Kylie Jenner has slowly been morphing into Kim Kardashian before our eyes. The final holdout, her backside, now appears to have completed the transformation.
See Exhibit A below, posted to the star's Instagram account:
NOTE: Kylie Jenner is still merely 17 years old. Seventeen.
While far from the first teenagers to experiment with self-expression, Kylie and Kendall Jenner (more so the former, of late) seem to do so more each day.
The term "inappropriate" seems almost quaint these days. Kylie is upping the ante so fast and so furiously that she's leaving the web's collective jaw on the floor.
Whether she's experimenting with preposterous amounts of lip liner (sparking Kylie Jenner plastic surgery rumors galore) or flaunting cleavage, she's out of control.
Actually, she seems very much in control. She knows exactly what she's doing when she's posting images like this one, and the goal is not just to titillate Tyga.
(Though we're guessing he doesn't object too strenuously).
What we are looking at here is the next Kim Kardashian, or at least a girl who wants nothing more than to achieve the fame and fortune of her half-sister.
Like Kim, she has built an enormous fandom online.
Like Kim, she enjoys riling up that following, and knows how to be just controversial enough to generate more and more buzz without alienating fans.
Like Kim, she is now flaunting some serious badonkadonk up in hurrr. It's not quite Paper magazine material yet, but remember, Kim was 34 for that shoot.
Kylie's getting started so young with the transition from girl to a global brand / sex tease, just imagine where these antics will take her in the next 17 years.
We don't even want to know where your mind is now.