Is the youngest Kardashian's new look and 'new face' hiding a deeper hurt?

Kylie Jenner stole the show from her sister Kendall and half-sister Khloé Kardashian on the red carpet at the AMAs, but not for the right reasons.

The 17-year-old showed off her plumped lips and a barely moving brow, further fuelling claims she’s becoming addicted to the surgeon’s knife.

‘It’s turning into a joke,’ says a family insider. ‘There are rumours that Kylie’s had work done but she doesn’t think it’s a big deal and can’t understand what all the fuss is about. Yes, she’s denied it, but growing up in her family, having a boob lift is as normal as cleanse, tone, moisturise.

‘The worry is she’s having more things done and no amount of denials will convince people
of anything else. The evidence is there to see. The talk around Hollywood is that she’s the latest child star in crisis.’

Fellow red-carpet-goers were shocked at Kylie’s frozen face – especially her arched ‘Botox eyebrow’ – and friends fear she’s gone way too far as she battles to deal with her parents’ Kris and Bruce’s high-profile split.

‘She’s trying to put on a tough front, but it’s not working,’ says our source. ‘She’s just not coping well with her parents’ split and she’s close to breaking point over these allegations. She’s a very confused young lady who’s desperately trying to find her own identity in her crazy world, surrounded by self-
obsessed, fame-hungry women.

‘She’s convinced her lips can set her apart from her sisters and even has plans to launch her own make-up range one day, but in the meantime her friends are trying to convince her she’s going way too far. If someone doesn’t step in, she could end up like those child stars who’ve taken the surgery too far and have been through the mill emotionally and physically.’

On top of endless speculation that Kylie’s had Botox, lip and breast augmentation and even a nose job, US reports last week claimed she’s had a Brazilian butt lift too. Kylie’s responded to the rumours with bizarre, noncommittal Tweets, such as last week’s in reaction to comments about her lips: ‘Just talk about something new at least. I’m bored.’

Read more about the Kardashians in this week’s Now magazine dated 10 December 2014 – download the digital edition now!

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