Kylie Jenner covers Elle UK: ‘Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram’

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Kylie Jenner is the one being pushed these days, have you noticed that? She’s the breakout Kardashian-Jenner of 2015. Kourtney tried, Khloe tried, and God knows, Kim always tries, but this was the year where Kylie became a major talking point/celebrity/whatever. To celebrate, Kylie got the cover of the February issue of Elle UK. I don’t think much of the editorial, but at least it’s worlds better than Kylie’s recent Interview Magazine editorial. As for the interview, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Kylie is a vapid, superficial, barely literate 18-year-old with very little to say. Still, here are some highlights:

How she imagines herself at the age of 95: “I would love to have a family and build a home with a farm in Malibu Canyon and just have my kids and throw away my phone, and just really, like, live my life and not do this anymore.’

She’ll give up Instagram for her children: “Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram. You know, I’ll probably delete my Instagram and just… I don’t know, live life.”

Her favorite character on Friends: “What is that? I know what Friends is…I mean, I don’t watch Friends, but I know what it is.”

She was born in 1997: “What do the nineties mean to me? I was born in the nineties, and I’m barely a nineties baby.”

What emoji is she? “If I was an emoji, I would probably be the smiley face turned upside down.”

Her friendship with Justin Bieber: “I’m so close to him because I feel like he’s been through exactly what I’ve been through in a completely different way but very similar. He gets me, and every time I see him he always sits me down and is like, ‘Are you OK? You’re amazing. You can get through this, just stay true to yourself.’ He helps me a lot.”

Why she’s always covering her lips in selfies: “I was so insecure about my lips. Even now I always post photos where my finger is always in front of my mouth…it’s a habit. I would always cover my lips…I couldn’t even talk to people. Or guys. Like, [I’d be thinking]: ‘I know you’re looking at my lips, but you so don’t want to kiss me right now.'”

[From Elle UK]

Her lip problem bugs me. I understand that she felt awkward because of her naturally thin lips, and if getting lip enhancement helps with her self-esteem, then sure, go ahead. You do you. But it bugs me because she is so obviously overcompensating and her lips look like they’re going to explode from all the junk she’s injected. Plus, she basically went into a plastic surgeon’s office when she was 17 years old (and not even finished growing) and had herself made into a younger version of Kim Kardashian. No bueno.

As for not knowing any characters on Friends… well, she was born in 1997. And she probably doesn’t “get” a lot of things on TV. Or in newspapers. Or in books. She makes Kim seem like a brain surgeon.


Photos courtesy of Jan Welters/ELLE UK.

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  1. Allie says:

    I have a soft spot for her. This girl had no chance. Kendall gets more sympathy from people because she’s a model, so technically she has her own career. Which she only has because of family connections and the lucky fate that made her naturally skinny and tall. Kendall would be doing the exact same thing as Kylie if she was shorter or bigger. This is all she knows, so of course she’s going to uneducated, boring, uncultured. She’s trying to find her worth, but doing it in all the wrong places.

    • Hadleyb says:

      Just because its all you know doesn’t mean you have to be ignorant to what else is out there.

      I feel ZERO sympathy for anyone in this family. They have the means to do something besides be in the spotlight.A lot of kids today don’t even get a chance to finish high school much less go to college so she knows. She just choose NOT to do work, real work.

      Get an education, so something with her life besides selfies.

      Nope, no sympathy here.

      • swack says:

        I agree with you. She could easily go out and explore the world. Many people with much less than she has, has had a shittier upbringing have gone on to do good things and live a life that is not vapid and empty. She chooses to have her superficial life.

      • Dawn says:

        I feel the same way as you do. No sympathy for any one in this family.

      • Allie says:

        I agree with you to a point. I hate people who waste away their opportunities, and this girl and her family have plenty of them. They are not something to admire. But my point is that she was literally told since she was a child that her selling point was her looks. That education was not important. Her mom took her to get surgery at 17. Of course her view will be warped. She does not have one role model of value in her life.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Whoa. How do kids now a days not a have a chance to finish high school?

      • Fishfishbirdcats says:

        @M.A.F. — seriously?

