Kylie Jenner, youngest daughter of the world famous Kardashian-Jenner clan, is a headline-grabber like no other. Barely a day goes by without another of her exploits being detailed in the media for everyone to see, or explained in her own words on the family’s hit reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And yet when the cameras finally turn off she’s a normal person with both good qualities and bad ones, just like the rest of us.
20. She has a controversial pout
In 2015 a 17-year-old Kylie Jenner revealed on Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she had been getting lip fillers to keep her famous pout looking good. The revelation caused a bit of a stir. Indeed, many commentators said she was way too young to be getting any cosmetic enhancements.
19. Her official calendar got her birthday wrong
Kylie’s extremely NSFW 2017 calendar was a hit for obvious reasons, but it wasn’t very accurate when it came to actual dates. The calendar listed her birthday as August 20, when every Jenner fan knows her birthday is actually August 10. D’oh!
18. She skipped the 2016 AMAs because her dog was giving birth
Kylie Jenner loves her dogs. She loves them so much, in fact, that she prioritized them over taking her seat at the 2016 American Music Awards. Because when her greyhound Bambi went into labor the day of the AMAs, Kylie stayed behind to deliver the puppies.
17. She has a scar on her leg from a childhood accident
Look closely at certain pictures of Kylie Jenner and you’ll notice a huge scar on her leg. She got it when she was five years old and enjoying a game of hide-and-seek with Kendall. The youngest Jenner sister climbed atop a pole, and when she slipped it impaled her leg. Ow!
16. She once rocked a Myspace account
Anyone who was anyone in the first half of the ’00s had a Myspace page, and Kylie was no exception. And even as a tiny, fresh-faced teenager it’s clear she had a good dose of confidence, as she wrote “Kylie rocks” on her profile page. You go, girl!
15. She always knew that Caitlyn was transgender
Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender in 2015, but Kylie knew how she identified long before the public announcement. In fact, Caitlyn had informed her daughters a while previously, and Kylie had lent her support. “I’m just happy that she can live her life as herself now,” she told Allure in 2016.
14. She helped write a sci-fi novel
In 2014 Kylie, Kendall and ghostwriter Maya Sloan published a novel called Rebels: City of Indra. It received mixed reviews, but it did well enough to spawn a sequel called Time of the Twins. This book also required the services of another ghostwriter.
13. She was slammed for doing a photoshoot in a wheelchair
Kylie did a rather ill-advised photoshoot for Interview magazine in 2015, one in which she posed provocatively in a wheelchair. She immediately came under fire for using a medical device as a sexy prop. As a result, several disability rights advocates spoke out against her.
12. She started dating Tyga when she was underage
Although they’ve now split, Kylie had an on-off relationship with rapper Tyga for years. However, few people thought it was healthy. Tyga met Kylie when she was 14 and started dating her when she was 16. However, the age of consent in California is actually 18.
11. Kylie Minogue stopped her from trademarking “Kylie”
In 2014 Jenner attempted to trademark the name “Kylie,” but pop singer Kylie Minogue wasn’t having any of it. Not only did she ensure Kylie Jenner’s claim was thrown out, she threw shade on the younger star in a letter, claiming she was a “secondary reality television personality.” Ouch.
10. She has several tattoos, some in well-hidden places
Jenner has the most tattoos of any Kardashian-Jenner. She has a miniature heart and her grandmother’s name on her arms, a tiny “M” on the inside of one of her pinkies and a “T” on her ankle. Oh, and let’s not forget she has the word “sanity” spelled out on her hip.
9. Her mother cut her off when she was still a teenager
Jenner is more than capable of making her own money, but it’s still surprising to know that her mother Kris stopped supporting her at a fairly young age. “My mom cut me off financially three years ago, so I pay for everything,” Kylie told InStyle in 2015. We’re pretty sure she can afford to these days.
8. She accidentally started a social media craze
In 2015 the internet decided it was time to find an easier way to get lips like Kylie Jenner’s. So, suddenly something called the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” sprung up, in which people suctioned their lips in glasses to make them swell up. Kylie herself didn’t approve.
7. She accompanied a stranger to prom
In April 2017 Jenner caused a huge commotion when she showed up unexpectedly at a California high school. Turned out that a teenager prom-goer had invited her to prom when his own date turned him down. Amazingly, she accepted!
6. She has Tyga’s mugshot on display
With wads of cash, Kylie can put anything she wants in her million-dollar houses. But it turns out that – at least at one point – what she really wanted was a framed mugshot of Tyga. She showed off the unusual decoration on her best-selling app.
5. She feels like she’s gone “too far” with her lip injections before
In a 2016 interview with Allure, Jenner came clean about her famous pout and how it didn’t look quite right at one point. “I definitely made my lips a little too big at one point,” she said. “I got excited and felt like I needed to do a lot.”
4. She hates wearing makeup
It’s a very odd thing considering that she owns a cosmetics company, but in 2015 Jenner told Interview that, if not for social media, she probably wouldn’t wear lipsticks and foundations at all. “I honestly hate wearing makeup,” she said. Underneath her foundation, Jenner actually boasts a face full of cute freckles.
3. She once photographed a cake with the N-word on it
In September 2015 Kylie threw a party for her closest gal pal, Jordyn Woods. Indeed, the birthday bash included a cake with the N-word iced onto it. Kylie posted a pic of it on her Instagram but later had to backtrack and say she actually had nothing to do with it.
2. She gave some of her blushes very dubious names
Turns out there’s more to cosmetics than just creating cute colors: you have to know what to name your products as well. Unfortunately, Kylie named her March 2017 blushes things like “Barely Legal” and “Virginity.” People were very quick to criticize the sexualization.
1. She may not actually like being Kylie Jenner
In 2016 Jenner let slip a curious statement when giving an interview to Complex. “I don’t want to be ‘Kylie Jenner.’ It’s become a job more than who I am. I don’t even want to be that person anymore,” she said. Whatever Jenner meant by this exactly, we hope she’s happy.