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Earlier this month, iconic designer Calvin Klein dissed Kendall Jenner pretty hard when he said he wouldn’t use the reality star-turned-model in his ads if he was still at the helm of his clothing brand.

Rebecca Romijn
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In case you missed it, Klein explained that models today are selected based on their social media following rather than their look or skills, which he thinks will ultimately prove bad for business.

And it appears he’s not the only one who feels this way.

Former supermodel Rebecca Romijn recently opined that models like Kendall and Gigi Hadid reached the top of their game due primarily to their popularity on social media.

"No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue," Romijn told Entertainment Tonight.

"So it is frustrating."

She went on to reveal that many fashion industry professionals share her and Klein’s sentiments.

"I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it." she continued.

"Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion."

And then she dropped this bombshell:

"They are not true supermodels."


She specifically blames one magazine for fueling the trend – one that has been regarded as the go-to fashion bible for years.

"The thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower,"  Romijn continued.

"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."