No one looks the same as they did when they were 13 years old. Regardless, a throwback clip of Kylie Jenner, 23, from 2011 still took fans by surprise when Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired the scene on May 20. Kylie, then just a teen, was swimming with Kim Kardashian in the Bora Bora sea when her older sister lost her $75,000 diamond earring (which Kylie was, miraculously, able to find in the ocean). You can watch Kylie’s cameo in the video above!
Fans are accustomed to seeing Kylie as the makeup mogul who has been open about getting lip and face fillers; so, seeing how she looked before then shocked a few. ‘Kylie looks like a different person,” one person commented on a Daily Mail article featuring the photo of Kylie above, while another wrote, “Kylie in the water is unrecognizable.”
The opinions continued to pour in. Someone else wrote that Kylie “completely changed her face,” and another reader commented, “Oh my! The original Kylie in that one pic!!”
Kylie Jenner now: the Kylie Cosmetics founder shared these photos from her most recent vacation on May 19, 2021. [Instagram/@kyliejenner]
This is not the first time fans have gawked at Kylie’s transformation over the years. The same discussion happened in January, when KUWTK released a trailer for its last season that featured a throwback clip of Kylie from her childhood. Kylie also made an appearance (as an adult) in the trailer with her signature plump lips, which sparked a discussion across Twitter about Kylie’s face transformation.
While a common theory is that Kylie has undergone surgery to achieve such dramatic results, the answer is actually fillers (as we mentioned earlier). “People think I fully went under the knife and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false,” Kylie revealed to Paper Magazine in 2019. She added, “I’m terrified! I would never. They don’t understand what good hair and makeup and, like, fillers, can really do.”