      • Jwoolman says:

        M.A.F.- in the USA, many places have around 50% high school dropout rates if you count correctly. Lots of different factors involved, but it’s not really as voluntary as you might think. That pretty much closes a lot of doors before the kids even know what’s behind them, especially in a rapidly changing world. It’s sad that someone with Kylie’s resources acts just like those dropout kids- even though she allegedly graduated from an online high school, she seems to lack basic skills in reading and comprehension and expression (her mother just hires people to write in her name). She would be lost without her mother pushing her along. She should instead be enjoying real independence as a fledgling adult and learning new things all the time, looking forward to a full life. Listen to her – she’s quite unhappy with her life. She looks sad because she really is sad.

    • Naddie says:

      Me as well. Her answers pretty much say “I’m not happy”. Of course she manages to find some enjoyment in this life style, but this like that old saying “if you are in hell, hug the devil”.

      • Wentworth Miller says:

        I agree. Of course she finds enjoyment in her lifestyle. The older sister didn’t want to “just be” and has seemingly distanced herself from this side of her family. She models and bans those people from coming to her shows. This younger J girl could follow in her footsteps, but choose to follow the sex tape sister, instead.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      I find it hard to sympathize with either of them. Kendall has a ‘skill’ and can work for a living, which is a plus but both of them are simply riding the train of their family’s manipulation and lies.

      Tbh what Kendall feels, Kylie has had the actual time to do, I think the whole family is full of sad, insecure women and it just depends on how much their Mom makes them shill at any given time.

    • word says:

      @ Allie – there are children born in poverty to abusive parents, live in hell and are still able to make better for themselves and escape their environment. All they knew was poverty and abuse yet they managed to go to College, get a degree, and have a career. It is possible. Kylie Jenner has every resource you can imagine…please don’t make excuses for her.

      • Allie says:

        @Word Jeesh I’m not making excuses for her. But I do feel bad for her. But it’s unfair to compare her to those who come from poverty or abuse because OF COURSE this girl should make something of herself. Go get a college education. Volunteer. I don’t condone her lifestyle. I’m not saying she has it hard. I’m just offering a little perspective for the reason that she might be like this. I compare it that one justin bieber interview where he said being a child star is the hardest thing in the world. Of course it’s not, but there are some things I’m not jealous of that he had to deal with, just like her.

      • word says:

        @ Allie

        You have the right to feel bad for her of course. I was just trying to give some perspective as to why people don’t feel sorry for her. Justin came from nothing and worked for his fame and money. Kylie was simply born into it. She didn’t have to do a thing to earn it.

      • Allie says:

        @word I get it. But she didn’t ask for it (she might now), she was forced into this lifestyle. I guess I feel bad because she’ll never know genuine people. People that want to know her for her. I’d rather have that than all of her money and the objects she owns. Oh well. I do get and agree with most of what you’re saying!

    • bondbabe says:

      Then GO.TO.SCHOOL. Or explore the world. Find yourself, not what others have envisioned you as. She has all kinds of resources at her discretion to do so.

      • jessoutwest says:

        I don’t care how much money she or her family has, I do feel sorry for her. At 18, I knew several kids who were not ready to go to college but were forced there by there family, pressured to choose a certain major even though their hearts were elsewhere, or coerced to stay at home and work instead of attending college and are still stuck in their dead end lives. The fact of the matter is, she was groomed to be exactly who she is now and it may take her a while to figure out she has the freedom to be and do whatever she wants. Her interview gives the impression she feels exactly the opposite of freedom. Rich or poor, I do feel for children whose parents raise them not to be independent people. It takes a great deal to get over that.

      • swack says:

        Jessoutwest, she is somewhat independent as she no longer lives in her mother’s house. So, she could stay home once in a while and figure a few things out. She is not comfortable being by herself with no one else around. She is constantly on the go (or so it seems as she is constantly in the news) and spends very little time reflecting on herself and her life. She has the time and the quiet space to do so.

    • Whatever says:

      @Allie You’re right. I used to watch old videos of Kylie when she was much younger. She seemed a bit lost, even overshadowed by Kendall at times. Sympathize with her as well.

