Through the first two episodes of Life of Kylie, there wasn’t a single sighting of another Kardashian/Jenner. It was all Kylie, all the time. That changed on tonight’s episode, where Kris Jenner drove the drama for the majority of the show. Honestly, any new characters on a show that largely centers around watching Kylie get her hair and makeup done is a welcome addition. Without Kris, we’d be doomed to watch Jordyn and Kylie rotate in and out of the glam chair in perpetuity. Would a million people watch that? Yes. Should that be a television show? Still unclear!
Kris immediately took charge. She ordered Kylie to downsize her entourage and focus on her growing beauty empire (can a brand potentially worth $1 billion be considered a nascent sideline?). Kris gets it. If you want to make good TV, you have to vote somebody off the island.
That led Kylie to make some very difficult choices. Like, for instance, she banned her wigmaster’s boyfriend from all future glam sessions. Sometimes we hurt the ones we love the most. Other times we ban our wigmaster’s boyfriend from all future glam sessions. On the one hand, every day can’t be Bring Your Wigmaster’s Boyfriend To Work Day. On the other hand, last episode they flew that same dude to Sacramento to crash prom and hang with Tokyo (the wigmaster). Farewell, Chris. I can’t wait to read your tell-all.
The Kris cameo makes you wonder (and hope) if she’s going to be a recurring character in this series. She knows how to stir the pot. Without her, most of the show involves Kylie and Jordyn going on ill-conceived field trips that the producers dream up. “What if they go to prom?” “What if they go buy knockoff Kylie lipkits?” “What if they go to the beach… at night?”
You can only watch Kylie play Undercover Boss at her own cosmetic factory so many times. On tonight’s episode we learned that she cares about her products and wants to be a good boss. At a certain point on this show, something—anything—has to happen. Will she get in a fight with Jordyn? Will she fire her wigmaster before we figure out why his name is Tokyo (please don’t)? If Life of Kylie is going to really take off, it should become more of a family affair, starting with Kris.
Kylie Jenner, the Youngest Kardashian, Has Undergone the Most Complete Style Transformation
Kylie Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner), Kendall Jenner, and Kris Jenner at the world premiere of The Emperor’s New Groove in Hollywood, California, December 2000.
Kylie Jenner at the Matrix at A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival Benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Los Angeles, June 2008.
Kendall, Kris, and Kylie Jenner at the 102.7 KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango in Irvine, California, May 2009.
Kylie Jenner at the release party for Selena Gomez’s Kiss and Tell in Hollywood, September 2009.
Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California, August 2010.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the premiere of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never in Los Angeles, February 2011.
Kendall and Kylie prove their twinning days aren’t behind them at the premiere of Prom in Hollywood, April 2011.
Kylie Jenner at the Race to Erase MS in Century City, California, May 2012.
Kylie Jenner at Fashion’s Night Out in Los Angeles, California, September 2012.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner, honing their fashion consultant chops, go on Good Morning America to discuss spring trends, February 2013.
Kylie Jenner wore a dress by Msfts, the label by then-reported boyfriend Jaden Smith, to the Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, March 2013.
Kylie Jenner opted for white and nude, a palette she’d come to favor down the line much like sister Kim Kardashian, at the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California, April 2013.
Kylie Jenner opted for a sleek black two-piece look to attend the premiere of After Earth (the movie fronted by rumored boyfriend Jaden Smith) in New York, May 2013.
Jenner opted for a tonally appropriate graphic tee to walk the red carpet with Jaden Smith at the premiere of Ender’s Game in Hollywood, October 2013.
Kylie Jenner, in Maiyet and Giambattista Valli, debuted a new hair style when she walked the red carpet with sister Kendall at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 2013.
Kylie Jenner in Alex Perry with Louboutin heels at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2014.
Jenner opted for an orange Nicolas Jebran minidress, contrasting with her sister’s Fausto Puglisi, at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada, June 2014.
Kylie Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier with Gucci heels at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California, August 2014.
Jenner opted once again for Alexandre Vauthier, this time in burgundy, for the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 2014.
Kylie Jenner in Steven Khalil at the GQ Grammys afterparty in Hollywood, California, February 2015.
Kylie Jenner appeared front row at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show — wearing Phillip Lim, naturally — during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 in New York, New York, February 2015.
Completing the arc that brought her into Olivier Rousteing’s fold, Kylie Jenner wears Balmain at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2015.
Kylie once told us her mom is her style icon — so it makes sense they would pair up on the red carpet, too. Here, Kylie Jenner wears a Cushnie et Ochs top with Alaïa leggins and a Kimora Lee Simmons coat for the premiere of The Gallows in Los Angeles, California, July 2015.
Kylie Jenner in Shady Zeineldine at the ESPYs in Los Angeles, California, July 2015.
Jenner steps out with a bleached ‘do and a new pantsuited look, sitting front row at the Prabal Gurung show during New York Fashion Week Spring 2016 in New York, New York, September 2015.
Wearing Balmain x H&M, Jenner appeared at the launch of the capsule collection in New York, New York, October 2015.
A regular at the American Music Awards, Jenner went custom for the 2015 edition in Bryan Hearns in Los Angeles, California, November 2015.
Also a regular at Vera Wang, though perhaps an unexpected one, Jenner went full-on Kylie Minogue during the Fall 2016 season at New York Fashion Week in New York, New York, February 2016.
Jenner called on Olivier Rousteing to outfit her for last year’s Met Gala, wearing custom Balmain to the Costume Institute gala for Manus x Machina in New York, New York, May 2016.
Jenner sat front-row at Jonathan Simkhai in a denim ensemble with a skull cap during New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 in New York, New York, September 2016.
Here are the real heroes of the Kardashian-Jenner family empire: