Kylie Jenner ‘Dreams About’ Having A Normal Life
Kylie Jenner (along with sister Kendall Jenner) made TIME Magazine's annual list of influential teens, sparking some minor controversy among the general public who don't understand the way celebrity and social media work.
But Kylie is well aware of her status and the influence she has on fans who try to emulate her look. She said, "I think people expect a lot out of [me and my family]. Whether we’re influential for one reason or another, it is what it is. I know how influential I am over my fans and followers. I feel like everything I do, my hair color, my makeup, I always start these huge trends, and I don’t even realize what I’m capable of. I didn’t care what people had to say; I didn’t even read any of that stuff."
She goes on to note that while she recognizes she may be on a list with other teens whose accomplishments are more celebrated, Kylie doesn't see the point in a direct comparison: "People might have been upset because we were next to, like, young girls who started schools and crazy things. But we’re just different people! We’re influential in different ways, and that’s okay."
Kylie says she wants to inspire teens to be comfortable in their own skin, and she hopes that her app makes her more relatable to her audience. But the truth is that Kylie is a celebrity, and the life she lives is lavish and far out of reach for the vast majority of people.
When asked whether she wishes she could live a normal life she said, "Absolutely. I dream about it. I never wish to have somebody else’s life—I was meant to have this life for a reason, and I’m going to make the best out of it. But I have normal friends. I sit at my house, and they practically live with me, and I watch them get ready to go to a high school party, hang out with their friends, go to concerts."
She continued, "I was [recently] sitting at home and my friend said, 'Come to this concert right now! Wait… I forgot you’re famous.' I can’t just get up and go to a concert. I’ve never been to a concert like that with my friends. So there’s a lot of stuff I’ve missed out on, but there’s a lot of experiences [that I’ve had] that they were never able to experience."
Read Kylie's full interview with TIME over on their site.
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