  2. savu says:

    Ahahaha. Does make Kim seem like a brain surgeon. I can at least respect the hustle, it feels like Kylie (I know, she’s young) isn’t game for any of that.

    Still makes me kinda sad though. Hm.

    • Sabrine says:

      I think back to myself at 18 and don’t think I was very mature at all. Not all, but a lot of girls, if they had the money would plump up their lips. Insecurity about appearance is common at that age. I’d probably be on Instagram if I was 18. It’s what they do. She’s a product of her environment but apparently she’s “dumb” (a favorite name for her) “not smart” “sad little girl” – yawn – the same old repetitive comments about Kylie. She seems to be doing alright and the negative comments will move right along with her as she matures.

    • karen2 says:

      @savu…I respect her hustle too…I went to school & college…it aint all that..mind you the world she lives in is ultra competitive thats why she wakes up anxious as she admits…in a way shes better than Kim cos she did it on her own…

  3. lisa2 says:

    Asking her about where she sees herself at 95 was dumb.. I hope that was misprinted and it was 35 or 45; because at 95 we are all going to be lucky to even be here.
    She looks good on the cover; boring nothing special about the styling. I just don’t understand how she is getting all these covers. People keep saying they want the Kardashians to go away; but they just seem to be getting bigger.

    Shocker for some people I guess; but not everyone watched Friends

    Regarding Kylie’s answers.. well I can hear my mother and Grandmother saying “Bless her heart” in their amazing Southern tone.

  4. Jaana says:

    Poor little girl. Juat screaming out for a father’s love.

    • Bassza says:

      She has a Dad / Your transphobic nature isnt very well hidden.

      • Lama Bean says:

        Bassza I’m not sure transphobia is the right direction to go. We’ve opined many many many times that Caitlyn was not a good father (as Bruce or as Caitlyn) and was (and still is) self-absorbed and vapid. I think that’s all Jaana is trying to say.

      • Jaana says:

        This has nothing to do with transphobia and everything to do with an emotionally absent second parent. It’s not my fault comprehension is not your stronger life skill.

    • Jaana says:

      Exactly what I meant Lama Beam. Thank you.

    • justagirl says:

      Also for a mother’s love, reasonable attempt at parenting, and an upbringing featuring solid, healthy values.

      She grew up in nothingness, with clear neglect & likely emotional abuse…that leads to no real sense of self – when that’s you’re problem you are not aware of it. The lack of belief in self means you don’t really have dreams, because you don’t know what you’re capable of, and you’ve lived your life in someone else’s swirling chaos. So you do what you know…find chaos and live an empty life.

      This is a textbook case of a lot of sad stuff. This young woman deserves compassion, not criticism. Frankly, there’s a glimmer of hope in some of what she says, but to face a lifetime of a toxic family takes a lot of strength, and first, the light-bulb a-ha moment has to happen. I truly feel for this girl.

    • Haolebunny says:

      I thought her Dad was there for her more than her Mom? I don’t follow very closely but what I saw of the old episodes, it seemed like Bruce was always the one there for Kendall and Kylie. I could be completely wrong though. And it is completely different now that Caitlyn is in the picture.

  5. Esteph says:

    I HIGHLY doubt that she is going to get rid of Instagram, let alone any social media, if and when she has a kid. This family markets themselves like crazy, why not market your kid too?
    Another day, another dollar

    • word says:

      Yeah but maybe she meant she won’t be on instagram when she has kids because by then instagram will probably be replaced with something else…virtual reality sh*t or something even worse lol.

  6. NewWester says:

    Kylie may not be on Instagram, but her child may.

  7. Mop top says:

    Promises, promises…

  8. greenmonster says:

    I know she is 18 and comes from a vapid family, but dear lord…

  9. grabbyhands says:

    “Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram”.

    Riiiight. You keep telling yourself that. Even if you wanted to (doubtful-attention whoredom seems to be genetic in that family), I’m pretty sure that PMK signed contracts in her children’s blood requiring them to document everything they say and do, no matter how inane.

    As for her lips, I could see being insecure about them, but them immediately turning to massive lip injections and then LYING about it isn’t a great way to deal with it. But again, lying about cosmetic enhancement and surgery is genetic to the Jenner/Karadashians.

