Inspiration to Full-Figured Girls Everywhere, Kim Kardashian!
Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980), aka Kim Kardashian West, is an American television personality, fashion designer, model, and actress who first came to fame due to a widely distributed sex tape. Since then, Kim has become a media and fashion titan, always in the news and always the center of attention.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kim is the daughter of Robert Kardashian. Kim is of Scottish and Armenian ancestry. Her father was a renowned trial attorney who gained worldwide celebrity by defending O.J. Simpson during the "trial of the century" in 1995. O.J. Simpson, incidentally, is Kim Kardashian's godfather.
When her parents divorced in 1991, mother Kris quickly remarried. That marriage, to Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, eventually made Kim half-sister to Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Kendall and Kylie since have become superstars in their own right as supermodels.
Kim was good friends with Paris Hilton and gained her fame largely via public outings with Hilton. The two often were seen out and about at parties and other events. They later both became superstars and household names for the same reason: leaked sex tapes.
In 2007, the famous Kim Kardashian sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray J was leaked. The tape raised Kim's profile to such an extent that the burgeoning reality television industry soon came calling.
Kim and her family soon appeared in the hit reality tv show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Several spin-offs followed, including "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" and "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami." As I write this in 2017, Kim still has her show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on the air, with 174 episodes completed.
All this exposure has been very lucrative for Kim Kardashian. It is estimated that in 2010, she was the highest-paid reality television personality, with estimated earnings of $6 million.
Kim Kardashian also has made some appearances on television ("30 Rock," "CSI: NY") and in film ("Disaster Movie"). She also sings ("Jam: Turn it Up"). One of her highest-profile film project is "Ocean's Eight" (2018).
Kim is famous for her personal life as well. Kim's first marriage was to music producer Damon Thomas. He ultimately filed for divorce in 2003. Kim's brief, 30-day marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries in 2010 also ended badly.
Kim later took up with singer Kanye West. The pair married on May 24, 2014. They had a daughter in 2013, North West, and a son, Saint West, on December 5, 2015.
Kim advocates on behalf of recognition of Armenian Genocide in the early 20th century. She visited Armenia in April 2015 to see a memorial to the victims.
Kim and her full sisters (Kourtney and Khloé) have capitalized on their television success by engaging in various side businesses. Kim formed a television production company, Kimsaprincess Productions LLC to oversee these efforts. Kim promotes her businesses on social media sites such as Instagram (100+ million followers) and Twitter (50+ million followers). She directs followers to her own website, kkwbeauty.com. Kim, incidentally, apparently has among the most Instagram followers on earth, lagging only global superstars like Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Cristiano Ronaldo, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift.
Among Kim's side businesses are workout videos, fragrances, e-commerce shoe shopping website ShoeDazzle, the D-A-S-H clothing boutiques, a clothing line for Bebe, and numerous endorsements.
I want to be a Bond Girl and film a love scene with Daniel Craig after he's rescued me.
The grass is always greener... where you water it! Not always on the other side.
I saw a recent poll of the top 10 best Playboy bunnies of all time and I came third, behind Marilyn Monroe [first] and Pamela Anderson - which was so cool.
"Forensic Files" is my favorite show! I am fascinated with forensics and this show really shows how crimes come to life and how forensics solve these crimes.
The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.
White is actually one of my favorite colors. I have a white car. I love white.
Holidays are the best. I couldn't imagine being from a small family.
Stretchmarks are my biggest fear of life.
I hate it when women wear the wrong foundation colour. It might be the worst thing on the planet when they wear their makeup too light.
I think if I'm 40 and I don't have any kids and I'm not married, I would have a baby artificially inseminated. I would feel like Mary – like Jesus is my baby.
I'd think God was doing this for a reason. He was saying, 'Kim, you think you're so hot but look what I can do to you.