For the second year in a row, Kylie Jenner landed a spot on TIME magazine's list of the year's "Most Influential Teens." So did her sister Kendall; they're alongside folks including Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, Jazz Jennings, Zendaya, Malala Yousafzai, Malia Obama, friend-of-Kylie Jaden Smith (no Willow though, womp womp) and no-friend-of-Kylie Amandla Stenberg.
Kylie's inclusion on the list, TIME explains, is thanks to "the strength of her notoriety online (with some 60 million social media followers) and her ability to catalyze trends in fashion and beauty." And in an interview with TIME, Kylie defends her reputation in this Snapchat-centric context against her peers on the list. "I feel like everything I do, my hair color, my makeup, I always start these huge trends, and I don't even realize what I'm capable of," she says. "People might have been upset because [we're on the "Most Influential Teens" list] next to, like, young girls who started schools and crazy things. But we're just different people! We're influential in different ways, and that's okay."
Kylie also clarified her plans to grow a business and bolster some legit entrepreneurial credentials—her lip kit launches soon, after all, and she hopes to expand into a full makeup line. And this isn't frivolous either, Kylie argues. "I just want to inspire my fans to be whoever they want to be, because that's what I've always done." "I've been experimenting with my hair, with my lip colors. I have green hair one week, blue hair the other. I'm Gothic another week," she continued, "[and] I feel like it inspires them to be exactly who they want to be." Her anti-bullying #IAmMoreThan campaign was designed with similar goals in mind, and that's what Kylie says she wants her legacy to be, when asked what she'd choose: "That I've helped people and that it wasn't just about me," she replied. "That I was an inspiration for young girls."
But that doesn't mean she doesn't wish she was a "normal" teen at times. "All the time" in fact; "I dream about it," Kylie says poignantly, adding:
"I have normal friends. I sit at my house, and they practically live with me, and I watch them get ready to go to a high school party, hang out with their friends, go to concerts. I was [recently] sitting at home and my friend said, 'Come to this concert right now! Wait… I forgot you're famous.' I can't just get up and go to a concert. I've never been to a concert like that with my friends. So there's a lot of stuff I've missed out on, but there's a lot of experiences [that I've had] that they were never able to experience."
In conclusion though, Kylie says she believes that "I was meant to have this life for a reason, and I'm going to make the best out of it." And that's the spirit!
Read more from Kylie's "Most Influential" interview at time.com.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.