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Sibling rivalry? Kim Kardashian hits back at little sister Kendall's stalled career claims

Published 30/07/2014 | 07:40

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It looks there's some sibling rivalry in the Kardashian kamp.

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Kim has hit back at little sister Kendall Jenner for claiming her famous last name held her back in the modelling industry.

In recent months, Kendall has made a name for herself in fashion, walking the runways for Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Chanel, while also featuring in the pages of Vogue.

But she's keen to make it clear she didn't rely on her famous family to pull any strings to get her where she is - much to the dismay of big sister Kim.

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“People think that this success just came to me. But it didn't,” Kendall explained to LOVE magazine. “What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model. Because of the TV show.”

“I went on castings and some people weren't feeling me because of my name,” she said. “But it was great when people didn't recognise me. I was like, 'Thank you. Please don't recognise me.'"

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But Kim has since hit back via Twitter saying the only reason her comments are getting attention is because of her famous last name.

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"Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career, yet the only reason she has this article is because she is talking about a Kardashian," Kim tweeted early this morning.

Kim, who matriarch Kris Jenner described as being 'obsessed' with selfies during last night's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, previously spoke of how proud she was of her 18-year-old sister.

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“Kendall had to work extra hard to gain this respect and to fight for people to see she's serious,” Kim said. “Marc Jacobs gave her a real shot and treated her like any other model. He believed in her and opened the door for her.

"Then Riccardo [Tisci] and Karl [Lagerfeld] gave her a chance and she has proven that she is the real deal. Her hard work paid off, and that makes me so proud.”

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