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Kylie Jenner | Source: YouTube.com/TheHollywoodFix
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Kylie Jenner, 26, Breaks Down over Comments about Her Looks after Removing Fillers She Had for Nearly 10 Years - Her Transformation

Milla Sigaba
Jun 24, 2024
10:49 A.M.
  • Kylie Jenner was brought to tears during a recent episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
  • The beauty mogul's breakdown followed harsh criticism over her appearance. Social media users claimed she looked twice her age in viral photos.
  • Dive into her incredible transformation over the years. Astonishing photos capture Kylie Jenner during her early days in the 2000s and what she looked like after starting to dissolve her facial fillers in 2023.
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Growing up in the public eye, Kylie Jenner's looks have been constantly scrutinized. In early 2024, social media users claimed she looked to be in her 40s and 50s following the release of unflattering images.

Kylie Jenner has been on a journey to dissolve her fillers since 2023. However, astonishing images of the reality TV star capture her evolution over the years, before, during, and after fillers.

Kylie Jenner at the 2022 Baby2Baby Gala on November 12, 2022, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the 2022 Baby2Baby Gala on November 12, 2022, in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Natural Beginnings: Kylie Jenner's Look from Ages 11 to 15

Kylie was born in August 1997 to Bruce and Kris Jenner. Being a member of the influential Kardashian-Jenner family meant she was in the limelight from a very young age. She made her first TV appearance on her family's hit reality show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

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Kylie was just 10 years old when the show premiered in 2007. This early exposure set the stage for her future as a public figure and fashion icon. During her early teenage years, Kylie had natural youthful features.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" viewing party on October 16, 2007, in Agoura Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" viewing party on October 16, 2007, in Agoura Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

One of her earlier public appearances came in 2009 when she attended 102.7's KIIS-FM's Wango Tango. At just 11 years old, Kylie's face was round and cherubic. She had soft, clear skin and a sprinkling of freckles across her cheeks and nose.

Her dark brown eyes stood out against her fair complexion. Kylie also had naturally dark, straight hair with a prominent fringe. This look was quintessentially youthful. It reflected the innocence and simplicity of her pre-teen years.

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Kylie Jenner at 102.7's KIIS-FM's Wango Tango on May 9, 2009, in Irvine, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at 102.7's KIIS-FM's Wango Tango on May 9, 2009, in Irvine, California. | Source: Getty Images

As she grew older, Kylie's appearance began to mature. In 2010, at 13 years old, she stepped out to attend the Taste of Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival. The teenager had clearly transitioned from a pre-teen to a more sophisticated young adolescent.

Her hair, though still dark, evolved into loose, elegant curls. Her skin remained clear. However, she began experimenting with makeup, enhancing her eyes and lips slightly.

Kylie Jenner at The Taste of Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival opening night on September 2, 2010, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at The Taste of Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival opening night on September 2, 2010, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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In 2012, at 15, Kylie walked in the Evening Sherri Hill Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show. By this time, she was looking like a confident young woman. This period also marked the beginning of her interest in beauty and fashion.

Kylie Jenner walking in the Evening Sherri Hill Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show on September 7, 2012, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner walking in the Evening Sherri Hill Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Show on September 7, 2012, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

The Evolution of Kylie Jenner's Look from Ages 16 to 21

At 16, Kylie began to transform her appearance significantly. Her look became edgier, characterized by bold makeup and trendy hairstyles. In 2013, Kylie was photographed at the IHeartRadio Music Festival.

Kylie Jenner at the iHeartRadio music festival on September 21, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the iHeartRadio music festival on September 21, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

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There, she rocked striking red lipstick that complemented her well-defined eyes. It was clear that she was beginning to experiment with more dramatic looks. The following year, Kylie turned heads in a blue wig at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Kylie Jenner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

However, Kylie's new confidence in her style was not the only change in appearance that people noticed. During an interview in 2015, an interviewer asked Kylie about the noticeable difference in her lips. The question seemed to come as a shock and left the teenager looking like a deer in headlights.

