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Kendall And Kylie Kritique The Kardashian Lifestyle
It can sometimes be difficult to sympathize with celebrities who court the spotlight and then complain about the downsides of fame. But it's different with Kendall and Kylie Jenner: the younger members of the Kardashian clan were barely tweens when they were thrust into the spotlight when "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" premiered almost six years ago.
Kendall, who is 17, and Kylie, who is 15, spoke to Glamour about what it was like growing up in a famous family and why they're glad that they're not actually Kardashians.
Kendall explained the downside of growing up, particularly as a girl, in the public eye, "We appreciate everything that we have, but we don’t remember what it’s like to be normal kids who aren’t harassed by the paparazzi. I hate that. We’re underage girls. I don’t want to be followed by random men I don’t know. It can also be hard to deal with other kids who are jealous or mean. I can’t post a picture on Instagram without being criticized."
The pair are plenty fine with not officially being a Kardashian. Kendall told Glamour, "We’re full-throttle Jenners! We don’t have any desire to be Kardashians."
Kylie said that even though they don't have privacy, they do try to carve out an identity separate from what the public sees: "No one really knows what we are like. People read about us on Twitter, but they don’t know what we do all day long. We don’t really have privacy, but we have an aspect that people don’t know about."
The pair are cashing in on their celebrity, of course. Both of them are getting into modeling, and they have their own lines of clothing and nail polish. And we're guessing there's a lot more of that in their future (but no, we're not sure about college, Oprah).