Ireland Baldwin on nepotism: Celeb kids don’t get jobs because of their parents

Ireland Baldwin

Ireland Baldwin is the new face of Rampage, which is her first solo campaign since becoming a model. This shoot is an homage to Kim Basinger’s performance in 9 1/2 Weeks, which is interesting. I doubt Ireland had any input on the theme of the campaign, and she has stressed that she’s more than the sum of her parents. I bet she would have preferred to not channel her mother in one of her first real modeling gigs, but she looks lovely (in a very 1980s way) nonetheless.

Ireland did an interview with Cosmo to promote this campaign. She covers a variety of subjects, including sh-t she says on Twitter, the “free the nip” campaign, and the myth of nepotism:

Social media as promotion: “If you’re up-and-coming, it’s definitely important. It’s a great way to market yourself and your personality, and kind of build a fan base. There are established actors of a completely different generation than mine that you don’t really see having Twitter or Instagram, and that’s because it’s been a progression, and they’ve worked their entire lives and had their own forms of exposure. This is my generation’s exposure. So I think it is important if you’re up-and-coming.”

Does she think before tweeting? “I just tweeted something like that yesterday. I said, ‘Before you tweet something, you should ask yourself: Do people actually give a sh-t about what I’m about to say?’ I’m starting to definitely think about what I post, especially in terms of my future, and work and everything. I used to be a bit more careless, but now I definitely sit there and really think about whether this is a good idea or not.”

She supports the “free the nip” campaign: “To be honest, I think that it’s so effing stupid, because there are boobs and nipples all over Tumblr, all over Twitter, all over the world. Just walk around and there are boobs all over life, and in great artwork, in classic paintings, and in sculptures; it’s everywhere. Instagram is just behind the times. I wasn’t using [Instagram] for a while, actually — I wasn’t necessarily protesting, but I just don’t agree. I’ve had photos deleted by them, and I stopped using it for a month or so, just because I was so over it. I’ve had so many photos deleted by them, for whatever reason. I posted some famous photograph of this Easter Bunny, like a Donnie Darko-type situation … I don’t know, it was an Easter Bunny costume, and it was covered in blood. And it was this interesting art situation, and they emailed me and said it was too graphic. I just think that they’re completely, whatever, over there. I do. I support Rihanna”

Does nepotism exist? “I think that people aren’t necessarily going to hire you, especially in this industry, just because of who your parents are. Because, honestly, they’re not going to waste their time and they’re not going to blow money on someone. They don’t give a sh-t. You have to have it, or you don’t have it, and you have to work hard. And I do think it’s not fair that a lot of people perceive me, as well as someone like Kendall Jenner, as someone who was born into a particularly famous family. I don’t think it’s fair that they think because of our ‘silver spoon’ heritage, that we don’t work hard. Because we do. We work hard to get to where we are. And some people get jobs and things in different ways, but ultimately, it comes down to if you have it or not.”

[From Cosmo]

I agree partially with Ireland on the topic of nepotism. If a celebrity child is completely untalented and a nightmare to work with, companies won’t want to spend their money hiring them. It cannot be denied, however, that celebrity status helps someone get their foot in the door at any entertainment related gig. That’s the truth whether Ireland wants to admit it or not.

Ireland thinks the “free the nip” campaign is worthy because it’s so dumb for Instagram to censor female breasts. Maybe it is “dumb,” but Instagram can delete whatever photos they desire as a private company. I’ve already said this before about Scout Willis: This campaign is all about attention for the celebrities involved. If they want to show off their racks so badly, they can create their own websites and show off the girls all day long. Instagram wants to be a SFW website. End of story.

Ireland Baldwin

Photos courtesy of Rampage

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  1. Josephine says:

    These entitled kids are delusional. There are many beautiful girls who could model, but they won’t get the chance because they don’t know someone, and their name doesn’t garner attention. Companies are looking for cheap publicity just like anyone else, and hiring these girls gives them just that.

    • T.C. says:

      +1

      LOL. Has she seen her own ad? It is only playing off her famous mom’s appeal, copying everything about her. In spite of Ireland looking like a young girl playing dress up. She simply does not have “it”. Nor does the long list of celebrity kids who get hired for acting and modeling jobs.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        I agree it’s a very, very poor imitation of Kim Basinger. Kim had “it” but her daughter doesn’t seem to.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        Hilarious. She’s dressed up like her famous mom saying she didn’t get hired because of her famous mom. Dressing her up like Kim only emphasized that she is not as beautiful or charismatic as her mother.

      • MCraw says:

        I think she looks just like a young Alec with a hot wig 😀

      • mebee says:

        I was thinking the same in looking at these photos. Her eyes just don’t draw you in. She’s very fortunate they’re giving her chance, but I doubt she’ll be a successful model.

      • MaiGirl says:

        She’s a pretty girl, but these photos show she is certainly no model. She has zero charisma, and her posing is rudimentary at best. Her mom’s gift skipped a generation.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I’m not saying celebrity kids don’t work hard modelling or whatever, but nepotism sure opens the door for them to try it compared to the others out there. I mean, Rumous Willis got a modelling gig…c’mon, she would not have ever gotten a major modelling gig if she wasn’t a celebrity kid. So I think she should stop complaining.

