Kendall Jenner flubbed her lines at the Billboard Awards: funny or sad?

Kendall Jenner

Kendall and Kylie Jenner represented the Kardashian Klan at last night’s Billboard Music awards. Wow. Kendall is wearing an Olcay Gulsen jumpsuit that is sleek and works because this is a less formal award show. She’s so tall and slender that she can pull off shiny metallic pants (even high waisted ones). Kendall is also 18, so the bit of sideboob she’s showing doesn’t freak me out. She’s already shown more than that, so it’s fine.

Kylie is a different matter in that low-cut, tight white dress. She’s only 16, and it feels skeevy to see her nipping out so brazenly. Her two-toned hair is cute, very fresh and young, but the dress leaves nothing to the imagination. These girls never stood a chance at normalcy with a mom like Kris Jenner.

Kendall had presenting duties, and she flubbed her lines in a big way. She seemed hyperactive and nervous as she introduced 5 Seconds of Summer. By the time she got to their name, she started to say, “One Direction” instead. She laughed it off by saying, “Guys, I’m the worst reader.” Can we chalk this up to the Jenner brand of homeschooling, or was it a simple case of nerves? See what you think:

I don’t know if Kendall truly messed up. This could have been a nefarious plan from the devious mind of Kris Jenner. Kendall dated Harry Styles for a brief moment in time last year. A flubbed line or two can grab a lot of press, and it’s a good way to get some extra mileage out of a long-gone relationship. I don’t think Kendall and Harry were ever serious, but now we’re wondering if she’s thinking about him. After this happened last night, the #Kendallyouhadonejob hashtag went wild on Twitter. See, it worked.

Jylie Jenner

Kendall Jenner

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  1. Petee says:

    Oh these poor girls.Why were they even there?They have nothing to do with music at all.I think Kendall messed up because of nerves and not some fake romance.I feel sorry for the younger one who has obviously had implants and fillers in her lips already.

  2. jade says:

    No one can convince me Kylie’s lips haven’t been enhanced! She dresses waayyyy to grown for 16! I can’t imagine how she’ll dress once she’s 18!

    • Dani2 says:

      I definitely think she dresses too sensually for 16, I feel like she’s been 18 since she was around 14. With a mum like Kris though, what can you expect? She isn’t interested in giving her children the childhood they should have, she’s only interested in money.

    • HH says:

      According to her Twitter outburst a while back she didn’t have her lips done and shame on people speculating on that, “she’s only 16 and it hurts [her] feelings.” Yeah. Homegirl dresses like the above all the time, attends adult events, and yet, wants to fall back on being 16. it just doesn’t work like that.

    • claire says:

      You can tell she does do a little makeup plumping on her lips by filling outside her natural lip line, but underneath that you can see she’s still working with more than she used to have. She’s also had her eyes done. I don’t care what she says – she used to have more hooded lids and now she doesn’t.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        True. It’s silly of her to deny having had things done to her face when it’s so obvious. This is not her original face! She is morphing into Kim.

        I’m just going to float a pet theory i have—Kylie’s impressionable younger years were spent seeing the world go berserk over her older sister Kim’s arse. It does not surprise me at all that she might want to be Kim 2.0. Also, she was so often called the “ugly duckling” sister next to the swan who is Kendall.

        She may not have caught up yet with the current news that the world is sick to death of Kim.

      • Herladyship says:

        Kylie’s nose looks much smaller too. They start young in that family!

    • littlestar says:

      These two girls make me so sad. They don’t even realize how f*cked up their future is because right now they are lapping up the last bit of fame the Kardashians are receiving. What are they going to do when the cameras are gone with no education?

      Right now I am comparing myself at 16 to this girl. I was still struggling to apply my makeup so it looked good and I dressed so poorly! This girl is hypersexualized. It’s sick. And if she’s had lip plumping done, that’s just WRONG.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        Me, too. I’m looking at these pics and thinking, good grief, is this what 16 and 18 looks like now?

      • claire says:

        Yeah, that’s all I keep thinking about – what exactly are these two going to do with their lives? They’re not going to receive any education, training…nothing. Just the same old path of trying to have a career out of attending events, “pretend” designing something: purses, clothes, whatever. That’s it. That’s all they’re being set up for. I’m not even going to take the modeling thing seriously. It’s obvious, when you put the one around real models, that she doesn’t cut it.

