Q&A with MMVAs hosts Kendall and Kyle Jenner

Kendall Jenner, left, and Kylie Jenner. (WENN.COM)

Kendall Jenner, left, and Kylie Jenner. (WENN.COM)

Jane Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:18 PM ET

Frankly, I have a hard time Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

The Kimye Wedding. Kourtney’s preggers again. Kendall’s posing topless in Interview magazine. That’s a lot of Kardashian-Jenner girls to keep tabs on — and in the past three weeks alone.

So when two of the popular E! reality show’s stars — 18-year-old Kendall and 16-year-old Kylie Jenner, who are the younger half-sisters of the more famous sibling trio Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian — were announced as the co-hosts of Sunday night’s 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards, I didn’t quite get it given their lack of a musical background.

Then they explained it to me over the phone before their arrival to Toronto to rehearse ahead of Sunday night’s MMVAs (8 p.m. ET red carpet, MUCH, 9 p.m./6 p.m. ET show Much, CTV and CTV Go).

“We’re super excited — it’s both of our first times in Toronto,” said Kendall. “Hopefully we can find 10 minutes to drive around for a little bit (to sightsee).”

“First they had asked us to present,” she continued. “And we said, ‘Yeah.’ Then they came back and asked us to host. Why not? You’ve got one life to live, why not try everything? ... There’s nerves running through our bodies, but we’re trying not to think about it too much and keep it cool because that’s all we can really do.”

“Obviously, we’ve never hosted an awards show so I think it’ll just be a great experience,” added Kylie, who is excited to see MMVA performers Lorde, Imagine Dragons and Ed Sheeran.

Added Kendall: “We’ve heard it’s really fun. We’ve heard it’s like a party almost.”

Of course, their awards show track record so far isn’t spotless with model Kendall screwing up her intro to 5 Seconds of Summer’s performance on the Billboard Music Awards last month.

“Guys, I’m the worst reader!” said Kendall, after crouching down to her knees on stage in embarrassment.

An attempt to inquire about that moment was shut down by their handler, also on the line: “We’re going to move on from that question.”

It’s OK, I’m not interested in beating up on a teenage girl.

However, here are five more questions I did get the answers to:

Q. What kind of music do you guys like listening to?

Kendall: I’m into almost every genre of music, truly, if it’s a good song and if it really hits me, I really like it. I really, truly enjoy music, like a life without music just seems awful.

Kylie: I mean, PARTYNEXTDOOR, is probably my favourite artist. He’s a Canadian artist right? (He’s a Mississauga-born rapper.)

Q. You both have huge Twitter followings. Can you ever imagine a spin-off reality TV show featuring just you two?

Kendall: I think we (starred in) the TV show when we were babies (Keeping Up With the Kardashians first aired in 2007). We didn’t know whether to say yes or no to a TV show so we were just kind of brought into it and we’re so blessed for it. But at the same time we just want to be kids for a while, as normal as we can get. So I don’t know if a TV show for us or a spin-off is in our cards.

Q. What do you make of the brouhaha over Kendall’s topless photos in Interview magazine?

Kendall: I really, really loved how the pictures came out so I don’t really care what anyone says. I think we’ve both grown up with such amazing sisters and amazing parents that have taught us not to let any of that get to us. ... It’s either people who are jealous or just want something to say ’cause they are bored. It’s a shame that they have to take it out on a 16-year-old girl or an 18-year-old girl.

Q. Was your dad Bruce as upset about the photos as was reported?

Kendall: That’s completely made up. The Internet makes my dad out to be some strict, hardcore, crazy dad who wants us to be praying in a church all the time ... But he’s honestly the greatest dad ever. He is the perfect amount of strict. He knows how to work us and he respects that this is my career and this is how it’s going to go. He loves the photos; he thought they were amazing.

Q. How was the Kimye wedding in Florence?

Kendall: It was amazing and you’ll see some on the show. You’ll see leading up to it but you won’t see the actual wedding. It’s an intimate moment and it was a very intimate and beautiful wedding.


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