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Friday 2 December 2016

Stand-in room only for rich Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

This week we discovered that 23-year-old Irish model Shahira Barry (left) was Kim Kardashian's stand-in. I had the chance to talk to her about her experience with the Kardashians when she stood in for Kim (inset) at the filming of a commercial. Shahira was charming and appropriately circumspect about her employers, but I found it hard not to focus on the fact that Ms Kardashian has a 'stand-in'. A 'double' pretends to be you in dangerous or exposing scenes (which is understandable). A stand-in is someone of a similar size, skin and hair-tone who is used to set up lights, sound and camera positions, so the star doesn't have to bother. That's right, the Kardashians are so extraordinarily rich, they pay other people to do their standing for them.

 

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