Read Her Lips: Kylie Jenner Doesn't 'Want' to Be Famous — Here's How We Know

Plus, how she feels about living her life in the spotlight

01 of 20

SHE FANTASIZES ABOUT LIVING A NORMAL LIFE

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"I do think about if I didn't have to be famous. And it's like a fantasy sometimes, but there's really not one problem I have. You figure out how to deal with it."

— to Evening Standard Magazine

02 of 20

CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE IS DIFFICULT

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"It’s harder to make new friends and see if people have, like, true intentions and stuff like that."

— to Evening Standard Magazine

03 of 20

SHE FEELS LIKE THERE ARE 'TWO SIDES' TO HER

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“There’s an image that I feel constantly pressured to keep up with. In order to stay relevant for the public, I have to be on Instagram and I have to be on Snapchat just keeping people entertained. And then there’s who I really am around my friends. … It’s way easier for me to post on Snapchat or Instagram than it is to be out in public. I just feel like for so long I’ve been putting on this different persona to the world — I felt like I started to depend on social media, feeling the need to post all the time. I feel like I have to keep up this idea of who I am.”

— on an episode of Life of Kylie

04 of 20

SHE MISSED OUT ON A NORMAL CHILDHOOD

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“I started filming Keeping Up with the Kardashians when I was 9 years old. I really don’t know what it’s like to not have everyone know who I am. I don’t know what it’s like to live a normal life, where people just don’t know who you are, to get out of the car and not have everyone stare at you. I feel like when you grow up on camera, people think that they know you because you’re on social media so much and you’re on reality TV.”

— on an episode of Life of Kylie

05 of 20

THE SPOTLIGHT STRESSES HER OUT

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“I feel like this fame thing is going to come to an end sooner than we think. I’m getting the bug again, where I just want to run away. I just don’t know who I’m doing it for. … The new goal in my life is to just live. I live the most extraordinary life, and I’m very grateful. But the moments I feel completely normal and just a 19-year-old girl, it’s the best.”

— on an episode of Life of Kylie

06 of 20

SHE FEELS CONFLICTED ABOUT POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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“I for sure didn’t choose this life, but I’m not going to say that I’m totally innocent, because I am keeping up this lifestyle. I know I’m making myself more famous by having an Instagram and posting photos, but I’m not that type of person where I want all the attention. I don’t like that. It actually freaks me out, because it reminds me that I’m ‘Kylie f—ing Jenner.’ ”

— on an episode of Life of Kylie

07 of 20

SHE FEELS LIKE SHE LOST A PART OF HERSELF TO FAME

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“I think I lost a lot of parts of myself. My funny side — when I was 14 I used to post all these funny videos all the time, just me being like, super weird and funny and myself. I feel like once I started getting a little bit bigger, then people really started to … everyone says mean things sometimes, it’s just how social media is — it’s a really mean, negative space.”

— on an episode of Life of Kylie

08 of 20

SHE WISHES SHE COULD EMBRACE FAME THE WAY HER FAMILY DOES

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“Kim [Kardashian West] always said this is like, what she’s made for. I respect that, but it’s hard to do normal things when every single person knows who you are. … I see Kendall [Jenner] and Bella [Hadid] and Hailey [Baldwin], and they’re just out here, like every day. They just put their outfits together and they’re made for this — which isn’t a bad thing. They look so good every day. Sometimes I wish I could do what they do. But that’s not me. I don’t want my picture taken. I don’t want people to see what outfit I’m wearing. Every time there’s paparazzi, I cover my face."

— on an episode of Life of Kylie

09 of 20

SHE IS CURIOUS ABOUT EXPERIENCING A CIVILIAN LIFE

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"I've been famous for what feels like my whole life. I just want to know what it feels like not to be."

— to Complex

10 of 20

SHE DOESN'T APPRECIATE THE SCRUTINY

SHE DOESN'T APPRECIATE THE SCRUTINY
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"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."
– on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

11 of 20

THE EXPECTATIONS ARE UNREALISTIC

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"People are expecting more out of me and that's overwhelming and nerve-racking."
– on her website

12 of 20

SHE WON'T EVER GET USED TO IT

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"I'm still growing up, learning and making mistakes, just like any other teenager would – yet millions of people are watching and judging me. That's the part I don't know if I'll ever get used to."
– on her website

13 of 20

SHE CAN'T BE HER AUTHENTIC SELF

SHE CAN'T BE HER AUTHENTIC SELF
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"Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends. But it is what it is. People have to be sensitive to – I hate using the word 'celebrities' – people in the spotlight. Because there's so much more than what you see on the cover of a magazine."
– to TIME

14 of 20

GROWING UP BECOMES EXPONENTIALLY HARDER

GROWING UP BECOMES EXPONENTIALLY HARDER
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"We're all trying to find ourselves, growing up and making mistakes and trying something different. For me, it's just a little different because everybody's watching me."
– to TIME

15 of 20

SHE IS SURROUNDED BY THINGS SHE DOESN'T NECESSARILY CARE ABOUT

SHE IS SURROUNDED BY THINGS SHE DOESN'T NECESSARILY CARE ABOUT
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"I can't remember what it's like not to be famous. I'm a special case … 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."
– to Allure

16 of 20

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE FAMOUS FOREVER

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"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."
– to Allure

17 of 20

… BUT IS HAPPY HER FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH IT TOO

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"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."
– to Allure

18 of 20

SHE SHOWS THE WORLD ANOTHER SIDE OF KYLIE

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"On Snapchat I show people what I think they want to see. 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."
– to Allure

19 of 20

SHE HOPES TO ONE DAY DELETE HER SOCIAL MEDIA

SHE HOPES TO ONE DAY DELETE HER SOCIAL MEDIA
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"Once I have a kid I'm not going to be on Instagram. You know, I'll probably delete my Instagram and just … I don't know, live life."
– to Allure

20 of 20

SHE HAS BIGGER PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

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"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."

— to Interview

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