      • Petee says:

        Suzy you are so right.Rumor Willis model material?This girl too.No one would have ever have given her a job if it wasn’t for her parents.Sounds mean but it is the truth.Most young models have to really pound the pavement and spend time out of the States building up their portfolio before getting work.

    • LittleDeadGirl says:

      It’s exactly the comment I was going to make. It opens doors and that’s HUGE. I’ve seen so many singers in these little dive bars who I think are 10 times as talented as many singers currently working today but they can’t get their foot in the door. It takes a lot to convince a company to invest time and money in you so that’s what these girls and boys don’t realize … their parents opened doors and they need to be grateful. They don’t need to apologize, they can’t control who their parents are anymore than any of us can, and I do believe they need to work hard but you should always be grateful for whatever advantage you are given in life and be aware you have it.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Josephine,

      You are absolutely right. I am afraid this is the case in all industries as well, but it is especially rampant, in the entertainment industry.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I have a friend who is in the film business (production and casting end of the business). She readily admits that it would have very difficult for her to get a foot in the door (even with a film degree) without her father’s assistance. Her dad is a director and producer.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      +146

    • ol cranky says:

      truth. Plus, one of the things she’s completely glossing over is that these kids of celebrities have name and face recognition because they’ve been covered with (and at the behest of )parents trying to create a dynasty often by creating vehicles for them *coughSmithscough* so even if they wouldn’t have the talent to get the foot in the door of their own merit they do often get cast as if they are already known working actors/models

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Of the many people I went to school with only one has risen to great fame, Josh Brolin. I went to school with a lot of people in the industry, some of whom you would know, and yet, the one who wasn’t in drama class with us is the one everyone knows. He did not work harder, he did not have more talent, he has a famous name and now a nice career.

    • Rascalito says:

      Ireland should explain that to Lourdes Ciccone, Madonna’s teenage daughter who’s running the super successful Material Girl clothing line. Would Lourdes be in that position without having Madonna as her mother? Not so much.

      • Kristin says:

        Yeah, and would Jaden Smith have been cast in The Karate Kid remake if his parents hadn’t produced it? And what about Rumer Willis? She got her acting start in movies her father starred in. I think we can all agree that Tori Spelling would have had no chance in hell of a career in Hollywood were it not for her father giving her a starring role in 90210 (not to mention guest parts on all his other shows). Kelly Osbourne can’t sing for sh&t but still cut an album with her father’s record label because they felt compelled to give her a shot because of their long standing relationship with her dad. Kids of celebrities may work hard, but getting your foot in the door is the hardest part and these kids have major advantages over regular kids in that regard.

  2. MooHoo says:

    I think having a famous parent will definitely open the first doors for you – particularly in some media industries like modelling. Then it is up to you after that to prove that you are a professional and get more jobs. Kendall and Ireland are 100% helped by having a famous family – they don’t have to work as hard at the beginning to get through those first doors as a normal joe-blow with no connections has to. And I think that in a way, that is probably the hardest part of all is trying to get in those doors in the first place and establish yourself and become known. So please don’t try to say how hard it is when you have such a massive advantage compared to others.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      I agree completely. Famous parents open doors but they can’t ensure his/her staying power.

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        True, but not only does it open doors to the industry, their name is already known. A lot of models never get that kind of recognition. The ones that do are the super-models…their names are known. Some get it through their own work, others through association (like dating or marrying an actor or other celebrity). Opening the door and getting your name/face known are two of the biggest hurdles to super-celebrity and they already have that.

    • TX says:

      +1. The hardest part of any industry is getting in the door. In this way kids of celebs have it much much easier.

    • Happyhat says:

      If you’re a Baldwin, it’s like the doors never stop opening for you. I mean, how many are there? At least 30 brothers, and now they’ve all got kids.

      But absolutely, if you’re lame they’ll close just as quickly. But that’s their problem. Half of the battle is getting in there in the first place.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Nobody is going to fire the kid of a famous and powerful person in an industry town, it is so much more than a foot in the door. Look at the legion of talentless children of we have thrust upon us in pop culture, they’re only claim to fame is famous connections but they still reap all the perqs.

  3. hutter says:

    I totally agree with you on the “Free the Nipple”-thing, Bedhead!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, I do, too, and agree with the assessment of nepotism.

    • Ripley says:

      I agree on the whole “Free the Nip” shenanigans and I don’t at the same time. Part of me finds it encouraging that these young girls have found a cause that inspires them to do something. Honestly it’s a topic I couldn’t care less about, but if it makes people think about equality and pushing boundaries then I say let them do it. It’s nice to see people passionate about something.

      And the nepotism thing, I agree. They’re big, for-profit business and they’re not going to waste time and, more importantly, money on someone without a modicum of talent. But she can’t deny all things being equal, her name is what pushes her to the top of the pile.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        You make a nice point about the nip campaign, assuming they are really passionate about it and not just attention seeking. I was thinking they could be concerned about things a little more substantial, such as famine or the sex trade, but you’re right, there is room for different concerns.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        You melted the thick layer of snark right off of my cold, black heart, Ripley.

