Kylie Jenner is the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and she is arguably the most successful. She is considered to be the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, and there is no denying she has an impressive following on social media and a legion of loyal fans who hang on her every word (or maybe in this case, “like” all her photos). But the Kylie Jenner the world sees, and the Kylie behind-the-scenes may be two very different people.
She may seem like she loves attention, and her willingness to open up her life to the world thanks to a reality TV show and social media would certainly suggest that, but fans don’t know Kylie as well as they think they do. Below are 15 secrets about her life that have come to light!
15 Kylie Posts What You Want To See Because It’s All About Creating A Brand
Kylie Jenner may have grown up on a reality TV show, but she is also careful about what she shares with the world because it needs to fit with her brand. She seemed to hint at this in an interview with TIME (via TheList), saying: "Having a reality TV show, and an app and Snapchat, people think they know exactly who you are..." It seems "think" would be the key word here!
14 Actually, No One Knows Her As Well As They Think They Do
In the same interview with TIME (via TheList) Kylie Jenner spoke about how her social media posts and the stories about her online give people a certain impression of who she is, although not entirely accurate. "People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video... and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers,” she said, adding, "In reality, that's not the case. Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends."
13 She’d Like To Live A Life Behind-The-Scenes, Or So She Says
When you look at Kylie Jenner’s social media you may get the impression that she loves attention. But does she really want people to recognize her every time she goes out? And does she really want to have brands scrambling to make deals with her, and the adoration of millions? Well, maybe, but also maybe not.
In 2016, she said she was tired of the attention, telling Wonderland magazine (via Entertainment Tonight), “I want to be a businesswoman and be behind-the-scenes. Kylie Jenner needs to retire." It’s been three years since she made that statement though!
12 She Has A ‘Weird’ Collection, And It’s Not What You’d Expect
Superfans think they know everything there is to know about Kylie Jenner: her favorite brands, what she likes to eat for breakfast, and her weird collections. But probably not many people know that she used to collect rubber ducks, and she told Wonderland magazine that for “every birthday” all she wanted was to be gifted rubber ducks! If you were wondering, she says she still has them!
11 Why Does She Have So Many Different Looks? Because She Wants To Feel Like A ‘New Person’
Kylie Jenner is known to change her appearance often, and she’s always sporting a bright-colored wig or changing up the length of her hair with pricey hair extensions. Her appearance is important for her brand, but have you ever stopped to think about why she keeps changing it?
TheList found out, and notes that Jenner wrote about these changes on her website, telling fans that changing her hair made her feel “like a new person."
10 She Posts A Lot Of NSFW Photos, But She’s Actually Quite Shy
Kylie Jenner posts photos of herself flaunting her curves, showing off skin, and always looking impeccably groomed. Who she is on social media, and who she is behind-the-scenes may be two very different people though because although she looks like she has all the confidence in the world, she is actually quite shy!
“I still get really shy easily,” she wrote on her website (via People).
9 She Kept Her Pregnancy To Herself Because It Was ‘Unexpected’
When Kylie Jenner found out she was pregnant with her daughter, Stormi, she did something unexpected: she kept it to herself! The Kardashian-Jenner clan are famous because of their willingness to share their lives with the world, but Jenner wanted to keep this moment for herself, and perhaps that’s because she had not planned on having a child. At least, not according to a People insider.
The insider told the publication that the pregnancy was ‘an unexpected but completely amazing turn of events…”
8 No List About Kylie Jenner’s Secrets Is Complete Without A Mention Of Her Lips
Kylie Jenner likes to change up her looks with different color hairstyles and new clothing, but no list about her “secrets” would be complete without a mention of her lips. Jenner’s fans noticed that as she aged, she seemed to have a fuller pout, which is something she claimed was thanks to good makeup. She did finally come clean about her lip injections though, NickiSwift reports.
7 And She Got Her First Lip Injections As A Teenager (Although She Lied About It At First)
This point sort of ties into the aforementioned point about Kylie Jenner’s lips, and how she had denied having any sort of cosmetic work done. However, NickiSwift notes that she got lip injections when she was 16, and she claimed in an interview with Complex that she didn’t want to come clean about what she had done because she was afraid to be seen as a “bad influence.”
6 She Is Actually Uncomfortable With All The Attention She Gets
Kylie Jenner has admitted that she can be shy, but she’s still chosen to live her life in the public eye and actively posts photos and videos on social media. She has an impressive following, but all the attention she gets can actually make Jenner feel uncomfortable.
According to Narcity, Jenner stated on her show, Life of Kylie, that she “hates a lot of the attention she gets.”
5 According To Reports, There Is A Lot Of Sibling Rivalry And Jealousy Between Kylie And Kendall
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are the two youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and fans may think that they are incredibly close because of their small age gap and their many collaborations over the years. But according to MSN, there have been reports of sibling rivalry and jealousy between these two, with an insider telling RadarOnline: “There’s so much envy between these two, it’s as though they’re not happy when the other’s doing well…”
4 The Secrets To Her Fuller Looking Bust? Not Surgery, But A Wonderbra
Kylie Jenner’s decision to live her life in the public eye has opened her up to a lot of speculation and criticism, including whether or not she has had cosmetic work done. At one point, fans were wondering if she had had breast augmentation surgery, but Her.ie notes that the secret to Jenner’s fuller bust was simply a great bra.
Jenner discussed this on her app, writing, “I just use the 'bombshell bra' by Victoria's Secret. It’s life-changing.”
3 She Has A Beauty Empire But Doesn’t Actually Like Wearing Makeup
It may seem strange that a person who has created a beauty empire (where she has made most of her fortune) doesn’t actually like wearing makeup! According to TheList, Jenner has said she only wears makeup because that’s what her fans like seeing on social media.
Although it seems that liking makeup and wearing it are two different things, as fans regularly see Kylie Jenner with her face done up!
2 Apparently, A Trait You Should Know About Her Is That She’s Incredibly Stubborn
There are many different words that can be used to describe Kylie Jenner, but one that most people would not associate with her is “stubborn.” Although, if reports are to be believed, then this would be an accurate description. According to Life & Style magazine (via CheatSheet) an insider has said: “If you knew Kylie — she can be very stubborn. When she makes her decisions, she sticks by them…”
1 She Couldn’t Go Two Hours Without Talking To Jordyn Woods, And, Well, Times Have Changed
Perhaps one of the biggest tragedies in the celebrity world was when Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods ceased to be friends. These two had celebrated their close bond and were BFF goals for so many people, with Jenner even stating (via People) that they often didn’t go more than two hours without talking.
And then that changed after the whole Tristan Thompson drama came to light, and now one of the most solid celebrity friendships is no more!
Sources: TheList, Wonderland magazine, People, NickiSwift, Narcity, MSN, Her.ie, CheatSheet.