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School in Kildare sends out warning against the 'Kylie Jenner Challenge'

The teen your teen wants to be: Kylie Jenner
The teen your teen wants to be: Kylie Jenner

The latest craze among those godforsaken youth is leaving teenagers with some severe bruising and swelling around the lips and chin.

Dubbed the 'Kylie Jenner Challenge', the latest craze has teens and pre-adolescents around the globe using household items to puff up their lips like the 17-year-old. The results, in most cases, are grotesque. 

Social media users have been posting images and videos using the hashtag #kyliejennerchallenge. 

The craze has gotten so out of control that a school in County Kildare has sent a note out to parents warning them of this development.

Caroline Malone, one of teachers at The Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge, said she has seen the negative outcomes of this new trend firsthand.

"Just this morning walked in class one of my students had her hand covering her mouth. She looked suspicious and a bit guilty so I asked her what was wrong," said Malone.
 
"She removed her hand and there were horrible marks all over her mouth and up to her nose area where scabs had actually formed. And so I asked her and she told me exactly what it was. So I was quite horrified and shocked," said Malone.
 
A dermatologic surgeon commenting on the trend told Seventeen magazine the challenge is “concerning” and potentially risks scarring or permanent disfigurement.
 
The teenager after which the 'challenge' is named has today urged her dedicated following not to emulate her. 
 
The 17-year-old reality TV star took to her Twitter account to encourage her followers not to try and emulate her famous pout after the #KylieJennerChallenge started trending on the site.
 
Kylie wrote: "I'm not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.
 
"I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look."
 
It is said the brunette beauty has been left "mortified" by the challenge, which saw some Twitter users place their mouths inside a bottle and then suck out the air to increase the size of their lips through bruising and swelling.