      • FLORC says:

        Ripley
        You are very kind here. If it’s a true cause, fantastic. It just seems like attention seeking in every way.
        Everything about it seems like a ploy. Kids these days (ugh I feel old now) do get excited about things. They have a fire inside for causes. Sometimes it’s for self promotion and sometimes it’s for a belief they will walk the walk for. This is all talk imo. Ireland to me isn’t coming off very likable though so I have a bias.

      • RosettaStoned says:

        FLORC you should watch the ‘Scauses’ episode of South Park if you haven’t. It’s about people who wear bracelets for causes (with a Dr. Seuss theme!)

      • FLORC says:

        I’ve seen it! That’s a very intelligent show for what you go in thinking it is.

        Scauses were very much what #’s are now. Great comparison!

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Part of me is depressed that this is what young women are inspired to “get active” about, seriously nips on social media? There are any number of other battles to fight that do more for women in society than this one. I find this campaign stupid, shallow and self-serving. How about getting out there and raising awareness about real issues for women? Domestic violence, equal pay for equal work, access to proper medical care, at least connect the nips to breast cancer awareness, anyone?…..Bueller?

  4. Londerland says:

    I like her, but brushing off the benefits of nepotism WHILE IMITATING YOUR FAMOUS MOTHER is just hilarious.

    • Shauna says:

      She’s not very self aware. She’s young, though.

    • An says:

      +100000

    • Lucy2 says:

      Thank you!
      I’ve never thought of her as a good model, I feel like she works solely off her fame from her family.

      I do agree that nepotism will only take you so far though, but she’s still so new to the game, it could still go either way for her.

      • FLORC says:

        A celeb name gets them in the door and even talentless children of celebs continue to get work. They may not be easy to work with, but if that name sells they will get work regardless of skill level.
        There are better examples, but all I can think of is Lily Collins. Child of big star. Not a great actress. And reportedly not easy to get along with on set to say the least. Yet she continues to get work. Also, another that claims nepotism plays no role in where she is now.

        On a side note here will likely never be a Mortal Instuments city of ashes because of her.
        Back to Ireland
        It is her frame. She’s pretty and leggy, but she has nothing that sets her apart other than her name.

        On the other hand maybe she’s encountered people that hate her father and his latest freak out. And that’s what stops her from getting more jobs?
        IDK. Entitled and naive don’t cover this.

      • holly hobby says:

        FLORC

        Don’t forget Ashley Judd. Her career wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without her mother and sister.

      • FLORC says:

        You’re right Holly.
        Oh AJ. I was such a fan and thought she was so beautiful.

    • Kiddo says:

      I’m not getting even a hint of Kim Bassinger out of these photos. Did she once pose like this?

      I’ll blame the photographer or stylist here, but these photos and poses do not look high end fashion. They look more ‘boudoir-glamour-shots’ or model on a shoe-string budget trying to get a first portfolio done so allows photos taken by the amateur guy down the street, who has never seen a fashion mag, but likes porn, or something.

      What is Rampage, anyway?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Total “boudoir glamour-shots” and I love that you used “boudoir” here. Extra points.

      • Kiddo says:

        Yay! I got a gold star from O”Kitt! (Sorry, I was still in Justin Bieber mode for a sec)

      • Bridget says:

        It’s an homage to 9 1/2 weeks, which is seen more in the set up.

        And how is no one commenting on what a weird choice it is to do that? She’s sending up a movie where her mom was banged senseless by Mickey Rourke. Gross.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Bridget Well, it’s not working. She looks nothing like her mother.

    • minime says:

      She doesn’t really get it isn’t it?
      With a “career” like hers she wouldn’t even be able to talk about nepotism to the magazines if she wasn’t a celebrity kid. Company’s hire her because she has the power to give an interview to promote a campaign, although she is not known for any work that she has done before. Nepotism is well and alive. I don’t think it only gets one foot on the door but it can actually maintain a career. It might not be the most spectacular career when the receiver has no talent, but it can be surely stable.

  5. It is what it is says:

    I hate the finger in the mouth trend for photos. What is that?! So unhygienic and unnatural looking

    • Sugar says:

      What is it? It’s phallic. Same thing with that stupid strawberry she’s making love to. I’m with you on hating it.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Really? You don’t go around with you mouth open and your eyes half shut while you suck on a strawberry pretending…

      Lol, neither do I.

      • Happyhat says:

        I go around with my eyes half shut and my mouth open.

        But that’s because I’m always tired.

  6. Marianne says:

    “And I do think it’s not fair that a lot of people perceive me, as well as someone like Kendall Jenner, as someone who was born into a particularly famous family.”

    Yeah but you were born into a famous family. Not exactly, the best comparison. And how does she know if Kendall works hard for her modeling gig or not. So much shade.

