The series premiere of Life of Kylie airs in just over a week, and it sounds like Kylie Jenner is taking the opportunity as a way to secure her own identity. At just 19, the makeup mogul already boasts 96.1 million Instagram followers and was even named a “Most Influential Teen” by Time in 2015. Yet she hopes her very own docu-series will allow people to see her as more than just “Kim Kardashian’s sister.”
A Calabasas local told Hollywood Life, “Kylie does not want to blow her chance to truly separate herself from her famous family. She sees her new show as her big opportunity to break away from her older sisters’ shadows. Kylie loves her entire family dearly but also wants to make her own mark and brand.”
The show will reveal what it was really like for Kylie to grow up in front of the cameras and will introduce her friends — like BFF Jordyn Woods — to fans. The eight-episode, half-hour program will follow Kylie as she navigates her life as an entrepreneur, author, fashion designer, social media star, and CEO/founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In the official trailer for the show, Kylie said, “This show is a gift for my fans.” She added, “There [are] two sides of me. There’s an image that I feel constantly pressured to keep up with, and who I really am around my friends.”
The teenager has already done more in 19 years than most people have in their entire lives, but she’s proud of her success and hopes to continue it. “Kylie loves that she found success in her own makeup line and hopes she can keep the momentum flowing with her new TV show,” added the insider. “She does not want to ever be known as Kim Kardashian’s little sister, she is Kylie Jenner and the boss of her own empire.” Go, girl!
Tune in to Life of Kylie, airing Aug. 6 on E!
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