    I’ll give her this-the styling for this cover is good. It is the best I’ve seen her look in a while.

  10. Nancy says:

    She sure puckered up for these Sad little girl. The thought of her quitting ig is laughable. She lives to be noticed. But….for the sake of any unborn souls, I hope she isn’t planning on having children any time soon. Once again, thanks for the sex tape Kim, you created the gift that never ends… matter how much we all want to return it.

  11. Cooley says:

    This girl is so dumb. Geez. Best thing she could have done was stay in school

  12. Pansy says:

    “I feel like he’s been through exactly what I’ve been through in a completely different way but very similar.” Wait now, she could be a politician!

    • Lama Bean says:

      WTF has she “been through”? And Bieber went through his own self-created storm so that’s invalid too.

      • claire says:

        That’s the go-to phrase for celebrities when they get called out for being liars, manipulators, assholes, losers, idiots, or just overall have the truth of themselves spoken to them: ‘what I’ve been through.’

    • hogtowngooner says:

      “Completely different” but “very similar”? That’s a contradictory statement if I’ve ever heard one. No wonder real HS was too hard for her.

      “What I’ve been through”?!? Privileged girl hasn’t been through anything except round after round of PMK-sponsored plastic surgery. So tired of people like her telling us how sorry we should feel for all their hardships.

      And if this girl could just log off social media. That whole band of oxygen thieves is addicted to attention.

      Sorry for the snark, but this family disgusts me.

      Happy new year Celebitches!

  13. Lucky says:

    She’s really…..not smart. Amazing what a lack of basic education can do to a person.

    • Christin says:

      Especially combined with the type of narcissism she’s surrounded by. How can she even understand what ‘real life’ is.

    • Nancy says:

      Agree. Yet here she is on the cover of Elle. She isn’t a model, she doesn’t even play one on tv, that’s her sister. It’s gotten out of hand for these people who are famous for nothing. I’m sure there are models out there shaking their heads and not too happy with this wisp of nothing that all of a sudden is taking away the shine from Kim. Youth is everything, even reality tv. Up next…..North West on the cover of Cosmo.

    • Kitten says:

      I don’t see her as “unintelligent” so much as completely and utterly vacuous. Not that she strikes me as particularly smart either, I just meant to say that her monotone style of speaking, the empty eyes, the utter vacancy and lack of substance or soul is what jumps out at me after watching the clip.

      Maybe this is how all 18-year-olds talk but I remember my friends and I being much more lively and animated at her age. Something about Kylie is so sedate and almost cold to the point of appearing robotic–I find it disturbing.

      *waves to nancy* Happy New Year!

      • Nancy says:

        Waving right back at you Kitten….HNY! Yeah these girls are dumb as rocks. Kim doesn’t like to smile because she says it causes wrinkles….need I say more…..cheers!

      • Bettyrose says:

        Environment is a huge part of who you are at 18. I was high strung and emotional at 18, but I also loved books, followed politics, and desperately wanted to travel the world. There’s nothing inherently vacuous about that age. Confusing, dramatic, sure, but 18 year olds can also be well rounded and complex.

  14. Angelica says:

    She looks pretty here but I actually covered the bottom half of her face and I’m convinced she would’ve looked much prettier with her natural thin lips in this shoot. The bottom lip looks like it wants to fall off her face. I really think she overdid those lips, and Melanie Griffin and Lisa Rinna are proof that the skin on her lips is going to wrinkle and fold as she gets older. It’s so sad, because she always had an amazing set of eyes and she could’ve played her makeup off of but instead butchered her beauty. Poor thing.

  15. John P says:

    But how will she even know what ‘normal’ life is?

    It’s a bit sad that she’s had too much so soon. I read elsewhere that Kris stopped supporting her at the age of 14. A better thing for Kris to do would’ve been to put her $$$ into a trust fund that she could access at the age of 25 or 30, to ensure that she didn’t overspend and appreciated the monetary value of stuff. I don’t know why she stopped supporting her at 14 … she could’ve easily taken some money – with Kylie’s agreement – from her earnings for board, etc. This kid didn’t even know how to do her own washing when she moved into her new house.


