Kylie Jenner was a frightful 10 years old when Keeping Up with the Kardashians first aired what seemed like forever ago. Now, at 18, she’s alllll about it. Girl talked to Allure about fame, who she is and about “quitting the biz,” which I find highly unlikely. Here are the highlights:
“I can’t remember what it’s like not to be famous,” Jenner tells Allure in her August cover interview, explaining that her life in the spotlight has taught her to appreciate true happiness: “I’m a special case.”
She says, “I’m able to appreciate what true happiness is all about. A new car, that’s not real happiness. That lasts a month. That’s short-term happiness.”
So, what, in Jenner’s mind, constitutes this real happiness? “Being with your friends,” she says.
Her close-knit relationship with her family also helps: “Honestly, 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.”
And apparently, she thinks her fame is/will be temporary.
“I know I don’t want to be famous forever,” Jenner says. “There’s gonna be a time where I feel comfortable, I’m at a good place in my life, and I just stop.”
Jenner also says people don’t know the REAL her:
“On Snapchat I show people what I think they want to see,” she divulges. “That’s not me. It’s a projected image. A brand. I’m not a different person. I just don’t show all of me.”
“Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram,” she said. “You know, I’ll probably delete my Instagram and just … I don’t know, live life.”
Okay, I’m going to call BS. First of all, I don’t think Kylie’s going to stop with social media. Second, it feels like she’s saying she isn’t living her life, or that social media expression is for the young/not for “serious” adults who have kids and lives. A little narrow. But what do I expect? She’s 18.