Sixteen year old Kendall Jenner has recently faced criticism from the press for tweeting bikini pics. It’s safe to say the 16 year old is growing up in a different world than her older, spotlight stealing, half-sisters. For one her life has pretty much been consumed in cameras following her around, to “keep up” with the rest of the Kardashian klan. Also, the world is very different in our instant access to information and ways to voice our opinions. This makes the paparazzi look like cake compared to Twitter haters. In this age of social media overload, even innocent tweets can be blown out of proportion. It’s easier for celebs to fight back, but there’s also more to fight back about, making it a catch- 22.
Younger sister, Kylie Jenner,14, is stuck right behind all the madness. It’s tough enough being a teenager, never mind reality show stars, models, business extraordinaires, and oh yes- high school students. Although their sister Kim has had the brunt of their family’s bad moments (sex tapes, 72 day marriages,…) in the spotlight, Kim’s example has been pretty impeccable in dealing with private problems coming into the public eye.
Will Kylie and Kendall just fall into the same family path of business, or will they pave their own paths? Only time will tell. “Keeping Up With the Jenners” just isn’t as catchy of a name, and let’s hope by the time that decision has to be made, the girls will have moved on from reality television.