Kylie Jenner has 27 million Instagram followers and I understand why.
Looking at pictures from her life is like staring into a magical object that a witch tells you not to look at but you're like, "I have to look at it. It's the only thing I want to look at." It feels so good, but also wrong—like there will eventually be consequences for taking so much enjoyment in artifice, appearances, and cold hard cash. But for today, let's just have fun and be happy and look cool, like Kylie in all her photos. Let's take a tour through five archetypes in her 3,000+ posts that make me want to go back in time and do my teenage years a little harder.
When I was in high school, I was so scared to operate a vehicle that I never practiced driving and ended up getting my license the day before I left for college. Kylie does not have the same anxiety. At age 17, she is constantly cruising around in a pink convertible or Mercedes-Benz SUV. And she's so chill about flying in private planes that she'll casually throw a Popeye's and Pajamas party aboard a jet.
2. Being a hair leader, not a hair follower.
Kylie has interesting, ever-changing hair, and she's not waiting around to see if other people will dye their tips green first. I wish I had this courage and sense of self (and awesome hair) when I was her age. Instead I psyched myself up for months just to get side-bangs.
3. Huge groups of hip friends in stunning locations.
This is what being a teenager in a movie is all about.
4. Provoking the viewer to wonder, "Is that your house/pool/bedroom/bathroom?"
I don't always know the answer to the question, but the joy is in the experience of asking it.
5. Just looking cool
This is really what it all comes down to.