Being part of the most famous family in the world has its perks — and its pitfalls
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There is, perhaps, no more famous family in the world than the Kardashian-Jenners. But being the biggest names in reality TV and social media comes with both ups and downsides.

In a recent interview with 60 Minutes — which was filmed before Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, but aired on Sunday — Kardashian West admitted that there were plenty of pitfalls to being one of the most famous women in the world. However, she’s far from the only KarJenner to open up about what life is really like in the spotlight.

Here’s what they had to say, in their own words:

“I totally attribute my career to social media … There are pitfalls — lack of privacy, loss off privacy. That’s not for everyone. For me, I can handle it.”
— Kim, on an interview with 60 Minutes

“I wake up every morning with the worst anxiety. I don’t know why. I have, like, a problem. I wake up every morning at, like, seven or eight 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.”
— Kylie, to Interview magazine

“The thing I dislike the most [about being a Kardashian] is the judgment on us. If I want to go out with a group of friends, it’s never as harmless as that. There has to be some story the next day that I’m dating somebody.”
— Khloé, to Harper’s Bazaar

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“We were brought up in this abnormal world, if that’s what you want to call it. I feel like a lot of people say that kids who grow up in that kind of world go crazy. But it has everything to do with how your parents raise you. I was raised so normally, or as normally as I could have been.”
— Kendall, on growing up in the spotlight, to Harper’s Bazaar

“I don’t want the show to end, but I sometimes think I would be so happy if it did and I could just move away from it all. By the end of every season I’ve had enough, but then once we have had a break I’m ready for more.”
— Kourtney, to You Magazine

“Most people see [their families] on holidays. We see each other every single day because it’s part of our job. I love that, I really do. Our show has brought us closer together and I’m able to witness moments I never would if we all had jobs in our individual spaces.”
— Khloé to Harper’s Bazaar

“When the idea for our show came up, we were all up for it. We’d opened — and all thought it would be great exposure. We didn’t think it would last beyond the first series, and now here we are ready to do season 10. I think people love that, underneath everything, we are a family.”
— Kim, explaining why the family decided to do Keeping Up with the Kardashians, to ELLE UK

“We have all eyes on us, all the time, so especially for me, at my age, trying to find myself – it’s hard to not let it affect you. Having older sisters with some of the same insecurities as me helps me a lot, and makes me feel like it’s okay.”
– Kylie, on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

“People didn’t want to take a chance on me, I think because I was sort of known. They were a little bit on the fence about it. Some people might think that what I’ve done before made it easier for me to get jobs, but it was actually a disadvantage. I had to work even harder.”
— Kendall, on how being made her work harder as a model, to Teen Vogue

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“Our family has way more information about [us] online than any other, and it’s always so bizarre when you meet someone and see their perception of you. Sometimes I feel like I have to prove people wrong, and that’s weird. It’s easy to meet people, but you don’t know if you’re meeting them for the right reasons. Knowing who to trust is hard.”
— Khloé, to Harper’s Bazaar

“I know I don’t want to be famous forever. There’s gonna be a time where I feel comfortable, I’m at a good place in my life, and I just stop.”
– Kylie, to Allure

“I wanted the children to feel free to run about where they wanted — it’s their home, after all — so it was easier to let them [be on camera]. They have known the crew all their lives and the team are very respectful about leaving at 6 p.m., when I like to have family time.”
— Kourtney, to You Magazine

“At the beginning of my career, [the press] made me — or maybe not ‘made me’ but was such a big part of my career. And then, I feel like when I got a divorce, it kind of turned on me, and the people I would do interviews with, who I thought were my friends, just did not understand me.”
— Kim, to the Editorialist

“Some people are born for this life, and some people aren’t, and I just know I’m not supposed to be famous. I can feel it deep down inside.”
— Kylie

“I’m not either, for sure.”
— Kourtney

“I am.”
— Kim, talking with her sisters about fame, on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

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“I think it becomes overly invasive when I literally have 10 paps waiting outside my house every single day — that’s legit stalking. The fact that I don’t have any say in it is frustrating. I understand that I’m a public figure, but it becomes very dehumanizing to have zero privacy. No matter what my title is or what I do, I’m still just a normal person who deserves normal privacy.”
— Kendall, on dealing with paparazzi, on her website

“Kourtney and I didn’t want to do the show. We weren’t anti the show, but we were so obsessed with our clothing store [DASH, the clothing and accessories boutique founded by Khloé, Kourtney and Kim in 2006], and I couldn’t imagine having to give that up.
— Khloé to Harper’s Bazaar

“That’s why season one is so brilliant — because we didn’t really care. Kourtney and I would say anything and do anything. We didn’t realize it was going to be so big. Nobody did.”
— Khloé to Harper’s Bazaar

“I definitely am really protective of my life with the kids. You might see them on [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] a little bit, but not real stories about them … We just don’t make stories —Kourtney and I don’t makes stories really around our children. They’ll be there but if anything that’s a benefit because we get to spend more time with them.”
— Kim, on maintaining North and Saint’s privacy, at the BlogHer 16 conference

“My little sister and I grew with the fame that we got. We got used to it at a really easy pace. It’s kind of been normal since we were babies. My dad [now Caitlyn Jenner] was always doing red carpets, going to events and he was working with ESPN a lot at Disney World. He’d sit on stage and answer questions and there would be hundreds of people in the audience. My little sister and I would run on stage and sit on his lap.”
— Kendall, to Women’s Wear Daily

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“I was not posting about my son because I wanted him to be able to go to the park every single day like a normal human being and nobody knows who he is … He’s eight months old now, and people thought he didn’t exist. People thought I had a whole fake baby and I made this whole thing up because I wasn’t posting about it. And to me, that’s so ridiculous.”
— Kim, on people thinking that Saint’s birth was all a publicity stunt, at the BlogHer 16 conference

“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.”
— Kylie, to Interview

“Honestly, if I didn’t have my family in my life, and I was going through all of this myself, I don’t know what I would do.”
– Kylie, to Allure