Former Victoria's Secret model slams Karlie Kloss' 'feminist' reasons for leaving brand

After Karlie Kloss claimed to quit modeling for Victoria's Secret in order to be a better feminist, another of the brand's former stunners is speaking out.

In an interview with British Vogue released last week, Kloss, 26, revealed, “The reason I decided to stop working with Victoria’s Secret was I didn’t feel it was an image that was truly reflective of who I am and the kind of message I want to send to young women around the world about what it means to be beautiful. I think that was a pivotal moment in me stepping into my power as a feminist, being able to make my own choices and my own narrative, whether through the companies I choose to work with, or through the image I put out to the world.”

Those remarks didn't sit well with former Victoria's Secret model Cynthia Kirchner.

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"I think Karlie's OK to say whatever she wants," Kirchner told TMZ. "Like, I'm not against Karlie. What I am against is biting the hand that feeds you. I feel like that helped her get her start, you know what I mean? Karlie is able to be a voice now because of Victoria's Secret, so if all these other girls don't go the same route, they can never be a voice. You want to use your success to make a difference, or what's the point of your success?"

"You need to have a platform and if you don't have a platform, no one will ever hear you ... I think being a feminist is not about what Karlie is thinking it is. It's about being in charge of your body and doing whatever you want," she added.

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Kircher also claimed that she thinks Kloss, who's married to Josh Kushner — brother of the famously softspoken Jared, who himself is married to Ivanka Trump — wants to trade in modeling for "being first lady ... I think she probably sees that as a reality."

Of course, Kloss' stance is a markedly different one than she took just last year.

Kloss walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai in 2017 after a two-year hiatus, and in March 2018 defended the brand in an interview with The Telegraph.

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“A show like Victoria’s Secret is so relevant in the world we live in today,” she said at the time. “There’s something really powerful about a woman who owns her sexuality and is in charge. A show like this celebrates that and allows all of us to be the best versions of ourselves. Whether it’s wearing heels, makeup or a beautiful piece of lingerie — if you are in control and empowered by yourself, it’s sexy.”

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She added, “I like to set a positive example, so would never be part of something I didn’t believe in.”