She’s everywhere. Folks across the country are familiar with her name, her face, her shapely physique, even her family, but there are still those who want to know: Who is Kim Kardashian, exactly? After the dust settled from the Ray-J sex tape fiasco, Kim Kardashian has risen from the ranks of Hollywood celebutante status, and strives to live up to her self-proclaimed title of “hard working entrepreneur.”
Kim has multiple irons in the fire with her various fashion pursuits, a reality show and a new work out DVD. Fit In Your Jeans By Friday, her latest three-series video, hit the stands just last month. The attire-inspired fitness program was brought on by fond memories of getting fit with her friends and family. “In high school, my sisters and I would rent these fitness videos and work out in our bedrooms,” she said “It was a fun social thing for us to do. But it seems since I got a little older and I got busy, I would work out less. Once I got into the habit, I completely changed my life and [now] I work out constantly. I wanted to do something fun and young, that would motivate people to get back into working out – to tone up, but keep your curves.”
In addition to her latest DVD, Kim is expecting to drop her new perfume line at the end of the year. As recently featured in their reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the experience of creating a fragrance line was full of both joy, and a fair share of grief.
“[There was] drama from the start with my sisters because they wanted a perfume, and didn’t understand why I [went ahead and] did it without them,” Kardashian says. “At the same time, when my mom and I went through this process [together], it was fun for us. You go through the process of picking the scents, but what you think you want, is so much different than what you really want. I went into the factory to put drops of gardenia, tuberose, whatever other scents I wanted, and it’s just so much stronger when it’s the pure scent. It was a really fun process, besides my sisters trying to ruin my dream for me.”
Part of the dispute between the Kardashian sisters stemmed from their inability to choose a name for the scent.
“They didn’t want me to use the name I chose [which was] Dashing, by Kim Kardashian. The perfume won’t come out until the end of the year, so we still have time to figure it out.”
Kim stays busy between shooting 16-hour days for the show (which has been picked up for a few more episodes in Season three) and her various other projects, but she still makes time for her long term boo, NFL player Reggie Bush. Shooting down rumors of upcoming nuptials, Kim sheds light on her relationship with her dashing boyfriend.
“Everyone asks when are we getting engaged. We are so happy, but we have a normal happy relationship. We don’t feel the pressure. We’re doing things at our own time.
“So many people rush into [marriage], and we just feel like in Hollywood, you’ve either got to be engaged, married, having a baby, or breaking up. It can’t just be normal, and just have a happy relationship. I swear, we’re not even exciting. We have the most normal relationship ever.”
Although she seemed oblivious when asked about their experience of being an interracial couple in America, she had no problem explaining their formula for longevity. “I would say the best part, and why we compliment each other are that we’re really opposites, and he totally grounds me. He’s my biggest reality check every single day. We understand each other, and we’re best friends. He lets me work and do my thing because I am busy and it’s frustrating sometimes when you don’t see a person that much. [But] the best part is [that] we have a very committed relationship.”
In a day and age where the socialite can take the fast track to increased wealth and superstar status, Kim Kardashian may very well prove that she has more to offer than a pretty face, keen fashion sense, and all the right “friends.” In addition to her aforementioned projects, her apparel shops Dash and Smooch. Kim is also the founder and chief stylist of a new company called shoedazzle.com. For $39 a month, Shoe Dazzle will provide a stylist who chooses “distinctive” and “trend-right” shoes based on results of a personality style questionnaire.
So, it’s plain to see that whether it’s being mentioned on Eminem’s new track, her reality program, or making moves in the fashion world, Kim Kardashian will remain a fixture on the scene – and in regards to our opening question, Kim Kardashian simply replies:
“I am completely an entrepreneur [and] a really hard worker. Don’t believe what you read about me. It’s literally, probably not true.“