Article updated in July 2021
It might seem unlikely that there can be anything left to unearth about Kim Kardashian West. After all, she’s had a hit reality show that has documented her entire life since 2007 and several controversial moments that have grabbed headlines ever since.
Yes, KUWTK has been graced our television screens for more than a decade. Feel old yet?
Even though you can keep up with her on every possible media channel from TV to social media to apps, there are still some things that you may not know about the famous mother of four. So, gather ‘round, Kimmy K lovers (and haters) – here are 30 Kim Kardashian facts that are literally so true, Bible.
1. Kim has Six Piercings
We all know that Kim isn’t afraid to go under the knife. She also has nerves of steel when it comes to piercings! Did you know that she has piercings on her bellybutton, one in her right ear and four on her left? She hasn’t been spotted with her belly ring lately, though.
2. She Was a Celebrity Stylist Before Fame
Besides her controversial tape, the Kardashians’ rise to fame was largely thanks to Kim’s pal Paris Hilton. But not many people know that she was actually Paris’ wardrobe helper. Along with Paris, Kim also had other high-profile clients including actress, Lindsay Lohan and singer, Brandy.
3. Kim Used to Look For Paparazzi
When Kim first hopped onto the scene, she was photographed everywhere. The new ‘it girl’ was featured in all the magazines and paparazzi would literally feed off getting a photo of her. She’s been accused of calling the paparazzi on herself, but Kim recently denied this and admitted that she did intentionally head to certain spots where she knew the photographers would be.
“I would stop off at Robertson’s, I would stop off at the Ivy to pick up something to go, even if it was some bread to go. I think I can talk about it because it’s so funny. I think people need to be more honest about those moments in life when you’re just super desperate and want that”, she said on the Keeping Up with the Kardashian Reunion.
4. Kim has a Passion for Bees
Unlike regular folks, this popular celeb doesn’t fear bees and would even hold and play with them when she was younger. Plus, she’s never been stung. If she didn’t make it as a reality star, imagine her as a beekeeper.
5. She has Odd Phobias
Other than revealing her fear of getting stretchmarks, Kim has said that she HATES the sleeve on Starbucks cups. She even has to leave the room for someone to take it off for her because she cringes from the sound of it. “I hate the sleeve on a Starbucks cup,” she wrote on her website. “I leave the room for someone to take it off for me because I cringe from the sound. It’s like nails on a chalkboard for me. I hate cardboard.”
6. She Regrets her Adult Tape
Indeed, Kim has big regrets when it comes to her controversial adult tape with Ray J. Admitting to Andy Cohen on the KUWTK Reunion, Kim said, “That is something that I have to live with for the rest of my life. That is something that is being held over my head. I try to not live with any regrets, but it’s probably the one thing I wish didn’t exist. If I could erase any of the stupid things I’ve done in life, that’s probably it and it’s more so from being a mom than anything.”
7. She has a Freckle on her Eyeball
There are many Kim Kardashian doppelgangers out there. All the ladies try to copy her style, fashion, makeup and hairdos. One thing they can’t mimic however, is the freckle on her right eyeball! Bet you’ve never noticed that before!
8. She Goes to the Beach at Certain Times
As her true fan knows, Kim loves going on vacation where she can flaunt in her bikini and relax on the beach. What you may not know is that the curvaceous star only goes to the beach when lighting is the most flattering to avoid casting unappealing light on her cellulite. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
9. Kim has Been Married 3 Times
If you thought Kim K’s infamously short marriage to Kris Humphries and her famous marriage to Kanye West is all there was in the ring department, you’re mistaken. She’s actually been married three times! Kim’s first marriage was to a music producer, Damon Thomas, when she was 19. They divorced three years later, because of emotional and physical abuse.
Almost every guy that Kim has dated is said to be a victim of the Kardashian Curse! Read our post and let us know if you believe in it!
10. Kim Almost Didn’t Marry Kris Humphries
Other than her adult tape, we’re pretty sure marrying Kris Humphries is Kim’s second biggest regret in life. Believe it or not, she almost escaped the 72-day marriage on her wedding day! Kris, her mom, revealed during the KUWTK Reunion that she tried to talk Kim out of marrying Humphries – “I said, ‘Listen, if you really don’t want to do this, I don’t think you should do it.’”
