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Life of Kylie Premiere: How Faces of Kylie Jenner Are There, Really?

And which do we get to see in “Life of Kylie”?


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After more than 150 episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, five episodes of I Am Cait, and one unforgettable episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, it’s time we finally got to know the real Kylie Jenner. Or so that’s the promise, and premise, of Life of Kylie, the new Kardashians spinoff premiering Sunday on E! (the two first episodes are both airing tonight; the recap of episode 2 will follow this one).

Until now, we’ve only seen glimpses of the 19-year-old makeup mogul. How much can you really learn about a person through 12,000+ tweets, 5,000+ Instagram posts, and the most-viewed Snapchat story in the world? You think you know, but you don’t.

In the early moments of the premiere, in a line that feels too neat to be have sprung from her mind unscripted, Kylie confesses that there are two Kylies: One is an image she feels the constant pressure to keep up with, and then there’s the real Kylie, the person she is with her friends.

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.

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Kylie Jenner at the Matrix at A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival Benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Los Angeles, June 2008.

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Kendall, Kris, and Kylie Jenner at the 102.7 KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango in Irvine, California, May 2009.

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Kylie Jenner at the release party for Selena Gomez’s Kiss and Tell in Hollywood, September 2009.

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Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California, August 2010.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the premiere of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never in Los Angeles, February 2011.

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Kendall and Kylie prove their twinning days aren’t behind them at the premiere of Prom in Hollywood, April 2011.

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Kylie Jenner at the Race to Erase MS in Century City, California, May 2012.

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Kylie Jenner at Fashion’s Night Out in Los Angeles, California, September 2012.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner, honing their fashion consultant chops, go on Good Morning America to discuss spring trends, February 2013.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kylie Jenner in Alex Perry with Louboutin heels at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2014.

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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.

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Kylie Jenner in Alexandre Vauthier with Gucci heels at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California, August 2014.

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Jenner opted once again for Alexandre Vauthier, this time in burgundy, for the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 2014.

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Kylie Jenner in Steven Khalil at the GQ Grammys afterparty in Hollywood, California, February 2015.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kylie Jenner in Shady Zeineldine at the ESPYs in Los Angeles, California, July 2015.

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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.

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Wearing Balmain x H&M, Jenner appeared at the launch of the capsule collection in New York, New York, October 2015.

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A regular at the American Music Awards, Jenner went custom for the 2015 edition in Bryan Hearns in Los Angeles, California, November 2015.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The People in the Life of Kylie:

At the very beginning of the premiere, she introduces her entourage:

There’s Jordyn Woods, who’s (famously) been Kylie’s best friend since 8th grade. She’s hopelessly single and always by Kylie’s side.

There’s Victoria, her executive assistant. We know she’s not American, but we don’t know where she’s from. (Looking forward to learning her origin story in a very special episode of Life of Kylie.)

There’s Ariel, Kylie’s makeup artist who she plucked from Instagram and now has over a million followers on the platform, and a goatee so beautifully manicured that it looks like a fancy eyebrow you wrap around your chin.

There’s Tokyo, Kylie’s hairstylist extraordinaire. “He’s very good at wigs,” says Kylie. I will watch this show for the next 10 seasons just to hear where he got the name Tokyo.

The Things We Learn About the Life of Kylie:

Kylie likes to wear maybe a dozen rings on her fingernails while she eats McDonald’s. She’s just like us, right?

Kylie likes to relax at home in a cheetah onesie.

This clearly a new generation of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Instead of idyllic shots of Calabasas, the transitions between scenes are filled with Kylie’s social media feeds. Other than that, the format is not going to break new ground. We’re following Kylie and her crew as they navigate life in the spotlight.

The Things That Sort of Happen in the Life of Kylie:

At the start of the episode, Jordyn introduces Kylie to the idea of going to prom with a Kylie superfan named Albert, whom she knows… sort of. They call his mom and set up a surprise where lovelorn Albert will get the recognition he deserves. Is this just a fabricated story beat to launch the premiere episode, or is this what Kylie does when we’re not watching? Who can really say (legally)?

When you find out the transponder isn’t working in the private plane and you might have to fly commercial to surprise Albert on prom night.

Kylie isn’t psyched that the replacement private plane is blue, but she is willing to do almost anything—except fly commercial—to see her man, Albert.

They trick Albert into going to a tuxedo fitting on the day of prom even though he doesn’t have a date and shows no signs of having a group to ride along with. Who are you Albert? No one loves tuxedo shopping this much.

Eventually, Kylie and the clan land in Sacramento. They rush to Albert’s secret tuxedo fitting location.

We’re 30 minutes away from the start of prom. Kylie still hasn’t changed or had her makeup done. Albert is moments away from having the night of life or he’s about to get Ross Gellered in front of 5 million people.

A true cliffhanger. On to episode two!

A Look Back at Kylie Jenner’s Many, Many Hair Transformations

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner pose for a photo at the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” viewing party at Chapter 8 Restaurant on October 16, 2007 in Agoura Hills, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the release party for the new album “Kiss & Tell” by Selena Gomez and The Scene at Siren Studios on September 30, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the premiere of Screen Gems’ “Easy A” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on September 13, 2010 in Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner hosts a meet and greet with fans at Kardashian Khaos store inside Mirage Resort and Casino on December 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives at the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends Kylie Jenner Announced As Brand Ambassador For Nip + Fab at W Hollywood on December 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie on September 16, 2015 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends WSJ Magazine and Forevermark Host a Special Los Angeles Screening of “Paper Towns” at The London West Hollywood on July 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2015 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends a photocall in her role as ambassador for Nip+Fab at Westfield London on March 14, 2015 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends SinfulColors and Kylie Jenner Announce charitybuzz.com Auction for Anti Bullying on July 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the Vera Wang Collection Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on February 16, 2016 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld” at The Plaza Hotel on September 9, 2016 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends REVOLVE Desert House on April 17, 2016 in Thermal, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives for the NBCUniversal’s 74th Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the Alexander Wang February 2017 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 11, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives at Marie Claire’s Image Maker Awards 2017 at Catch LA on January 10, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the PrettyLittleThing x Paper Magazine on April 14, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner on August 19, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner is seen on May 3, 2019 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kylie Jenner attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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