Kylie Jenner struggles to be relatable in her reality show


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Kylie Jenner’s new reality show promises a behind-the-scenes look at Jenner and showing what brings her joy. However, “Life of Kylie” fails to go under the surface of her life.

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

Kylie Jenner just took ahold of her own reality show “Life of Kylie”  in August, and so far the show isn’t keeping up with the hype.

The show claims to be getting “beneath the surface” with the 19-year-old Jenner, showing her making her own decisions and what truly makes her happy. The first five episodes of “Life of Kylie” have done anything but that.

The show is five episodes in, yet viewers haven’t learned anything about the youngest member of the Kardashian family.

In the show, Kylie has shown the desire to live a normal life and states that she isn’t built for fame: “I for sure didn’t choose this life, but I’m not going to say that I’m totally innocent because I am keeping up this lifestyle… I know I’m making myself more famous by having an Instagram, and posting photos, but I’m not that type of person where I want all the attention,” said Jenner.

Because of this, the show doesn’t get deep enough into the details of Jenner, causing the show to lack a lot of the drama viewers are thirsty for.

The only drama that the show brings to the table are Jenner and her friends being paranoid of small situations that they cannot control. For example, in the third episode, Jenner and her best friend Jordyn Woods find out about the fake “Kylie Cosmetics” products sold on the side of the street. Woods decides to go in and buy the fake products to inspect them. You would expect the 19-year-old to do something about it, but she doesn’t, leaving the situation hanging.

Almost all of the situations in the show are like this, leaving the audience frustrated with no desire to come back for another episode. Viewers can easily keep up with Jenner by watching her Snapchat stories.

Granted, it is fun to watch her as she impulsively buys a pink Bentley SUV and a coop of chickens, but she sometimes tries too hard to be relatable to viewers with her fame and fortune. Throughout the show, she talks about her struggle to find her true happiness while dealing with the cameras in her face constantly since she was 9-years-old.

Jenner tries to come off as an “ordinary” teenager with “ordinary” struggles, but she fails to do so. Viewers cannot relate to her as many do not live the lavish lifestyle she has to deal with — they just feel bad for her.

Ultimately, the show fails to go under the surface of Kylie Jenner’s life and instead leaves the viewers with no desire to come back for more. If you are familiar with Jenner, you know you can easily get updates on the star from her social media. So if I were you, I would not waste half an hour every Sunday watching the show.