The glitzy, glamorous reality star, girl boss, and internet sweetheart, Kylie Jenner is someone, indeed, to be celebrated. Her near-unprecedented journey from the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan to one of the youngest self-made billionaires is truly one for the books.
The Kylie Jenner Origin Story
Born August 10, 1997, Kylie Jenner started life in the public eye at an extremely young age on the massively popular reality TV show, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ Raised in the bustling city of Calabasas, California, nobody could have accused her of being the average teenager in any way. But then again, there’s very little about Kylie that could be described as ‘average.’
Creating a Cosmetic Empire
As a teenager, Kylie launched her now-iconic beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics. First up were the famous ‘Lip Kits,’ she is now synonymous with, but it wasn’t too long before she went on to build an extremely lucrative global makeup empire adding to her beauty range in spades. Fans queued for hours, both online and offline, just to get their mitts on these kits, and that all-important first batch sold out super fast. It was a real Cinderella moment in the beauty world that took everyone by surprise.
From Lip Kits to Billionaire Beauty
Kylie’s entrepreneurial spirit didn’t end with her cute lip kits though. Following the mind-blowing success of her first beauty launch, she went on to expand Kylie Cosmetics into a top-level beauty brand, selling everything a girl could ever want from eyeshadow palettes to skincare products. Her savvy business instincts led Forbes to declare her one of the youngest self-made billionaires of all time. And yes, that’s is billionaire with a B!
A Social Media Star
While her beauty empire grew faster than the speed of light, so did Kylie’s social media presence. With her on-point fashion choices and behind-the-scenes glimpses into her enviable lifestyle, she won the hearts of millions of followers. There are even those who would argue that every selfie she shares carries the value of a thousand lip kits, at the very least!
In Kylie’s own words, “I just want to inspire my fans to be whoever they want to be because that’s what I’ve always done.” And inspire she did! From the glitzy life she portrays to her journey as an entrepreneur, she has certainly shown that being true to one’s self can lead to success.
A Reality TV Legacy
In celebrating Kylie Jenner, the world acknowledges her not-insignificant, and rather multifaceted, impact on the world around her. From her origins as a reality TV star watched by millions around the globe, to the founder of a successful cosmetics empire and a social media sensation, she continues to be a source of cannot-look-away fascination for many.
So, it is not surprising that many will remember the story of Kylie Jenner – proof that with passion, creativity, and a sprinkling of reality TV magic, it is possible to achieve anything in this world. Here’s to the Lip Kit Queen, leaving a trail of matte-finished, perfectly plumped lips in her wake, because without her, the world of beauty would lack a touch of glamour. Long may she continue to spread joy and intrigue, not to mention, a sprinkle of glamour, everywhere she goes.