    • Swack says:

      First, she did not cut her off. Maybe she told her she had to use her own money to buy the things she wanted but she still lived at home, had her food prepared (and paid for), laundry done, a roof over her head, etc. That is not cutting someone off.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      I’ve heard that story too. And like @Swack says, her getting “cut off” might be stretching it a bit given she still lived at home with a plethora of staff to cater to her every whim, but it’s also irresponsible for PMK to put that kind of pressure on a 14 year old. She was still a child and should have been focused on school and having fun with friends and discovering herself, not making money. Then again, we’re talking about the Kardashians. Making money is the highest priority.

  16. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    They complain magazines don’t sell and print media is suffering and then they give a cover and interview to the most boring person they could find.

    Those questions were so basic and strung together it might as well have been one of those don’t-bug-me questionaires that my teacher used to give us on the day before winter vacation.

    Also, I’m older than Kylie and even I think the Friends question was lame. It’s 2015, maybe ask her about a show that’s actually on the air that she’d care about.

  17. Irene says:

    UGH there’s just something so depressing about this girl. It’s like she’s dead behind her eyes.

  18. Mar says:

    Her face looks so manufactured here.
    I just can’t with this girl- her only mission in life is to take selfies and talk about herself. It’s really a shame that so many girls look up to her. I shield my 8 year old from this nonsense and thankfully she has no idea who anyone is this family is.

  19. SusieQ says:

    I hope she has a child really soon then.

  20. Jayna says:

    LOL Kylie will milk that baby for all he/she is worth one she has one, which could be sooner rather than later.

  21. Renae says: says:

    Okay, I can kind of tolerate pics of these people everywhere but, why bother to interview any of them? They are empty of any information that doesn’t revolve around them or plastic surgery. She is marketed as a surgically altered teen. It’s very sad so many young girls worship her. She seems so void of any emotion as well as knowledge.

  22. Murphy says:

    The finger infront of your mouth pose means you’re available for…evenings in Abu Dhabi. We’re not stupid Kylie.

  23. Pandy says:

    Haven’t read the article. Just want to urge her to get pregnant now so we can wave bye bye … like that’s going to happen.

  24. antipodean says:

    I’m sorry, I just can’t with this. More vapid than Ms Vapid, taking vapid pills. Somebody needs to either shake this girl, or I don’t know, give her a newspaper or a book, and tell her to come back in ten years when she has some actual experience of the real world, and MAY have something of interest to contribute.

  25. saras says:

    Don’t feel sorry for any of them. They could do anything so that they choose to be pimped out by PMK is all on them. Any of them could hop on a plane to any country and have a more quiet life. They are addicted to fame and surgery! They will continue to make bad choices and eventually screw up what they created.

  26. Greenieweenie says:

    in the last photo

    Is too much

  27. Hawaiisun says:

    Am I the only one hoping she gets knocked up soon so she will get off IG?

  28. word says:

    We all predicted that as soon as she turned 18 PMK would pimp her out like no other !

  29. HK9 says:

    Bulls-t. We all know she’s gonna be on instagram for the rest of her natural life because there’s nothing else she’s qualified to do.

  30. knower says:

    It’s not surprising to me. Kourtney, Khloe and Kim are all older – they won’t be able to appeal to a younger generation as much as Kylie or Kendall can. I truly don’t believe Kim thinks she has an expiration date…but she does 😀 sorry kimmy!

  31. MattyLove says:

    For the love of God, send these girls to live with Angelina Jolie for a year and let her educate them about the world, as well as how you can influence things that actually matter by using that same beauty, wealth, and fame. Can you imagine the reach either Kendall or Kylie could have to influence young girls to do good in the world rather than worrying about how thin their lips are or how many Likes their selfies get? Get Kylie to get “real” and work toward bettering the lives of girls in impoverished communities or countries. Not by idolizing money and looks, but by idolizing education, hard work, service, and compassion. These girls became who they are because of how they were raised. It could’ve been SO different… what a waste. A waste of opportunity to live fulfilling lives and a waste of opportunity to use their privilege to raise up others in a meaningful and impactful way. What a waste.

