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Growing up in the public eye is never easy, but is the stress starting to visibly take its toll on Kylie Jenner?

The youngest of Kris Jenner’s six kids, 16-year-old Kylie has been a reality star since middle school, and with success comes its drawbacks,  including experiencing the harsh criticism that often comes with celebrity at an age when the ego is especially delicate.

As Kylie’s older siblings are starting families, companies, and careers of their own, Kylie’s still toiling away in high school — but it looks like she’s figured out her own way of commanding an audience.

Following in the footsteps of her older sisters, Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has taken to using social media as a tool to gain attention, posting provocative tweets and a more than a few risque photos in recent months. The most recent attention-grabbing pic shows Kylie kneeling in front of a heart-shaped arrangement of flowers, her backside toward the camera, along with the caption, “happy valentines day x.”

Despite her grown up posturing, the teen star has admitted in the past that the negative attention she receives does take its toll on her.

I have my breakdowns every once in a while,” she told fans last month.

Do you think Kylie is crying for attention, or is she just expressing herself like any other teenager?

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