The news is so new that it just blindsided all of us. He was in the rotation before Strahan was hired — it was down to just a handful of people and he was definitely in the running then," she said, before adding why she thinks he'd be great for the job.
"I think he’d be great. I love watching him and Kelly together. He and Kelly are awesome [together]. He was born and raised in New York City, which I think is really important for whoever fills that seat," she said. "That’s why people loved Regis Philbin so much — he was a native New Yorker. It is such a New York show, even though it’s national. Jerry is a wholesome married man with children, and people can relate to that when they watch a morning program."
Check out some recent photos of Rebecca in the WWHL Clubhouse, below.
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