Kris Jenner claims the swelling was the result of an insect bite

The Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is never normally seen looking anything less than perfect, so when her lips mysteriously swelled to twice their normal size, she responded in the only way she could – by cancelling a planned TV appearance.

Kris was meant to appear on the American reality show Bachelor In Paradise, a spin-off of The Bachelor, but couldn’t face having her face on TV with her lips in their current condition.

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‘I’m a little too vain…to go on live TV with a huge lip,’ she told the host Chris Harrison – despite doing exactly that in 2012, when she suffered a similar swelling.

On a previous episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kris can be seen with a swollen mouth during a family holiday to the Dominican Republic, which she says was the result of an insect bite. She wasn’t willing to be seen in public a second time with a a trout pout, though. She blamed the most recent incident on a bite again, telling host Chris: ‘I don’t know what happened. I feel like I got a bite on my face and like half of my face blew up.’

Even medication couldn’t get her face back to its normal size. ‘[My doctor] gave me everything they could possibly give me in 12 hours. It went down a little bit, but not quite enough.’

Oh dear, Kris! We hope her lips calm down in time for her next public appearance…