Kylie Jenner turns 18 today. We've been watching the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star grow up for so long and do so many extraordinary things that it's hard to believe she's only 18. She makes us feel completely unaccomplished! In celebration of her legal adulthood—and to motivate ourselves to do more—we're looking back at 18 phenomenal things she did before she turned 18.
She inadvertently started a social media trend.
Kylie is well known for her plump lips, which she admitted are the result of lip augmentation in an episode of Keep Up with the Kardashians. Hundreds of teenage girls tried to jump on the plump-lip bandwagon by enlarging their lips, putting them in small jar-like containers in a challenge called the #KylieJennerChallenge. We all get unwanted attention sometimes, but it doesn’t always turn into a trending hashtag.
She started a fashion line at PacSun.
Launched in February 2013, the Kendall and Kylie collection at PacSun has been doing nothing but rising to the top. The Jenner sisters recently debuted their back-to-school collection, entitled "Las Rebeldes."
She starred on a reality TV show.
Let's not forget about how we even know the youngest Kardashian. She's been a star on Keeping Up with the Kardashians since 2007. There are even talks in the air about her getting her own show, which we would obviously watch.
She co-wrote a sci-fi novel (kind of).
At this point, nothing that the Kardashians do is surprising, but this. In 2014, Kylie and Kendall released a sci-fi novel that they co-authored called Rebels: City of Indra. Sure, Maya Sloan, often noted as the Jenner sisters’ ghost-writer, compiled and edited the book for the sisters, but that's Kylie's name on the cover, published and on sale at Amazon.
She had two nail lacquers named after her.
Every girl loves nail polish, but how many girls get to have a polish named after them? Nicole by OPI features two nail lacquers hand-picked by and named after Kylie Jenner: "Wear Something Spar-kylie" and "Rainbow in the S-kylie." It's enough to make our jealous claws come out.
She launched a shoe and handbag line for Steve Madden.
Kylie and Kendall are absolutely killing it. They debuted their shoe and handbag line for Madden Girl in February 2014. The line includes sandals, platforms, gladiators, and cage heels priced from $49 to $79. We, on the other hand, managed to mend some clothes that we bought. :/
She appeared in a Party Next Door music video.
Kylie and Kendall appeared in the music video for PND’s song "Recognize", featuring Drake, in 2014. See her casually laying down on a yacht next to PND and wonder where your life went wrong.
She started a clothing line for Topshop.
Everybody’s favorite British fashion store now has a line from the Jenner sisters called “Kendall + Kylie.” Even though the name isn’t original, the style of the clothes totally is and mimics both of the Jenner sisters. If you wanna dress like Kylie and Kendall find yourself a Topshop.
She sold her clothes for charity.
Kylie set-up an eBay store with her sister Kendall to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Selfless. Kinda makes you feel bad for hate-loving her.
She was featured on a Time Magazine “Influential List.”
One of your life goals is probably be featured on a Time Magazine “Top X” or “Most Y” list. In October 2014, Kylie (along with her sister) was ranked number 16 as one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, along with others like Mon’e Davis and Jaden Smith.
She co-hosted a television awards show.
Much, the Toronto-based TV Channel, held its 2014 Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) on June 15th, hosted by everybody’s favorite Jenner sisters: Kendall and Kyle. Drake, of course, was nominated for the most amount of awards that night.
She purchased a home.
Earlier this year Kylie purchased a $2.7 million, five-bedroom, 5.5-bath mansion in Calabasas, California. And here we are struggling to pay rent at age asmhgdjahg.
She introduced Kanye’s performance.
Kylie (and Kendall, of course) introduced their brother-in-law Kanye West’s performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17th. Arguably his greatest opening act ever.
She started her own hair extension line.
Everybody loves a good weave. If you want, you can buy some from Kylie Jenner. Her hair line with Bellami Hair is called Kylie Hair Kouture and includes 16 different shades and a wet to dry hairbrush. You can purchase regular and ombre colors as well as teal-colored clip-ins.
She was featured on 11 magazine covers.
Kylie has been on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue (twice), Marie Claire Mexico, Seventeen, Seventeen Prom, Remix, Fault (twice), and Girlfriend. We were on the cover of a magazine once...when we fell asleep on it.
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award.
This year Kylie was nominated for the “Choice Selife Taker” award on 2015 Teen Choice Awards. She’s in the running for this title alongside Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and her sister Kim K. The results will be revealed on August 16th. Who do you think will win?
She appeared on an episode of America’s Next Top Model.
Nobody’s sure why this happened, but it did. The models Cycle 18 of ANTM had to pose as toddlers with the Jenner sisters and their mother Kris. It’s creepy. Really creepy.
She modeled at New York Fashion Week.
Aspiring models everywhere were heart-broken when Kylie hit the runway for Kanye's show this past February. She has practically no "modeling" experience—if you don't count doing magazine covers and being constantly "on" because people stare at her all day—but she was able to perform in her brother-in-law’s show/art exhibition for his adidas shoe line.