Adriana Lima is proving to be a true friend to Kendall Jenner, as the young model comes under harsh industry scrutiny.

To sum up the letter, the writer claimed Jenner did not have to work hard to secure her position in the fashion industry and credits her career to being a “Kardashian.” More recently, stylist and fashion commentator Robert Verdi was quoted as saying Kendall and her pal Gigi Hadid would not have been considered “Real models” years ago, reports Vanity Fair.

Adriana has got Kendall’s back when it comes to her being a “Real” model.

In an interview with E! News on Tuesday, Lima gave her account of what it’s really like working with Kendall.

A photo posted by Kendall on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:00am PST. Cosmopolitan said modeling pro Adriana must know what she’s talking about, as 2016 marked her 16th time walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, while it was only Jenner’s second time.

As a newer model who got her break after her family rose to fame, it’s not hard to see how some people may attribute Kendall’s career to being a Kardashian.

Before Adriana Lima made her remarks in defense of Kendall, the 21-year-old has been working hard to prove her worth to her fans and the modeling industry as she distances herself from her family’s fame, Nylon reported last year.

The article said Kendall wanted to achieve success on her own, but it seems people are still crediting her success to her family.

Kendall posted a light-hearted photo to Instagram featuring Bella and two other models before flying to Europe for the show.

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