Kylie Jenner admits to having lip fillers

May 7, 2015 at 12:06 p.m. ET
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The lips that launched a dangerous trend have just turned out to be fake. Kylie Jenner has finally admitted that, at just 17, she has lip fillers. The full look so many kids covet to the point of hurting themselves actually comes for a small price and a needle. Yikes.

Jenner says in a clip from the show:

I have temporary lip fillers, it's just an insecurity of mine and it's what I wanted to do. I'm just not ready to talk to reporters about my lips yet because everyone always picks us apart.

That's all fine and good, but the reality is, her lips actually hurt people. The Kylie Jenner challenge saw boys and girls across the country practically maiming their lips by sucking them into bottles and "plumping" them naturally. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. And now Jenner is admitting they were fake all along.

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Let's forget the fact that she is basically a child. Instead, let's focus on what she is doing to herself. Lip fillers or "dermal fillers" are supposed to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. They are specifically made for aging faces because as we age, our faces naturally lose some fat and that brings smile lines and crow’s feet out in a more obvious way.

But she's not old! She is 17. So why?

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The other thing is that lip injections are expensive. Prices range from $300 to $5,000 and according to the website SmartPlasticSurgery.com the price of collagen injections is about $333 each on average. So for a teenager, it seems insane.

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The fact is, plastic surgery is a personal choice, but it's awfully sad when someone as young as Jenner feels the need to alter her youthful appearance for something so obviously fake.

Still, we wish her the best and hope that the girls around the country trying to do this the "natural" way understand that this news means they should stop harming themselves. In many ways, Jenner did them a great service. Don't try this at home.

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