Everybody Loves Kylie

The KarJenner Sibling is the New Leader of the Family

From the beginning, Kim Kardashian was the leader of the KarJenner family. It was her fame that launched the Kardashian and Jenner family’s reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on the E! channel. All eyes were on Kim, with her sisters, brother, mom and step dad playing minor roles on the show. Last year the tables turned. Kim’s youngest sister (and youngest sibling of the KarJenner family) became the family’s first billionaire. Kylie bumped Kim off her throne and the family dynamic has changed quite a bit.

The television show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” made millionaires out of the six Kardashian and Jenner siblings. The blended family of Kris Kardashian, Bruce Jenner and their children (hers and theirs) shared their lives on the E! Network for 20 seasons (the show will end in 2021). Due to the popularity of their reality show the siblings started many businesses and had many opportunities to appear in other television shows, television commercials, films and modeling jobs.

The Kardashian name came to prominence during the OJ Simpson murder trial in the 1990s. Robert Kardashian was one of the attorneys on the Simpson “Dream Team” for this trial. After the trial the family’s profile was raised by Kim. Wealthy and famous clients hired her to organize their closets. Kim was a friend of socialite Paris Hilton. This friends were seen together at parties and red carpet events, putting the Kardashian name on the lips of more people. Kim raised the profile of the Kardashian name to scandalous heights when a sex tape she made with singer Ray J was released to the public for sale.

The Jenner name was made famous by Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner). He was a gold medalist, a television personality and motivational speaker.

Kris Jenner was interested in starting a reality show with her family. Ryan Seacrest, who had just started a production company, thought the idea of a KarJenner show would be a big hit. Ryan loved the wacky MTV reality show “The Osbournes.” He thought “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” would also attract a huge audience due to the blended family’s outrageous, unfiltered actions and words.

Th e family’s matriarch Kris Jenner became Kim’s “Momager” (a term she had trademarked) and booked many jobs for her admittedly favorite daughter. Her older sister Kourtney Kardashian and younger sister Khloe Kardashian ran the three sisters’ clothing store Dash. Right away we see the Kourtney and Khloe resent Kim. The Kardashian sisters confront Kris about her favoritism. Kris’ response is that Kim’s success will open the door for the other KarJenner kids. The push back saying Kim is a partner in the store and is never there to help. At the time of the premier of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” younger brother Rob Kardashian is studying business at USC and the Jenner girls (Kendall and Kylie) are tweens and in school every day.

Over the course of the show we see the KarJenner sisters open more stores and open businesses, in addition to modeling jobs and parts on other television shows and movies. Rob does not get his mom’s support and struggles to open her own businesses.

In 2018 attention shifted squarely on Kylie. She launched her Kylie Lip Kit and she completely disrupted the beauty industry. The lip kit, consisting of a lipstick and matching lip liner, sold out immediately. The products that the other sisters and her brother launched dwarfed in sales compared to Kylie’s cosmetic line. Kylie expanded her business beyond just lip kits. She now has a line of cosmetics and skin care products. Kylie became the first billionaire in the KarJenner family. She even beat out her brother in law Kanye West in the race for the richest member of the family. Kylie sold Kylie Cosmetics to Coty and was certified a billionaire by Fortune Magazine.

As a result of Kylie’s success in the beauty industry Kim copied her youngest sister and launched her own make up line. Her beauty business is called KKW Cosmetics. It also sold very well. While Kim continued to launch products her husband also became a billionaire. Kim is the third person in the blended family to hit this financial status.

The competition in the family didn’t stop with Kim and her sisters. In 2021 “Momager” Kris Jenner announced she too would be launching a beauty line. Kris has always been aggressive when it comes to making money for herself and her children. Their money is her money, being that she earns 10% of the women’s earnings for being their manager.

Who will be next to copy Kylie and launch a cosmetics brand? Perhaps it will be Kendall. She is an international supermodel and has a clothing line with Kylie. If you are Keeping Up with the Kardashians you will have to follow them on Hulu next next year and check their social media.

Kitty Arceneaux: Are You Ruth Ready?

Kitty Arceneaux, an Ambassador for Christ is a dedicated wife and mother. Kitty is an international award winning author and has received a bronze medal award for her book, Ruth Ready. She is a certified Master Life Coach, an ordained minister, CEO of Elevate’ HER UP LLC.  Kitty is the Founder of Youths Experiencing Success, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. She has also written 2 children’s books.

Kitty was selected as a Suggested Artist for songwriting with VH1 in April 2005 and she was selected as Honorary Mention in February 2006 for Gospel/Christian lyrics. She is recognized with the National Poetry Association and is featured in the book titled, Eternal Portrait Series for three of her poems. She is also a member of Who’s Who with the International Library of Poetry. Kitty is a New Orleans Native who loves writing, teaching and sharing God’s Word with others.

  • At what moment did you realize you held a gift for writing?

I realized I held the gift of writing at the age of eight. I started off writing poems and short stories. My imagination was vivid, and I found writing was a way to set it free.

  • What is the inspiration behind your book “Ruth Ready”?

The inspiration behind Ruth Ready came from constantly hearing women say they were waiting on their Boaz and realizing there was a misconception of who Boaz was and what he represented. After talking with a few ladies, I began to understand they did not understand Ruth’s’ role and the question popped in my head, but are they Ruth Ready?

  • You hold many titles: Life Coach, Minister, CEO and Author, how do you balance it all?

Not to mention I’m a wife, the founder of a Youth Organization and I have a regular job that I work daily (Smile). I find that if I prioritize each day by creating a to-do list it helps me to stay focused on what needs my attention the most and work my way down from there.

  • How has your faith played a role in where you are today with entrepreneurship?

My faith is the core of all that I do because it helps me to go beyond hope. Hope lives in the mind, but faith lives in the heart and spirit. It is my faith that allows me to bring everything to life and when things don’t seem to be going right, it’s my faith that reminds me things will get better as long as I don’t give up.

  • What message do you hope women gain from your work?

The message I would like women to get from all that I do is to stay healthy, aim high, be brave and care deeply about what you believe in. Develop your voice and let others hear you!

  • What is next for you?

I have some previous books that I need to re-publish. However, my imagination is thriving again and I’m thinking of writing a novel. Honestly, I don’t know what’s next, I am staying open and allowing God to show me where to go from here.

Bonus: What is your definition of a “Pretty Women Who Hustle’s”?

My definition of “Pretty Women Hustle” is a woman who is a go-getter and knows her strength. She is determined to go after what God has planned for her unapologetically.

Connect with Kitty online at www.elevateherup.com