Kylie Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the youngest daughter of 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce Jenner) and TV personality Kris Jenner. She has an older sister, Kendall. On Kris’s side of the family, she has three older half-sisters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloé Kardashian, and one older half-brother, Rob. Jenner also has three older half-brothers from Caitlyn’s side of the family—Burt, Brandon, and Brody Jenner—and an older half-sister, Casey. Jenner attended Sierra Canyon School, where she was a member of the cheerleading team. In 2012, she decided homeschooling would be a better option and enrolled in an at-home education program, from which she graduated with a high school diploma in July 2015 from Laurel Springs School.
In 2007, Jenner, along with her parents and siblings, Kendall, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob, began appearing in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which chronicles the personal and professional lives of their family members. The series was successful for its network, E!, and has resulted in the creation of numerous spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, in which Jenner has made multiple guest appearances. There have also been speculations about a possible spin-off series starring the Jenner sisters, following a multi-year extension deal that the family signed with the E! network in 2015.
Jenner has two nail lacquers from the Nicole by OPI nail polish brand called Wear Something Spar-kylie and Rainbow in the S-kylie. They earned $100,000 each for their OPI endorsements in 2013. On November 15, 2013, the Jenner sisters announced that they would launch The Kendall & Kylie Collection with PacSun which launched on February 2013. Since its conception, the sisters have released several collections for this line. In July 2013, the Jenner sisters launched a jewelry line with Pascal Mouawad’s Glasshouse to create the Metal Haven by Kendall & Kylie jewelery collection.
In February 2014, she and Kendall launched a shoe and handbag line for Steve Madden’s Madden Girl line. Jenner launched her hair extension line with Bellami Hair, entitled Kylie Hair Kouture, which includes sixteen different shades and a wet to dry hair-brush. In March 2015, skin care line Nip + Fab announced that Jenner became their second ambassador ever since Millie Mackintosh. In June 2015, the Jenner sisters launched their clothing line Kendall + Kylie with British fashion retailer Topshop. On August 18, 2015, Jenner announced she will be launching her first lipstick line as a part of her self-titled lip kit. In September 2015, Jenner launched her new personalized website and mobile app. In 2016, Jenner released a short film for her lip kits. It was filmed at the Mojave Desert in Lancaster, California near the historical abandoned hotel, Easy Rest Inn. Model Jasmine Sanders made an appearance in the short film.
Jenner, along with her sister Kendall, have co-hosted numerous public events together. The sisters hosted Glee: The 3D Concert Movie at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, California on August 6, 2011, as well as the premiere of The Vow in Hollywood, California on February 6, 2012. The Jenners also interviewed the cast of The Hunger Games premiere in the Bing Box at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012. The Jenner sisters co-hosted the 2014 Much Music Video Awards, where Kylie made her acting debut in a promo for the show in Toronto, Canada, on June 15, 2014. The Jenner sisters introduced brother-in-law Kanye West’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015.
Jenner began her modeling career with the Sears line “Crush Your Style” and has done photo shoots with photographer Nick Saglimbeni and modeled for her cousin Natasha’s clothing company. She has also expressed an interest in acting, but has explained that college is a greater priority. Jenner announced that she hopes to pursue an acting career, saying “Right now I love designing and I want to pursue that career once I turn 18, but acting is something I would regret not giving a chance when I’m older, so I would love to try it and see if I like it, I used to do plays in school and then in my community. I would participate in all of them ’til I was 13”. In August 2014, the Jenner sisters appeared in singer PartyNextDoor’s “Recognize” music video which also featured Drake. In 2011, they were featured in Seventeen magazine’s Style Stars of the Year, and selected them as “Style Ambassadors” for the magazine. In 2014, the Jenner sisters co-authored science fiction novel Rebels: City of Indra with ghostwriter Maya Sloan. The novel was criticized upon release as a ghostwritten work, which prompted Sloan to clarify that the book was compiled and edited from the Jenner sisters’ original ideas.