Kylie Kristen Jenner (born August 10, 1997) is an American reality television personality, socialite and model. She is best known for appearing on the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In 2012, she collaborated with the clothing brand PacSun, along with her sister Kendall, and created their own line “Kendall & Kylie”.
In 2014, Time magazine listed the Jenner sisters on their The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 list for their considerable influence among teens on social media. She appeared on the same list the following year. As of 2016, she is one of the top 10 most followed celebrities on Instagram.
In 2015, Jenner launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Cosmetics and a best-selling app, which reached number 1 on the iTunes app store.
Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest daughter of 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) and TV personality Kris Jenner. She has an older sister, Kendall. On Kris’s side of the family, she has three older half-sisters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, and one older half-brother, Rob. Jenner also has three older half-brothers from Caitlyn’s side of the family—Burt, Brandon, and Brody Jenner—and an older half-sister, Casey. Jenner attended Sierra Canyon School, where she was a member of the cheerleading team. In 2012, she decided homeschooling would be a better option and enrolled in an at-home education program, from which she graduated with a high school diploma in July 2015 from Laurel Springs School.
In 2007, Jenner, along with her parents and siblings, Kendall, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob, began appearing in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which chronicles the personal and professional lives of their family members. The series was successful for its network, E!, and has resulted in the creation of numerous spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, in which Jenner has made multiple guest appearances. There have also been speculations about a possible spin-off series starring the Jenner sisters, following a multi-year extension deal that the family signed with the E! network in 2015.
Jenner has two nail lacquers from the Nicole by OPI nail polish brand called Wear Something Spar-kylie and Rainbow in the S-kylie. They earned $100,000 each for their OPI endorsements in 2013. On November 15, 2013, the Jenner sisters announced that they would launch The Kendall & Kylie Collection with PacSun which launched on February 2013. Since its conception, the sisters have released several collections for this line. In July 2013, the Jenner sisters launched a jewelry line with Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse to create the Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie jewelery collection.
In February 2014, she and Kendall launched a shoe and handbag line for Steve Madden’s Madden Girl line. Jenner launched her hair extension line with Bellami Hair, entitled Kylie Hair Kouture, which includes sixteen different shades and a wet to dry hair-brush. In March 2015, skin care line Nip + Fab announced that Jenner became their second ambassador ever since Millie Mackintosh.
In June 2015, the Jenner sisters launched their clothing line Kendall + Kylie with British fashion retailer Topshop. On August 18, 2015, Jenner announced she will be launching her first lipstick line as a part of her self-titled lip kit. In September 2015, Jenner launched her new personalized website and mobile app. In 2016, Jenner released a short film for her lip kits. It was filmed at the Mojave Desert in Lancaster, California near the historical abandoned hotel, Easy Rest Inn. Model Jasmine Sanders made an appearance in the short film.
Kendall & Kylie & Kylie Cosmetics Brand
Jenner became skincare brand Nip + Fab’s second-ever ambassador in March 2015. The Jenner sisters were booed while introducing brother-in-law Kanye West’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2015. In May 2015, an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in which Jenner admitted to getting a lip augmentation. Her enhanced lips from lip fillers created speculation and gained her publicity. Prior to the episode’s debut, Jenner stated that she merely used lip liner and over lined her lips. As a result, the practice of suctioning one’s lips into a small glass in order to induce greater blood flow to swell the lips was called the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” (though there was no indication that Jenner herself employed this method). Jenner responded to this by stating, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.” In June 2015, the Jenner sisters launched their clothing line Kendall + Kylie with British fashion retailer Topshop. This Topshop clothing line also featured swimsuits. In August 2015, Jenner announced that she would be launching her first lipstick line as a part of her self-titled lip kit. In September 2015, Jenner launched her new personalized website and mobile app. In October 2015, Jenner starred in Tyga’s music video for his song “Dope’d Up” as a zombie.
Jenner released a three minute-long promotional video for a series of lip glosses in March 2016, directed by Colin Tilley and starring fellow models Karin Jinsui, Mara Teigen, and Jasmine Sanders. The song in the video was revealed to be “Three Strikes” by Terror Jr, a band created on the same day as the release of the video; however, the lead singer, whose true identity remains unknown and who goes by the alias “Lisa”, was heavily speculated to be Jenner herself. However, Jenner subsequently denied any involvement with the band. In May 2016, she made her musical debut rapping on producer Burberry Perry’s song “Beautiful Day”, with Lil Yachty, model Jordyn Woods, and Justine Skye. A man named Marvin Magallanes made multiple attempts to crash his car through the gates of the gated community where Jenner was living in June 2016. Magallanes subsequently confessed to the murder of a homeless man in Anaheim in May 2017. In fall of 2016, Jenner was announced to be the new face of PUMA along with Rae Sremmurd. In April 2017, she made a surprise appearance at the Rio Americano High School prom in Sacramento alongside junior Albert Ochoa after hearing that his date had turned him down.
In June 2017, Kylie announced two new cosmetics sets in collaboration with her sister Khloe Kardashian and the Kylie Cosmetics KoKo collection. Later that month, Jenner was accused of stealing designs for a series of camouflage items released on her online store from independent design label PluggedNYC, whose creative director supported the claims. Later that June, Jenner was placed at number 59 on the Forbes Celebrity 100, which calculates the 100 highest-paid celebrities of the previous 12 months, after earning approximately US$41,000,000, making her the youngest person on the list at 19 years old. Jenner collaborated with Melbourne-based sunglasses brand Quay Australia to release a line of sunglasses, Quay x Kylie.
