There are but a handful of moments that can make or break the street cred of an Instagram-fan-account runner—that is, one of the few, the proud, and, yes, the wildly obsessive peeps who dedicate hours each day to cataloging a certain celeb’s every OOTD and comment reply. For Jessica, the mystery woman behind @KylieSnapchat, that moment was the 2018 Met Gala, Kylie’s first big event since she surprise-birthed one Miss Stormi Webster.
What started out as a casual hobby to memorialize the Lip Kit queen’s Snap vids had turned into a full-on ~1-million-followers (mostly unpaid!) side hustle, and fans were depending on Jessica to break the first looks of Kylie’s “I’m back, bitches” dress. And also, ofc, keep tabs on any KarJenner drama. Jessica couldn’t let her Ky-or-die crew down. Not tonight.
Jessica readies her two iPhones: one for posting, the other for constant feed-refreshing in hopes of finding something like a blurry screenshot of a security guard carrying a case of Bulgari jewelry to Kylie’s hotel.
Her war room is now complete with a laptop (for following hashtags) and a TV playing E!’s Red Carpet pre show. No sign of Kylie yet, not even a glam-squad candid. Jessica’s got nothin’, so she takes a pee break before the real action starts.
Dominating tonight’s coverage is all about snagging and reposting the first pic of Kylie, so it’s time to get sneaky: Jessica inspects vids on Snapchat Maps and refreshes tagged photos. The adrenaline is fucking real.
Just when she’s thinking she might be able to spare a hand to inhale a burrito, it happens: Jessica catches a glimpse of that now-famous sleek black gown via a fan’s tagged pic from outside Kylie’s hotel. She reposts it immediately.
Fourteen photo reposts in, Jessica has moved on to the sound-bite search, holding her phone at the ready to record any live Kylie/Travis red-carpet interviews in real time. She’s desperate for either wine or coffee. Maybe both?
You might think the night slows down once Kylie’s in the no-photos-allowed zone, but Jessica’s DMs are blowing up with requests for juicy leaks. And—huzzah!—Jessica nabs the first repost of an epic photo of Kylie and Kim with Miley Cyrus.
TBH, the previous six hours are now kinda hazy, like a fully sober brownout. Jessica finally falls into bed, her two phones on her pillow, and sets alarms to wake up every couple of hours. Y’all, the girl is dedicated.
Time to troll for after-party leaks, JIC some Beyoncé-in an-elevator-type shit goes down. Nope, Kylie’s a drama-free mama TN. Still, that 4 a.m. alarm gets set—in case anything changes.