Kylie Jenner goes full-Barbie for Paper’s Youth issue: tragic or amazing?


Kendall Jenner considers herself a model, and she’s been building her for-real modeling career quite successfully for several years now. Meanwhile, Kendall’s little sister Kylie also considers herself a model… sort of. Kylie is more like Kim Kardashian in that way – more of an Instagram model, a magazine editorial model, an advertising campaign model. Kylie’s modeling career has been mixed – one of the last times she covered a major magazine, it was that terrible Interview Magazine editorial which made her look “handicapped” for fun/style. Like, wheelchairs are the new Marc Jacobs purse.

Anyway, Kylie covers the new issue of Paper Magazine. This is like a “what hath Lucifer wrought?” kind of moment. The idea was to make Kylie look like an exaggerated Barbie doll. The problem? KYLIE ALREADY LOOKS EXAGGERATED. She’s already messed with her face and body to a ridiculous degree. She’s making herself look like a cartoon, so no one really needed Paper Mag to go even further.

This is probably the saddest thing you’ll watch all day. Kylie posted this behind-the-scenes video herself – this is how Kylie models. Seriously.

behind the cover @papermagazine

A video posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Photos courtesy of Paper Magazine, Instagram.

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  1. GingerCrunch says:


    • LadyMTL says:

      Scary hideousness. Seriously, that picture is frightening. I’m not getting Barbie at all, it’s more like…Stepford Wife meets Homicidal Robot.

    • Erinn says:

      I honest to god thought she was doing a ‘Nikki Minaj’ kind of thing here – for reals. Look at all of her exaggerated, creepy ass wide-eyed poses and ridiculous hair and makeup.

      • Lizzie McGuire says:

        Nicki Minaj meets Lazy Town meets plastic surgery gone wrong, that cover is second worst to the one from Interview Magazine.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I may never close my eyes again. 😳

    • Whiskeyjack says:

      I can only feel that uncanny valley is deep, wide and terrifying. Ugh.

    • robynsing says:

      N O T H I N G youthful about her

    • Smellsfishi says:

      I think it’s tragically amazing.

      Uh just wanting to know why this is happening, I mean really what happened to having talent or doing something amazing and that’s why you make a cover.

      Even though I can’t stand the Kardashians, I wish I was born in to that family, they do absolutely nothing, but they have a lot of opportunities that I would like.

  2. ChimChimsMom says:

    Evil Stephanie from Lazy Town!

  3. Rainbow says:

    Thanks for the laugh! 😂😂😂😂😂

  4. sofie says:

    Couldn’t tell the difference.

    • tegteg says:

      Exactly what I thought. That “plastic” expression on the cover is her actual expression when she smiles…. she can barely move her face and she’s 18 years old. What the heck is wrong with the world? I almost wish that they will discover that all of these fillers and injections have some sort of long-term negative effect (I’m honestly baffled at how they wouldn’t) so that all of these extreme artificial beauty ideals will stop.

  5. missmerry says:

    nightmare fuel.

  6. Jacqueline says:

    This poor girl, all she has is money.

  7. Belle Epoch says:

    She and Kim have the same total lack of gracefulness. Kylie even moves like a Barbie doll. I think she is utterly lost without someone telling her what to do.

  8. serena says:

    It’s just terrible. She always looks like a copy of someone else, in this case I’d pick Nicki_Minaj barbie-period.

  9. Patricia says:

    Maybe I am alone here, or having wishful thinking, but I see a sense of playfulness in her face. She’s in on the joke with this one. She’s bringing some humor, which is unusual as she’s usually so vapid and humorless looking.

    That video though… she just looks like a lost little girl. Makes me sad.

  10. Badgerette says:

    I never comment but can we please discuss how shameless this family is. The “art” she has hanging in her house, made me throw up a little in my mouth.

