Teenage tech success story. As one of Time‘s Most Influential Teens, Kylie Jenner opened up to the mag on Thursday, Oct. 29, about the monumental success of her new app — and why it’s more popular than Kim Kardashian‘s.
“Kim is so inspirational and she has the biggest drive,” Jenner, 18, told the mag. “She’s so dedicated, she’s so smart, she’s such a businesswoman, and she’s always doing something and thinking of new ideas. She has inspired me to have a great work ethic.”
However, the recent high school grad said that there was a very logical reason why her app out-performed any other Kardashian-Jenner app.
“Kim’s older, she has a different fanbase,” Kylie explained. “And she’s also—the difference between our apps is hers is very perfect. It’s simple, everything is black and white. Mine is more, I invite the cameras over and say, ‘Oh, hey, let’s just do this.’ We do makeup tutorials and I’m laughing and talking. I know my fans are my age or younger than me, so I just like to show my personality and show my fans my home and my dogs. I get really personal. I’m on Snapchat, and I’m just like them at the end of the day. Kim’s more private. She has kids. It’s just different.”
Jenner went into even more detail about her vision for her app. “I have all my outfits on there that I wear day-by-day and that I’ve worn in the past,” she shared. “And below it I’ve put — I find dope clothes that are looks for less. They look exactly like my clothes but cheaper, more affordable too. I love doing stuff like that. I’m always down to share my secrets, share my beauty tips. Most of the stuff my fans never knew I get from CVS and stores like that. It’s fun sharing all the stuff that I use! I don’t use crazy stuff. There’s always ways to do it for less.”
During the same Q&A, Kris Jenner‘s youngest daughter explained what she wants to accomplish via her app and social media platforms.
“I just want to inspire my fans to be whoever they want to be, because that’s what I’ve always done. And they know that,” she explained. “I’ve been experimenting with my hair, with my lip colors. I have green hair one week, blue hair the other. I’m Gothic another week. I’m always experimenting and trying to figure out who I am and exactly what I want to be. I feel like it inspires them to be exactly who they want to be.”
Jenner acknowledged her family’s fame and influence. “I think people expect a lot out of us,” she told Time. “Whether we’re influential for one reason or another, it is what it is. I know how influential I am over my fans and followers. I feel like everything I do, my hair color, my makeup, I always start these huge trends, and I don’t even realize what I’m capable of.”
Jenner launched her app in September and immediately soared to the top of the iTunes chart. So far, she’s showed off her $2.7 million home and made other beauty revelations through the platform.
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