Kim added, “What you said to me was ‘Go, I’m going to put you in a car. No one will find you. Just leave and I’ll handle it.’ I thought, ‘OK, we’re filming this for a TV show. If I leave, I’m going to be known as the runaway bride forever. It’s going to be a huge joke. I think I just had cold feet.”
11. Kim Kardashian is a Billionaire
Kim is officially a billionaire. According to Forbes, the star’s net worth soared from $780 million to $1 billion in just six months in 2021 and it’s all thanks to her two businesses: the shapewear brand Skims, and the cosmetics company KKW Beauty. That’s a whole lot of moola. We can’t imagine how much the entire Kardashian klan is worth!
12. The “Worst Thing on the Planet” According to Kim is…
Not shocking coming from the contour queen, Kim believes that the “worst thing on the planet” is when women’s foundation is “too light”. Good job we’ve found dupes of her KKW highlight and contour kits! If more girls wear the right shade on their skin, that’s one less problem off Kim’s shoulder!
13. She Hates the Food You Love
Here’s some fun trivia about Kim! If you plan on cooking a meal for her, make sure your menu is rid of cilantro, mustard, peppers, blue cheese and red velvet. She absolutely despises them! Seriously, who hates red velvet?!
14. She’s Elizabeth Taylor’s Biggest Fan
After Elizabeth Taylor’s death, Kim spent $65,000 on jewelry at Taylor’s estate sale and nearly bought her house, as well. Kris Jenner even has a huge portrait of the icon in her kitchen and Kim herself channeled the late movie icon in a photoshoot.
15. Kim Idolizes Jennifer Lopez
Kim’s been very vocal about her love for Liz Taylor and pop icon Cher, but there’s also another triple-threat that’s on her watch-list – her number one idol is none other than, Jennifer Lopez! With over 20 years in showbiz, it’s not hard to see why Kim loves the Puerto-Rican star.
16. She has Expensive Taste
Most of us dream of our wedding day, but most of us don’t expect it to be a $30 million affair. And while plebeians like you and I may be used to traditional name cards to help seat our guests, Kim and Kanye had the name of all 150 attendees engraved into the marble tables.
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17. Kim Once Released a Song
We all have regrets, but Kim’s comes in the form of her 2011 cringe-worthy single, Jam (Turn It Up). As bad as the song was, thankfully, the 2011 track wasn’t all a waste. She donated half of song’s profits to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
18. She has a Pricey Beauty Regime
Think twice before you decide to copy the star’s makeup routine! You might want to save up first. Apparently, Kim’s makeup routine costs a whooping $770 worth of products and her skincare routine amounts to $4,500! No wonder she always looks flawless!
19. She has a Funny Way of Sleeping
Want to know a fun fact about Kim Kardashian? According to the Insta-Queen herself, Kim sleeps with her eyes slightly open and it “scares the s**t out of people.” Fancy walking into a wide-eyed, sleeping Kim…
20. Kim’s Model Inspirations are Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista
Kim has strutted her stuff on more than one catwalk in her day and has graced the cover of numerous magazines. When posing in front of the camera, Kim channels her favorite supermodels, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.
21. She’s an Award-Winning Actress (Kinda)
A little known fact is that Kim Kardashian is an award-winning actress. She won the 2014 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress in the 2013 film Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Hey, at least she won something. Don’t worry Kimmy, we are all very proud…
22. She was Banned from the Met Gala
Despite being “Kim Kardashian”, Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, banned the controversial celeb from the Met Gala in 2012 simply because she “didn’t like” her. Guess no amount of fame or money can stop the wrath of Wintour. Nevertheless, Anna let Kim and her (ex) husband, Kanye grace the cover of Vogue in 2014. All’s fair in love and war…
23. She’s Afraid of Heights
Kim jumped out of a plane sky diving when she was 20 years old and is now afraid of heights. Guess the highest you’ll see her now is when she’s wearing stilettos in her pent house in NYC…
24. Kim Denies Having Plastic Surgery
Several members from the Kardashian family have been rumored to go under the knife, but it seems Kim K has been under public scrutiny for more years than others. Through it all, she has been accused of having plastic surgery on every part of her body. Facing her accusers, she has said that apart from Botox in the past, she hasn’t had any procedures. These photos of Kim without makeup might prove it!