      • paola says:

        I actually think Kendall could be a model and have a great career, the other 5 though are doomed. Hopefully in 5 years time we’ll all say ‘Kardashian who?’

        Maybe Kim will last longer but only because of Kanye. She better hop on that pony and never let go.

        Surely Bruce can’t approve of this? I know he has his own personal issues to sort out but those girls have way too much freedom

      • HappyMom says:

        I totally agree. And I have a 16 year old daughter so it especially infuriates me. What are those girls going to do in the future? Their entire existence is based on external, superficial things.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        If Kendall was going to be a model, though, NOW would be the time for that. Models start at 15 and then their careers end around 23, 25.

  3. Kara says:

    My mom woulda reaaaallly yelled at me for wanting to wear a dress like that at 16. She wouldn’t have let me leave the house. And Kylie’s (new) lips make her look older and not in a good way

  4. InvaderTak says:

    Ugh. Bronzer is so bad. They look like their half sisters for sure.

  5. nima1 says:

    Well, none of them are known for their brains, are they?

  6. Maum says:

    Has Kylie had her lips done? Her face looks… different.

    She’s the oldest-looking 16 year old ever.

  7. prissa says:

    Whats up with the wonk eye on Kendall? Kylie looks like she’s 27 instead of 16. Sad. Kendall has a really cute face and she should detach herself from that awful Kris if she wants that modeling career of hers to go anywhere.

  8. NewWester says:

    They are both hosting a music awards show in Toronto next month. That should be interesting. The only reason I could see how they could be hosting a awards show is because their future brother in law is Kayne West. Other than that what talent do they have?

  9. dorothy says:

    I doubt the girl is very educated. Didn’t Kris let them drop out of school for homeschool? Um , yeah. Another stellar decision made by Kris so the girls could work and give Kris her 10%. Great parenting.

    • Lady D says:

      To me it doesn’t matter how much money someone has if they can’t read. I honestly cannot imagine not being able to read. No amount of money could compensate.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I hope the poor child can read, her mother truly is a terrible person if she couldn’t be bothered to ensure her daughter could do that!

      • Sacred And Profane says:

        Apparently, reading an autocue is a bit tricky, though. We have one of those types of things outside our school, which advises the community of upcoming events. When I’m out there with my colleagues for a quick ciggie at lunch or recesss breaks, I always need to read the info two or three times.

        I doubt these girls are the brightest crayons in the box, but wouldn’t they have learned to read in their early school years? If they can’t read properly by age 16, then they have a real problem, but I suspect it’s not a reading problem. I just don’t think these girls, or anyone in their family, sees the value in lifelong learning. I feel they see “Celebrity” as their life calling, and who needs further education for that?

        Despite my encouragement and support, my son chose to leave school at age 16. This did not stop him from further educating himself, though. Even at that age, he had a stack of books beside his bed, sometimes reading seven at once. He hasn’t stopped. Those who know him are stunned by his intellect; his ability to absorb, analyse, process, synthesise and thoroughly understand what he reads – philosophy, politics, anthropology, ecology, psychology… Others who don’t know him well think he’s a university professor. My point is, if one can read, one can teach oneself so much.

        I feel rather sorry for these two girls especially. Having a mother who, basically, has thrown them to the wolves, all in the name of money and fame, is truly awful. And the young one – Kylie? – already messing with her face… It’s ok for now, while they’re young, pretty and in the public eye and getting work on the coat tails of their older siblings, but what happens later? What will they have to fall back on?

  10. Little darling says:

    I always have a hard time believing Kylie is the younger Jenner, she has always looked much more mature in the face and the way she acts than Kendall.

    I think the white dress is fine, she’s 16, and at least it’s not see through, showing her midriff or worse. She’s definitely got the Kardashians curvy body more than Kendall who is built straight up and down. I love Kendall’s look here, she always looks pretty well put together.

    That said, I feel for her. She looked wide eyed and embarrassed, but I have to agree a little with the one job hashtag. I chalk this up to nerves and bad TelePrompTer reading. I don’t think even Kris Jenner is capable of a plot like this. Plus, her wide eyes screamed mortified not “and now I have you in the palm of my hand.”

  11. birdie says:

    In the text she read was the word “direction”, so maybe her nervous mind focused on that word and she thought of one direction and she messed up. She looked very nervous.

