What We Learned From Kylie Jenner’s Latest Tell-All Interview

Kylie Jenner is a new kind of celebrity. We have watched this woman mature from onscreen little sister to, controversially, the youngest “self-made” billionaire in the world. You may not follow her on Instagram, but there is simply no denying the cultural power Jenner harnesses. Millions of fans, both proud and guilty, are seemingly desperate to know more about the youngest member of the ubiquitous Kardashian clan. In her most recent interview with Paper magazine, Kylie revealed some surprising personal truths. She finally spoke overtly about what many consider to be her elaborately cosmetic pubescent growth spurt from buck-toothed teen to pouting pin-up. “People think I fully went under the knife and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false,” she said. She did not deny her use of fillers but claimed her look is otherwise entirely achieved with make up. 

The star also spoke out about her Forbe’s billionaire status controversy. The finance magazine did a profile on female billionaires and touted Jenner’s cosmetic fortune as “self-made.” The backlash was swift and brutal. Jenner defended herself, saying, “My parents told me I needed to make my own money. ‘It’s time to learn how to save and spend your own money,’ stuff like that. What I’m trying to say is I did have a platform, but none of my money is inherited.” She went on to assert that “the self-made thing is true” and that her parents “cut her off at the age of 15.” Jenner also spoke about her supernove brand, Kylie Cosmetics. “I just knew for myself as a customer, like, why am I buying a lip liner and a different lipstick? I wanted it the same color, I wanted it to be easy,” she recalls. “And I really spent every last dime that I had starting it, not even knowing if it would be successful.”

Jenner also spoke about becoming a mother to her daughter, Stormi. The 21-year-old spoke openly about the deliberate choice to become a parent. “It’s genuinely what I wanted… to be a young mom,” she says. “I thought, This I what I want to do, and if people accept it or don’t accept it then I’m okay with every outcome.”