    As for the whole nipple/breast thing…I think if its something purely innocent like breastfeeding, I dont agree that should be censored. But, if Instagram changes their policies then what will stop people from posting full blown porn on there? Not everyone wants to see that.

  7. merski says:

    Uh, yes, but would anyone give a crap about Ireland Baldwin if her name wasn’t Ireland Baldwin? Hmm…

    • Vesta says:

      Yup. Ireland Baldwin is not that special. She’s no, let’s say for example Angelina Jolie, whose level of breathtaking gorgeousness & really awesome personality would have made her a star even without her famous father.

  8. pru says:

    Maybe it’s these pictures, but all I see is a lot of makeup, not natural beauty.

  9. eliza says:

    While an attractive young lady, she would not be getting jobs at all if not for the fact of who her parents are. FACT.

  10. Maria says:

    If she thinks her parents being who they are didn’t land her that modeling gig, she’s delusional.

    I’ll concede no one will continue to hire her unless she’s willing to put in the work BUT getting noticed IS literally the hardest thing to do when it comes to entertainment.

    There are thousands of beautiful faces, talented actors, and gifted singers but like with any field, it’s not what you know but who.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Exactly, Maria. If she was born outside of the industry, she’d be just another tall, blonde wanna be.

    • Micki says:

      Agree completely. It also helps to emulate your famous mother so everybody knows who you are.

    • jinni says:

      True. Plus I think nepotism is way worst in the modelling industry than the movie or music industry. Probably because it’s easier for these kids to merely look like their parents since they have inherited their parents genes, but it harder for them to inherit their musical or acting talent.

  11. Sofacat says:

    Um…..yes, they do. Next!

  12. Mark says:

    Um… her name is f-ing “Ireland” … I think that says enough. F her. btw this pompous nut has no right to say “oh, ppl either have it or they dont” when she looks like a russian tranny in 90% of her pics. yea um hun get a damn reality check. ur name is “Ireland Baldwin” (wtffffffff) and u look like a man, sit down and shut ur damn mouth u ignorant idiot

    • EscapedConvent says:

      Hi Mark,

      Have you got some kind of problem with Eastern Europe today? Just wondering.

    • Poe says:

      Hakuna ya Tatas, MArk. I agree, these celebrity kids who claimed they’d be in whatever career they’re doing if it weren’t for their parents, need a reality check.

    • Eve says:

      Lol Mark, I completely agree.

  13. Neelyo says:

    If she didn’t have that name, she’d be the ‘hot one’ working at Sephora in the mall. They can try all they want to dress her up like her mom, but that’s a once in a lifetime beauty. This girl is a dime a dozen looks wise.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      *Snort* @Neelyo – the ‘hot one’ working at Sephora – perfect description. Just perfect.

    • Skyblue says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Kim is crazy beautiful. Ireland is tall.

    • Pandy says:

      Spot on really. She has gorgeous hair but otherwise she doesn’t have “it”, she’s nothing special (unlike her mother). Let’s chalk it up to her age and self-delusion …

      And I won’t even comment on Kendall, who wouldn’t have a foot in the door without her contacts either.

      And just what, exactly, is the “hard work” she’s putting into her “career”? Selfies? Gym workouts? Puh-leeze. Sit down, Narcissist.

    • original kay says:

      100%

      she doesn’t have “it”.
      she needs Tyra, stat.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Not only did she miss inheriting her mother’s “it” factor, she also missed the Baldwin boat. Alec was gorgeous and drool worthy in his heyday. Their daughter has none of their charisma and appeal.

  14. Lilacflowers says:

    I had the misfortune to meet Ireland Baldwin ten years ago. It seems she has not matured much since.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Her mother is an incredible beauty but she is nothing to write home about, to me.

    Dakota Johnson is a perfect example of someone who got a job because of her parents.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      And Dakota Johnson’s mother is another example.

    • Adrien says:

      The rapper Chet Haze. CHET HAZE. When people say Tom Hanks can do no wrong, I always say “But what about Chet Haze?”

      • minime says:

        ahahahah Thank you for making me google that :D

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh my god nooooooo…that is so awful. I’m so sad! Are we sure he’s really Tom’s son?
        Damn you, Tom!!!

        I cannot forgive Tom this time.

    • Tania2 says:

      I was so disappointed that Dakota Johnson got the role in 50 Shades of Grey that I won’t see the movie. She got it because she is Melanie Griffith’s daughter. Period.

      I’d rather see foreign films anyway.

  16. GeeMoney says:

    She is the spitting image of her mother in every way… with the exception of her face. Face wise, she looks exactly like her uncle Stephen.

  17. Kali says:

    It’s much easier to get a foot in the door if someone is willing to hold it open for you because they recognize you.

  18. Dany says:

    oh no honey, you are a sweet girl but no just no. Please do something with your live and stop with this famew***ing. You´re your own person, not your mother or father. You´re definitely no model or actress. Please go to uni or something. Showbiz will eat you up

  19. eliza says:

    Sorry, but when I see Ireland, I only see Alec Baldwin in drag. That picture with her finger in her mouth iS Alec’s face with makeup.