    • NewWester says:

      There is only one word to describe that piece of “art” : NASTY

    • GingerCrunch says:

      Not surprised by that art on the wall. Everything they aspire to seems to have “that” as the end goal. What else are the huge lips and asses for??? I just skeeved myself out pretty bad, but that’s my thought about the whole lot of them. Ughhhh.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Isnt that what her lipstick line has as it’s logo, lips with crap dripping off them?

      • swak says:

        That’s what I was thinking – only it’s a little creepier than most of the ones I’ve seen.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      That’s the logo of her lipstick line. I like it.

      • claire says:

        Did she get sued for it? I don’t remember seeing any follow up if the designer she stole the design from ever pursued that or not.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah it’s the logo on her lip kits or whatever but on her lip kits it’s not WHITE stuff dripping.
      I mean…come on, let’s not pretend that’s not meant to be suggestive.

  11. Locke Lamora says:

    I like it. It’s tounge in cheek.
    I don’t know, I have a soft spot for Kylie. Out of all the Kardashians, I’m rooting for her. Maybe because I used to watch KUWTK and she was so much nicer than Kendall. Maybe because my sister is 18 and I see just how young that is.

  12. paolanqar says:

    that face looks like it’s melting. she reminds me of a cartoon.. I would say Jessica Rabbit but I don’t want to offend her (Jessica)

    • Size Does Matter says:

      The first thing that came to mind was “liver lips.” Melting wax face with liver lips. I don’t get it.

  13. swak says:

    Could someone (seriously because I don’t know) tell me where this magazine is sold? I have not seen it where I live (midwest). And the only reason I know about it is because of the K’s and their covers. As far as the plastic pink thing on her head – looks like it belongs on a toy ice cream cone.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      It used to be a hip and trendy, somewhat pre hipster magazine focused mostly on New York. It was for edgier arty city types but not well known in the Midwest except for maybe art students.

    • teacakes says:

      What Magnoliarose said – it was a would-be hip New York magazine, well it was anyway since no publication featuring a member of the K Klan on its cover can lay any claim to coolness any more.

    • swak says:

      Thank you Magnoliarose and teacakes.

  14. NewWester says:

    Kylie looks so much like Kim in that photo. She is being groomed to be Kim 2.0. The really scary thing is which one of her granddaughters does Demon Mother have in mind to replace Kylie in fifteen years?

    • Miffy says:

      It’s going to be Penelope. Kris likes to go for the low hanging fruit when it comes to corruption, first it was Kim, the beautiful middle child who never had anything but her looks, then Kylie, the forgotten Jenner sister who got no attention til she started messing with her face and got into a relationship with an older man who had a family. North West is going to be hailed and pushed as an artist by her pretentious parents, Penelope is just going to be known as North West’s cousin. By the time she’s fifteen the resentment and lack of attention will be just ripe enough for Kris to do something gross to launch her into the limelight against humanity’s wishes. Just my theory!

  15. Dangles says:

    The anime phase?

  16. Nancy says:

    She’s getting opportunities no other girl her age doing the same thing without the Kardashian connection would get. The more she’s featured, the no longer it will take for her to disappear. Teenage girls love her and want to be like her. She’s a self-absorbed, spoiled, home schooled wannabe who got lucky? from her family. Kendall is a model, she is not. I think she’s trying desperately to outshine Kendall and even Kim. What she doesn’t realize is that obscurity is waiting for her calling out her name if and ever that stinking show ever ends.

  17. Ann says:

    Hideous. Like everyone in that family of trolls.

  18. msw says:

    Ugh. I’ve got the creeps.

  19. Kitten says:

    It looks like a really half-ass cosplay outfit.

    This girl is doomed.

  20. AlmondJoy says:

    Literally the scariest thing I’ve seen all week 😳

  21. Magnoliarose says:

    Kylie is everything I never want my daughters to be.

    In a way I feel sorry her until people talk about what an a hole she is in person.

