The same magazine that shot Kim Kardashian‘s cover that broke the internet a while back has now featured the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan as their cover star!
Paper Magazine released teaser pictures a few days ago (click here if you missed it) and now, the full issue is out with Kylie Jenner answering questions via Instagram DM from her fans all around the world in lieu of an actual interview.
The 18-year old star speaks candidly about suffering from anxiety and dealing with bullying and how she found a way to rise above her insecurities and launching her beauty business with ‘Kylie Lip Kits’ which get sold out as soon as they are put up on her website.
Kylie has also launched an anti-bullying campaign on Instagram, sharing the stories of other young people who have dealt with harassment in their own lives. It’s her connection with these fans – particularly fans her own age – that led Time Magazine to name her as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.
Since she was 9 years old, she has shared her life (and literally grown up) with tech-savvy fans, and Paper Magazine invited some of them (and a few of her famous friends) to contribute to her cover story by DMing interview questions over Instagram.
Here are Kylie’s answers to some questions:
What is the biggest misconception you think people have about you?
Probably that I’m just super fake and that at 16/17, I got my full face reconstructed and that I only care about materialistic things.
What is the single most important thing you hope to accomplish with your life?
Business-wise, I would love to have a really successful cosmetic line and then family/personal-wise, I’d like to have a really big family and a farm.
You recently said that you thought having your first kid at 30 is “too late.” Do you still feel that way?
I don’t want to start [having] a baby when I’m 30! I don’t believe in after 30 — I don’t know.
What does your family think of that since your sisters have been 30 or older when they had their first kid?
But they all wanted to have kids before. Kim was like, “I better have two kids before 30.” She always said that.
How does it feel to be considered a worldwide style and beauty icon for generation Z?
It’s really crazy. I never really think about it until I’ll do a hair color and then I’ll see all my fans in the same hair color. It’s just crazy how much influence I have. It’s cool.
When was the first time you realized the level of influence you had on fans?
I think it all started with my lips when I would overline them. I didn’t see one other girl wearing nude lipstick — I didn’t even care about the lipstick, I just wanted my lips to be bigger — and then I started seeing a bunch of girls wearing nude lipstick. I was going to MAC and Sephora and I’d try to buy my lipstick and the girls working there would be like, “Kylie, everyone comes in asking what color you use. Everything’s sold out — I’m sorry!” They were like, “These people should be paying you! Everyone comes in and asks for your color.” And then the Kylie Jenner makeup tutorials started coming and it became a big thing. I feel like that’s when I really realized.
See more colourful photos from the shoot here:
Photo Assistant: Taemur Moazzam / Digital Tech: James Goethals
Hair: Tokyo Stylez (@tokyostylez)
Makeup: Joyce Bonelli (@joycebonelli)
Manicurist: Denise Bourne (@denisebourne22) For The Rex Agency (@therexagency) using Chanel (@chanelofficial)
From Paper Magazine