Who is Kim Kardashian and why is she famous?
- Kim Kardashian reportedly split up with Pete Davidson
- The American socialite is known for shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians
- Kim's father, Robert, was one of the defense attorneys for OJ Simpson
"Two ass-cheek implants, call that an asset/'Cause you could set a glass on it, it's massive", rapper Eminem wrote in his 2017 song Heat, referring to the Paper magazine photoshoot of Kim Kardashian with the champagne glass.
"I've said numerous times 'I haven't had plastic surgery, I haven't had butt implants", Kardashian noted. In an Instagram live stream too, Kardashian explained "I went to go get a cortisone shot in my butt. One of my neighbours was a dermatologist at Cedars. I go in there and he’s like, ‘There’s a one in a billion chance that you will get a huge indent in your butt.’ Of course, I get a huge indent on my butt", addressing rumours of her butt implants.
All this incident serves to show is just how famous Kim Kardashian is. From stepping out of the car to just being, the socialite is among the most followed people on the internet. However, what makes the world want to keep with the Kardashian?
Kimberly Noel Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California.
The Kardashian name was somewhat well-known before Kim became a global sensation. Her father, Robert, was one of OJ Simpson's defence attorneys and her mother, Kris, was Kim's manager.
Kourtney is her elder sister, and Khloe's the younger. Kim also has a younger brother, Rob.
After Kris and Robert split up, Kim's mother married Caitlyn Jenner. The Olympic decathlon winner was formerly named Bruce. Kim's half-sisters are Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and her step-siblings are Burton, Brandon, Brody, and Casey.
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Despite Kardashian's friendship with socialites Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton, she was yet to achieve the same degree of stardom in the 00s. However, all this changed when the sex tape recorded in 2003 with then-boyfriend Ray 'Ray J' Northwood came to public focus.
Ian Halperin's Kardashian Dynasty, notably, refutes the account of events citing a source saying the tape was a set-up. "It was Kim’s mother Kris who engineered the entire deal behind the scenes and was responsible for the tape seeing the light of day", the book says.
07 and the ray of stardom
The sex tape came out in February 2007, and in October, the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians was released, quickly becoming widely followed and leading to spinoffs like Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Some have criticized the family for using the lawsuit over the sex tape to garner attention for the show. In the same year, Kim also posed nude for Playboy.
Several minor television and film appearances later, Kim is now back in Hulu's successor to the E! reality series, titled The Kardashians.
C.R.E.A.M get the money
Now, Kardashian's become among the most influential people in the world and has businesses like SKIMS shapewear and KKW Beauty to her name.
She's also amassed a fair amount of wealth from iPhone games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood and advertising on her social media accounts.
Kardashian also has her line of skincare products labelled SKKN.
Yeezy like Sunday morning
Initially, Kardashian had eloped with music producer Damon Thomas but was later linked to NBA player Kris Humphries, though many say this was a promotional stunt to get the reality show more fame.
She most famously married Kanye West, or Ye, in 2014, divorcing him and then moving on to Pete Davidson. Now the two have reportedly split as well due to schedule problems.
Kim has four children, North, Psalm, West, and Chicago. If famous for being famous had a personification, it'd be Kim Kardashian, but she's also used her platform to speak out about body issues and try and usher in more inclusivity, though many have argued that Kim's body type has set unrealistic standards for many women.
The influencer's body again became the object of much debate after Kim lost weight to fit into the dress Marilyn Monroe wore while singing Happy Birthday Mr President to John F Kennedy. However, Kardashian has in her own way promoted a kind of body positivity by turning the traditionally attractive Pamela Anderson type of looks on its head and emerging as the new standard people aspire to.