Kylie Jenner is finally breaking out of her shell. The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is opening up for the first time about what it is like to grow up in the public eye and how she manages to stay grounded.
At just 17 years old, the young socialite has managed to build a multi-million dollar brand with the help of her famous family of course. From reality shows, a hair care line, to a clothing line and book deals with sis Kendall Jenner, 19, Kylie is already more successful than most American adults.
For Fault magazine’s 20th anniversary, the teen’s exclusive 12-page spread delves deeper into who she really is behind the fame and fortune.
Here’s some of what the teen had to say…
On Feeling Pressure to Be A Role Model
Kylie: I never feel pressure to be a good role model. I always try to do my best to inspire people to be good and do the right thing, but I just can’t live my life always trying to be a good role model. I try to be the best I can be, but it’s hard sometimes. We’re all human. I just like to live each day and just be me and be real.
I definitely always feel pressure to act a certain way, but I try my best not to let it affect me – although there are times where I’m not totally myself because of that. Even at the mall I feel like I can’t totally be myself. When I’m not in public, I try to always be with my friends, so I can totally be myself and not have to worry about people judging or watching.
On The Difference Between Her Public Image & Real Life:
People are going to judge you no matter what you do. So now I feel like I haven’t been open as much as I used to be. I haven’t really been letting my fans get to know me a lot; I closed down a little. I love to connect with people, but it became just a bigger door for people to judge me. I feel like, growing up, I haven’t had a lot of room for error – I don’t have room to make mistakes. You need to make mistakes to grow and learn, but I’m just a little different because the whole world is watching me, every single thing I do. So I closed my door a little, just until I get a bit older and then I’ll probably get back into it. On Instagram I’m like a different person almost, I just show people what I want people see.
On What She’s Really Like & What Makes Her Happy:
I have to feel like I’m OK with everyone I love in my life. I never want to have bad beef with anybody. I always want everyone to be happy. Also balancing work life and personal life so I never lose myself. Lastly, I don’t think I need a significant other to be happy because I always like to find that for myself, but I think that it makes me a lot happier when I’m sharing my life with somebody.
On Growing A Thicker Skin:
“Being in my family, under scrutiny all the time… it affects the other people around me. My friends can get freaked out when they come into my world. It’s sad when you really think about it. There have been so many people that come into my family’s life that can’t handle it. And we handle a lot. The more people love you, the more there’s going to be people who hate you. So I just feel like the girl who is an easy target to talk about. It’s definitely been crazy, but I feel like we all have trust that we’re in it together and we try to focus on the positive.”
On What Would Surprise People To Find Out About Her:
“There’s definitely a spiritual side to me and I honestly want the best for everyone. I’m not materialistic, I love clothes and all that stuff, but I don’t need it to live. I feel like, not that I’ve had everything, but once you feel you’ve had everything at a young age, you can either go down a path of being spoiled and self-centered, or you see it isn’t everything. I’ve found ways to really enjoy life. But people may get the wrong idea. Having a reality TV show, everyone feels like they know you, but that’s only 10% of my life. There’s a whole other side of me that people don’t see.”
And some of the teen’s reluctance to be more open may have to do with speculation she’s currently dating 25 year old rapper Tyga. Here they are posing separately at this year’s Georgio Armani Grammy After-Party in Los Angeles back in February.
To view more images from Jenner’s Fault magazine go HERE!