Kylie Jenner is an odd celebrity. A lot of people I know have never heard of her. But for a huge amount of people she’s one of the biggest stars on the planet. Almost 50 million people follow her on Instagram. Only 6 people in the world have more followers. Mental!
I got asked to photograph her 18th birthday party in Montreal last summer and it was fascinating, especially for someone who has no interest in her or the Kardashians whatsoever. Why would I?
The day itself was crazy hot. One of the hottest days of the year. Kylie arrived by helicopter and then speedboat to a beach club full of beautiful people, champagne and a $3,000 cake that was thrown into the crowd rather than being eaten.
The DJ played pumpin’ tunes throughout the day but most of the people there weren’t allowed anywhere near the birthday girl herself. Kylie Jenner is a huge star, especially at such a young age. Her life must be surreal.
Thanks a lot to Marlon for recommending me for the job.
Kylie Jenner is an American reality television personality, model, entrepreneur, socialite, and social media personality. She has starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up With The Kardashians since 2007 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics.
In 2012, she collaborated with the clothing brand PacSun, along with her sister Kendall, and created a line of clothing, “Kendall & Kylie”. In 2015, Jenner launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, which was renamed to Kylie Cosmetics the following year. She also released a mobile app that reached number one on the iTunes App Store.
In 2014 and 2015, Time magazine listed the Jenner sisters on their list of the most influential teens in the world, citing their considerable influence among teens on social media. As of 2018, with over 100 million followers, she is one of the top 10 most followed people on Instagram. In 2017, Jenner was placed on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, making her the youngest person to be featured on the list. Jenner starred on her own spin-off series, Life of Kylie, which premiered on E! on August 6, 2017.
According to Forbes magazine, her net worth is $900 million. This is mainly attributed to her having 100% ownership of Kylie Cosmetics. In an August 2018 issue of Forbes, they predicted that Kylie will become the youngest self-made billionaire ever, however others disputed the designation “self-made”.
I’m a Brit living in Montreal with my wife, Evelyne and our three boys! Evelyne and I met in the Alps in 2003 when Evelyne thought she was a cool snowboarder and I thought I was a superstar DJ. We got married in 2007 in Cornwall, England and moved to Canada in 2014. I’ve been a professional photographer since 2004 and have had my work featured in multiple magazines, websites, album covers and more. For more about my editorial portrait and corporate photography please visit stevegerrardphoto.com