    CAN’T. UNSEE! !!!!

  20. Ann says:

    What’s with the nip crap? Of all the issues concerning young women, is THAT what young women these days are “fighting” for? Though I’m pro-nip, I have to say that leaves me a little disappointed.

    • lisa2 says:

      THIS ^^^

      all the things that are affecting women today and they talk about nipples. Why are they not helping with more serious issues affecting women of all ages. This seems so trendy and ridiculous to me.

    • Poe says:

      I’m 25, female, and think the nipslip thing is just a way for women to expose themselves on social media, given I really haven’t researched much, but I’m assuming it has something to do with nips slipping. Haha.

  21. Talie says:

    I do think this set of girls — Kendall, Ireland and Gigi Hadid — have made the most of their opportunities. I can’t hate on them… they do seem to put in the work. Ten years ago, celebspawn were a bit more messy and lazy.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      None of these girls work hard, they’ve had it handed to them and that requires no effort. They have no concept of what “hard work” is and they would do well to be humble and grateful for their good fortune instead of acting like the spoiled children they are.

  22. Adrien says:

    She’s pretty but she has no sex appeal like her Mom. She looks like a damn kiddo playing dress-up.

  23. black orchid, says:

    If that were true we would nvr been loaded withh the Kardashian lot in the first place!!!!

  24. lisa2 says:

    Nepotism is everywhere.

    I got my first job because my Mom’s friend knew someone and they gave me an interview.. I kept the job because I was good at at it. I’m sure there are many people posting here that got jobs or opportunities the same way. Hollywood is full of people that got jobs because of their family. But having a family member in the business doesn’t equal you having a big career. Lots examples on the scale either way.

    • Poe says:

      Very true. I have a ton of family that only have the jobs they do due to the same reason give. Then you have the people like me, fighting tooth and nail to find a decent job to either be told I’m overqualified or don’t have enough experience.

      I was told that I had what it took to be an actress professionally by a bunch of people, decided why not just look into it since I took some classes when I went to college, and have done a few plays here and there, just to be turned away. Then kids like this are handed it just, because of their names.

      To be completely, honesty. If I were in their shoes, I would take full advantage, and use my name, I would.

    • gooner says:

      I’m in the same boat. I got my job because my step-dad was an SVP in the company. I wanted to get into the industry, and another department was hiring for a junior position. I interviewed with the head of the dept and got the job. I absolutely understand that I likely may have been overlooked had it not been for nepotism, but I’ve kept this job on my own. I think Ireland Baldwin got into the business on the back of her parents, but now she has to work her way up on her talent and hard work.

      I don’t begrudge people for taking advantage of an opportunity in front of them. If given the chance, who wouldn’t? But you have to show on your own that you deserve to stay.

    • MaiGirl says:

      Me too. I got my first job in my department because the director is a longtime family friend. Now, mind you, i have been promoted three times since then, and worked hard for every promotion, but I know I would have had a hard time getting the job without that connection. I don’t think nepotism is a problem in and of itself. However, when the beneficiary isn’t competent, or won’t acknowledge their hand up, THAT’S the problem! Then you get the Peter Principle, or the “born on third, thinks he hit a triple” syndrome.

    • Kiddo says:

      Getting a foot in the door is often the largest hurdle. Having connections can set you up for life. I say this because there is a narrative in this country that people are poor because they are lazy. Well how about being 10 steps up the ladder at the start as opposed to being down the hill, around the corner and three towns away from the ladder with no transportation? So yeah, it’s always good to know someone, and you might be really good on a job after you get it because you work hard, but who is to say that you actually worked the hardest, or are necessarily the best candidate at what you do? (I don’t mean “you” specifically, just generally). Someone down the hill around the block and three towns away might be better, but we’ll never know. And since you have connections, there are many more doors that could open in case the first opportunity doesn’t work out. She’s very young, but it would be nice if some of these rich kids could see that they didn’t get to 3rd base from practicing, hitting the ball and running their asses off; they were walked or got carried there.

      • Poe says:

        Kiddo, I think you hit the nail on the hit perfectly.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        They drink the Kool-aid their parents serve them, a lot of people with money listen to that BS rhetoric, it massages the ego and blows smoke up their own asses. Top that with the, my child is a super special little snowflake mentality and voila, a nation of navel-gazing spoiled brats. Oh I work so hard, but the internet is so mean! Why isn’t everything just handed to me? You’re all just jealous haters.

  25. Chicagogurl says:

    Looks like she really hurt her back picking up that ugly purse.

  26. db says:

    I would love it if a celeb spawn became, like, a geologist or something. Be original ffs.

  27. captain says:

    Ireland is lovely. I don’t like some of these photos, they are boring and unprofessional though. But with an experience and age, she will grow up to be an excellent model. I don’t care for her interview, she’s too young to be saying anything interesting.
    I wonder what Stella Banderas is going to do. Now that is somebody extremely charming.

