Kylie Jenner praised for showing massive leg scar she got at five while playing hide-and-seek with Kendall
Kylie Jenner was praised for not hiding her scar for the recent GQ cover photo shoot with beau Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's GQ cover photo has created a lot of buzz and many fans are perplexed by the long scar on the star's thigh which can clearly be seen in the picture. Unlike other magazines that like to erase all flaws in order to make their pictures look perfect, GQ has retained the scar which the 20-year-old billionaire had received when she was only five.
In an interview with Celebuzz in 2011, Jenner revealed that the scar was the result of an accident which took place when Jenner was playing a game of hide-and-seek with her elder sister Kendall. The injury was inflicted when she fell from a pole which tore into her leg. She said, "When I was about 5, my sister and I were playing hide-and-seek and I hid inside this really tall enclosed gate... After a while, when my sister didn’t find me, I had to climb up on this sharp pole sticking out from the gate. I slipped and the pole went into my leg. I tried pulling away to get the pole out but it just tore through my whole leg. It’s smaller now though because I've grown!"
In December 2015, Jenner had posted an image of the scar on her Instagram handle captioning it as "I love my scar." Although fans have shown their support for the Instagram post, many have expressed their joy as they feel that revealing the scar to the whole world was an act of bravery on Jenner's part.
One fan posted on Twitter that the scar is no sad story but a huge step forward for those who suffer from insecurities resulting out of body defects. Another follower said: "Thank you for NOT covering her scar... Too many people want to do that and it’s part of who she is and she accepts it and has talked about it before.”
The GQ cover story comes months after the campaign Love Disfigure which was started in April by the 48-year-old child burn survivor Sylvia Mac as an initiative to raise awareness and support those who suffer from disfigurement.
Along with Mac, the other women who helped create the campaign were psoriasis sufferer Ahila Jegerajan and Chloe Rose. The women had appeared on 'This Morning' in swimsuits to show off their scars and encourage each other to embrace their bodies. The campaign has been helping women with such issues to live a life that they have always wanted to lead.
Apart from giving people the assurance that it's normal to be imperfect, Jenner and her 27-year-old rapper boyfriend have also opened up about their relationship. Jenner revealed that her fame was not well received by Scott.
She said, "I don't think he's really cool with it but he deals with it because we love each other and we are a family... For sure, I know he doesn't like the attention. That's why we just go the extra mile to keep our relationship super private. If he has events or something, I won't come. Because I want him to do his own thing. I want him to be him. I don't want it to be Kylie and Trav. If people don't ever see us together, that's okay with me, because we just do our thing."
This is possibly also the last time that fans will see Jenner with her filler as she has already taken it out. She replied to a comment saying, "I got rid of all my filler." She had confessed that it was the result of an insecurity she has always suffered from. "I’m just not ready to talk to reporters about my lips yet because everyone always picks us apart... I want to admit to the lips, but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth, but I didn’t lie.”