Kylie chose to neither confirm nor deny the rumors that she had gotten her lips done and confided in her older sister, Khloe Kardashian, about the incident. However, Khloe set the record straight during a confessional on their family reality TV show.

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"Kylie decided to plump her lips, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I think if you've done something, though, it is right to cop up to it. If you avoid a question, you're going to look like a liar," Khloe stated. Around the same time, rumors circulated about Kylie's other older sister, Kendall Jenner.

Reports emerged that Kendall had possibly gotten a nose job. Kendall denied these allegations, emphasizing the impact of public speculation. She stated, "People can make something up and really make other people believe it. There's not much you can do about it."

Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the 2015 American Music Awards on November 22, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kendall and Kylie Jenner at the 2015 American Music Awards on November 22, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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At 18, Kylie's transformation reached a new level of sophistication. Her look was suddenly refined and glamorous. This change was on full display during her appearance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Kylie turned heads with her meticulous makeup and visibly plumper lips. The 18-year-old also rocked a jet-black hair duo with a fringe.

Kylie Jenner at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

In 2018, at 21, Kylie attended the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. She was photographed sporting a sleek, blonde hairstyle pulled back into a tight bun. Her flawless makeup highlighted her well-defined eyebrows, full lips, and spotless skin.

This look exemplified her evolution into a more mature and polished version of herself. Kylie went from an edgy teenager experimenting with makeup to a refined young woman confidently owning her look.

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Kylie Jenner at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on August 20, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on August 20, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner's Look from Ages 22 to 26: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Embracing Natural Beauty

By 2019, at 22 years old, Kylie had become the picture of youthful sophistication. In August of that year, she attended the premiere of her then-partner rapper Travis Scott's documentary "Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly."

While walking the carpet, Kylie exuded confidence. Her makeup was flawless, complimenting her facial features. By this time, Kylie had admitted to getting lip fillers.

Kylie Jenner at the premiere of Netflix's "Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly" on August 27, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the premiere of Netflix's "Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly" on August 27, 2019, in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images

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During an interview, the beauty mogul said that her insecurity over having small lips sparked her passion for makeup. Kylie recalled how one of her first kisses triggered this deep-rooted insecurity.

The boy she kissed mentioned she was a good kisser despite her small lips. The remark made Kylie feel overly conscious about their size. This experience shaped her subsequent decisions regarding her appearance. It also led her into the cosmetic industry.

In 2019, Forbes had valued Kylie's beauty company, Kylie Cosmetics, at nearly a billion dollars. This made the beauty mogul one of the youngest self-made billionaires.

That same year, Kylie appeared on the cover of Paper Magazine. While talking to the publication, she confessed to still using fillers. However, Kylie dismissed rumors of extensive surgical procedures.

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She stated, "People think I fully went under the knife and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false. I'm terrified! I would never. They don't understand what good hair and makeup and, like, fillers, can really do."

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However, Kylie did admit to having breast enhancement surgery at 19. The candid admission came during an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." Kylie got the surgery a year before she welcomed her daughter, Stormi Webster, with Travis Scott.

However, Kylie later expressed regret over this decision. She remarked, "I had beautiful breasts and I just wish, obviously, that I never got them done to begin with."

Motherhood profoundly impacted Kylie's perspective on beauty. She shared, "I have a daughter, too. I would be heartbroken if she wanted to get her body done at 19. I want to be the best mom and the best example for her."

Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi Webster spotted in Manhattan on May 3, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi Webster spotted in Manhattan on May 3, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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This shift reflected Kylie's commitment to promoting natural beauty and self-acceptance. The young mom further explained that her daughter taught her a lot about herself.

However, Kylie was also focused on teaching Stormi about self-love and the importance of accepting oneself. She emphasized the importance of allowing one's body to develop naturally and making informed decisions later in life.

Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster photographed on January 24, 2024, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster photographed on January 24, 2024, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

By 26, Kylie's appearance embodied a blend of sophistication and natural beauty. In 2023, the mogul attended the WSJ Magazine 2023 Innovator Awards and was the picture of elegance. Kylie opted for simple makeup that subtly enhanced her features without drastic changes.