  12. Lucy says:

    All I could think of last night while seeing these pictures was “why are they even a thing?” (although everyone and their mothers know why) I don’t want to hold anything against them because it’s not their fault they were born in that family, but I find it scary how much they’re already starting to look like their elder sisters.

  13. JessSaysNo says:

    It’s super creepy that they are going for that gross Chaldean look that Kim and Khloe try to have. I don’t think its “sad” that Kendall is so stupid that she can’t read a prompter (or prepare enough to know the name of the band she was presenting) but its pathetic. Not that it matters because they are rich and will live a stress-free life forever. Kylie has also obviously have breast implants and looks 25.

  14. khymera says:

    Hmm. The littlest one obviously had a nose job. Sad to day she looks cuter.

  15. Palermo says:

    Just like the Smith children, all illiterate and no parents to guide them

  16. feebee says:

    I was a little p-ssed actually. I mean I felt sorry for her because BIG audience and it wasn’t a little flub it was pretty big. Almost a ‘can I start again?’. No you can’t, it’s live TV honey! But I was mad because a few moments before they’d had Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban and Kevin ‘Mr Wonderful’ O’Leary looking massively like fish out of water (sorry, had to) and while they didn’t flub their lines I thought WTF are they doing there?? Being on ABC’s schedule is no excuse… amateurs!!! Then the other amateur flubbed her lines and I’m cursing the producers. Did they even get them in to rehearse? Why did no one help the Shark boys dress? I know pros can screw things up too but I don’t know… it make me think too many ideas that should have been nixed made it to broadcast.

    Sorry you probably can’t tell I was only ‘mad’ at the time… cos then Lorde won… and then again… and she was so earnest!! And everything was okay again… until the Lambert/Underwood duet. Sweet jesus what the hell was that?

  17. OriginalCrystal says:

    I’m not a pearl-clutcher when it comes to young girls and clothes but what the hell is that child wearing ?? Real talk…she’s only 16.

    They’re stunning girls but Kylie looks way too mature. Damn.

    So Kendal says she can’t read but I’m supposed to believe that they wrote the book that they’re releasing ?? Ok, sure.

    Good luck hosting the MMA’s if you can’t even read 2 lines correctly.

  18. Talie says:

    I’ve read other interviews with Kendall — she’s not the most cerebral person. Her sister is actually far more articulate, not that that is saying much.

  19. Hissyfit says:

    Those outfits are too mature for them considering they’re both teenagers.

    I got the second hand embarrassment for that sister who effed up presenting. I truly think she was just nervous though. Presenting live on national tv in a huge crowd is way different than presenting your scripted line for a camera in their show.

  20. Allie says:

    She is so orange! I get the being nervous thing, I stutter when I have to present but come on. She’s knows its not one direction that’s performing. She had to know the name of the band.

    I think what made everybody throw up her hands is when she said, ‘guys I’m the worst reader ever. ‘ Made her seem like such an airhead. Which I bet she is. I’m sorry, I don’t see model when looking at her. But of course, my opinion doesn’t matter when you have connections and are already crazy rich.

  21. FingerBinger says:

    I have a case of the olds. Who are 5 Seconds of Summer?

  22. Lionbdadddy says:

    A narcissistic talentless brand born from a sex tape. The older sister laying on her back for a few minutes making sounds like she inhaled helium and this created the K brand. The world is losing it. So in answer to funny or sad, but not necessarily referring to the flub of lines but in general the whole of it, k brand. This is so very sad and wrong. These people have no talent, other than taking endless selfies, which now has been identified as a mental disorder. They don’t have the merit to be as famous as they are.

  23. shellybean says:

    I usually like Kylie’s style, she’s kind of funky, but this dress is awful. I do like her hair.

    At least Kendall can laugh at herself. It’s hard for me to hate on these two girls, as they had no choice in how they grew up.

  24. serena says:

    The douche-Kardashian expression, lol, they just seem zoned-out not cool nor sexy.

  25. Leslie says:

    Their mamma is pushing them into things they’re not ready for. Imagine a job in which she has to READ. Since she’s not good at that, next will come the sex tape like big sister Kim.

  26. eliza says:

    These girls are already looking less and less like themselves and it is not simply because they are aging and maturing into their looks. Kris Jenner is truly a terrible mother.

  27. SunnyPuglet says:

    I’ll admit it: Kendall looks like she could be a model, despite her last name. She’s a pretty girl.