  22. Bess says:

    There is a special place in hell for parents like Kris & Caitlyn Jenner.

  23. lisa says:

    i think the top photo is frightening

  24. MAC says:

    Grateful I was not exposed to this as a young lady.

  25. AnneR says:


  26. Josefina says:

    I love it. She looks like a John K. cartoon. Wacky, bizarre, kinda scary. Good to ser her plastic looks be used in an interesting way.

  27. jferber says:

    This is a travesty. That is all.

  28. realitycheck says:

    I really hope this doesn’t become the new trend.

  29. Mika says:

    *sprays holy water to the screen*

  30. Susan says:

    A stand-in for a part in Roger Rabbit. I know Barbie and this is no where near.

  31. Louisa says:

    She wasn’t posing for pictures when she was moving like that. She was fooling around making a snapchat video.

  32. me says:

    The real question is how does Kylie feel about Rob and Blac Chyna’s engagement?

  33. TOPgirl says:

    Kylie and Kendall Jenner, plus Courtney Kardashian are the most three boringest (if such a word exist) sisters out of the family. Plain and boring to look at. They have no personality or anything interesting to say. Khloe is the smartest one of the three K sisters and Kim is the most marketable one. The rest is blah!
    Sad to see someone so young seem so miserable inside.

  34. Evie says:

    The sad thing is that Kylie is only 18. She was a very pretty girl; there was no need to have God knows how many procedures to change her looks. It’s terrifying to contemplate what she’s going to look like by the time she’s 25. She’ll be unrecognizable. No need for this at all. I have idea about personalities but I will say that at least Kendall looks natural and doesn’t appear to have messed with her face.

    • Bess says:

      Exactly! There was nothing wrong with this kid’s original face. Kylie looked like a normal teenage girl.

      I can’t even begin to imagine what Kylie will look like in 10 years, Can this family’s infamy last that long?

  35. SheSaysIt says:

    for the love of god, are her lips being photoshopped to look like that? i know they are huge, but this is extreme. worse than it’s ever been. Reminds me of mrs. potato head. the huge plastic red lips my niece puts on the mrs. potato head doll. seriously though, i thought the wig and the lips are intentionally props. this picture makes me uncomfortable, mainly because it’s so close to her actual look. And i can get the tongue in cheek, if it were on a normal looking person. but this is making me feel like i want a hug from my mom.

  36. Bobo says:

    I won’t say what I think because I will feel guilty for saying it about an 18 year old.

  37. Giddy says:

    The saddest part to me is the caption: YOUth. No. This is nothing about youth, at least not healthy youth that any girl should aspire to. The plastic hair just points up how everything about her, and her hideous family, is so fake.

  38. Fragile says:

    He guys, guess she found her lipstickk!!!

  39. Sansa says:

    Andy Warhol would have LOVED her.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      And l agree but then he’d write super bitchy asides in his diary. He’d like the absurdity but skewer it subtly too.

  40. TheOtherSam says:

    At first glance I thought this was Vanessa Hudgens, who naturally looks like this (large eyes, full lips, looks cute in a bob). Kylie exaggerating her features for show is another day at the office for a member of that clan.

  41. Kilgore Trout says:

    She looks exactly like Kris Jenner in that photo with her eyes and lips enlarged which is really saying something about Kris’ plastic surgeon.

  42. Mike2675 says:

    She looks like a Pez dispenser.

    • Goop's Noodle says:

      Her lips are terrifying. These women encourage others to do violence to their own faces and bodies to appease the selfie.

  43. Happymama says:

    I have to say that while she is a disaster, her daily snapchat feed is entertaining as hell. I get why she is successful. While her looks and talent are low (like the other Kardashians) they all have an incredible ability to navigate the social media world and keep people watching.

  44. Val says:

    The only photograph of Kylie Jenner that would shock or surprise me is one taken from the viewpoint of her gynecologist.

  45. Aurora says:

    Pepto ad.