The Real Reason Kylie Jenner Got Lip Injections Is Heartbreaking

Of course it was a boy.


Kylie Jenner's full lips have become something of a trademark for the young reality star, famously the result of a lip injections and over-lining. After initially being quiet about her pout, she has gradually opened up about the insecurities she had over her naturally thinner lips, revealing that she changed her look because a boy judged her kissing skills.

“I took that really hard,” Kylie explained during her show Life of Kylie. “Just when a guy you like says that, I don't know it just really affected me. I just didn't feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I ended up getting my lips done.”

She also touched on the story back in October 2016: “This guy I kissed was like, 'Your lips are really small but you're a really good kisser,'” she recalled. “'I didn't think you were gonna be good at kissing.' It was so rude. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.”

We don't reckon there are many girls on this Earth who haven't got an extra insecurity or two as a result of a boy's throwaway comments in our vulnerable adolescence. We think Kylie was beautiful before all of her surgery, and it's heartbreaking that she felt she had to go under the knife. Surely society should be making more effort to educate boys (and men) about their superficial behavior so that us girls don't end up carrying the burden of insecurity far into adulthood – and crucially, resorting to surgery. Small lips, big lips, slim, curvy, short, tall, young, old, WHATEVER – we're all beautiful the way we are.