25. She was Robbed in 2016
During her visit to Paris for Fashion Week back in October 2016, Kim was robbed of $10 million worth of jewelry. The reality star was held at gunpoint in her own apartment by five individuals who were dressed as police officers. The robbers apparently tied Kim’s wrists and legs, gagged her with duct tape and placed her in the bathtub while they stole her precious items including her $4 million engagement ring.
26. She Now Wears Fake Jewelry
Following the robbery, Kim admits to only wearing fake jewelry when she goes out. She also refuses to keep any real jewelry in her home. “The things I valued before that happened genuinely are completely different than what I value now. ‘Things’ don’t make me,” she said on the KUWTK Reunion.
27. She Had a Versace Towel for Kanye at Concerts
During their famous relationship, Kim always had a black Versace towel, along with water in a Versace glass ready for Kanye when got off stage after finishing a show. And we thought Kim was high-maintenance! Turns out her ex-hubby is just as spoilt.
28. Kim Sent Fake Photos of North When she was Born
After North West’s birth, Kim and Kanye sent photos of a different baby to their friends to test and see who would try and sell them to the media. Sure enough, some of them did and their sneaky plan worked, as the fakes were leaked to the press within days. What a legit way to learn who your real friends are.
29. She Celebrated her Birthday at the Neverland Ranch
Thanks to her then-boyfriend, TJ Jackson (Michael Jackson’s nephew), Kim got to celebrate her 14th birthday in true sweet-sixteen style by throwing a massive bash at Michael’s Neverland Ranch. She revealed in an interview with PEOPLE that it was “the most magical place on earth” and that she will never forget the memories she made there. “When you drove up there were baby elephants and chimpanzees in overalls, and there was all the rides. It was everything you can possibly imagine. The memories I have from that place will last for the rest of my life.”
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30. Kim Had Her Own Workout Videos
The Kardashians are notorious for dabbling in as many business ventures that they can get their hands on. One project that hasn’t been famously promoted, however are Kim’s three successful workout DVDs released under her production company called “Kimsaprincess”. The name? Not cheesy at all.
31. She Leaves her Hair Unwashed for Days
You’re not the only one that leaves their hair washes apart for as long as possible! You’d think she would refresh her locks every day, but Kim also washes her hair every 3-4 days to keep it in a healthy condition. Too much washing can strip away your natural oils, ladies!
32. Her Favorite Movies are Romance Films
As a hopeless romantic, it’s no surprise that Kim’s favorite flicks include classic romance movies, Clueless and The Notebook. We won’t deny it, they’re definitely on our guilty pleasure list too!
33. She Wanted to Match Her Stroller to her Baby’s Skin Tone
Before Northie was born, Kim bought multiple prams, as she wanted the right one to match her firstborn’s skin tone. In a 2013 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the star told Scott Disick, “I want to see what skin tone my child is…It’ll be a variation of a skin tone, so I’m just trying to see what color will look good.”
34. Kim Will Continue Her Sexy Photos As a Lawyer
There’s no stopping this Kardashian from a risque photoshoot! Even if she is a professional lawyer, you will still see her strutting her stuff on the ‘Gram. When asked if she’d stop posting these photos once she becomes a lawyer, Kim answered,
“I thought about this and then I thought, ‘You can do it all. You can do whatever you want. There’s something freeing about being like, ‘F**k it, I’m 40. I’m in the best shape of my life.’ And [I can] post a [pic of myself in a] bikini studying if I want to. There’s something empowering about that, but then I also don’t want to embarrass my kids or make them feel a way about it when they’re in high school and I’m the embarrassing mom posing for selfies in bikinis. There will be limits.”
35. Kim Rents Private Islands
Ah, these celebs and their privileges. To stay away from the paparazzi in 2017, the extravagant Kardashian surprised her husband with his own private island in the Bahamas for his birthday. For her 40th, Kim also rented an island for her friends and family which involved whale watching, kayaking, and watching movies on the beach. Her fans weren’t happy with the expensive birthday bash, though, as the socialite actually done this during 2020’s pandemic. We’re pretty sure Kim’s party guests were tested for COVID-19 before arrival, though.
It sure ain’t easy keeping up with Kim. Love her or hate her though, you just can’t get enough of the brunette beauty.
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There are sections of this article that were written by Joanna Zambas.
This article was originally published in August 2017.