Kylie Jenner’s Personal Assistant Remembers Her Awkward First Encounter With the 20-Year-Old
Working for Kylie Jenner — who is currently expecting her first child with Travis Scott — sounds like a dream, right? First-class trips, run-ins with Kimye, and, most importantly, free lip kits come to mind when thinking about the perks of being employed by the 20-year-old Kylie Cosmetics founder.
Well, it turns out that the job is just as amazing as you’d imagine. Meet Victoria Villarroel, Kylie’s 25-year-old personal assistant, who looks a lot like the reality star. While the brunette beauty — who popped up on Life of Kylie — has been working for the Kardashian-Jenner family for years, she was promoted to Kylizzle’s PA in 2015.
In December 2016, Victoria revealed what it was like to be Kylie’s right-hand woman in a video interview posted on the makeup maven’s official website. “It’s fun, though. It’s, like, fun,” she raved at the time. “It’s work, but it’s fun.”
The Venezuelan also explained how she first met Kylie. “Five years ago, I started working at [Kris Jenner’s] company, Jenner Communications, and I would see Kylie there all the time because it was her mom’s office. And I remember — it’s funny — I saved my number in her phone as ‘Victoria the Princess.’ Like, I was very confident back then,” she said with a laugh. “And then, like, fast-forward to now, like, a year ago, I came back looking for a job and she needed someone, so they just took me. And she still had me saved as ‘Victoria the Princess.’”
Though she loves working for Kylie, Victoria said that her first day on the job didn’t go as smoothly as she had hoped. “So I walked [into her house] and I remember she had just woken up and I saw her coming down the stairs and someone’s like, ‘Hey, Kylie, this is Victoria, your new assistant,’ and I was like, ‘Hey.’ And she looked at me and she told me something and I couldn’t understand!” she recounted. “So I was like, ‘Sorry, what do you mean?’ I couldn’t understand her and she said it like three times. I was like, ’S–t, I don’t know what you’re saying.’ I got really frustrated.”
Victoria added, “So I was like, ‘That was a great first impression.’ And then she looked at me and was like, ‘No, never mind.’ And I was like, ‘F–k. I f–ked up.’”
Despite their cringe-worthy exchange, she said that their working relationship soon blossomed into a full-fledged friendship. “One time we were in her room and we were talking and she told me — and I remember and I think this is, like, word-by-word — she said, ‘Close the door. I wanna tell you my deepest secrets,’” Victoria recalled of the moment she and Kylie became besties. “And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I closed the door and we just talked forever. And I think that’s when we bonded.”
As they’ve grown closer over time, Victoria — who now boasts more than 290,000 Instagram followers — has even adopted a similar look to Kylie’s. Just like Ky, Victoria often posts sexy selfies and sizzling snaps of herself in skin-baring ensembles. Back in May, she shared several poolside pics in which she rocked her curves in a barely-there, black bikini.
And it seems as though Kylie is not one bit upset over Victoria’s copycat style — because, after all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. “Victoria is more than my assistant,” she has gushed in the past. “We’ve really grown so close and I consider her one of my best friends. She’s so cute!”
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