Comedian and performance artist Kirby Jenner has been doing it for almost six years and he’s still at it—at least as of January 2021 when he last posted a photo of himself beside model Kendall Jenner, his “fraternal twin.”
The self-described amateur model and estranged sibling of the Kardashians/Jenners started photoshopping himself into Kendall’s photos in July 2015. In fact, his Instagram account @kirbyjenner is dedicated to making himself part of the family.
And he’s pretty good at it! He has 1.3 million followers and follows back only one account—Kendall Jenner of course!
But who really is Kirby Jenner? Only God knows. Marie Claire says his real name “is as guarded as Banksy.”
He never breaks character as the Jenner twin, not even—or especially not—in his IG captions. It’s a hilarious fantasy world where he is mooning Justin Bieber’s yacht as he is on Kendall’s, or at the Met Gala twinning with her, or walking the runways of New York Fashion Week just behind her.
In an interview with E! in December 2019 to promote his show that Kendall and her mom Kris Jenner produced, she said, “I discovered Kirby on Instagram like most people and he was amazing. He’s so talented not only in photoshopping photos but also videos. I thought he was really cool. He was super funny. Not only me, but a lot of my friends and fashion people, people I work with, started to notice him and send me pictures. He was glowing up and he was amazing. We had to do something.”
That “something” was Kirby’s own reality show Kirby Jenner in 2020, on the now-defunct Quibi, the short-form video streaming platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks) and Meg Whitman (eBay).
“Everyone in my family has had their own reality shows, so when this network asked if I wanted to do my own reality show, Is aid, I don’t know I haven’t really thought about it,” Kirby says in the preview. “But then my mom said yes!”
“My family’s filled with people who do pretty important things. My twin sister Kendall models, Kourtney keeps having babies, Khloe's tall, Kylie makes lipsticks, mom does business, my sister Kimberly is practicing to be a lawyer. And I guess I do some pretty fun things too.”
Kim says to Kirby sitting beside him, “You’re the best-kept secret of our generation,” But that was videoshopped too.
His show featured cameos of other Kardashian family members and celebrities like Heidi Klum.
Klum incidentally called Kirby a “hot, sexy little motherfucker.”
In August 2020, Marie Claire ran a tongue-in-cheek story with the 24-year-old. They interviewed him via Zoom “from his sister Kylie Jenner’s pool house in California.”
“I don’t even think she knows I’m here to be honest,” he said.
As Kendall’s twin, he added, “It sounds crazy, but Kendall always knows when I have to poop.”
Banner photos from Kirby Jenner’s Instagram
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