Since the debut episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on October 14, 2007, people have been slowly obsessing with the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Apparently, nothing is more entertaining than watching Kris Jenner manage her daughters’ very first world problems.
However, as the show progressed over the years, the attention of the viewers shifted considerably from the original trio Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, to the younger and fresher Jenner sisters, Kendall and Kylie. For the past decade, we have literally been able to watch the youngest sisters go from innocent schoolgirls to not-so-innocent models and businesswomen.
And despite the fact both of the young ladies have enjoyed global attention growing up, mainly focused on their stunning good looks, one sister imparticular has always had tongues wagging about her physical appearance – the youngest of the bunch, Kylie Jenner.
Now, puberty can be a tough time for any teenager. Hairs start sprouting out of places, pimples become a major pain in the ass, and things you never had before start growing out of places you didn’t even know had places. It’s a fact that nobody looks they way they do after puberty than they did before. But for Kylie, that change has been a little more, shall we say… noticeable.
Remember a few years ago when a young Kylie gave us this oh-so-memorable line on the show:
Well, that turned out to be a major lie, as Kylie quickly embraced womanhood and started following in her sisters’ footsteps when it came to modeling and revealing Instagram snaps.
Seriously, it can be difficult to remember that the youngest sister is only 20-years-old, especially considering that some days I see more of her body than I do my own.
With cameras constantly monitoring her every move (albeit, edited carefully with mom overseeing production), viewers literally watched this fresh-faced teen grow up. However, it did seem that there came a point where viewers were questioning whether or not Kris had actually recast her own daughter.
Fast forward to 2017, and Kylie is a full-lipped, curvaceous and busty young woman (much like her sisters) – a far cry from the freckled teenager with a dorky fringe we were first introduced to. But this is certainly most noticeable when Twitter users started comparing before and after bikini pictures of the youngest sister:
Such dramatic changes in appearance have obviously sparked rumors of plastic surgery and augmentation, which I think we can all agree is distasteful, and often mean.
Afterall, Kylie is allowed to make her own choices. Plastic surgery is perfectly legal and very common in this day and age. But despite the rumors, Kylie has always denied ever having surgery, only admitting to the odd lip filler treatment.
Speaking to Cosmo back in 2015, Kylie said, “You guys have watched me grow up since I was 9. My face is going to get different. Now, I know how to do my makeup, contour, and everything. I’m not against surgery. I’d never say no, but I don’t desire it right now.”
But the people of the internet just aren’t buying it, believing there’s only so much a contour brush and squats can do:
This is just proof that if somebody wishes to put themselves in the public spotlight – especially through the medium of reality television – they’re going to have to grow some thick skin, as scrutiny is unavoidable.
Then again, it must also be pointed out that jealousy also go a long way. Kylie Jenner – at just 20 years old – is worth an estimate $50 million, has 7th most followed Instagram account in the world and has been featured on the front covers of countless magazines purely for her beauty. No doubt people are a little envious of this, and no doubt the multi-millionaire doesn’t care what we think of her.
So, did Kylie have surgery, or was puberty just that kind? The truth is, we shouldn’t really care, as they’re her own decisions.