Today marks Kylie Jenner’s nineteenth birthday and, to honour ‘King Kylie’ herself, we’ve taken a look back over her career.
With a consistently sold out cosmetics line, several brand endorsements and over 69 million Instagram followers, it’s hard to believe that the American reality star is still a teenager.
Kylie Kristen Jenner was born in Los Angeles in 1997 and, although she is the youngest of the Kardashian clan, she didn’t intend on letting this hold her back.
Catapulted into the limelight at just 9 years old, Kylie, along with the rest of her family, appeared on top US reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show chronicles the family’s professional and personal lives and, more recently, Kylie has become a central part of the interest and drama surrounding the popular series.
After spending years in the shadows of her glamorous older sisters, 2014 was the year Kylie shot to fame. At just 17, the star was making headlines due to her newly plumped lips and the mature new look she showcased on numerous celebrities red carpets. Kylie’s modelling career also took off, as she appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and more.
It was a busy year for Kylie as she became the ambassador of skincare line Nip + Tuck, as well as launching a clothing line with sister Kendall for high street brand Topshop. 2015 also saw the arrival of Kylie’s popular Lip Kit and the release of her bestselling app which reached number 1 on the iTunes app store. After graduating from Laurel Springs School in July, Kylie went straight to Instagram to post a photo of her achievements, proving there’s more to the youngest Kardashian than just beauty. Her modelling career continued to grow in 2015, as she made appearances on the cover of Elle and Wonderland magazine.
After the success of her first Lip Kit launch in 2015, Kylie went all out and released her own make-up line Kylie Cosmetics. Later in the year saw the release of her sold out eyeshadow palette Kyshadow and more recently, the young entrepreneur introduced a limited edition Birthday collection to celebrate her big day. This sold out twice in just 4 days. The celebrations didn’t stop there as the birthday girl took to social media to show off the pre-birthday gifts she brought herself, including a new puppy and a brand new car worth almost $200,000. We can only wonder what she’s got up her sleeve for her actual birthday.