  28. Sasha says:

    I feel bad for this Hollywood kids like her, Dylan Penn, the Willis girls, whose mothers are stunning beautys even now they’re older, in Robin Wright’s case for example, she’s banging a 33 year old hottie (and very talented, I see an Oscar for Ben Foster very soon). This girls have chosen the easiest way to stardom, not based on talent and unfortunatley not based on looks.

  29. kpoodle says:

    BS! Sailor Brinkley Cook is a perfect example. She’s cute, sure, but hardly Super Model material. However, thanks to her mom being Christie Brinkley, she’s got a nice little contract with IMG.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I disagree Sailor Brinkley is model material. She looks exactly like her mother at the same age. Maybe the Brinkley name got her in the door,but that girl is beautiful. Christie’s son is very handsome too.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I agree with Kpoodle. Very pretty girl but not a stunner IMO.

  30. EscapedConvent says:

    This almost makes me feel sorry for Alec Baldwin. He has an empty-headed camera-hungry woman for a wife, & now apparently one for a daughter.

    Isn’t his new daughter a year old? He should jump into his SUV with that baby & keep driving.

    Slightly but not really off-topic, has anyone seen Hilaria Baldwin’s recent “yoga pose a day” pics? Oy. I think this woman would wither up & die if cameras weren’t documenting her every day.

  31. Suzy from Ontario says:

    I agree with your comments on Free the Nipple thing. It seems like it’s just a narcissistic attention-seeking thing that they try to pose as being activist. With their fame and money they could do so much to draw attention to the real horrors and discrimination that women around the world are living, and maybe make a real difference and change some lives. Instead they are all about posting some boobs or walking around topless and having a photogapher follow them around, then calling themselves an activist. Please! I’d love to hear what Angelina Jolie would say to some of these girls about feminism and raising awareness of womens issues.

  32. Jayna says:

    All this girl does is sit on twitter. I don’t know what she is trying to do careerwise, but mostly what she’s famous for are her photos on twitter and whining on twitter. She will never be a runway model as her body type is thicker and won’t get hired. She’s pretty enough facewise but nothing special. She doesn’t seem to be taking acting classes. I don’t get her and her career.

    • anon33 says:

      +1 million. Sure, she’s attractive, but shockingly not-that-attractive for being the child of two of the hottest people that ever lived, and she doesn’t have that super-slim model build. Homegirl needs to go to college or at least try working at a magazine or something…

  33. Cupcake says:

    She’s wrong.

  34. Anony says:

    I’m just now looking for jobs after finishing my Ph.D. in biomedical research. Lots of careers, jobs, in all areas are based upon who you know and how famous they are. Some labs don’t even put out job listings because people are constantly writing to them for positions. They end up hiring someone their mentor knew or whatever via personal connections. You are constantly reminded of the importance of “networking” which is sort of killing me being a naturally shy and introverted person. She does have a point.

    • Poe says:

      I’m in a similar boat as you, except I don’t have a Ph.d. I don’t have the time nor money. Congrats, and I hope you find something soon. That is an awesome accomplishment. Tough work.

    • lirko says:

      Went through this with my husband when he graduated with his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. It’s very disappointing to discover all that hard work and research isn’t enough to open doors. Good luck to you!

    • India Andrews says:

      I worked on a history PhD and the prospect of needing to network my way into a scarce university position was frightening because it was so daunting.

      Congratulations on your degree and good luck on the job hunt.

  35. Bridget says:

    How is no one commenting on Ireland homage-ing 9 1/2 weeks? A movie where pretty much the entire plot was Kim Basinger being banged senseless by Mickey Rourke? Gross.

    And Ireland Baldwin may be tall, but she doesnt have the face or figure to even be signed to an agency (let alone book gigs) if her name wasn’t Ireland Baldwin. But I can’t really blame her for trying to say otherwise – it would be kind of depressing to admit that your chosen path is actually completely out of your reach without your parent’s assistance.

    • poppy says:

      you are 100000000% correct on all counts.
      the 91/2 weeks thing is gross but maybe kim didn’t have anything else as memorable so that’s what they went with despite the bdsm.
      ireland has only gotten her mediocre gigs through nepotism. if she really wanted to make it on her own she would have changed her name and gone up through the ranks like everyone else without connections. if she had actual talent and a certain something she would be getting better gigs.

      • prissa says:

        They could have had Ireland channel Kim from Batman. I thought her hair was GORGEOUS in Batman!! Especially the wavy hairdo in the museum scene.

  36. Mu says:

    I need to have a definition of “working hard” because I’m pretty sure that my thinking of working hard is not the same as hers….

  37. Amelia says:

    Come on, she’s definitely where she is because of her famous parents. Her mother is far more attractive than she is. Frankly, she just doesn’t have IT and, I don’t know how else to say it, but she’s kinda “dirty” looking.

  38. Ireland says:

    She gets a lot more attention that she deserves for doing a lot of nothing. Her face is so concave like somthing punches it and it’s stayed that way. It’s weird. She’s not attractive.

  39. Josefa says:

    I dont know this woman much at all other than this interview, but I think she says a lot of interesting things. I can see her point about nepotism too, but I think she f**ked it up by adding Kendall Jenner to the equation.

