Here's something that Kylie Jenner loves to do – share stuff about herself. With 118 million followers, Kylie uses her IG account as a literal platform to teeter around in Christian Louboutin heels, parade her Louis Vuitton, and send the world a very clear message: "I'm famous, I'm fabulous, I'm rich, and I'm Kylie Jenner."
To be fair, Kylie does appear to have earned every cent of her $900 million net worth. At 21 years old, she is Forbes' "Youngest Self-Made Billionaire." In 2018, Kylie fronted the magazine's cover by staring down the camera lens like the boss she is. With baby Stormi approaching her first birthday and the Kylie Cosmetics line exploding, Kylie has a lot of good to share with her fans.
But you didn't click on this to find out things you already know. Kylie wearing custom-made Alexander Wang to the MET Gala? You've seen the pics. Kylie disappearing from social media during her concealed pregnancy? It's old news now. There's a downside to being a mega-famous reality star, though. Fans will go through your entire life with a fine-toothed comb, and they'll dig out the dirt.
From the biggest secrets that "momager" Kris Jenner has been battling to hide to what really goes on inside Kylie's head, here are 20 surprising things that most people just don't know about Kylie Jenner.
20 She's Being Sued Over Kylie Cosmetics (And Keeping Very Quiet)
The Kardashian-Jenners come as a power family (complete with power lawyers). Kim Kardashian was telling the lawyers "to sue" when information about her surrogate was leaked by TMZ, but not all lawsuits are as straight-forward. In October 2018, Kylie found herself slapped with a lawsuit from the Alabama-based makeup artist behind Sheree Cosmetics.
The accusation is that Kylie "stole" the Born To Sparkle eyeshadow name from Sheree Cosmetics (and she's making a pretty penny as a result).
Tiffany Hermann, CEO of Sheree Cosmetics is suing Kylie "to protect her business." Kylie has made no statement or public acknowledgment of the issue.
19 "Natural Motherhood" Is Saved For Rare Paparazzi Shots
If you think that Kylie updates her IG with the kinds of impulsivity that Cardi B does (hello, 10 video rants in a row), think again. An entire team is likely on the payroll to help Kylie perfect that polished social media image, and that includes Stormi.
"I was hot... out in the heat, then a storm came in to save my life" was one witty caption to Kylie's pic. Likewise, "Stormi Strolls." It took a skilled paparazzo to capture this shot of a makeup-free Kylie for the world to see that Kylie has a surprisingly normal side to her.
18 Her Own Assistant Called Her A "Diva" Over Smoothie Demands
Asking your personal assistant to give a live Snapchat interview about you is risky business. When Kylie did it in 2016, it all turned a little embarrassing.
"Kylie asks me for the same smoothie every morning," Kylie's assistant said. When she asks which flavor, Kylie responds: "You should know the flavor."
Kylie also has "meltdowns" over straws.
"You'll be like, "I want an apple tomorrow," her assistant continued. When Kylie is presented with the apple, the response is: "Why... would I want an apple?" Kylie is seen in the Snapchat, too. Visibly embarrassed, she says laughs, adding: "I seem so bougie."
17 VIP Parking Because She "Wouldn't Walk One Block"
You might have noticed that Kylie Jenner is pretty high-end when it comes to transportation. A private jet seems to be her preferred method, although she does have that $1.4 million Ferrari (and the rest). In 2015, Kylie appeared on The Ellen Show, where The Mirror got ahold of her "diva demands."
"Kylie insisted that she have two VIP parking spots because she did not want to walk from the parking structure to the studio, which is less than a block away," the newspaper reported. Kylie also "refused" to use Ellen's makeup team, insisting on two dressing rooms and her own glam squad.
16 $1 Million For Hitting "Update"
Here's something that's a bit sad. The minute Kylie Jenner posts her sponsored Sugar Hair Bear Vitamins pics, a string of responses come in–"How much for shipping?" Kylie promotes less than she used to, but those suspect "stomach-flattening" teas are still there.
In 2018, Kylie was named IG's "most bankable" star; she can command up to $1 million per sponsored post.
"started [sic] the @teamiblends 30 day detox program because they promote a healthy lifestyle and it is important for me to feel my best🧡. I'm on day 7 right now... I have way more energy and it is like a magic tea to get rid of tummy bloat." Make of that what you will.
15 "I Take, Like 500 Selfies To Get One I Like"
To be fair, this isn't close to the 6,000 selfies that Kim Kardashian is reported to have taken over four days during her Mexico vacation. The Huffington Post may have made headlines with that, but this admission comes from Kylie herself (although she's likely wishing that quote would disappear).
