In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Kimora Lee Simmons supports her daughter, Aoki’s choice of starting a modeling career despite getting an ivy league education. Her daughter, Aoki, has faced criticism for being a model in spite of getting top-tier education at Harvard University. The mother of five and one-time host on Sony Pictures Television revealed that she thinks it’s preposterous for people to criticize her daughter’s decision. Aoki, 20, seems to be following in her mother’s footsteps, and Mrs. Simmons is happy about it. Which mother wouldn’t?
Kimora Lee Simmons Supports Aoki’s Modeling Career
During the interview, Kimora Lee Simmons supports Aoki’s decision to be a model while studying at Harvard. Kimora didn’t see anything wrong with her daughter’s chosen path. She also went on to give an interesting perspective on the topic. The 1975-born model is of the opinion that if she had some of what her children currently have, she wouldn’t have become a model. However, she feels that it’s better to always look at the other side of the coin. This means that Aoki definitely has reasons for her decision and being her mother, she is solidly behind her.
Kimora Lee Simmons, formerly married to Russell Simmons the producer of HBO‘s Def Comedy Jam, went on to support her daughter by revealing that the family wishes her the best. The Missouri-born tv personality and model also thinks that it’s important for people to explore all their passions. This translates to Aoki being free to try out anything she feels like doing.
Aoki, who made her runway debut last year had to respond to criticism on the same issue of modeling while studying at a school like Harvard. A fan recently queried the 20-year-old how come she chose to model despite being articulate and educated. The comment forced Aoki to make a video to respond to the curious fan. This happened before her mother Kimora Lee Simmons supported her in the interview.