“Since the beginning, we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do,I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do. More power to ’em.”
If you do not find this quote troubling, annoying, disrespectful you are probably not one of those models who do like 30 shows a season… or whatever, right?
Models have reacted to this excpert from Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and highest paid model’s interview with the Love magazine in which the supermodel from famous tv-show family talked about her anxiety and the way she copes with it, apparently among other things she does is being selective with jobs she takes.
“I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else. The whole combination was very overwhelming and I started to freak out a little bit and needed to take a step back.” said Kendall
It would all make sense if she put it like that but in the process of explaining it she managed to offend her colleagues, people she in the past complained did not perceive her as one of their own due to prejudice connected to her celebrity background. It seems Kendall did the opposite from the very start, she was discriminating against other models simply because she was more popular. It is obvious she had more options in life than most models will ever do, more people knew about her thanks to the very popular show revolving around her family that she was part of as well, and in the industry like fashion industry that relies heavily on the marketing having a large following opens a lot, quite a number really, of doors for you, not to mention family connections this model who became supermodel had which she has to agree were more than helpful, for example it does no harm when your brother in law is chilling with Anna Wintour, does it?
Models, rightfully, reacted all over Instagram explaining how 30 shows a season for some of them are existential matter. Some models don’t have the privilege to pick and choose because those 30 shows a season put bread on their table, something Kendall luckily for her does not have to think about.
“This makes me so angry, So disrespectful to literally 99% of people in the industry — yes, they had to work their way up. Please get in touch with the real world!” Jac Jagaciak
“Maybe ‘those girls’ need to pay their bills that’s why they are doing 30 shows? No words …” Vita Sidorkina
“This kinda disrespect towards other models who have NO NAME for themselves walking into the industry is disgusting. We don’t get to ‘choose’ which shows to do, and it’s an honour to do a lot … If we said no to multiple jobs we wouldn’t have a career.” Peyton Knight
“As models we need to uplift each other, If you are lucky as a model you might make enough to not be in debt to your agency; maybe even move out of the model apartment … Unfortunately this isn’t the case for the vast majority of models who have to leave everything behind including their families in pursuit of a better life. Models don’t just come from Calabasas … they come from Somalia, the Siberian tundra, a rural village in China, a trailer park in Tennessee. Making disparaging comments about your peers doesn’t lead to growth or unity which our regulation-less industry desperately needs.” Teddy Quinlivan
If She Simply was to give a verdict on who is wrong and who is right, Kendall would be on the side that lost. Fashion industry is not a pass time for many of the people in it, it is a job that to get on top in you have to put a lot of time and effort in, even if that means anxiety attacks right before your 30th show, and least that people who got on top easier way due to their celebrity status can do is not disrespect those who did not have as much luck.