Star: Kylie Jenner wants a Vogue cover but her only pose is ‘duck lips’


It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Kylie Jenner, like Kendall, is considered a model. As in, Kylie considers herself a model, even though she rarely scores the kind of modeling work that Kendall gets. Kylie “models” for magazines and she has one big modeling contract, her contract with Puma. And while that’s better than most would-be models, it’s still not really a legit modeling career. Kylie has been featured IN Vogue, but she’ll probably never appear on the cover of Vogue. And she’s mad about that, allegedly.

Is Kylie Jenner’s mind, she’s A-list – too bad the fashion world doesn’t agree. Sources say that Kylie couldn’t believe Vogue editrix Anna Wintour chose Gigi Hadid to grace the cover of August’s Vogue instead of her.

“Ever since she had her lips done, Kylie feels like she is the hottest out of her family and was furious that Kendall and Kim both got their own Vogue covers,” dishes a friend. “She thought for sure she was next and tells everyone that Gigi only got it because she’s such a pushy suck-up.”

But Kylie’s barely existent modeling career isn’t Gigi’s fault – it’s her own. Fashion sources reveal that Kylie’s poor reputation precedes her.

“It’s well known that Kylie is a nightmare on photoshoots,” says an industry inside. “She never looks up from her phone and will stay in the dressing room for hours. And at the end of the day, she just can’t model – the only way she knows to pose for the camera is to do duck lips.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I don’t know if Kylie is a nightmare on shoots, but I do know that she’s a terrible model, and that she’s really only capable of two poses: dead-eyed fembot and duck-lipped sad doll. After all of the work she’s had done on her face, that’s literally all she CAN do. Does Kylie even want the cover of Vogue? Probably, but I don’t see how she feels like she’s earned it. Then again, Kendall is allegedly the September cover girl of Vogue, and I don’t really know how Kendall would deserve it either.



Photos courtesy of Kylie’s Instagram.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    My god, in that first pic of her she doesn’t even look like a real person, let alone an 18 year old!

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I watched a youtube video where South Koreans were judging American celebrities, by looks. They were choosing between her, Anne Hathaway, Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Half of them chose Anne, which I get, and half of them chose Kylie. I was really surprised. It’s not that she’s not pretty, but she looks so obviously artificial, like a cartoon almost.
      Beyonce got chosen as the best body.

      • deevia says:

        @Locke have you watched South Korean movies? Their starlets are interchangeable because they all share similar plastic surgery styles of procedure. I’m surprised they choose Kylie though as she looks too mature. In my mind, Ariana Grande would be the ideal to South Koreans.

      • Grace says:

        Because plastic surgery is a lot less frown upon in South Korea. I’ve seen entertainment show vids on Youtube that had former Miss Korea admitting on TV to an eye bag removal and a nose job. Many celebrities have issued statements or confessed as such – although, it’s very Iggy Azalea style of plastic truth, they admit to relatively common, minor procedures to hide what they don’t want people to know about. I’m not saying everyone in South Korea has had surgery. Or everyone’s so okay that no one would raise an eyebrow while talking about it. Both would be generalising. But the level of public acceptability is different. The doctors over there perform liposuction with patients standing up to minimise the blood loss and healing time. And there have been cases in the past: the husbands took the wives to the court for giving them ugly children, supposedly the wives had extensive plastic surgery before marriage to alter their appearances without disclosing to the husbands. Also, you’re looking at a culture that is so overtly trying to sound polite they probably would have said Melania Trump looked good, just for the lack of else to say.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I haven’t. My friend is slightly obessed with a kpop boy band ( Bigbang or soemthing like that) so she watched these videos about south Koreans and I saw them with her.
        But yeah, isn’t South Korea the no. 1 place for plastic surgeries? It’s pretty normal to have them there.

      • G says:

        @Locke: SK is number one for ps partially because foreigners go there for surgery. I have a friend who studied Korean Studies and apparently there is a trend right now where teens are opting out of surgery more and more and focusing on makeup instead. However, I have never travelled to SK so I can’t confirm that myself.
        Also, yes, the band is Bigbang haha. They are very popular.

      • mrspanda says:

        Yeah that makes sense, South Korea is famous for the double jaw surgery and the enlarged eye surgery. In SK a lot of celebs opt for the ”small face” with huge eyes look, definitely slightly cartoonish. To achieve ”small face”, they literally break your jaw and shave off the sides and chin, so it makes a perfect tiny triangle. Kylie had a chin shave and looks like some jaw contouring/shaving on the sides of her face, as well as eyelift/brow lift and large eyes. If you google double jaw surgery in Korea, you’ll see millions of pictures, it is crazy! so not surprised they’d like her face, and Anne has the ginormous eyes too :)

      • Vox says:

        Korea is obsessed with skincare and cosmetic surgery, it doesn’t surprise me at all.
        There is a particular facial feature they love, the v-line, which is basically a v-shaped jawline. Anne and Kylie come closest to meeting Korean standards of conventional attractiveness because conventional attractiveness there is largely a v-shaped jawline and big eyes (not that Kylie is really v-line, but she’s closer to it than some of the others).

