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Kylie Jenner. While it’s easy for those of us on the outside to watch her on our screens — she has over 55 million followers on Instagram, got 1.75 million downloads of her app the week it launched, and is one of the most viewed people on Snapchat — and assume she’s the girl who has it all, the 18-year-old global star is just as human as any of us. In the past, she’s spoken candidly about suffering from anxiety and dealing with bullying, but rather than hide in the corner, Kylie’s taken these experiences and found a way to triumph from them. Having felt insecure as a kid for having “small lips” — and then, after using lipliner and temporary fillers, getting flack for making them bigger — she’s made this former source of insecurity the core of her brand and launched a burgeoning beauty business with her Kylie Lip Kits (which, as of press time, were all sold out on her site). – Paper Magazine.

Check out pictures & Highlights from her interview BELOW. Full Interview HERE

 

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@elijahmccoy: What is the biggest misconception you think people have about you?

@kyliejenner: 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.

 

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@itsjeremyscott: One thing I admire about you is how you use Instagram to bring light to struggles that your followers have from diseases to rape. What inspired you to want to start doing this?

@kyliejenner: Growing up and being a young teen socialite comes with a lot of negativity and a lot of mean comments and online bullying and I turn to these people who have real issues and have overcome bullying and done something amazing with it and they really inspire me. They make me feel like, “Oh wow, they’re going through something much bigger than I could ever imagine.” It’s just amazing how they stay positive and I wanted to share that with my fans and followers.

 

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@jenatkinhair: How does it feel to be considered a worldwide style and beauty icon for generation Z?

@kyliejenner: 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.

 

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Photography by Erik Madigan Heck (@erikmadiganheck)

Styling by Rushka Bergman (@rushkabergman)

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)