Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are no doubt popular. But is popularity enough to be make them achieve the label of “supermodels?” American actress and former fashion model – Rebecca Romijn and majority in Twitterverse said no!
During an interview on Tuesday with Entertainment Tonight, 43-years-old Rebeccat ranted how unfair the modeling is right now for giving Jenner and Hadid the chance to be called supermodels when in fact they are just young women who have a lot of social media followers.
The cast of the superhero films “X-Men” stated that, “No one has proven yet that numbers of social media followers translates to revenue,” Romijn said.
She added that it’s really frustrating for her and other professionals. “I know a lot of individuals or even 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,” she added.
Romijn also made a point that magazines should be the first to set up the fashion standard. The former model slammed Vogue magazine by saying, “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.”
Vogue UK obviously heard these rants and on April 27, asked their fans through their official Twitter page to sound off on the issue. Vogue UK tweeted, “Who said that Kendall and Gigi are not ‘true supermodels’?” To their dismay, netizens who replied to the tweet said they agree that the two are not supermodels. Majority replied with “everyone.”
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