Kim Kardashian's 17-year-old sister Kendall Jenner says she is "constantly criticized for being too skinny" and is unable to gain weight.
Kendall, who stars in Kardashian's E! reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and also works as a model, made her comments to the Dubai-based magazine Harper's Bazaar Arabia in an interview published as part of an April 2013 cover story.
"I'm constantly criticized for being too skinny," Kendall, who has always appeared slim in public, told the outlet, according to the UK newspaper The Daily Mail. "'I'm trying to gain weight but my body won't let it happen. What people don't understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat, it's not a nice feeling."
Kendall, who E! Online says is 5'10", poses in several outfits, including in a white bodysuit and printed blazer, in a photo spread published by the magazine as well as on her and sister Kylie's Celebuzz blog.
Kendall and Kylie are the daughters of Kim's mother Kris and her husband Bruce Jenner. Her late husband Robert Kardashian is the father of Kim and sisters Khloe Kardashian Odom and Kourtney Kardashian.
Kim, who is expecting her first child with Kanye West, has also been discussing her weight in the press recently, as she promotes her latest project, the movie "Tyler Perry's Temtpation." She said on the daytime show "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" on Tuesday that she has gained 20 pounds during her pregnancy. She had said earlier on "Access Hollywood" that she hasn't gained "half" of the 75 that she thinks people assume she had put on.
Kim and Odom praised Kendall's magazine spread online.
"Kendall's Harper's Bazaar Arabia spread is so stunning!" Kim said on her blog. "She did an amazing job and the photos turned out absolutely gorgeous. Xo."
Odom said on her blog: "How gorgeous does Kendall look in her Harper's Bazaar Arabia spread?!? I cannot get over these pics! She is absolutely breathtaking!!!! The fact that she is on the cover is truly an incredible honor and achievement and I am so proud her. My baby sister is growing up!"
"I love my sissy! always makes me smileeee," Kendall said to Odom on Twitter.