Fellow American model Arisce Wanzer penned a passionate letter that accuses the reality TV star of using her fame to take shortcuts to succeed in the modelling industry.
Although Kendall Jenner has been a star on the reality TV show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' for many years, the 19 year-old has spent this past year trying to establish herself as a serious model. But after gracing the runways at the New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, not everyone is happy with all the opportunities she seems to be receiving.
Jenner has been accused of taking shortcuts to success in the modelling industry
Kendall has recently been vocal about her path to become a supermodel, adamantly stating that she hasn't been offered any shortcuts to success due to her famous family name, but fellow American model Arisce Wanzer disagrees and has blasted Jenner's modelling career in an open letter on theblot.com.
In the emotional piece, Wanzer describes how hard it is for up-and-coming models to establish themselves in the industry, all of which Kendall has conveniently avoided.
"Dear Kendall, Take a moment and remove yourself from your current situation, if you can, to a life that isn't riddled with excess and only hearing the word "yes" to your wants and requests," she wrote. "Now, imagine you're from a small town and/or Third-World country where your only way to get out of your current social class, achieve your dreams, get a green card or just gain better work conditions is to become a high-fashion model."
"This girl didn't do and doesn't owe half of what you did (remember, you're NOT "KJ" in this scenario) to get here today, that much is certain. Her mommy surely called a top agency, got her in the door and the design houses just chose to milk her fame like the cash cow that it is."
As well as hitting the runways at Fashion Weeks across the globe, this letter comes off the back of a month that saw Kendall be announced as the new face of Estée Lauder, and the feature model for spring/summer campaign for Karl Lagerfeld.
The reality TV star has yet to respond.