Adriana Lima defended Kendall Jenner against criticism that she’s not a “real” model, and we’re loving it

Even though Kendall Jenner is a hugely successful model, her career has been subject to some criticism — especially from other models — who say she only achieved “runway status” because of her famous family.

HOWEVER, super famous model Adriana Lima is coming to Kendall’s defense. They’re currently working together at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris, and Lima had only nice things to say to E News about her colleague.

"I have worked with Kendall on runways before when we were in Europe, like Versace and also with Victoria's Secret. Kendall is very sweet and very nice, and it's always pleasant to work with someone like that," Adriana said.

She went on to talk about Jenner’s work ethic, emphasizing that she’s a valuable member of the team.

"You know, she works as hard as we do, so I give her credit for all the effort. And I think she is going to do great because Victoria's Secret is all about personality, and she has her own personality.

It’s great to see ladies sticking up for one another! If this happened more often, the world just might be a much more supportive place. You’re the best, Adriana!

And of course, Kendall, you rock our world as well. Keep doing what you do best (being YOU), and don’t listen to anyone who tries to bring you down. Everyone who works hard deserves success.

H/T: Cosmopolitan