This is Kylie Jenner’s most provocative photo shoot to date. The 18-year-old reality TV and social media star covers the December/January issue of Interview Magazine, looking like a dominatrix Barbie doll meets Fembot meets Stepford wife.
Shot by famed photographer Steven Klein, Kylie poses in a variety of sexy, futuristic and bondage-inspired outfits including a pair of butt-baring leather chaps, a metallic liquid corset (that looks to be painted on) and a patent leather bustier and garter set. As for her hair, she sports a strawberry blonde bobbed wig with a mod ’60s shape.
Kylie isn’t only exposing herself on the cover. She gets very candid in the interview with Chris Wallace, opening up about her always-changing looks, her anxieties and her plans for the future.
The beauty maven, whose debut lip kit line sold out in minutes yesterday, may always look photo-ready, but Kylie reveals that she secretly doesn’t like makeup. Kylie maintains that if she wasn’t in the spotlight, she would skip out on all the glam.
“I would probably just never dress up,” she shares. “I would never wear makeup, because I honestly hate wearing makeup. Lately, I’ve just been so over it. I feel like I’m way too young to wear such heavy makeup all the time. It’s just bad for your skin, but I’m always doing photo shoots or red carpets and events, so I just obviously want to look good.”
She adds that she’s also not herself on on Snapchat and Instagram.
“That’s totally not me. I’m way flashier on Instagram and Snapchat, because I feel like that’s what people want to see and that’s what I’ve always done, so I’m not going to stop,” she explains. “People want to see my cars and my purses. People love fashion. But that’s so not me.”
As for experimenting with her looks, Kylie says it all started when she cut and dyed her hair blue at 16.
“After that, I just felt so free and wanted to experiment with my look. I thought I knew who I was and what I wanted to look like, but then once I did that, I was like, ‘Whoa, there’s a world of difference.’ I just felt like I could be whoever I wanted to be, and I’m all about, like, experimenting,” she shares. “I’m still so young, so I’m just having fun.”
Her dream superpower? To be “invisible” so she can “stalk” people to see what they do when she’s “not there.” And at times, Kylie says she wishes she was invisible from the public eye so she could have enjoyed more of a normal childhood.
“I feel like I’m going to look back and be like, ‘Damn, I wish I could’ve just been a kid and done normal teenage stuff that my friends get to do.’ But it also is a blessing, and I’ve done so many things that most 35-year-old women still haven’t done,” she shares. “You can look at anything glass-half-full or whatever. Like, yesterday I realized that I’m 18, I’m a female, and I have accomplished so much. I live in a beautiful home and I work really hard, so I’m just grateful.”
But being in the spotlight constantly has taken its toll on the star, who says she “wakes up every morning with the worst anxiety.”
“I don’t know why,” she adds. “I have, like, a problem. I wake up every morning at, like, seven or eight because I think that there’s a bad story about me, and I have to check. My worst fear is waking up and finding something bad about me on the Internet.”
Kylie, however, doesn’t plan to spend her whole career in the public eye.