My favorite thing to daydream about is what my life would be like if I were rich. I’d absolutely wear diamonds everywhere, even to the DMV. My house would have a room dedicated to Britney Spears dance parties. And I’d 100 percent, without a doubt, greet people by saying, “Hi, my name is Chris, and I’m rich.“
Which is apparently what Kylie Jenner did at the 2019 Met Gala last month. Well, not exactly. In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Alex Rodriguez, who sat at Jenner’s table during the soiree, says a topic of conversation that night was the beauty mogul talking about “how rich she is.”
“We had a great table,” Rodriguez told the magazine about his Met Gala experience. “We had Kylie [Jenner] and Kendall [Jenner]. Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is.”
To be clear, Jenner probably didn’t say the words “I’m rich,” but imagine if she did. On the one hand, eye roll, but on the other: goals. If Renata Klein is teaching us anything on Big Little Lies this season, it’s that we shouldn’t hide our opulence: We should lean into it whenever we can. For me, who has zero dollars, that means strutting down the street listening to “Glamorous” by Fergie and pretending I’m Kylie Jenner. For Kylie Jenner, it means…well, being Kylie Jenner.
In March 2019, Forbes named Jenner the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, a title that caused some debate online. “I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future,” Jenner told Forbes upon receiving the honor. “But [the recognition] feels really good. That’s a nice pat on the back.”
Self-made or not, I’m not judging Jenner if she did brag a little bit about her money at the Met Gala. Hell, I’d do the same if I were her. In fact, I’d do the same if I just randomly found $5 in my pocket.