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Kim Kardashian is an American TV personality, model and actress who is best known for starring in the E! reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In the entertainment news media and online, Kardashian is often cited as a prime example of a celebutante, or an individual who has attained celebrity status for no particular identifiable reason.
In October 2007, Kardashian and her mother, siblings and half-sisters were hired by the American basic cable and satellite television channel E! to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As of August 2014, the show has run for a total of nine seasons with 126 episodes.
On January 8th, 2009, Kardashian created her official Facebook fan page, which gained over 22.6 million likes over the next six years. In March, she launched her official Twitter feed, gathering more than 22.6 million followers in the next five years. On February 20th, 2012, Kardashian created an Instagram photo feed, garnering upwards of 16.9 million followers in three years.
Met Gala Dress
During the April 2013 Met Gala, Kardashian wore a floral print dress which was widely mocked online for resembling a decorative sofa (shown below, left). On May 10th, Redditor Curiouslizzie submitted a photograph of her boyfriend sleeping on a couch titled “Caught my boyfriend sleeping with Kim Kardashian” to the /r/funny subreddit, where it accumulated more than 1,900 votes (88% upvoted) prior to being archived (shown below, right).
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover refers to a controversial cover photo for the April 2014 edition of the fashion magazine Vogue featuring Kardashian posed with her husband American rapper Kanye West.
Sad Kanye is a photoshop meme based on an April 2014 Instagram photograph of West looking morose while sitting on a lawn chair in zip line gear behind Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Video Game
In July 2014, a mobile game for iPhone and Android devices titled Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was released, in which the player creates an aspiring celebrity and performs tasks to increase their fame and wealth. In the first month, the game received a five-star rating on iTunes with over 185,000 submitted scores and over one million Android installs. The game has been criticized for requiring users to pay for “energy” in order to progress through the story. Since its release, several YouTubers have uploaded gameplay and commentary videos featuring the mobile game (shown below).
Online, Kardashian is most infamously associated with reality television shows and her 2003 sex tape with singer-songwriter Ray J. On April 29th, 2012, the 3GoldenSistersTV YouTube channel uploaded a video in which three mature-aged women react to Kardashian’s sex tape, gaining over 3.3 million views and 3,500 comments in the next three years (shown below). The following day, Redditor nikkileee submitted the video to the /r/videos subreddit, where it gathered more than 3,600 upvotes (91% upvoted) prior to being archived.
Kardashian was born on October 21st, 1980 in Los Angeles, California. In 2007, a sex tape recorded in 2003 with her former boyfriend singer-songwriter Ray J was leaked. In 2011, Kardashian married basketball player Kris Humphries, but filed for divorce 72 days later. In April 2012, Kardashian began a relationship with Kanye West and had a daughter with him in June 2013. The two were married in May 2014.