Sunday night’s episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” presented Kylie Jenner as the new family member to watch: It was her breakout episode.
The 17-year-old appeared in several scenes –a significant increase compared to previous seasons where she’d only appear on screen for a second or not at all. Kylie is now filmed in full frame totting full features and a professionally contoured face.
In one memorable scene, Kylie goes on a makeup run with her half sister and pop culture phenom Kim Kardashian. The sisters pinpoint and size up a fully exposed teenage girl who’s sprouted her wings and wants to show off her sexuality in a way that’s not innocent, yet appeals to prepubescent girls globally –in a world where it’s OK to be curvy in your teen years.
Controversial but real.
In real time Jenner was in Indio, CA for Coachella, while the internet watching the episode responded with posts tagged #KylieJennerChallenge– adding to the already hateful commentary about her recent magazine spreads, dating preferences and friends.
You see, this year alone Kylie’s been slaying the fashion game with magazine covers and endorsement deals. She’s been modeling for a year or so now, and has been under the radar, but in recent weeks, people just can’t stop talking about her looks, and there’s a reason for it.
It’s a new standard of beauty for teens to obsess over.
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