Kylie Jenner has revealed that she opted to have lip fillers after being bullied for her “small lips” by a boy she liked when she was a teenager.
The 23-year-old influencer appeared alongside her mother, Kris Jenner, and sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner for the first part of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion special, which aired on Thursday.
Speaking about the lip fillers, which she first admitted to at the age of 18, Kylie said she began to feel insecure about her lips during her teen years.
She had not thought about it until one of the boys she first kissed told her she was “such a good kisser” but had “such small lips.”
It prompted her to start using makeup to overline her lips with lip liner, creating the appearance of much bigger lips since she felt so “unkissable.”
Kylie Jenner confessed to Andy Cohen: “My love for makeup started with my insecurity with my lips. And I didn’t ever think about it until I had one of my first kisses.”
The aspirant billionaire continued: “A guy said to me, “Oh, my God, you’re such a good kisser, but you have such small lips,” or something like that. And then, from then… from then on, I felt… unkissable.”
She went on to reveal how she dealt with her insecurities by saying: “I took that really hard. Just when a guy you like says that I don’t know, it just really affected me. I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I would overline my lips with lip liner just to create the illusion of bigger lips. And then finally I was like, “this lip liner isn’t doing it,” and I ended up getting my lips done.”
Kylie got lip fillers for the first time at the age of 17 after being unconvinced that the lip liner was having the desired effect. However, she did not admit to it publicly until the year after.
During the reunion show, The Final Curtain Part 1, Kylie admitted it had been “really hard” for her when the guy that she liked criticized her lips but said she can “laugh” about it now.
The Kylie Skin founder even joked that future “lip kits” from her brand should be named after the boy who bullied her several years ago.
Fans started to notice Kylie’s changing appearance in 2014 when she was just 17 years old and was sporting plumper lips after having the fillers.
Since then, some cosmetic surgeons have suggested she has undergone nose surgery, but Kylie has insisted she has only gone as far as filler injections in her face.
And despite speculation about having liposuction and other “body enhancement” procedures, Kylie has denied this.