EXCLUSIVE: Kendall Jenner Responds to Critics of Her Bikini Pics

07/28/2010 at 02:00 PM ET


Her recent Malibu photo shoot had her proud older sisters blogging her praise — and got critics buzzing, as well. Now, 14-year-old Kendall Jenner tells PEOPLE how the beach shoot came to be — and why she’s excited to be a model. “I am excited to be working as a model, doing what I love to do.” The Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star says her family is on board with her decision to model. “My entire family was very supportive, though my dad [Bruce Jenner] was a bit concerned at first, he knows that I am responsible enough that I wouldn’t do anything I wasn’t ready to do, or didn’t want to do.” Kendall may be inspired by supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Gisele, but she’s not looking to grow up too fast either. “Going into this shoot, it was never my intention to be provocative or too racy. It was a beach shoot, and I was wearing beachwear. I am happy with my age, and am not trying to rush into anything too soon. I look forward to all the milestones my teens have to offer–Sweet 16, turning 18, and so on.” Luc Brinker, Kendall’s agent from famed modeling agency Wilhelmina affirms that the budding catwalker is on the right path, telling PEOPLE, “Kendall exudes such a high level of confidence and know how for her age. I’m sure that it comes from having such a great family that gives her endless support and is constantly encouraging her to shine. I think it’s the most important thing that a young models can have.” —Jessie Goldberg; Reporting by Michelle Tan

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anonymous on

She is young and extremely beautiful. She is showing less that a lot of other 14 year olds. Go to a beach and look around. or for that matter go to a pool on a hot day. many young girls, some younger than 14 regularly wear less than this. compared to other girls her age, this is not at all racy

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I think the shoot was done tastefully. Like she said, she’s on a beach wearing “beachwear”. Nothing innapropriate about that. She looks beautiful and natural and not overly exposed for her age. I’m glad she gets the priviledge to do something she’s passionate and excited about and she looks like a natural doing it!

rose on

why are young girls being dress in sexy clothes to look like their a adult, our media has to stop forcing sexy clothes on young women.

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sharla on

She looks amazing and she is wearing a bathing suit, I believe Brooke Shields showed more skin than that at her age…

Yvonne on

What a beautiful young lady, follow your dreams!

mckiddal on

Her pictures were pretty good, the tan was a bit much. I don’t care what she was wearing i’m just saying pretty girls don’t just model. Modeling is all she knows because that’s what her sisters do. Go to college educate yourself, you can touch people in other ways besides being famous and modelling.

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