        They really do have the best skincare in the world, though!

  2. Loopy says:

    She comes off as incredibly unfriendly and unapproachable. There was an episode of KUWTK where Kim had a talk with her for being rude and unprofessional in her shoots,she even mentioned the phone issue.

  3. jeanpierre says:

    She’s trying to jack Rihanna’s style, ain’t she?

  4. Mia V. says:

    At one of the KUWTK episodes (yes, I watch), Kim schools Kylie about professional behaviour, saying she should behave better on set, since that’s her job.

  5. Locke Lamora says:

    “…she’s really only capable of two poses…” – well, that’s one more than Kendall.
    The whole family is horrible, but judging from their reality show, Khloe and Kendall are the worst. Kim and Kourtney seem to be the best, but that’s not much in this family.

    • Nancy says:

      LL: A model she is not. She is so Jan to Kendall’s Marsha. I watched their show occasionally in the beginning and she had very thin lips, like her dad’s original thin lips…..and was very jealous of Kendall, not much has changed, except for Kendall’s success and her pursuit of it. I agree Khloe is the worst. So phony and full of herself. Kourtney to me is the best of the k klan… least she spends time with her kids who really are cute. The next generation, oh please nooooo!!

  6. Bluebelle says:

    I think Kylie is light years away from being legimitized by the people who matter in the fashion industry. She’s a non factor and there’s nothing appealing about her persona and/or brand that relates to what Vogue brings to it’s readers. It would trash what it means to be high end, what Vogue is supposed to be.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Well, that ship sailed a long time ago when they put Kim on the cover. Or Kendall. Kylie wouldn’t be much different.

      • Bluebelle says:

        Yes, that’s very true. Lately their standards are just… however, I find Kim a bit more fascinating than Kylie. I don’t know why :(

      • jeanpierre says:

        Because Kim (more like Kimye) is a pop culture phenomena. Unlike many people, I don’t think she will be forgotten. Kylie, on the contrary…

    • Lynnie says:

      That’s another thing I don’t get about her. She says she only “shows us what we want to see” and you can’t deny that she’s very brand conscious/highly adept at managing it. Yet, at the same time she’s desperate for legitimizing (want to prove that she, the “ugly duckling” is hot and interesting too!), yet her brand is in direct conflict with the type of exposure she wants? Idk, to me she’s very self-limiting, but at the same time if she didn’t have this “rebel” persona what would she have?

  7. AlleyCat says:

    Say all you want about Kylie not being able to model, but neither can Kendall. The girl has the same look in every photo. Same with the Hadids, however I do enjoy Bella’s work sometimes.

  8. Grant says:

    …Because Kendall is actually capable of taking a shot that looks slightly high fashion. Her Estee Lauder shots aren’t terrible at all. She’s much more fresh-faced and natural than her sister, who looks like a Real Doll.

  9. Robin says:

    Neither the Jenners nor the Hadids are good models. Dead-eyed, plastic…they’re just awful.

    • SKF says:

      I love the Hadids as models. I think they’re both stunning with amazing bodies and I love looking at photos of them. Gigi for example can do smiley girl next door, sexpot, and then she does beautiful high fashion stuff too with her distinctive eyes and eyebrows. I think the mix of races is really beautiful. Neither one can walk though, they need lessons from Karlie Kloss!!! Kendall is very pretty but just such a blah model – no charisma.

  10. Coconut says:

    Is Kylie even tall enough that to be a model?

  11. lucy says:

    I want a Vogue cover, too.
    And so do my cats.

    My cats’ toothbrush stands a better chance and is more deserving of a Vogue cover than any Jenner or Kardashian.

  12. Loo says:

    Kylie has a good body but it’s not a high fashion Model’s body, also she isn’t tall enough to be a high fashion model. Not trying to be cruel but she looks like the models that they get to sell liquor or something like that.

    • teacakes says:

      exactly, her look isn’t high-end at all, with or without the facial tweaks and lip job.

      High fashion models are not supposed to have such obvious, cartoonish cosmetic modification to their faces anyway – Vogue is not Instagram.

  13. Samab says:

    Yes they do harm somebody all the youngster that take them as a model .

  14. Erica_V says:

    I found myself on Kylie’s IG (i know i know) and I noticed the comments are 100% disabled for a bunch of her recent posts. Interesting….

    I’m sure if Tay had her comments disabled there would be multiple think pieces on the topic…

  15. 0Stress says:

    Idc but I think she actually looks cute in that bathrobe pic

  16. candybambi says:

    just what we need… more plastic fake photos…
    haven’t we seen enough?

  17. Craig says:

    Just watched the amazing American cyclist Mara Abbott get caught at the finish line to finish 4th in Rio…this is a woman who has won the world’s top cycling events but still has to work in a farmer’s market in the off-season to make ends meet.

    Then I come here and read about these entitled self-centered “models” who believe jobs should be handed to them.

    I’m going to be sick.