Sixteenyearold paris marchants online business boosted by instagram reposts from kylie and kris jenner

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INSTAGRAM reposts from reality TV stars Kylie and Kris Jenner have propelled a 16-year-old Aussie entrepreneur into new heights.

Paris Marchant grew up in the small town of Dungog in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney.

Suffering from clinical depression, she struggled at school and eventually dropped out to work fulltime at McDonalds.

In an amazing success story, Marchant and her boyfriend, fellow high school dropout Lawrence Lees, 20, are now the owners of an online fashion store Generation Outcast Clothing, which is based in nearby Belmont.

With almost 140,000 followers on Instagram and a reported today turnover, Marchant shared a news article about her success on Instagram and included a shout-out to teenage reality TV personality, socialite and model Kylie Jenner.

If this never gets seen by @kyliejenner then that is okay because I know some what, it will inspire and help someone that reads it, Marchant wrote on Instagram.

For years and years I suffered with clinical depression. Dropping out of school in year 9 and being in and out of hospital for over 10 months. The demons were real and at the time I really did not want to be alive, she wrote.

Since starting @__outcastclothing 8 months ago, I am a changed person. I smile, I love life. I want YOU to know you are more then what your depression tells you.

Kylie Jenner did, however, see the post and reposted Marchants story, adding: This is so inspiring and you are so amazing.

Her post got more than 230,000 likes on Instagram within four hours. Her mum, Kris Jenner also reposted the story and got more than 8,000 Instagram likes in ten minutes.

Thank you to @kyliejenner for sharing our founder @pazjane story hopefully we can brighten peoples lifes! Outcast Clothing said on its Instagram page.

But the response caught the company, which now has 157,000 followers, by surprise and caused the site to slow down dramatically for a while.

Marchant delighted at the response then posted the following:

Success does not happen over night, people may think it does. That app or book that hits off is never an overnight success, there was a lot of hard work and long years behind it. Outcast will be one year old in December and it is crazy how much can change in a year, I am a different person. I will never truly be satisfied, I will always want more stay hungry, stay foolish but I am so happy at how far we have come in such a short period of time, and we will continue to build Outcast together and many other businesses. Some will fail, some will succeed, but I wont ever give up on creating things that change peoples lifes!

Marchant and Lees, who are now being helped by Jack Delosas The Entourage, based in Ultimo, Sydney, reportedly said they are now making a monthly profit of about $35,000 after just eight months of operation.