Despite the uproar from last year, Kylie Jenner was once again named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teens for 2015. Like it or not, you can’t deny that it’s TRUE. Remember the #kyliejennerlipchallenge? That speaks for itself ;).
Kylie recognizes her and her family’s influence.
I think people expect a lot out of [me and my family]. Whether we’re influential for one reason or another, it is what it is. I know how influential I am over my fans and followers. I feel like everything I do, my hair color, my makeup, I always start these huge trends, and I don’t even realize what I’m capable of. I didn’t care what people had to say; I didn’t even read any of that stuff. People might have been upset because we were next to, like, young girls who started schools and crazy things. But we’re just different people! We’re influential in different ways, and that’s okay.
Kylie admits that social media can give a bit of a false sense of familiarity.
Having a reality TV show, and an app and Snapchat, people think they know exactly who you are. People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video…and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers. In reality, that’s not the case. Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends. But it is what it is. People have to be sensitive to—I hate using the word “celebrities”—people in the spotlight. Because there’s so much more than what you see on the cover of a magazine.
Now that is true!
Kylie also said that she does wish for a normal teenage life. Kinda.
All the time. I dream about it. I never wish to have somebody else’s life—I was meant to have this life for a reason, and I’m going to make the best out of it. But I have normal friends. I sit at my house, and they practically live with me, and I watch them get ready to go to a high school party, hang out with their friends, go to concerts. I was [recently] sitting at home and my friend said, “Come to this concert right now! Wait… I forgot you’re famous.” I can’t just get up and go to a concert. I’ve never been to a concert like that with my friends. So there’s a lot of stuff I’ve missed out on, but there’s a lot of experiences [that I’ve had] that they were never able to experience.
You can read Kylie’s entire interview at the Time magazine website.
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