On June 28, 2017, the Jenner sisters announced that they would be releasing a line of “vintage” t-shirts, featuring the likenesses of various rock and rap artists including The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Metallica, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin. with pictures of the Jenner sisters superimposed over them, for their Kendall + Kylie line of clothing. The line was called “Rock vs. Rap”.However, the day after, the shirts were taken down after receiving swift backlash, including from relatives and colleagues of the figures depicted on the shirts themselves. Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne, tweeted that the two “had not earned the right to put their faces over musical icons”, and that they should “stick to what they know…lip gloss”. The manager of The Doors, Jim Jampol, called the two “attention-seeking missiles”, calling the shirts “ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst” and “spitting in the face and on top of art and message and soul and legacy”. Voletta Wallace, mother of The Notorious B.I.G, posted a picture on Instagram with a large red X over a t-shirt depicting Kendall’s face over a picture of Biggie, writing that “This product has no affiliation to the Notorious B.I.G. estate. The estate was never contacted about using the likeness of Biggie.” Wallace went on to describe the shirts as “disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst”. The sisters tweeted out an apology.
She will star in an upcoming reality show revolving around her life, Life of Kylie, beginning in August 2017.
Jenner, along with her sister Kendall, have co-hosted numerous public events together. The sisters hosted Glee: The 3D Concert Movie at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California on August 6, 2011, as well as the premiere of The Vow in Hollywood, California on February 6, 2012. The Jenners also interviewed the cast of The Hunger Games premiere in the Bing Box at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012. The Jenner sisters co-hosted the 2014 Much Music Video Awards, where Kylie made her acting debut in a promo for the show in Toronto, Canada, on June 15, 2014. The Jenner sisters introduced brother-in-law Kanye West’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015.
Jenner began her modeling career with the Sears line “Crush Your Style” and has done photo shoots with photographer Nick Saglimbeni and modeled for her cousin Natasha’s clothing company. She has also expressed an interest in acting, but has explained that college is a greater priority. Jenner announced that she hopes to pursue an acting career, saying “Right now I love designing and I want to pursue that career once I turn 18, but acting is something I would regret not giving a chance when I’m older, so I would love to try it and see if I like it, I used to do plays in school and then in my community. I would participate in all of them ’til I was 13”. In August 2014, the Jenner sisters appeared in singer PartyNextDoor’s “Recognize” music video which also featured Drake. In 2011, they were featured in Seventeen magazine’s Style Stars of the Year, and selected them as “Style Ambassadors” for the magazine. In 2014, the Jenner sisters co-authored science fiction novel Rebels: City of Indra with ghostwriter Maya Sloan. The novel was criticized upon release as a ghostwritten work, which prompted Sloan to clarify that the book was compiled and edited from the Jenner sisters’ original ideas.
Jenner has been featured on the covers of various teen, beauty and fashion magazines, including Cosmopolitan (February 2015), Teen Vogue (March 2012, May 2015), Marie Claire Mexico (March 2014), Seventeen (September 2012), Remix (March 2015), Seventeen Prom (January 2014) and Girlfriend (September 2014).
After Jenner turned 18, She was the cover girl for Galore magazine. She wore a mature custom made dress by gypsy fashion designer Michael Costello. The article was about why she chose to grow up so fast.
Jenner set up an eBay account where she auctions old clothing to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The Kardashian and Jenner sisters used eBay in this way to raise $27,682.96 for their charities in 2013. Jenner joined her family in a charity yard sale on November 10, 2013. Proceeds from the sale were donation-matched and sent to Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry and the Greater Los Angeles Fisher House Foundation. She joined Khloe, Kendall, Lil Twist, and The Game at PINZ bowling alley in Studio City, California for a charity bowling game on January 19, 2014. The event was held to raise money for The Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit for which The Game pledged to raise $1 million in donations. The Jenner sisters participated in singer Chris Brown’s two Kick’n It For Charity Celebrity Kickball games in Glendale, California on July 19, 2014 and on August 16, 2014. At the first game, she competed on actor/singer Quincy Brown’s Team; while Kendall played on Chris Brown’s Team Breezy.
In May 2015, an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in which Jenner admitted to getting a lip augmentation. Her enhanced lips from lip fillers created speculation and gained her publicity. Prior to the episode’s debut, Jenner stated that she merely used lip liner and over lined her lips. As a result, the practice of suctioning one’s lips into a small glass in order to induce greater blood flow to swell the lips was called the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” (though there was no indication that Jenner herself employed this method). Jenner responded to this by stating, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.”
In February 2015, Jenner purchased a $2.7 million five-bedroom, 5.5-bath mansion in an upscale gated community in Calabasas, California.
Jenner had been in a highly publicized and controversial relationship with rapper Tyga since late 2014. The two were first public about their relationship after Kylie turned 18 in 2015. The pair were first seen holding hands in Mexico a couple of days after her 18th birthday. They also attended New York Fashion Week together in New York City in October 2015. They ended their relationship in May 2016. They reconciled in June 2016.