Kylie Jenner is following in her big sister and style icon Kim's bold footsteps by daring to bare in a provocative photoshoot for Interview magazine, and she isn't shy about showing off the infamous family trait!
Despite the racy nature of the shoot, that appears to be inspired by the controversial artist Alan Jones, the accompanying interview is a surprisingly earnest account of how it feels to grow up in the spotlight.
Kylie told interviewers that she is desperately trying not to lose touch in her rapidly rising fame, she explained:
"I’m just trying to not lose myself through this process, because I feel like I’ve already lost parts of me, like, my youth. I feel like I’m going to look back and be like, “Damn, I wish I could’ve just been a kid and done normal teen - age stuff that my friends get to do.” But it also is a blessing."
The youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan also revealed that her feelings are deeply hurt by things that she reads about her online, and that just like any other teenager, she has insecurities. She said:
"I wake up every morning with the worst anxiety. I don’t know why. I have, like, a problem. I wake up every morning at, like, seven or eight because I think that there’s a bad story about me, and I have to check. My worst fear is waking up and finding something bad about me on the Internet."
Although the life that Kylie presents to her fans is immaculately manicured and preened, the 18-year-old seemed eager to let people know that this is a constructed image rather than her essence as a person. She told interviewers that:
"There is absolutely a side of me that people don’t know. I’m not myself on Snapchat or Instagram. That’s totally not me.I’m way flashier on Instagram and Snapchat, because I feel like that’s what people want to see and that’s what I’ve always done, so I’m not going to stop."
Perhaps most surprisingly, Kylie revealed that she has grown to hate wearing makeup yet she feels pressured to support such a heavy look in order to stand up to media scrutiny. She explained:
"I would probably just never dress up, I would never wear makeup, because I honestly hate wearing makeup. Lately, I’ve just been so over it.I feel like I’m way too young to wear such heavy makeup all the time. It’s just bad for your skin, but I’m always doing photo shoots or red carpets and events, so I just obviously want to look good."
Although the photos and the interview are a bizarre juxtaposition, it's hard not to feel for Kylie who must feel an enormous amount of pressure to conform to a certain sort of beauty thanks to her famous big sisters. There is a lot of weight on very young shoulders and I hope she manages to keep her head.
(Source: Interview Magazine)