    • iseepinkelefants says:

      Exactly. I immediately stopped listening to her argument when she threw in Jenner.

  40. lunchcoma says:

    Ireland doesn’t get it. No, completely talentless children aren’t going to be hired. But there are lots of people who are adequate at acting or modeling, or could be with some training. For the most part, it takes either lots of talent and some luck or some talent and lots of luck. Ireland doesn’t need to rely on luck. Some talent plus her last name is enough to get her work, while thousands of other young women who aspire to her position are waiting tables. That doesn’t make me hate her or resent her career, but I’d like her better if she could acknowledge that.

  41. JenniferJustice says:

    How many times can this girl tell us she “has it.” Gag!

  42. LC says:

    I’m sick of the whole “my parents had nothing to do with me being where I am today” shtick. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you’re privileged- in fact it’s a lot more self- aware and trying to deny it sounds bratty and ungrateful. The fact of the matter is that she wouldn’t even be in an interview, able to talk about how it has nothing to do with who her parents are, if it weren’t for who her parents are.

    • gooner says:

      It’s like Paltrow syndrome: born on third base and acted like she hit a triple. When she got her first gig from her “uncle Steven,” as in Spielberg, she can’t front like she spent her early twenties waiting tables between auditions to become a successful actress. I don’t think anyone begrudges her taking advantage of the amazing opportunity she had (beyond more than envy), but it’s annoying that she acts like it was all down to her raw talent and chutzpah.

    • I think this is why Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston are so well liked, they’ve admitted they had an easier due to their upbringing. I know that Cumberbatch’s parents were actors, I’m not sure on Hiddleston.

      My point is why can’t more people who have privileged backgrounds just admit it and be humble.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I’ve noticed many international actors and actresses seem quite humble about their success and I find that wonderful. Arrogance is not an attractive property, even if warranted, and people seem so much more charming and charismatic when they recognize that they’ve been incredibly fortunate.

  43. Tang says:

    She is delusional to say this.

    Celebrity kids DO get roles in films because of who their parents are.

    Many celebrity’s daughters get into modeling even though they are average or even buck ugly. In fact, modeling seems to be the main thing most of them do. They can’t or won’t do anything else.

  44. Jaded says:

    Having famous parents and promoting herself relentlessly in IG, even posting pictures of her making out with a woman, is her entrée into fame. Don’t try to polish a turd Ireland, it is what it is. You lucked out in the parent department.

  45. Penelope says:

    This woman is completely delusional. She’s not all that good-looking and she comes off as entitled and somewhat vapid.

    Yeah, your parents had nothing to do with you getting jobs. LOL

    Go away and take Rumer Willis with you.

  46. Skins says:

    Is she ignorant or just plain stupid. Does she really think she would be getting these gigs without her name. How about Kelly Osbourne? Kendall Jenner? etc…

  47. Decloo says:

    Hmmm…if nepotism doesn’t get you a job, how about, say, a made-up lesbian affair with another wanna-be?

  48. stacat1 says:

    Having famous parents/parents in the business DEFINITELY helps. Anyone saying otherwise either is too far IN the business to understand how hard it is to merely get a foot in the door OR lives in a fantasy world.

    Getting a meeting is a steep climb in itself for those on the outside with no connections. So anyone on the inside (parents are casting directors/producers/writers etc) DEF have the benefit of parent’s connections.

    To look at modern-day “talent” is testament to this (it is about who you know- FACT). There are plenty of actors (famous in themselves with famous parents) who are successful with average acting/writing/directing skills.

  49. Mixtape says:

    Looking at these pictures, and the mere fact that they exist, I think she’s got it backwards–having beautiful, talented, and famous parents WILL help you get your foot in the door in the entertainment industry. It WILL NOT, however, help you be beautiful or talented.

    • Tang says:

      yeah, just look at Demi Moore’s daughters. Didn’t the one with the Jay Leno face get into People Magazine as “one of the most beautiful people in the world”, and it was to make her feel better about people saying she was homely? I hope it worked and her self esteem went up. Feel sorry for that poor girl.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I suppose it’s too bad that she is not a beauty like her mother but she can hardly complain, she is lucky and privileged, just like Tori Spelling. These people should learn to be grateful for their good fortune and not focus on whether they’re pretty enough for Hollywood. Hollywood is a cesspool.

  50. anne_000 says:

    Though she is pretty, she is not ‘prettier’ than tens of thousands of wannabes.
    She gets her feet in the door because of her parents’ fame.
    She gets photo shoots because of her parents’ fame.
    She doesn’t have that uniqueness of beauty that would set her apart from most of the others. She’s more like an ‘average pretty’ girl in the show business/modeling world.
    Her modeling skills are less than average.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      She gets the interview because of her parents. What other “models” do we read interviews of? Sure, Ireland, they interviewed you because of your work ethic.