    • sarah J. says:

      Very well and eloquently said, and you hit it on the head. That would be awesome, but PMK would never allow it.

  32. TessD says:

    Technically she might be right – do you remember that little site called MySpace? Is any of you still on it? Nobody knows what the Internet will look like when Kylie will be old.

  33. me says:

    So her biggest struggle in life was having thin lips? Oh poor baby. The horror of being born perfectly healthy into a rich family living in California. I feel so sorry for her.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      I’m sure it’s a great comfort to the vast number of people living in dangerous, squalid refugee camps that at least they don’t have to deal with having thin lips in Hollywood.

      • me says:

        Perhaps one day they’ll make a biopic about Kylie’s difficult life with thin lips during the early years?

  34. coffeeisgood says:

    That just makes me so sad. I know her family pushed her to do her lips and I think she still is very insecure about her looks. I just hope she stops messing with her face now before she really goes to far.

  35. anna says:

    grr. you know these fashion magazines are basically null and void if she is on the cover. The 1990 Elle cover would never have on their

  36. racer says:

    Don’t feel sorry for her. Depending on what your spiritual beliefs are, she chose this life for a reason to learn a lesson. Hopefully whatever she needs will be revealed, if not she will wash, rinse repeat in one form or another.

  37. $$ Talks says:

    The movie Idiocracy, made one year before Kim shot to fame through her sex tape, is about the Kardashian phenomenon (minus the selfies; the film was made before smartphones reached critical mass). There’s even an Oscar-winning film called Butt in Idiocracy.

  38. meg says:

    so shes being forced to be public and famous? To me this is why rob is so sad, the only way out of this family and not do what kris wants is to be shunned and he doesn’t have any resources outside of it so he’s bummed. once kris dies they’ll feel free.

  39. fiona says:

    I hate how people give kendall more sympathy all because she is the “natural” jenner/kardashian. Take a good look at kendalls old photos & compare them side by side.

    Both Kendull and Kylie have undergone plastic surgery WITHOUT A DOUBT,Kendall has had some kind of eyebrow life/ blepharoplasty to open up her eyes and a SUBTLE nose job. Looks incredibly natural & most people would NEVER notice it. Kendall is the more conventionally attractive one (model requirement wise). Her mother prioritizes her & follows her all over the world, like the new golden goose.

    Kylie on the other hand is well aware of this & is constantly compared to her sister. When you grow up, surrounded by people who believe your self worth is based on your youth & physical appearance – it’s obviously going to give you severe issues. I don’t blame her for all the surgery she’s had. Even for her lack of education & vapidness. Her parents utterly failed her. This is a product of what Caitlyn and the devils spawn have done.

  40. Hmm. Ellle is no longer relevant.

    • fiona says:

      You are not wrong. Pretty much boycott any magazine that places them on the cover. Which is almost all of them now.

  41. perplexed says:

    I thought she sounded smarter than Kim in this interview….or maybe simply unhappy. Take your pick.

    I don’t expect her to know who the Friends characters are, given the time at which she was born. Did they really ask her what the ’90s mean to her? If so, why? I guess the decades after have been so icky, we’re now asking people born in the late 90s and can barely remember it what it means to them.

  42. yep says:

    Heres to hoping she gets knocked up!

  43. Denise says:

    While I appreciate the lack of ‘contouring’ on this cover, she looks like some girl at the mall. Coupled with an interview that appears to consist of a bunch of duh moments strung together, what exactly about her inclusion is aspirational or interesting? And those dead eyes….they are just depressing. They make her look used.

  44. teehee says:


  45. Laura says:

    “In a world of Kardashians, be a Diana.”
    (…as in Princess Diana)

    This family represents all that is warped about today’s society: narcissism, vanity, superficiality, selfishness, laziness and a complete lack of compassion or concern for others or one’s contribution to bettering our world.

    Princess Diana was quite possibly the most high profile female of her generation and despite her many well documented problems/flaws, she tried her best to help others so that her legacy was one of love and compassion, not vanity and greed. We need more Dianas and less Kardashians!

  46. Sansa says:

    The bottom lip looks painful.