Coco Rocha on Kendall Jenner Bullying Reports: "It Gets a Little Catty Backstage," Says Model

Fashion icon says, "not everyone's going to get along"

By Brett Malec Oct 30, 2014 6:43 PMTags
Coco Rocha, Kendall JennerVincenzo Lombardo/Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Coca Rocha knows firsthand just how mean models can be backstage at fashion shows.

In a recent interview with HuffPost Live, the 26-year-old supermodel sounded off on reports that Kendall Jenner was bullied during New York Fashion Week last month.

"It is bad for the industry, and if that all did happen, that's really frustrating to hear," Rocha said. "You have to remember that during the shows, it is all very young girls. It's like high school. We breathe and eat and sleep together for two months, so it gets to a point where you're just overwhelmed, frustrated and tired, and I've had my own stories where it gets a little catty backstage. And not everyone's going to get along. It makes sense. Not everyone's going to be your best friend."

Rocha also gave some advice on how to handle the not-so-nice catwalkers.

"But when that does happen, step back, breathe a minute, get out of the room, whatever you need to do. Because in the end, people are watching you under such a fine microscope," she said. "People are going to watch whatever you do, so if you want the job, if you want to be respected in the industry, remember that even though you're a young girl, you have to act a little older and a little wiser."

Back in September, reports surfaced claiming Kendall was bullied by models who thought it wasn't fair they had to share the runway with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star. According to the report, one model even put her cigarette out in Kendall's drink.