  51. Dawn says:

    Oh I think she is far too young to be spouting off about any of this. For starters I don’t think anyone really knows if she or Kendall Jenner for that matter, have “it” or don’t have “it”. Being a celeb’s kid comes with its own perks such as having enough money to get the best education in the world. And sadly it seems so many of them don’t do that. They like staying dumb and spending mommy and daddy’s money. If Ireland is still in the biz in 10 years I will more interested to hear what she has to say but not right now.

  52. TG says:

    I don’t even think Ireland is pretty. Someone said yesterday in reference to a Kendall article on the same thing (forgot which site) that these companies hire them because they know these girls (Kendall, Ireland, etc.) will tweet, instagram, etc. to the universe so the companies that hire them get lots and lots of free publicity beyond what they paid for. It makes sense to me. Chanel hires Kendull to walk the runway and the Kardashian-Jenner machine works in overdrive to get that info out to any and everyone in the entire universe.

    A celeb child I do think is gorgeous is the daughter of Sean Penn and Robyn Wright. Not sure her name but she is stunning IMO.

  53. Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

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  54. holly hobby says:

    Nepotism is alive and well how else does Rumer Willis exist in Hollywood? Same with Dakota Johnson.

    • kity says:

      I agree. Dakota would be an extra or a waitress without the name. Rumer and Scout? another waitress. Way to fug to be an extra. Don’t think they could do porn with a Bruce’s potato head jaw.
      Another shi8*y actress, Tori Spelling. Classic case of nepotism.

  55. original kay says:

    i just googled “kim basinger images”. god, she is gorgeous.
    she shines, even 20 years later, even in a photo.

    Came back here, looked at her kid, and just, no. Ireland needs to stop trying to be a model. Dead hand, dead eyes, nothing about her is translating to the viewer.

  56. DanaG says:

    Oh please. Rumor Willis, the smith kids none of these would have any sort of career if it wasn’t for their parents. Rumor is about as a good a model as she is an actress. Lucky she doesn’t seem to be getting too many film roles cause she has no talent. Ireland is stupid if she thinks she would have this gig without her parents it’s the only reason she got it. There are way more beautiful models who could have done a better job then this. Time can get rid of those really untalented and unwilling to do the work. Then you have the Smith kids whose parents keep putting them in things and trying to create some sort of dynasty. The kids are not that talented and they come across as spoilt brats. It does say something when only mom and dad employ you.

  57. iseepinkelefants says:

    Ireland’s wrong on this one. First off she’s tall so that makes for good modeling, but she’s not beautiful. She’s pretty, that’s it. Unfortunately there’s too much Baldwin in her face and it hides the Basinger that would really make her stand out. She also looks older than 19? When she’s not all done up she looks better but you can’t do the whole beach bunny look all of the time.

    That said I’m sure she’s had a hard time getting gigs because as pretty as she thinks she is, the truth is she’s not model material. Not even SI material. In fact she looks bulky, not petite and graceful (or maybe it’s because I’ve seen her pose with a surfboard too many times?). yeah I’m sure it’s very hard for her. At this point the only reason she’s getting in at all is because if her name. She’s been posting IG pics for years now and the only thing it’s gotten her is a Rampage campaign?

    The same goes with Kendall Jenner. Kendall’s pretty, but she’s not exceptionally beautiful. She’s prettier than Ireland but she’s basic catalog at best. Delia’s material (which hey worked for Cassie). The only reason she got to walk Chanel (is that really true?) is because Karl is a celeb whore and siddles up to anyone who is famous at the moment. He knew that if he put a Kardashian in everyone would be talking about it, clutching their pearls. And the thing is the Kardahsians aren’t even big in France so I doubt any of the creme de la creme even noticed a Kardashian was muddling up the House of Chanel’s good name.

  58. Lex says:

    Not related to this article really but I am generally in favour of this free the nipple thing, I just think they’re not going about it in the best way.
    I can’t believe such a blatantly sexist law is allowed in this day and age; women’s breasts must be covered but men are free to be topless in public. I’ve seen plenty of men with bigger jugs than mine and cannot determine the distinction between the one being allowed and the other being ‘dirty’ or ‘slutty’.

  59. Tay says:

    I totally disagree on the Instagram thing. To the basic point, if they want to be a SFW website, more power to them. But they are selective about what they do and do not remove, and it’s ALWAYS naked ladies as opposed to naked men. Sexism pure and simple.

  60. India Andrews says:

    Of course nepotism exists and not just in Hollywood. I work in a school district. It is rife. You almost have to be born/ married into/ playing golf/ attending church with certain families if you want to become someone at the district office. I also see kids right out of high school being hired as teaching aides when other people who are qualified and have responsibilities like children and homes need the job more. My mom wanted me to move to the central coast. I looked at the job offerings in the districts up there. There weren’t enough openings for all of the district kids to get their nepotism jobs and still have some left over for people with zero prior connection to the district.

    • Tania2 says:

      That is really sad. People should be hired on the basis of their qualifications, not who they are related to.

  61. Tania2 says:

    Why do all these celeb kids go into modeling??? Don’t they have the brains to do anything else? It just looks really, really bad on the whole. This seems to be the default job for anyone born to a famous person.