Kylie Jenner is opening up about how she regrets getting breast implants when she was a teenager—and how she hopes her daughter doesn’t follow the same path
As the third season of The Kardashians comes to a close, Kylie Jenner used the season finale to make a big confession: she finally confirmed years-long speculation that she got breast implants. Even worse, she admitted that she got them when she was just 19 years old, less than a year before she became a mom to her now-5-year-old daughter, Stormi.
In an emotional conversation with her friend Stassie Karanikoaou, Jenner opened up about how she now regrets having her breasts done and how becoming a mom is what helped change her perspective.
“You know I got my breasts done before Stormi,” she said. “Within six months of having Stormi—not thinking I would have a child when I was 20—like, they were still healing. I had beautiful breasts, like natural tits. Just gorgeous, perfect size, perfect everything. And I just wish, obviously, I never got them done to begin with. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about it to wait until after children.”
Jenner, who is now also a mom to a 1-year-old son, changed her mind about the procedure when she started thinking about how she would feel if Stormi got similar plastic surgery in her teens.
“Obviously I have a daughter,” she said. “I would be heartbroken if she wanted to get her body done at 19. And she’s the most beautiful thing ever. I want to be the best mom and best example for her. And I just wish I could, like, be her and do it all differently, because I wouldn’t touch anything.”
While it’s commendable that Jenner has matured, especially as she’s become a mom, we have to acknowledge the hypocrisy here. She and her family built their careers on having unattainable bodies that were achieved through many plastic surgeries and other cosmetic procedures that are out of reach for most people. The Kardashian-Jenner family enjoys unfathomable wealth and incredible privilege because of the ways they altered their bodies—and in the process, they contributed to creating and maintaining unrealistic beauty standards that have fueled body dysmorphia, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and so much more.
For Jenner to say she’d be heartbroken for her daughter to follow in her footsteps while ignoring the many girls she’s influenced during her time in the public eye just reeks of her privilege—and shows just how out of touch she continues to be.