Kylie Jenner Challenge

Kylie Jenner Challenge

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Added Apr 21, 2015 at 03:26PM EDT by Ari Spool.

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The Kylie Jenner Challenge, also known by the hashtag #KylieJennerChallenge, is a viral trend where teenagers post videos or photos of themselves attempting to temporarily enlarge their lips by a suction technique called "the shot glass effect" in order to imitate the look of model and socialite Kylie Jenner[6]. The trend has been criticized due to the fact that the intense effect can lead to permanent disfigurement and scarring.


The exact origin of the hashtag is unknown, however Kylie Jenner's lips became a subject of teen fascination as the model rose to fame. In a November 15th, 2014, interview with E! News[1], Jenner credited cosmetics for her lip's appearance, stating:

"I feel like everyone has been talking about it for months, so I'm kind of sick of it…
…My pictures, I pout them out a lot. I think big lips are awesome.

Earlier, on October 24th, 2014, Jenner tweeted:

The term "Kylie Lips" was later submitted to Urban Dictionary[2] on December 6th, 2014.

On January 8th, 2015, makeup tutorial YouTuber Jenna Marbles uploaded a parody video called "Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial" which jokingly told viewers to use the shot glass suction method to get bigger lips. As of April 21st, 2015, the video had over 4,400,000 views.

Kylie Jenner Admits Using Temporary Lip Fillers

On May 6th 2015, video previews of an upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians showed Kylie Jenner admitting to using temporary lip fillers. Her explanation for her previous secrecy, which inspired the idea that the lip styling could be achieved naturally, was "Everyone always picks [the Kardashian family] apart." In the episode, her family persuades her to admit to the media that she has had cosmetic surgery.


On April 17th, 2015, Vine star and teen heart throb Alex Ramos tweeted:

The tweet was followed by another where Alex summoned his fans to do the challenge and then send him photos and videos.

These two tweets combined summoned hundreds of replies, and Alex retweeted many of the photos and videos he received, creating even more viral power. The night of April 17th, there were 2,380 mentions of the hashtag, many of them retweets and replies to Alex Ramos. Two days later, on April 20th, 2015, there were more than 164,000 tweets[3]. In addition, there were more than 500 posts on Vine using the hashtag[4] and more than 42,000 posts on Instagram[5].

In addition, some YouTube videos of young people trying the suction technique. One video, titled "The Secret to Bigger Lips," which gained the top spot on subreddit /r/videos, garnered more than 433,000 views as of April 21, 2015.

Notable Examples

Search Interest

Tweets per day: #kyliejennerchallenge March 22nd - April 21st 200K 150K 100K 50K Loading top tweet... 3/24 3/27 3/30 4/2 4/5 4/8 4/14 4/19 #kylelennerchallenge 258,811 ANALYTICS BYTOPSY

External References

[1] E! News – Kylie Jenner Slams Lip Injection Rumors

[2] Urban Dictionary – Kylie Lips

[3] Twitter Tag Search: #KylieJennerChallenge

[4] Vine – Tag Search: #KylieJennerChallenge

[5] Instagram – Tag Search: #KylieJennerChallenge

[6] The Daily What – Cringe of the Day: For the Love of God Stop With the #KylieJennerChallenge

[7] Twitter – @KylieJenner Oct 27, 2014

[8] The Daily What – "Confession of the Day: Kylie Jenner Finally Admits She Got Lip Fillers":

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