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Rebecca Romijn hits out at Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid: 'They are not true supermodels'

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Published 27/04/2016 | 08:20

Rebecca Romijn (left) and Gigi Hadid with Kendall Jenner (right)
Rebecca Romijn (left) and Gigi Hadid with Kendall Jenner (right)
Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner attend the Balmain Aftershow Dinner as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images For Balmain)
Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner pose wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Rebeca Romain Stamos at Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kids'' Choice Awards in 1990
Model Ashley Graham attends the #ActuallySheCan Film Series event at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for #ActuallySheCan)
Models Kendall Jenner (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M)

Models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid's 15 minutes of fame on the world's fashion runways will soon be over, according to Rebecca Romijn.

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The model-turned-actress is not impressed by the current crop of young catwalk stars, suggesting they are more famous for "their social media presence" than they are for their fashion credentials.

"No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue," Rebecca tells Entertainment Tonight. "It is frustrating.

"I know a lot of people - legitimate fashion people - can’t stand it, hate it that these social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels."

Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner pose wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner pose wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

And the former X-Men star insists the editors of leading style bibles like Vogue are not helping the industry by putting young social media starlets in their magazines.

Read more: Calvin Klein slams Kendall Jenner's campaign for, er, Calvin Klein: 'It's not the kind of thing I would have done'

"I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower," Romijn continues. "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.

"It will change; fashion always does."

Rebeca Romain Stamos at Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kids'' Choice Awards in 1990
Rebeca Romain Stamos at Nickelodeon's 12th Annual Kids'' Choice Awards in 1990

But Rebecca is a fan of plus-size model Ashley Graham's recent Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover, adding, "Ashley Graham is one of the most beautiful women I have ever laid eyes on. She is incredibly healthy and I think it’s fantastic that SI is opening up our standards of beauty to include somebody that a lot more people in our country can relate to.

"Women don’t get sexier than Ashley Graham - she is just as hot as can be."

The 43-year-old featured in the iconic magazine herself during the height of her modelling career in the 1990s.

Model Ashley Graham attends the #ActuallySheCan Film Series event at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for #ActuallySheCan)
Model Ashley Graham attends the #ActuallySheCan Film Series event at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas on April 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for #ActuallySheCan)

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