Rebecca Romijn was a well known supermodel (not quite up there with Linda, Claudia, Naomi, Cindy and Kate, but up there all the same) back in the day, and therefore knows a supermodel when she sees one... and she doesn't see one in Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 43-year-old said the following regarding social media followers not equating "revenue" in the fashion world: ""No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating... I know a lot of people - legitimate fashion people - can’t stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels."
So, who's to blame? Vogue is partially accountable according to Romijn: "The thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. 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. But it will change; fashion always does."
Speaking of fellow Sports Illustrated cover girl, Ashley Graham, the actress added: "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."
— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) April 25, 2016
Romijn isn't the first person in fashion to express concern regarding the new slew of social media stars becoming 'supermodels'. Calvin Klein voiced his views regarding Kendall Jenner at a talk recently, and he was not kind.