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Kylie Jenner Bares Butt, Straddles Model and Says She Hates Wearing Makeup

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That's what she said.

Kylie Jenner told interviewer Chris Wallace in the new issue of Interview magazine that she feels limited in some ways by her massive social media following because she has such young fans. Before missing a beat, the 18-year-old finished the feeling by saying, "But I'm OK with that; I do everything I want to do."

It will be interesting to see how her young fans respond to the Steven Klein photo spread that accompanies the article, images that feature the reality TV star in a series of provocative poses, like baring her butt, sitting in a wheelchair and straddling a man who is on all fours. But, as she said, Jenner does what she wants to do.

She clearly says what she wants, too. Jenner just launched her own makeup line — Lip Kit by Kylie Jenner — but told Interview that she hates wearing makeup herself, a curious statement from someone who also hopes one day to have her own beauty empire.

Read more Kylie Jenner's Lip Kit Sells Out ... Quickly

Beyond her beauty routine, the teen got honest with Interview on a flurry of subjects like bullying, anxiety and why she loves Lady Gaga. Here are some highlights (and for the full interview, click here). (And if you're wondering what Kris Jenner thinks of the shoot, she revealed her opinions on the Sirius XM show Conversations With Maria Menounos on Tuesday morning.)

On experimenting with her look: "Honestly, what I think set everything off is when I cut my hair off when I was 16 and dyed it blue. After that, I just felt so free and wanted to experiment with my look. I thought I knew who I was and what I wanted to look like, but then once I did that, I was like, 'Whoa, there’s a world of difference.' I just felt like I could be whoever I wanted to be, and I’m all about, like, experimenting. I’m still so young, so I’m just having fun."


(Courtesy of Interview. Photo credit: Steven Klein)

On true happiness: "What I think is so amazing about having everything, and feeling like I have everything, is that I don’t really find happiness within materialistic things. Like, it’s cool if I can buy myself a new car, and I think it’s amazing for a week, but then the thrill is over, and I’m like, 'Oh, so I guess that wasn’t really happiness.' I’ve realized through the years that I just find happiness in other things, whether it’s my dogs or my friends or, like, looking at the sunset. So if I were to wish for something else, it would just be to be happy all the time, to have a superpower of not letting things affect me and to be true to who I am, always."

On Lady Gaga: "You know who I’m obsessed with? I’m obsessed with Lady Gaga. I saw her at the Alexander Wang fashion show afterparty, and I think she’s the nicest person ever. She came up to me and was like, 'I think you’re so amazing, and whatever you’re doing, people are just obsessed with it,' and she basically told me to not change. And I feel like that really helped me because there’s a reason why I have so many followers and why people pay so much attention to me. So I just try not to change and stay authentic. I do feel pressure when I do sexy photo shoots and stuff or if I want to post a picture. ... I don’t know. Because I want to be a good role model, but I also want to be me."


(Courtesy of Interview. Photo credit: Steven Klein)

On being bullied: "Yeah, pretty much ever since I was 9, since the show started, there’s been so much bullying toward me. Like, every single day I see something negative about me. And it’s just completely torn me apart. I feel like I’ve lost so many amazing traits because I’ve listened to stupid people, ignorant people who are bullies."

On whom she would be without social media: "I would probably just never dress up. I would never wear makeup because I honestly hate wearing makeup. Lately, I’ve just been so over it. I feel like I’m way too young to wear such heavy makeup all the time. It’s just bad for your skin, but I’m always doing photo shoots or red carpets and events, so I just obviously want to look good. And I don’t know, I like hiking. I used to do a lot of hiking when I wasn’t as busy. I had a lot of anxiety when I was younger, so I would just run to this hill path in the back of my mom’s house and listen to Jack Johnson. I would listen to Jack Johnson and stare at the sky until my anxiety went away. When I was 16, I was always outside. We always watched the sunset, the group that I was friends with."

On the future: "If I could do whatever I wanted, I would have a successful makeup line, and I would want to hopefully start more businesses and just be, like, a businesswoman. And then, hopefully, I’ll go off the map. When I’m, like, 30, I want to go off the map, have a family and live in Malibu with a farm and just raise my own chickens. My next goal for 2016 is to learn how to garden."

On anxiety: "I wake up every morning with the worst anxiety. I don’t know why. ... I have, like, a problem. (Laughs.) I wake up every morning at, like, 7 or 8 because I think that there’s a bad story about me, and I have to check. My worst fear is waking up and finding something bad about me on the Internet."

 (Courtesy of Interview. Photo credit: Steven Klein)             

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