  28. G says:

    What’s that bandage covering Kylie? A tatt? A cut…or worse?

  29. Sam H xx says:

    Why can’t they just dress their age and be teenagers? *sigh* What’s the need to dress twenty years older, enjoy your youth ladies & make the most of it.

    Hailee Steinfeld seems to be one of the very few young actresses who’s red carpet style is young, fresh and stylish. Like she doesn’t dress years older than her age on the red carpet.

    Had it not been for the Kardashian surname & Kanye’s ties to the upper echelons of high fashion, Kendall would have had to work hard to build a sustainable career in modelling from scratch.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      Elle Fanning always looks age appropriate as well. I’m a mom to a 16 year old girl and I’d never let my girl out go the house in this. She’d never want to look like that, so exposed and so much makeup in public. Sorry, being a mom means setting limits for your kids.
      I’m not a pearl clutcher type mom either. Honest.

    • DarkSparkle says:

      This is how I feel about Chloe Grace Moretz. She’s the same age as Kylie, it blows my mind how differently they dress “their age.”

      Then again I love CGM and think she’s smart, talented and classy, which… I don’t feel about Kylie. So, grains of salt.

    • lucy2 says:

      Or Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men – she always looks great AND appropriate. But she also seems to have something else to offer – intelligence and real talent. These Kardashian girls have nothing but a distorted focus on their looks and attention. It’s sad.

  30. mar says:

    boob job and lip injections at 16??????? WOW

    • bella says:

      isn’t she?
      incredibly beautiful.
      if she had a different momager, she has the potential to go BIG – like a naomi campbell or cindy crawford.
      she’s got that IT factor.
      that 16 y.o. is beautiful, too, but far too mature too young.
      i wonder where they’ll be in 5 yrs. coming from this vile family.

  31. mil says:

    Underage girls pimped out to the max. Gross gross gross

  32. Dawn says:

    This whole family is just about T&A and nothing else. Too bad Bruce didn’t step in and tell them they would finish HS at HS and then they would go on to college so they could be smart enough to handle their own money but no, he went the easy way and let PMK raise them to be just like her favorite girl Kimmode. If I had walked out wearing those outfits at the age of 18 my father would have sent me right back to change my clothes…but then of course he was a parent and not my manager. Big difference.

    • Chrissy says:

      I agree. I’m so disgusted that Bruce appears so spineless as
      to let PMK ruin his youngest children. What is wrong with
      actually parenting? IMO it is both parents’ responsibility to
      nurture and set an example for their kids. I guess Bruce thinks
      it’s not worth fighting Kris and his daughters will pay the price. Pathetic! Some people shouldn’t be allowed to be parents!

  33. swack says:

    Even if she was nervous, which is probably true, she really should not have said she was bad at reading. That’s the part that bothers me the most. Also, side boob, to me, is just unacceptable on anybody at any age. They have a picture over at DM with Kim having side boob. Feel the same way about underboob. Get clothes that fit.

  34. Damaris says:

    Kendall has the weirdest spray tan I’ve ever seen. She looks like Snooki.

  35. LilyT says:

    Well, I was laughing.

    The girl who was never encouraged to develop any kind of talent or skill screwed up.


  36. Skins says:

    What would you expect from stupid, ignorant, uneducated trash? And shame on the people who put her out there

  37. eliza says:

    These girls have that same, medicated, vacant stare that Kim has.

  38. K.B. says:

    I love Kylie’s hair. I always want to do the exact thing every summer (except I’d dip dye my hair purple), but I never do because I work in an office and I feel like I’m too old to be dyeing my hair any color other than a shade that people are naturally born with. Sometimes in my darker moments (read: when my alarm goes off every Monday morning at 5:30 and I have to begin another work week), I wish I was Kylie – young, dumb, rich, and raised by a pack of wolves.

    As for Kendall, I think it was an honest mistake, so I guess funny. I don’t think it’s funny or sad, there are a myriad of actual, serious things to be sad about, and an idiot being an idiot isn’t one of them. I’ll just take it as Kendall’s subconscious admission that all these boybands DO sound alike, and all of them suck.

