Weigh in — is Kylie Jenner the 21st century's Marilyn Monroe?

May 5, 2016 at 3:57 p.m. ET
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Kylie Jenner is an undeniable star — just ask her 60 million Instagram followers. But is she on par with one of the most popular actresses and symbols of femininity of all time? According to plastic surgeons, the answer is yes.

Botched's Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif explain in a new interview with E! news that Kylie Jenner's look has created a medical frenzy comparable to that of Marilyn Monroe. Whenever she changes up her look, it "becomes the new thing," said Dr. Dubrow.

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The doctors say clients are bringing in photos of Kylie Jenner and requesting her body the same way you would ask your hair stylist to give you Taylor Swift's new bob. "To me, [Kylie Jenner] is the new Marilyn Monroe," says Dr. Dubrow. Dr. Nassif agrees: "She is the needle-mover of plastic surgery."

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But is quite literally reshaping the female form enough to equate someone to a quintessential old Hollywood actress? If not, don't worry — Jenner has a new side project on her hands. She made her musical debut in a rap version of the Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood theme song by pal Burberry Perry.


Jenner doesn't come in until the end of the song, laughing and singing, "I'm so sorry," in an auto-tuned voice along with friends Jordyn Woods and Justine Skye. It's not quite Some Like It Hot, but it's a hint that she could be considering a career as a multi-hyphenate. One step closer to Monroe status.

What do you think? Is Kylie Jenner the Marilyn Monroe of our time?

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