Model/reality TV star Kendall Jenner insists she "hates" social media and wants to throw away her smartphone so she can start experiencing real life.
The half-sister of Kim Kardashian is one of the 'most watched' teenagers in the world after racking up almost 40 million followers on her Twitter.com and Instagram.com accounts, which she regularly updates with messages and private snaps.
However, she has recently tried to see what the world would be like without a constant attachment to her cell phone, and she was amazed to witness life "right in front of you".
Jenner tells The Sunday Times Style magazine, "I think social media has taken over our generation. It's a big part of our lives and it's kind of sad. I hate it sometimes, like, I literally want to throw my phone so I can't look at it. It's all a made-up world if you think about it. Social media, everything, this interview, everything. It's not real. It's pretty crazy."
She recalled a recent family trip to Thailand where the negative effects of her own phone obsession were brought home to her, adding, "We had a two-hour drive from the airport to where we were staying, and I'd left my phone in my bag, so I didn't touch it the whole way. I looked out the window at everything, and I saw people who live in huts and have dogs that were, like withering away. And all their food, meat, was hanging in front of their house. It was very sad.
"Then we pulled up to this amazing house we were staying at, and I looked over and (my sister) Kylie was on her phone the whole time and didn't see one thing that I saw... (It was) super eye-opening, because you're seeing what's happening, and truly, truly real, right in front of you."