    I watched about an hour of the Billboard Music Awards last night before I turned it off because I felt like I was in a time warp. There was Iggy Azalea who blantantly ripped off Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” theme/performances, Ricky Martin performing like it’s 1999 (although I’ll give him credit – he showed all those whippersnappers how it’s done…and I’m sorry if that Prince song is now stuck in your head), and that chick who thinks she’s the second-coming of Mariah Carey. Oh, and there is NO WAY Lorde is 17. NO. WAY. I know I’m late to her birther scandal, but I try not to pay attention to overrated one hit album wonders. I just…this is why I haven’t watched a music awards show in years. That, and I scoff at the people who are considered “country” artists. 95% them have blood on their hands from the murder of country music.

  39. shannon says:

    i don’t see anything but vacancy here.

  40. Loren says:

    Kylie totally had her eyes done! That’s what is different about her… Either way she’s always going to be the throw away of the klan. They’re all so gross.

  41. homegrrrl says:

    I have to say I love the capri and bathing suit outfit; the top is suave and sexy, paired with shiny menswear pants and silver pumps, wow, I love that. It’s a look only for the very young and very thin, so it’s an iconic look for a short phase in a person’s life.

  42. Caz says:

    The lights aren’t on and no-one’s home. That vacant, dazed look in both girls’ eyes is rather disturbing. Are they on something?

    Kylie & Kendall are PMK’s last desperate hope. She’ll be behind closed doors wailing at Rob when the public soon turn their backs on this family…”socks. SOCKS? You couldn’t even make socks work. Look at Rita Ora now. Imagine the profile we could have had”.

  43. Mltpsych says:

    If you look at last year’s pics of Kylie it is really noticeable that she had her chin and jaw reduced. There was a much longer space between her lips and her chin. Agree her eyes and eyebrows are different and definitely the lips have been filled. Two things bother me the most about this – how they think we are so stupid we won’t notice the huge differences and why I spend time comparing pics of a 16 yo to see what kind of surgery she has had on her face!

  44. iggie says:

    I’m not usually the type to copy and past a link but I was really curious if she had work done at 16. It’s pretty obvious.. This family is so screwed up. If you are making your 16 year old feel she isn’t pretty enough “as is” that is awful. She was cute already. Now she looks plastic because she is plastic. #motheroftheyear

  45. Skesis says:

    I’m not into pearl-clutching, and these girls patently aren’t “normal teens” so what’s the point of judging them like they are? Kylie looks great. Kendall bores me a bit.

  46. jwoolman says:

    It’s sad that she was even put in that position. She has no experience in such things and no hint of a natural gift for it. This is all on the demon mother’s head. None of them seem to have figured out that they need to train before inflicting themselves on the public. Khloe has blown opportunities for the same reason- her momager sets her up in jobs that require more skills than she has, but it never occurs to Khloe to actually go and learn what she needs to learn first. They are all just stereotypical aimless rich kids, playing at working.

  47. aye says:

    These girls never had a chance with Kris Jenner as their mother. Kendall looks exactly like Jacinta Barett! Wouldn’t be surprised if the flubbing was a deliberate attempt for more coverage.

  48. Reading Lady says:

    Hi everyone, coming out of the shadows to comment….hasn’t Bruce Jenner said he struggled to learn to read? I don’t know, maybe Kendall had a hard time too. Just food for thought….heading back to the shadows;)

    • jwoolman says:

      If she has trouble reading, the professional approach is to either work hard to memorize the line or just don’t accept the job. What did she do at rehearsal? Did she show up for it? Bottom line, she didn’t think she had to be prepared.

  49. Lindsay says:

    What is up with Kendall’s eyes? She almost looks cross eyed.
    I really think that Kylie should be the model. She has way more presence than Kendall. She brings it! But Kendall, not so much.

  50. jwoolman says:

    Replying to myself here- turns out she did skip the rehearsal. Not hard to believe. Can you imagine anybody that young and inexperienced being so cavalier about such an assignment? She really didn’t even try. Not bothering to memorize the group’s name so she can at least say “Here are xxxx!” is rude and disrespectful to the performers and she needs to be called on it (we know her family won’t tell her). I wouldn’t waste any sympathy on her, other than the usual “sorry you have a demon mother”. We’ll see if the mockery she’s facing is a much needed wakeup call or if she continues to coast as a rich kid who doesn’t need the paycheck.

  51. aenflex says:

    They already look like plasticized, vapid effigies. Is there anyone in this pathetic family that hasn’t been surgically altered? Oh, yeah, there is. Rob.