She kept her natural black hair color, styled in effortless waves. This look reflected her choice to embrace her natural beauty. It also reflected her evolving beauty philosophy.

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Kylie Jenner at the WSJ Magazine 2023 Innovator Awards on November 1, 2023, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the WSJ Magazine 2023 Innovator Awards on November 1, 2023, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner's Emotional Revelation and Decision to Remove Fillers

In January 2024, Kylie went to the Jean Paul Gaultier show during Paris Fashion Week. There, she rocked a look that was different from her usual heavily contoured style.

Her appearance was more natural, with minimal makeup. This highlighted her features. Kylie's face looked fresh and radiant. Her skin appeared dewy, and her makeup was subtle.

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However, images of Kylie at a certain angle and under unflattering lighting went viral. Fans and critics pointed out that she looked older than her age. These photographs emphasized the lines under Kylie's eyes. However, she said she had had them for years.

Dr. Emma Wedgeworth explained what might have caused Kylie to look so much older. She is a dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin Foundation. "Dermal fillers were originally used to compensate for volume loss in aging faces," Dr. Wedgeworth said.

Kylie Jenner at the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2024, in France. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2024, in France. | Source: Getty Images

"When they are used for augmentation in younger people or to change original features, it can often look unnatural. Our eye interprets this as looking older, in the same way as seeing heavy makeup on young children," Dr. Wedgeworth continued.

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"You make 40's look good girl," one person commented. "U need some sleep Bby girl u look tired bags are bagging ya body is saying slow down (sic)," another person shared. A third typed, "She's aged so much." A fourth social media user commented, "You look like 50 years, no 26. Are you abusing botox or hyaluronic acid, something like that? [sic]."

Kylie Jenner at the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2024, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Kylie Jenner at the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on January 24, 2024, in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

The public's criticism deeply affected Kylie. It led to her breaking down during the June 20th episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." Kylie, dating Hollywood star Timothée Chalamet, confided in Kendall about the criticism she faced. She expressed her frustration and hurt, saying, "I hear nasty things about myself all the time."

Kylie described the online backlash as harsh and relentless. She also admitted it was a "miracle" she still had confidence. Kylie revealed that before the fashion show, she had deliberately chosen to wear less makeup.

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Kylie Jennfer confiding in her sister Kendall Jenner about dealing with harsh online criticism. | Source: YouTube/E! News

Kylie Jennfer confiding in her sister Kendall Jenner about dealing with harsh online criticism. | Source: YouTube/E! News

This was in hopes of embracing a more natural look. Howevet, the public's reaction was swift and brutal. Kylie shared that the constant scrutiny and unsolicited remarks about her looks had been exhausting.

Kendall shed light on the matter, stating, "I think that's a general thing with our family. We're dehumanized. They don't think that there's any rules with us. For some reason, with us, they think that we don't have any feelings (sic)."

Kylie Jenner crying while opening up about the harsh online criticism she faced. | Source: YouTube/E! News

Kylie Jenner crying while opening up about the harsh online criticism she faced. | Source: YouTube/E! News

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This sentiment echoed the ongoing struggle the Kardashian-Jenner family face in dealing with public criticism. Kylie was also candid about her journey since 2023 when she began dissolving half of her lip fillers.

She was in tears while admitting that the public's comments had been "so hurtful" and that she had become "so numb." The beauty mogul reflected on the years of scrutiny she had faced.

Kylie Jenner confiding in her sister Kendall Jenner about dealing with harsh online criticism. | Source: YouTube/E! News

Kylie Jenner confiding in her sister Kendall Jenner about dealing with harsh online criticism. | Source: YouTube/E! News

She said, "People have been talking about my looks since I was 12, 13 – before I even got lip filler." Kendall comforted her younger sister, assuring her that she had never looked younger or better. The supermodel further emphasized the need for their family to develop tough skin in response to public scrutiny.

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Through these revelations, Kylie has shown a more vulnerable side. This highlighted the emotional toll that public criticism can take. Her journey towards embracing natural beauty and dealing with the relentless pressure of public perception is a testament to her resilience and strength.

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