Kylie’s Inner Struggle: “I Don’t Even Know Who Kylie Jenner Is!”
You may think you know her, but J-14 reveals a side of Kylie
you’ve never seen before!
From the outside looking in, it may seem like Kylie Jenner has it all: She attends glamorous red carpet events, has a killer wardrobe, a makeup empire and the list goes on. The 19-year-old reality T.V. star lives a life most of us only dream about, so Kylie’s recent emotional confession may come as a surprise to you: That girl with the flawless makeup and perfect pout on Instagram is nothing but an illusion. “Kylie Jenner is who you see on Instagram, but I am not Kylie Jenner,” she opens up. “I don’t know who Kylie Jenner is.”
“I don’t like showing my personality”
Could it be — is Kylie hiding who she really is from her fans? Not quite. “I show people what I think they want to see,” she says. “It’s a projected image, a brand. I’m not a different person. I just don’t show all of me.” That may sound familiar. Think about it: You probably have a friend or two who are constantly trying to fit in
with those around them, picking up new interests and styles to fit in. It’s easy to forget that Kylie is a teen just like everyone else — and she’s afraid of what other people think of her. “I don’t show my personality a lot because when I do, I get vulnerable and people make fun of me,” she confides. Kylie’s heartbreaking confession reminds us that even though she’s has tons of followers on social media, that doesn’t mean that they’re all supportive. With bullies calling her out, it’s no wonder Kylie isn’t comfortable showing us the real person she is.
“I just want to be normal”
One thing Kylie is very up-front about her desire to be a regular teen — just like you. “I’m over not being able to go out and be normal,” she admits. “Sometimes I just want to be a kid. I just can’t remember what it’s like to go out and have nobody know who I am.” Indeed, it must be rough always needing to look your best when you run to Starbucks or not being able to hit up the mall with your friends without causing a commotion.
While there may be lots of perks to being famous, the real Kylie knows fame won’t make her truly happy. “I can’t remember what it’s like not to be famous, so I’m able to appreciate what true happiness is all about,” she explains. “A new car, that’s not real happiness — that lasts a month.” She knows that life is about the simple things, as well as being surrounded by people that lift her up.
For Kylie, those people are her closest friends and her famous family, who likely understand what she’s going through better than anyone. “If I didn’t have my family in my life, and I was going through all of this myself, I don’t know what I would do,” she opens up. Having them around allows her to learn and grow into the person she wants to be — without being judged.
“The real Kylie Jenner is sensitive”
Underneath the fame and fortune, Kylie seems a lot more relatable. Although the pressures she deals with are different than yours, she feels them all the same. None of us are perfect, but it’s refreshing to hear a celeb like Kylie admit she isn’t either. “People want to see me have a cool hair color and dress a certain way and have pretty makeup on and heels — that’s always been me, but it’s also exhausting for everyday life,” she admits. Even though it’s hard, Kylie’s working on letting her fans in and showing off her true personality. “The real Kylie Jenner is sensitive, weird, and I love really hard,” she smiles. Now, that sounds like someone we’d like to get to know!
“When you open yourself up, there’s more room for people to say things about you,” Kylie admits. Pucker up!