Model Slams Kendall Jenner: Arisce Wanzer Goes After Kendall Jenner In Open Letter

December 1, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Model slams Kendall Jenner and her epic letter goes viral. A transgender model named Arisce Wanzer has written a lengthy op-ed where she slammed Jenner by saying that she is famous because of a Kim Kardashian sex tape and claimed that she only works with big name designers due to Kris Jenner’s connections.

Model Slams Kendall

Model slams Kendall Jenner for taking jobs that belong to hard-working mannequins. Arisce Wanzer, who is a transgender model, shared a lengthy post on The Blot, where she revealed that many models are from third world countries.

They have to struggle to get gigs, most of the time they have to travel to places where they do not even speak the languages. According to Wanzer, those models who are often buried in debts, have to fight to get visas and work permits and when they are denied, they are forced to return to the poor country they came from.

After explaining the predicament of “real models,” Wanzer goes on to ask Kendall Jenner what is she complaining about when she is a rich, famous and spoiled Kardasian, who made it in the industry thanks to Kris Jenner’s money, power and Kim Kardashian’s tape?

Model slams Kendall Jenner in the letter below:

An Open Letter to Kendall Jenner About Her Model ‘Bullying’

Well, Kendall Jenner certainly pissed off a lot of models at NYFW this year …

Dear Kendall,

Take a moment and remove yourself from your current situation, if you can, to a life that isn’t riddled with excess and only hearing the word “yes” to your wants and requests. Now, imagine you’re from a small town and/or Third-World country where your only way to get out of your current social class, achieve your dreams, get a green card or just gain better work conditions is to become a high-fashion model. You have to leave for six months to a year sometimes, signing contracts you can barely understand, let alone oblige to, almost without choice. You’re away from your family, your friends and everything you know. You live in a one-bedroom apartment with six other girls in the same situation in this Big Apple, New York City.

The letter goes on to say:

Did I mention you’re only 17 when all of this goes down? That means you have to go to tutoring and/or English lessons in between learning how to “walk” at the agency, attending castings every other day, going on test shoots to get you experience, trying to learn your new neighborhood, going to the gym and hoping to maybe make some money all at once. Oh, and your apartment and test shoots aren’t free, by the way. They are added to your account with the agency, as are your casting outfits and cellphone. These are going to leave you in some serious debt if nobody books you for anything; some girls owe upward of $30,000 after a year of trying to book gigs, so take that into perspective as well, Miss Jenner.

So now let’s pretend you actually lived through all of that, and it’s finally Fashion Week. Exciting, right? This could be your big break! You could send your family in Belarus or Woodbridge, Va., the money they need for your little brothers to have new clothes and/or books for school and/or even afford a plane ticket home for the holidays! Imagine standing in line after line of girls with your exact height and body measurements all day, each one hoping for a coveted spot on the New York Fashion Week runway.

The model continues with:

Casting after casting, and you just can’t seem to get your place. But suddenly after a week full of the word “No,” killing yourself at the gym, exhausting yourself in classes, cutting your diet in half, not talking with your family and sleeping in a room with six equally exhausted girls, you get the call. Your agent texts you with an 8 a.m. fitting at Marc Jacobs. Oh my god, you’re going to walk for Marc Jacobs! This is a dream come true, someone finally said yes, and the prestige is beyond what you could have imagined! So you pack your model bag, a bottled water, your walking shoes and agency-approved casting outfit. This could be your big break, assuming they don’t cut your look last minute, a common practice done to no-name girls, so fingers crossed!

The fitting was perfect, your garment is amazing, and Marc was SO nice! And cute, too! One last fitting after that one, and it’s show time; you’re finally going to debut everything you’ve worked so hard for. You get to prove to your family that you left everything behind for a great cause, and you can finally pay back all of your agency debt, not to mention the money your parents lent you to make ends meet.

It’s the morning of the show, and you’re up and ready, grab some fresh fruit to nibble on, pack your bag, and you’re out the door. The subway is packed with lots of models, agents, buyers and fashion people in general, all exhausted, but ready to work. You’ve been bumped/tripped by both a hairstylist’s travel kit and a makeup guys’ enormous Caboodles-like suitcase, all before 10 a.m. You walk into Lincoln Center, and it’s like magic … you can’t believe you’re here! You’ve finally made it!

Backstage is a commotion circus of clothes, hair, makeup, yelling, Fashion TV interviews … it’s an Instagram overload! All the big names are there, your personal heroes including Hanne Gaby Odiele, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Jamie Bochert, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs himself — the list goes on! You’ve really hit the big leagues!

