Saturday 16 December 2017

Famous for being famous? Well the whole world keeps up with Kim now

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Famous for being famous. It's a term that gets thrown about for certain stars, usually reality stars.

And the person who it's been most attached to in recent years is Kim Kardashian. Yet there she was recently, with the crème de la crème of Paris fashion week, rubbing shoulders with Anna Wintour, attending the top designers' parties and getting papped to within an inch of her life.

The French don't just celebrate any celebrity. Kim Kardashian is a modern day phenomenon who has gone from stylist to superstar.

A day doesn't go by without some picture of her face leaving a hotel or baby North looking stunned as a photographer shoves a lens in her face. But it's not always the photographer's fault - Kim Kardashian doesn't mind parading baby North at a fashion show either (where the baby will bawl her way through the event).


Three years ago, Kim was great gossip. Today, after marrying the most famous rapper in the world, she is now a global celeb. How did that happen?

Its an interesting question for me, because I am one of those popular culture vultures who hoovers up the stories of the bold and the beautiful.

I became a fan of Keeping Up with the Kardashians during the first series back in 2007. The outspoken children Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, mentored by their 'momager' Kris Jenner, brought a bit of Hollywood glamour into our lives.

Add to that their Armenian sensibility - huge family loyalty, a strong work ethic - and throw in some producers who knew to start each show with a problem, and you had a perfect mix. You'd see the family go through fear and jeopardy only for it all to be resolved at the end with hugs and kisses.

Fast forward to a few days ago and Kim leaves a Paris hotel with hubby Kanye West by her side. Cue stories were all over the internet about her new platinum-coloured hair.

Kim Kardashian's initial 15 minutes of fame have well and truly gone. And yet her popularity is growing. Famous for being famous? Maybe, but she's laughing all the way to the bank.

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