Kylie Jenner Says She 'Can't Remember What It's Like Not to Be Famous'

Kylie Jenner also tells Allure that she hopes to not be "famous forever"

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Kylie Jenner was 10 years old when Keeping Up with the Kardashians made its television debut and now, at 18, the world has yet to stop watching her.

“I can’t remember what it’s like not to be famous,” Jenner tells Allure in her August cover interview, explaining that her life in the spotlight has taught her to appreciate true happiness: “I’m a special case.”

She says, “I’m able to appreciate what true happiness is all about. A new car, that’s not real happiness. That lasts a month. That’s short-term happiness.”

So, what, in Jenner’s mind, constitutes this real happiness? “Being with your friends,” she says.

Her close-knit relationship with her family also helps: “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.”

And she certainly doesn’t want “all of this” – the social media following, the constant paparazzi presence, the public love life – forever.

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

Jenner says that her life on television leads to many misconceptions about her personality, and that her online persona is mostly curated to please fans.

“On Snapchat I show people what I think they want to see,” she divulges. “That’s not me. It’s a projected image. A brand. I’m not a different person. I just don’t show all of me.”

The reality star notes that she hopes to keep some aspects of her identity private, mainly because she doesn’t want to open herself up to critique and commentary.

Jenner has previously shared similar sentiments about dealing with her celebrity, explaining to Elle UK in February that she’ll definitely leave social media if she ever becomes a mother.

“Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram,” she said. “You know, I’ll probably delete my Instagram and just I don’t know, live life.”

Jenner also told Interview magazine last year, “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.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!

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