If you follow Kylie Jenner on Snapchat or Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that her go-to pose involves covering her lips. While she’s capitalized on all the attention her lips have recently received—her Lip Kit sold out in seconds, people—the pose stems from a time when she wasn’t as comfortable with them.
“I was so insecure about my lips,” she told Elle UK. “Even now I always post photos where my finger is always in front of my mouth…it’s a habit. I would always cover my lips.”
Though Kylie seems like a social butterfly now, she wasn’t always that way because of her insecurities. She told the mag, “I couldn’t even talk to people. Or guys. Like, [I’d be thinking]: ’I know you’re looking at my lips, but you so don’t want to kiss me right now.’