The year’s not even over yet, but it’s safe to say 2015 will go down in history as Kylie Jenner’s breakout year. As the youngest spawn of Kris Jenner’s celebrity clan, Kylie watched her fame come full circle earlier this month when she dethroned her sister, Kim Kardashian-West as the most popular of their sisters. According to US Weekly, Kylie’s ascent in popularity has been steadily on the rise for the past two years since 2014. Earlier this month, published data from Polyvore proved she’s the most searched among her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian-West and Kendall Jenner.
Tech Times reports the 18 year old’s new app, the Kylie Jenner app is now the most downloaded app in iTunes and App Store history. “I can’t believe it,” says Jenner in response to her app victory. “I love you guys. Can’t wait to post more tomorrow.” Her app out-performed reigning apps Pop the Lock (number 2), Facebook Messenger (number 3), Facebook (number 4) and Instagram (number 5).
CNNMoney.com reported the Kardashian sisters along with the Jenner sisters launched new iPhone apps simultaneously on September 14. But it’s Kylie’s app that came out on top since its release date. Apptopia estimates that more than 1.5 million people downloaded Kylie’s app in the first five days. That’s a landslide win compared to each of her sisters app which neither broke the 500,000 mark. Khloe’s app clocked in 398,000 downloads solidifying her place as the second most popular Kardashian, while Kim was dethroned with only 362,000 downloads. Kendall’s app received the smallest amount with 216,000 downloads. Kourtney’s app is expected to be released in a couple of months.
While the New York Post attributes her popularity to her social engagement with her fans, I think a lot of it has to do with Kylie’s ever-changing beauty looks. When it comes to serving face, King Kylie as she dubbed herself across social media, is in a league of her own. She’s not afraid of embracing beauty trends seen evident in her love of bold lips, strobing, contouring and mega eye lashes. And her Instagram account is loaded with selfies that capture the 18 year old experimenting with dark lip shades, bold brows and pastel colored extensions.
An analysis by Apptopia shows that Kylie’s app could make $15 million in its first year. Relying on the same calculations, Khloe’s app could make $6.8 million, Kim’s could make $4.9 million and Kendall’s could make $2 million, the firm said. Combined with modeling, magazine shoots, contracts with PacSun and Opi and her hair extensions line, the stunning teenager’s already a millionaire. Her staggering online existence equates into influence for advertisers. Kylie has more than 37 million followers on Instagram and 11.5 million on Twitter which translates into posting promotional tweets for a hefty fee. In 2014 Kylie and her sister Kendall were listed in 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.
In honor of Kylie Jenner’s app domination, I compiled a list showcasing some of her most gorgeous beauty looks from earlier this year. Scroll below for a rundown on the ever-changing beauty game of Kylie Jenner, Queen of the Apps.
GQ Celebrates The Grammy’s With Giorgio Armani
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 08: TV personality Kylie Jenner attends GQ and Giorgio Armani Grammy’s After Party at Hollywood Athletic Club on February 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
3.1 Phillip Lim – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 16: Kylie Jenner attends the 3.1 Phillip Lim fashion show at Skylight Clarkson SQ. on February 16, 2015 in New York City.
2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: Kylie Jenner attends the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 14, 2015 in New York City.
2015 Billboard Music Awards
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 17: Kylie Jenner arrives at The 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kendall Jenner And Kylie Jenner Launch Party For Kendall + Kylie Fashion Line At Topshop
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 03: Kylie Jenner arrives at the New Kendall + Kylie Fashion Line Laucnh Party At TopShop at TopShop on June 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
The 2015 ESPYS
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 15: Television personality Kylie Jenner attends The 2015 ESPYS Awards at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Westime Celebrates Kris Jenner’s Haute Living Cover
MALIBU, CA – AUGUST 24: Kylie Jenner attends Westime Celebrates Kris Jenner’s Haute Living Cover at Nobu Malibu on August 24, 2015 in Malibu, California.
2015 MTV Video Music Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: TV personality Kylie Jenner attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Alexander Wang – Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Kylie Jenner attends the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94 on September 12, 2015 in New York City.
Opening Ceremony – Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Kylie Jenner attends the Opening Ceremony Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at 25 Wall Street on September 13, 2015 in New York City.
Prabal Gurung – Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: TV personality Kylie Jenner attends Prabal Gurung Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 13, 2015 in New York City.
Vera Wang Collection – Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 15: Kylie Jenner attends Vera Wang Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week at Cedar Lake on September 15, 2015 in New York City.
Sugar Factory American Brasserie Grand Opening Hosted By Kylie Jenner
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Kylie Jenner attends the Grand Opening of the Sugar Factory American Brasserie on September 16, 2015 in New York City.