Kylie Jenner is no longer a girl but not yet a woman. For her 20th birthday (which is actually today), that awkward year between teendom and full adulthood, Jenner’s family—Kim, Kris, Khloé, and “tips in cash” Kendall—threw her a surprise birthday party, complete with an ice sculpture of, well, a naked image of herself.
According to People, the youngest Jenner “walked into the unexpected bash after attending her boyfriend Travis Scott’s concert with Kendrick Lamar at the Staples Center in Los Angeles earlier in the evening…she entered the venue and immediately gave her boyfriend a hug.”
There may have been cake and balloons, but the pièce de résistance was certainly the ice sculpture of the makeup mogul’s famous curves. In a Snapchat saved by the good folks over at Instagram @kyliesnapchat, we get a good look at the sculpture while Jenner screeches “Jordyn, what is this?” over the sounds of Migos’s “Bad and Boujee.” No surprise there.
Nineteen was a pretty busy year for Kylie; she starred in her own reality show, Life of Kylie, and expanded her makeup brand. According to a recent profile in WWD, Kylie Cosmetics is raking in tens of millions of dollars. To put it another way, Jenner has accumulated a small fortune, much bigger than when she was just a normal teen millionaire living in a Calabasas mansion.
On a more sentimental note, her mother, Kris Jenner, posted a photo collage on Instagram for Jenner’s birthday, with a sweet caption that read, “Happy birthday my beauty, @Kyliejenner! 20 today!! I am so proud of the young woman you have become. Kind, generous, hard-working, funny and beautiful inside and out. You are one of a kind, and I’m grateful every day that God gave me you. I love being your mommy! There is so much ahead for you, my angel, and I can’t wait to see what your 20s has in store!! I love you more than you will ever know! Mommy xo”
Kim Kardashian also took to Instagram to wish her sister a happy 20th, writing:”Happy Birthday baby sis! @kyliejenner You are always so determined &so set on what you want in life & starting at such a young age you always went for it. That’s so inspiring to watch. I love you Ky”
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Kylie Cosmetics has been at the center of many of its founder’s controversies over the past two years—both because of the beauty brand itself, and because it has presented Kylie with a massive platform. For the brand’s Holiday 2016 campaign, which debuted in September, it released an image of gold-painted fingers framing a deep, cranberry lip—mirroring almost exactly an image by makeup artist Vlada Haggerty. Haggerty filed a suit against Kylie Cosmetics, but the feud was resolved before any court battle began.
Considering the previous Tyga drama, someone might have advised Kylie that naming one of her new blushes “Barely Legal” might not be the best plan.
Earlier this year, Kylie, one of the celebrity faces of Puma (like Rihanna, and like The Weeknd), appeared in a campaign in which she was depicted mid-running stride, in one image, and springing up into the air as if on a trampoline, in another. Just as her sister Kendall before her was criticized for appearing in a ballet-themed Vogue España editorial, Kylie was criticized for ostensibly taking the place of a real athlete in the campaign. Complaints about her running form—her feet not flexed properly, her knees not at the right angle—abounded, and then subsided in time for Kylie to appear in another campaign several months later.
Just after her brother Rob Kardashian was embroiled in his own controversy with ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna (the same Blac Chyna who was once engaged to Tyga), Kylie tapped her brother, sock entrepreneur and founder of Arthur George, to collaborate with Kylie Cosmetics. Many questioned the timing of the collaboration, as it was unveiled just after Rob had unleashed an Instagram tirade, including several graphic photos (that Chyna had not consented to be released), against his former girlfriend.
In the midst of building a beauty empire, Kylie also manages to balance collaborating with her elder sister Kendall on their Kendall + Kylie clothing label. As part of the brand’s most recent drop, the sisters debuted new “vintage” merch, featuring iconic images of the likes of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. with Kendall and Kylie’s own likenesses splashed over the front. The families and estates of the late rappers, as well as other artists featured in the collection, immediately struck back—and the tees were promptly pulled from Kendall + Kylie. (Since then, Kendall + Kylie has been struck by several lawsuits.)