"I take, like, 500 selfies to get one I like," Kylie told The Daily Mail in 2015. "Sometimes I regret putting one up if I find a better one later," she added. Kylie has admitted to using the fridge to perfect her lighting, although she likely now has her glam squad perfecting the entire room.
14 Lip Kit Factories Are "Unsanitary Sweatshops"
When Forbes covered the Kylie Cosmetics empire in 2018, we learned some interesting facts. Kylie only employs seven full-time and five part-time employees. Manufacturing and packaging are outsourced to save costs.
A Kylie Cosmetics employee titled her Indeed review: "Sweatshop."
She added that pay is "minimal" with no benefits. "Oily floors" and a "dirty atmosphere" were also reported.
The factory is located at Spatz Laboratories, where the CEO vehemently denied the claims. Nevertheless, Spatz Laboratories has not been inspected by the FDA since 2006. Employees have complained of makeup particles making them "cough and sick." The company maintains that third-party audits have "been passed."
13 Then Again, "I Actually Enjoy Changing Diapers"
Slam her all you like, but Kylie has done the biggest 180 we've ever seen. From spoiled teenager to self-sufficient businesswoman, Kylie's biggest change has been her motherhood journey. Stormi recently celebrated reaching eight months, and Kylie has nothing but positive things to say about her mommy journey.
"I actually enjoy changing diapers," Kylie said. "It's really satisfying. To make her clean again." 24/7 nannies she may have, but Kylie is being way more of a hands-on mother than her IG suggests. "I don't know, the whole thing is really...it's like, such an amazing experience," she told Kim via ES.
12 Claims "Cereal With Milk" Is A New Discovery, Pics Disprove It
We've reached the point where anything Kylie Jenner says or does breaks the internet. In September 2018, Kylie made headlines for sharing her apparent "new discovery" of cereal with milk. "Last night I had cereal with milk for the first time, life changing," Kylie tweeted.
After discovering that Cinnamon Toast Crunch was the cereal (and yes, it was "regular" milk), fans dug into Kylie's history.
TMZ trawled Kylie's past to find a 2013 pic of Kylie–you guessed it–eating cereal with milk. In what appeared to be bran flakes with strawberries, blueberries, and milk, Kylie had clearly done this before.
11 Tries To Trademark Her Own Name, Kylie Minogue Blocks It
Kylie Jenner isn't about living with the luxury she was born with anymore. It's hardcore business time, and this girl knows exactly what she's doing. Sometimes though, it doesn't always go her way. In 2017, Vogue reported that Kylie had "lost" her trademark case.
Kylie filed a number of federal trademark applications relating to her first name back in 2015. The move was immediately blocked by Kylie Minogue. A Kardashian-Jenner stops at nothing, though. The Daily Mail reported that Kylie launched an appeal against the decision. Call it smart business, call it vanity–either way, it wasn't something that Kylie shared on social media.
10 Kylie Skin Has Been Trademarked (Roll On, Billions)
Keep it on the down-low, right? Kylie could retire 1000 times over with the $900 million she has earned in just three years from Kylie Cosmetics. It looks like that's just the tip of the iceberg, though.
Harper's Bazaar reports that Kylie recently filed trademarks for Kylie Skin and Kylie Skin by Kylie Jenner.
What we're looking at? Unknown. The magazine suspects that a line of moisturizers, scrubs, serums, and masks could be in the works. They did, however, note that Kylie has "not commented" on the news. Kylie Cosmetics will already be available in every US Ulta store by Christmas.
9 She Paid For The Ferrari That Tyga "Gifted" Her
Er, embarrassing much? Kylie has long since moved on from her 2016 relationship with Tyga. She and Travis Scott are now parents to Stormi Webster, but the old days are still plastered over the internet.
Not only could Tyga not afford the $320,000 Ferrari he "gifted" Kylie, but Radar Online reports that Kylie had to lease it in her own name. Kylie acted surprised, though.
For her 18th birthday, Tyga "gifted" Kylie the white Ferrari. At the time, TMZ reported that Tyga had been ordered to pay $70,000 in back rent. A year earlier, his Ferrari was repossessed at a Bentley dealership. Kylie later bought him a Bentley.
8 She Paid A Ghostwriter For Her Book With Kendall Jenner
Celebs taking the credit for "not quite having written" their own books is nothing new. Hiring a ghostwriter is a perfectly legal process. NY Times reports that Snooki, Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie, and Hilary Duff have all gone down this road.
The Kardashians aren't known for their literary successes, but let's not forget Kim's book of selfies, entitled Selfish.
"The Jenner sisters didn't do any of the writing," Cosmopolitan learned from Maya Sloan, the ghostwriter hired to pen Kendall Jenner and Kylie's book Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia. "They were very upfront about that," Maya added. The book only sold 13,000 copies.