But wait, isn’t that a reality TV star over there in hair and makeup? Yea, that’s definitely a Kardashian or something. What is she doing here? Did she take the subway? Was she at the casting? What agency is she with? I didn’t see her last season … Does she need MORE fame? MORE money? A green card perhaps? Doesn’t she get enough cash from that show that all of ignorant America glamorizes? Didn’t her sister have sex with someone on camera and profit from the video sales to get their family its new line of limelight? This girl didn’t do and doesn’t owe half of what you did (remember, you’re NOT “KJ” in this scenario) to get here today, that much is certain. Her mommy surely called a top agency, got her in the door and the design houses just chose to milk her fame like the cash cow that it is. One by one like dominos from Vogue to Givenchy, fashion is selling out to the ignorant masses for money. What happened to the art, the cerebral part of fashion? Did it really all die with Alexander McQueen?

Well, there goes the neighborhood, I guess. Gone is the prestige you once felt as a “chosen one” by Marc, Anna or Ricardo — this cheapens your entire experience. You thought you were special, that your hard work had finally paid off. You didn’t realize that these coveted spots were for sale. The cost? The soul and dignity of a fashion house. The clothes will still sell, and the players will still play, but the image will be forever tarnished by these real life Veruca Salts buying their way in with sleazy fame rights.

You’re on to walk in five, so you’re smoking to calm your nerves. You need to ash your cigarette, and there’s Kendall Jenner’s drink. You already feel a bit better.

Until next time, Ariscestocrats!

Arisce

The letter has gone viral, most commentators agree with Wanzer and believe that Kendall Jenner should stick to making appearances on Keeping on With The Kardashians, others say that the model is acting like a bully.

It is a bit surprising to see Arisce slam another model when she claimed that at 17, when she left her parents in Woodbridge, Virginia to become a model, she was often told that she was too black or not trans enough.

She said in a recent interview:

“Racism in the fashion industry is crazy. All the time I have to deal with not looking ‘black enough’ or ‘too black’ for a modeling gig. Also, though, about four or five times now, I’ve actually been turned down at castings because I didn’t look ‘trans enough’ or ‘androgynous enough.’ They’ll say, ‘Well, the look we’re going for is a little more androgynous than you can do.’ In my head, I was like, What? I’m a freakin’ tranny. How androgynous can you get? Whatever. So I leave and call my mom and say, ‘Guess what. They didn’t think I was androgynous enough. Get the fuck out of here.’”

Model slams Kendall Jenner in open letter exposing the hypocrisy that lives in the entertainment industry.

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  1. Mguzman says:

    Kendall is not even super model material so guess having a rich mom and sister famous for a sex tape does have its advantages……..Kendall is not sexy so guess she will not be appearing for Victoria Secret so maybe there is hope for all the other girls to make it…Kendall more than likely won’t last long.

  2. Ryan says:

    Hatchet-Face Arisce Wanzer sounds jealous.

  3. mamadon says:

    I know nothing about modeling or fashion, but I do know the model writing this scathing letter could try for a career in writing! She definitely has a way with words and I could not help myself, I had to read the entire letter. Not because I’m interested in Kendall Jenner, but I found the way she wrote her letter to hook me right from the beginning. Consider a side career in writing, Arisce! You’ve got talent!

  4. Nancy C. says:

    I agree on what you say about Kardashians but at least she is who she says she is. You on otherhand live like and model like a woman but you are not a woman. So who is the phony?

  5. Melinda says:

    Well, she’s certainly not wrong. The whole damn family is riding Kim’s oily coattails. The only likeable characters on the show were the dog and baby after all. The dog definitely had the most charisma. Kendall is NOT a model, she’s a spoiled brat in expensive makeup and I hope she and her spoiled rotten sisters read this. Best of all, it’s all true. The sooner their show goes to TV hell, the sooner they can get out of everyone’s lives, and the sooner we can scrub them from our brains.

  6. LaLaJones says:

    I don’t care how Kendall Jenner got her connections or what she is famous for. Point blank period yall both are models and are doing a fuc*ing job so stop hating on one another and an honest opinion transgender males shouldn’t be hating on the real females and same for transgender females shouldn’t be hating on the real males cause at the end of the day yall trying to be like that sex so gtfo here. I don’t care at the end of the day yall transgenders should always show respect to those originals.Thanks and thats all.


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