Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner
Born Kylie Kristen Jenner
(1997-08-10) August 10, 1997 (age 17)
Occupation Television personality, model
Years active 2007–present
Known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Parents Kris Jenner
Bruce Jenner

Kylie Kristen Jenner (born August 10, 1997)[2] is an American reality television star known for appearing on the E! reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Early life

Kylie Jenner is the youngest daughter of Kris Jenner and 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner Bruce.[3] She has an older sister, Kendall. She has three maternal older half-sisters: Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé, and one older half-brother Rob; and three paternal older half-brothers: Burt, Brandon, and Brody, and an older half-sister, Casey.[4][5] Her mother is of Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry.[6] Jenner attended Sierra Canyon School, where she was a member of the cheerleading team. In 2012, Kylie decided homeschooling would be a better option and enrolled in an at-home education program, which she will graduate from with a high-school diploma in 2015.


In February 2007 a sex tape made by Kim Kardashian and her former boyfriend Ray J in 2003 was leaked, which largely contributed to her family's rise to prominence.[7][8] That year Kylie, her mother Kris, her father Bruce, her sister Kendall, and her half-siblings Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob were commissioned to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.[9] The series proved successful its network, E!, and has led to the creations of spin-offs including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, and Kourtney and Kim Take New York .[10]

Kylie (right) featured on Vogue in March 2012.

Jenner began her modeling career with the Sears line "Crush Your Style" and has done photo shoots with photographer Nick Saglimbeni and modeled for her cousin Natasha's clothing company. She has also expressed an interest in acting, but has explained that college is a greater priority.[11] Jenner modeled for Canadian singer Avril Lavigne's clothing line Abbey Dawn during the 2011 New York Fashion Week. She modeled for the official Hello Kitty Launch for American clothing retailer Forever 21 in Los Angeles.[12] Seventeen chose Jenner and her sister Kendall as Style Stars of 2011 and as the new 'Style Ambassadors' for the magazine.[citation needed]

Kylie and Kendall hosted red-carpet events for Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in Los Angeles. They also did an interview in the Bing Box at The Hunger Games premiere on March 12, 2012. Jenner has two nail lacquers from the Nicole by OPI nail polish brand called Wear Something Spar-kylie and Rainbow in the S-kylie. The latter is a best-selling product in the Kardashian Kolor nail polish line.[citation needed] The Jenner sisters appeared on the cover of Seventeen's Back-To-School September issue.[volume & issue needed] On February 8, 2013, they launched their own women's-clothing line, Kendall & Kylie, available exclusively at PacSun.[13]

Kylie and Kendall released a science fiction novel, Rebels: City of Indra which is about two girls with superpowers who embark on a journey.[14] Kylie spoke about the novel, saying "The fans seem to love it. That's why we did it. [The characters'] names are Lex and Livia. I think we wanted to make Lex more like me and Livia more like Kendall, and they kind of evolved into their own characters".[14] Jenner announced that she hopes to pursue an acting career,[15] saying "Right now I love designing and I want to pursue that career once I turn 18, but acting is something I would regret not giving a chance when I'm older, so I would love to try it and see if I like it, I used to do plays in school and then in my community. I would participate in all of them 'til I was 13".[15] When Kylie and Kendall co-hosted the 2014 Much Music Video Awards, Kylie made her acting debut in a promo for the show.[14][16]

Personal life

Jenner cites Nicole Richie as her fashion icon.[17]

A November 2013 media report indicated that Jenner was dating Jaden Smith. Jenner wrote in social media in July 2013, "Although we can't remember exactly when we met, I couldn't be more grateful that we did."[18] On May 24, 2014, Jenner was spotted making out with Smith at Kim's wedding at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy.[19] Months later, media reports began to indicate that Jenner was dating 24 year old rapper Tyga.[20] However, Tyga denied those rumors insisting there's nothing romantic going on as well as stating that he has been a longtime friend of the Kardashian family for four years.[21]

Jenner gained media attention when recent Instagram photos showed Jenner with flaunting fuller lips and bigger breasts sparking many rumors that Jenner had gotten plastic surgery, including breast implants, botox and lip injections.[22][23] Kim Kardashian denied these rumors saying its lip liner and stating that "Kylie is great at make-up".[23] After months of internet speculation, Jenner stated "How long are we gonna talk about this lip thing lmao? Let's get our lives together guys and talk about some important shit. Just talk about something new at least. I'm bored" on her Twitter account.[24]

Legal problems

On August 28, 18 days after obtaining her driver's license on her sixteenth birthday, Jenner was involved in a car accident when she hit a Toyota vehicle that was stopped in traffic, causing it to slam into a Subaru. [25][26] The following August, she was involved in another car accident in Glendale, California.[25] Also within the same 12-month period, Jenner received a ticket for speeding and one for having tinted windows and driving with a minor.[25]

In November 2014, Kylie was named with her mother and Karina Alvarez in a lawsuit against Alida Griselie Palma Rivera, a woman driving the Subaru that was involved in an accident with Jenner on 28 August 28.[25][26] The complaint, filed United States District Court for the Southern District of California, accuses Jenner of negligence, unsafe speed in violation of California Vehicle Code 22350 and Negligent entrustment.[25][26] Rivera claimed she sustained injuries after an accident to her body both internally and externally.[26]


As herself
Year Title Notes
2007–present Keeping Up with the Kardashians TV series
2010 Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami Episode: "It's My Life"
2011 Khloé & Lamar Episode: "Unbreakable"
2012 America's Next Top Model, Cycle 18 Episode: "Kris Jenner"
2013 Kourtney and Kim Take Miami Episode: "Dragon Me Down"
2014 Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons Episode: "Kourt on the Defensive"


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  12. ^ Jenner,Kendall (March 29, 2010). "Hosting The Hello Kitty Launch". Retrieved February 9, 2011. [dead link]
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  18. ^ "Jaden Smith Treats Girlfriend Kylie Jenner to Gold Necklace". US Magazine. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
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  20. ^ Beck, Caitlyn. "Tyga & Kylie Jenner Getting Serious — He’s Already Calling Kris Jenner ‘Mom’". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  21. ^ Nessif, Bruna. "Tyga Disses Drake by Calling Him "Fake," Sets the Record Straight on Kylie Jenner Dating Rumors". E! Online. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
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  24. ^ Lindner, Emilee. "Kylie Jenner Is Done Talking About Her Lips: ‘I’m Bored’". MTV. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
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  26. ^ a b c d Toomey, Alyssa; Rosenbaum, Claudia. "Kylie Jenner Sued Over Car Accident, Kris Jenner Also Named in Lawsuit: All the Details". E! Online. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 

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