7 Life Of Kylie Went Down Like A Lead Balloon
Kylie has been successful–there's no denying that. Not everything that she puts herself to winds up breaking records, though. Life of Kylie is a reality show that now feels like a distant memory. Fans didn't warm to Kylie's extortionately extravagant lifestyle (and her comments only alienated viewers).
"Being "sad because we never take out the Lambo" didn't go down well. Life of Kylie only received half the views of Rob & Chyna.
Sitting in her marbled mansion, "like, realizing stuff" just wasn't doing it for the public. The 2017 show lasted fewer than nine months. 1.5 million views at the series' start dwindled to 660,000 according to In Style.
6 So Did Her Puma Contract (And Selena Gomez Replaced Her)
If you haven't seen this pic floating around, it's because Kylie Jenner is no longer the spokesperson for PUMA. Following Gal Gadot and Ariana Grande joining Reebok (and Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner partnering up with Adidas), Kylie joined PUMA in 2017 for a reported $1 million.
The pics were not well-received by fans of the brand, though.
"Runners are not pleased with Kylie Jenner's PUMA campaign," was Business Insider's headline last year. "Does she even run bro?" was one tweet. The Huffington Post reported it as a "huge conflict of interest" for Kanye, whose Yeezy gear teams with Adidas. In 2018, Kylie conveniently wound up fronting Adidas campaigns.
5 No Mention Of Payments For Those Yeezy Promotions
Everything about this power family centers around money. With the news that Kylie is Instagram's most bankable star (and that $1 million-per-post price tag), we can't help but wonder what's going on with the Yeezy promotions. Kim has already established herself as the walking billboard for Kanye's sportswear line.
In September 2018, Kim, Kylie, and Kendall took to Instagram to pose in their new Yeezy sneakers. Kylie's caption to this pic was: "just got my YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 TRIPLE WHITE. Now available on ADIDAS.COM/YEEZY and YEEZY SUPPLY." Whether she's doing it for free or with a fat paycheck remains unknown.
4 "I'm Spiritual, Not Materialistic"
That's like Dwayne Johnson saying he "isn't into fitness." Or Kourtney Kardashian saying that she's "not into parenting." In 2015, Kylie appeared on the cover of Fault, apparently determined to tell the world that her lifestyle "isn't her fault."
"There's definitely a spiritual side to me," Kylie said, adding: "I'm not materialistic."
For the girl who takes selfies in a purse closet estimated to be worth $1 million, that's a new one from Kylie. "I love clothes and all that stuff," she said, "but I don't need it to live." Kylie later gave fans an in-depth tour of her Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, and Gucci bags.
3 "If My House Was On Fire, I'd Take This One"
Pulling off "not being materialistic" turns a little trickier when you voluntarily give video tours of a purse closet estimated to be worth $1 million. In 2018, Kylie did just that. Fans saw neatly lined shelves of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, and Chanel (to name but a few).
"I made a little room for them in my house," Kylie said. Perusing the custom-made purse closet that's larger than most bedrooms, Kylie pointed to a $32,000 ostrich Hermès bag as the one she would save.
"If my house was on fire I'd take this one out of all of them," Kylie said. "My favorite row is the Hermès row."
2 $100,ooo To Attend Her Own Birthday, Throws Cake On The Ground
The Kardashians can earn vast amounts of cash just for turning up to an event. In 2014, Kim Kardashian was paid $500,000 to accompany an Austrian businessman to the Vienna State Opera.
Kylie's fee for attending her own 18th birthday party was $100,000 (although fees have likely risen since).
Cosmopolitan reports that that the VIP restroom wasn't "VIP enough"– Kylie demanded to be taken back to her car by security, then driven 50-100 feet to another. She arrived late (by helicopter and boat), stayed less than 2 hours, and "trashed" her cake. Photos of the $3,000 cake smashed on the floor are available for your viewing.
1 Weirdly, We'd Love To See More Of This
The more we see of Kylie as a natural, makeup-free mother, the more we kind of wish she'd show it–officially. Kylie has done quite the 180 since giving birth to Stormi, but the Instagram pics continue to be baby Burberry and that $12,500 Fendi stroller. How a photographer managed to get this shot of Kylie is unknown, but for many fans, it was a reminder that a real person does exist (just under the layers of luxury).
Quick–before she gathers another million followers. Hit share on Facebook for anyone who needs a little reminder of the 20 things that Kylie Jenner doesn't share. That lawsuit? Those factory conditions? Her "not being materialistic?" You've got them...
Sources: The Daily Mail, Hollywood Life, KUWTK