Kendall Jenner Rebuffs Giuliana Rancic at Billboard Music Awards, Skips Her Air Kiss

Kendall Jenner and Giuliana Rancic
Kendall Jenner rebuffed Giuliana Rancic at the Billboard Music Awards by skipping her air kiss. Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Maybe next time just try a handshake? Giuliana Rancic is a veteran of live TV, having hosted years of red carpet pre shows for E! News, but Sunday's Billboard Music Awards outing gave her a bit of trouble. Interviewing the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora, Rancic had face time with fellow E! star Kendall Jenner, but the interview didn’t exactly end as planned.

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Chatting with Jenner, 19, and her plus-ones Olivier Rousteing and Jourdan Dunn, Rancic, 40, tried to deliver a European air kiss to Bruce Jenner's seond youngest daughter, who clearly didn't get the message. When Jenner politely kissed one of Rancic's cheeks, the interviewer tried to play it cool as E! cameras panned to her colleague Terrence Jenkins as a distraction.

Prior to the unintentional brush-off, Jenner did fill Rancic in on how her dad is coping with his recently announced transition. "Honestly, I've never seen him happier and that alone makes me so happy," the teen said, hours before the network aired a special Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode titled About Bruce.

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On the special, Jenner and her sisters reflected on their early years with the former Olympian, and spoke candidly about his gender transition.

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"He taught me how to ride a bike and be the tomboy that I am. Every single day we went to school 45 minutes away from home, he would drive us to school, he'd be the first one in line to pick us up,” Jenner said. "He's the most amazing person I know," she said. "I couldn't ask for a better dad."

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