will do whatever it takes to snatch big sister Kim Kardashian
's crown... including a drastic makeover. Not only does Kylie have tens of millions of followers on social media (which, to be fair, didn't exist when Kim was young), she's already worth an estimated $5 million, a staggering sum for a teenager who doesn't even really have a job.
Longtime fans of their show will remember that, until fairly recently, the two half sisters didn't actually look all that much alike. Their only shared feature was the head of thick, almost-black hair that both of them inherited from their mother, Kris Jenner
. (The two also have brown eyes — but Kim's are much darker.)
Intense program of targeted cosmetic procedures — reportedly, 12 so far, to the tune of $2 million — that, the source says, Kylie's been undergoing for quite some time.
She also has been systematically co-opting Kim's style. "Her wardrobe is almost an exact replica of Kim's," says the source. Kylie purposefully copies her big sister, in the hopes that she can prove (to herself? to her fans?) that she "wore it better."
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"She hounded Kris until she signed off on her surgery," the source reveals. "She's never felt more confident in the way she looks," the source says. "She wants to show off her body and always talks about how Kim must be so jealous, because she's younger and prettier and gets more attention from guys these days."
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Next phase in her plan: posing for Playboy, like Kim did. "It's an outrageous thought, especially since she isn't even 18 yet," says the source.
"But she's seen what taking her clothes off has done for Kim's career, and she's already bragging about how her issue will outsell her sister's," dishes the insider.
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"Kylie resented Kris because her whole world was Kim, the family's cash cow. Kylie felt like Kris paid little attention to her needs." Now Kris is seeing her youngest daughter's potential — if she gets her own TV show and continues to rack up endorsement deals, she could be looking at $20 million in earnings in a few years, a source says.
Kim's lack of reaction has Kylie even more riled up, the source says, because she wants to believe that they are in a fierce competition for fame, followers and fans. "Kylie is convinced that they're rivals. Recently, when Kim did a photo shoot in the desert right after Kylie did, Kylie accused her of stealing the idea. She threw a fit." But Kim didn't care. As the source says, for now, "it's a one-sided argument."
Most recently, Kylie took her copycat routine to its logical conclusion, snapping herself wearing a white bikini that she actually borrowed from Kim.
The ultrarevealing dress Kylie wore to a DailyMail.com party in late June looked "inspired" by Kim's most recent Met Gala gown, by Roberto Cavalli.
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Given that she's underage, the idea that Kylie might be mulling a sex tape is disturbing. But a source says that she is very much "open to it"; after all, Kim's leaked romp with Ray J
made her a star. Her likely costar? Boyfriend Tyga
, 25, who has said he "he doesn't give a [hoot] what the law says" about their romance. In fact, the source says, the pair may have already filmed themselves.