“When people bully you about what you want to do, or for being silly and funny, it makes you not want to be silly and funny anymore.
I’m ‘Kylie Jenner’ to the world, but I’m just ‘Kylie’ to my friends and family.” For example, Khloé remembers her sister’s goth phase during the sixth grade, when Jenner had black hair with a blonde stripe and bangs that hid her eyes. “That’s when people started making fun of me,” she says.
Her uniform often consisted of red-and-black fishnets and the blackest eyeliner she could find. Mean comments on Keek and online made her insecure, and more closed off.
“Growing up with her, I always knew her name, but now everybody else knows it, too. It feels different when you say it now: But unlike Kim, whose initial claims to fame were a sex tape and reality TV, Kylie is a new kind of celebrity: one whose stardom is fueled primarily by the image she portrays on social media.
That fame—along with the Kardashian-Jenner name, of course—has opened many doors for her.
“I don’t sit around and stare at my cars and Snapchat them,” she says. “It was really fun, but I don’t think we got to fully live it out,” Jenner says. I didn’t know who I was a year ago, and I still don’t know exactly who I am now.
“That’s what people think I do, but there’s a big part of my life that I don’t like to show. “I wish we got to go to Six Flags or somewhere really public and see what that was like.” Jenner is quick to note that “fame isn’t bad,” but growing up in the spotlight is challenging. You’re trying to grow up and make mistakes and everybody’s watching.” When Jenner was in her mid-teens, she shared parts of her life on Keek, a free online social networking service that allows users to share short videos. “I showed everyone my funny and crazy side.” Her clips included filming make-believe fight scenes, making silly faces and voices at the camera, and singing, karaoke-style, Kanye West’s “Blood on the Leaves” in a public bathroom.
I didn’t think you were gonna be good at kissing,’” she remembers, crossing her arms and hunching over. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips.
The conversation obviously makes her uncomfortable. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.” She lied about the fillers because, at the time, she thought it was the right thing to do. “What if I came out and said, ‘Oh, yeah, I got my lips done’? These kids, my fans, they’re going to think I’m crazy. I didn’t want people to think you had to get your lips done to feel good about yourself.
In person, Jenner looks much shorter, but just as alluring.
She’s just finished lunch with Tyga and is wearing a white skintight dress, silver metallic booties, and a silver satin bomber jacket.
The Chateau is one of Jenner’s regular destinations, perhaps because it’s among the few places she can go and be left alone.