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Rebecca Romijn attacks the Kendalls and the Gigis

Published 26/04/2016

Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn

Veteran model and Sports Illustrated cover girl insists social media darlings have no place on the world's catwalks.

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.

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."

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.

"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."

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.

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