Kylie Jennerthe youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family and the most followed woman in the world on Instagram with 380 million followers, is the protagonist of the new issue of Vanity Fair Italy photographed by Luigi & Iango.
At the head of a multi-million dollar beauty brand, Kylie is the spearhead of the all-female clan of mother Kris Kardashian and sisters Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Kendall.
Interviewed exclusively by the director Simone Marchetti reveals where her strength comes from, tells of her extended family and the more problematic sides of motherhood.
His mother Kris is a key figure in your success story. What relationship does he have with her?
“My mother is the strongest woman I know. From an early age she instilled in us the idea that we could do something great. I don’t know how she does it, but she always manages to be perfect, perfect in every moment. As long as I was at home with her, she was my mom. When I left home, she became my best friend. And as far as business is concerned, my mother is my bulldog and my protector: I respect her very much».
And his father?
“My father has always been there. At school, at all plays, at sporting events. He was always there. He taught me one of the most important lessons: learn to respect yourself, not be afraid of who you are. It’s a fundamental lesson.”
Five sisters. What is her favourite?
“It changes over time. At the moment it is Kim. We are very connected, she is always the first sister I call when I need something. We’ve had so many similar experiences lately.”
Which sister is more different from her?
“Kendall. Without a doubt Kendall. But, do you know what they say? Opposites attract. And so it happens to us both ».
She is mother of two children. She has made no secret of the difficulty of pregnancy, of the more problematic sides of motherhood. What advice would you give to those facing episodes of depression after giving birth?
“I lived through those episodes. Twice. The first was very difficult, the second more manageable. I would tell everyone not to think too much and to fully experience all the emotions of that moment. Stay in that moment, even if it’s painful. I know, in those moments you think it will never go away, that your body will never go back to what it was before, that you will never be the same. That’s not true: hormones, emotions at that stage are much, much more powerful and bigger than you. My advice is to live that passage, without fear of the aftermath. Then there is the risk of missing out on all the most beautiful things about motherhood».