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Vogue India Criticized for Kendall Jenner Cover


Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives to attend the Vogue party, in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)


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India’s version of the fashion magazine Vogue is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

The magazine released its anniversary cover on social media this week. American model and television star Kendall Jenner is pictured in a black dress. Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino took the photograph at Samode Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Jenner became famous for her part in the reality television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” In her modeling career, she has appeared on magazine covers and walked on runways around the world.

She is one of the most popular celebrities on Instagram, with 80 million followers.

However, people on Instagram are not happy about Vogue India’s latest cover. Many said they wished the magazine would have chosen an Indian woman for its 10th anniversary cover -- and not an American celebrity.

A debate about the cover is trending on social media.

One person wrote on Vogue India’s Instagram, “What’s the point of Vogue India if you’re not even [going to] celebrate Indian people?”

Another said, “Looks like there are not enough Indian models to celebrate your anniversary.”

Fans of Vogue India’s Facebook page wrote that Indian actresses Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone would have been better a better choice than Jenner.

Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput appears with Jenner in some of the photographs inside the magazine. But, some say, that is not enough.

Twitter user Nikita Rajani wrote, “No matter how obsessed I am with Vogue India and Kendall Jenner, I’m equally disappointed with their decision of putting her on the cover.”

Vogue India published its first issue in October 2007.

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Caty Weaver.

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Words in This Story

fashion - n. a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people

runway ​- n. ​a raised structure along which models walk in a fashion show​

celebrity ​- n. ​a person who is famous​

obsessed - adj. (informal) having an obsession

obsession - n. a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequently especially in a way that is not normal​

disappointed- adj. ​sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfill one's hopes or expectations.​

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