If there’s one member of the Kardashian-Jenner family who doesn’t need an introduction, it’s Kylie Jenner. Jenner’s name continually dominates entertainment news. Questions about whether or not she’s had plastic surgery to news of her highly successful makeup line selling out (yet again) never stop. However, in interview after interview, Jenner claims the person you see online is not the real Kylie, which begs the question: who is Kylie Jenner, exactly?
She hates wearing makeup
Yep, you read that correctly: though she owns her own cosmetics company, Jenner doesn’t like wearing makeup. Despite the heavily made-up version of Jenner we see online, the young business woman told Wonderland Magazine, “I feel like I didn’t really appreciate that side of me; the very simple, no makeup Kylie.” She revealed the only reason she wears makeup is because she thinks that’s what her fans like seeing on social media. “I did feel a sense of Keeping Up With Myself — like, ‘Ooh I need to come up with a new hair color or a new cool makeup trick,'” she said.
She got her first lip injections at 16
Jenner first started making waves on the internet around 2014 when she debuted a dramatically fuller pout. At first, she claimed her bigger lips were an optical illusion, attained by “overlining” her lips. “I love lip liner and over lining my lips,” she told E! News in 2014. Eventually, though, Jenner admitted to having work done. “It’s just an insecurity of mine,” she revealed in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. So why didn’t she tell the truth in the first place? “People are so quick to judge me on anything,” Jenner said. “I might’ve tiptoed around the truth, but I didn’t lie.”
She didn’t let the media storm get her down, though, and instead turned all the talk into cash. She used her famous lips to her advantage, and launched a makeup line that includes lipstick, lip gloss and now eyeshadow — and it consistently sells out.
She had her first kiss in fourth grade
Jenner’s insecurity about the size of her lips didn’t stop her from receiving her first kiss in only fourth grade. “We were in the front yard of my best friend Zoe’s house, just me, Zoe, and Matt. He was one of the hot ones in fourth grade, and yeah, I definitely had a crush on him,” she told Allure while reminiscing about the moment. “It was an innocent peck. Right on the lips. And it was funny and awkward.”
We may not relate to Jenner on many levels, but if there’s anything we’ve all had it’s a “funny and awkward” first kiss.
She changes her look as a way to find out who she is
Take one look through Jenner’s Instagram feed and you’ll see she never sticks to one look for long. “I’ve just had this addiction to changing my hair. It makes me feel like a new person,” she wrote on her website in 2015. But how does she go from a mint green bob one day to back-sweeping, jet black hair the next without going bald in the process? Wigs, of course. And if you ask her, she’s the reason wigs are so popular these days. “I started wigs, and now everyone is wearing wigs,” she told Marie Claire.
While it may seem like her ever changing tresses are a fashion statement, Jenner says she uses the change-ups as a way to learn more about herself as a person. “What I think set everything off is when I cut my hair off when I was 16 and dyed it blue. After that, I just felt so free and wanted to experiment with my look,” she revealed to Interview Magazine. “I thought I knew who I was and what I wanted to look like, but then once I did that, I was like, ‘Whoa, there’s a world of difference.’ I just felt like I could be whoever I wanted to be, and I’m all about, like, experimenting.”
She went through a goth phase
Remember when you were 14, blasting Green Day in your room and lining your eyes with black eyeliner until you basically looked like a raccoon (or was that just me)? Turns out famous kids aren’t immune to that awkward rebellious phase.
Jenner’s sister Khloe Kardashian outed Jenner’s goth phase, complete with “a blonde stripe and bangs that hid her eyes” to Complex. “We were like, ‘What is going on? Kylie, you can’t dress like this!'” Kardashian said. “But she just did not care.” So don’t feel bad — it looks like all the money in the world can’t save you from doing such a thing.