She may never earn a star on Hollywood’s glamorous Walk of Fame…or earn an Oscar for her acting ability. A Grammy may not be in her future; and a Tony Award may never come her way. But…somehow, even with her limited acting ability, non-existent vocal chops, or any real profession to speak of, Kim Kardashian has managed to garner a net worth of over $40 million by sashaying through airports, smiling for the paparazzi, demonstrating her fashion sense, and working her ass-etts?
On any given day one can find several entertainment and news articles, about Kim Kardashian (and none too flattering, I might add). If one didn’t know better, one might ask “Why is everybody always picking on Kim?” Kim’s too fat. Kim’s too divafied. Kim’s too vain. Kim sleeps with too many men. Kim tries to look like Beyonce, Kim’s too this…Kim’s too that! Even President Obama momentarily jumped on and off of the “everybody hates Kim” bandwagon.
To call her a poor little rich girl that everyone loves to hate would be untrue; but to call her a poor little rich girl with a fantastic publicist would be a fact!
It’s no secret that the Kardashian name is synonymous with good looks, fashion, jet-setting, vacationing, paparazzi, child-birth, cohabitating out of wedlock, interracial relationships, T.V. camera’s, scandal, divorce and bad publicity. And that’s on a good day. In every family, boy band, or girl group, there’s one who out-shines the rest. In the Kardashian family, it’s Kim. Now add to that, a famous boyfriend named Kanye West and a new baby named North, and you have a paparazzi’s playground.
Of late, and since her sudden hair transformation from black to blond, the paper mill has been abuzz with rumors that Kanye wants Kim to look like Beyonce and the blond hair is a start. Does that mean that Kanye is trying to emulate Jay Z because they both wear close-coiffed haircuts?
Just recently, Lady Gaga, who is known for her over-the-top antics, Instagramed a photo of herself baring her ass-etts to mimic, support, defend, or poke fun at Ms. Kardashian’s recent Instagram selfie of her pert derriere in a white bathing suit.
For most people, their 15 minutes of fame will last them for the rest of their life; but if your name is Kim Kardashian, your 15 minutes of fame is your life; and it opens one door after the other.
Kim Kardashian knows that with fame comes privilege, pitfalls, power and the paparazzi. Even though they can unflatteringly photograph cellulite peeking through your pants from two blocks away, they can also provide the gift that keeps on giving…publicity!
Written by DeBorah Heggs-Alston