Kim Kardashian: Why is She Famous?

My goal this year is to write 5 articles each week. I wasn’t sure what to write about, so I popped over to Google Trends to see what people have been wanting to read about. As I examined Google Trends, I discovered that over the last few days (and probably the last long while), people have been searching about Kim Kardashian. The recent hype seems due to her expecting baby number four, a boy via surrogate, around May. Chicago West, their third child, was also a surrogate kid. North is 5, and Saint is 3. The new baby will make 4.

This is all great and all, but my real question is, why is Kim Kardashian famous?

Why is Kim Kardashian famous?

Kim has been blowing up news feeds and search engine results pages for over a decade it seems. But how did she get so famous? Well, a lot of it seems to stem originally from her father, Robert. This Robert Kardashian rose to fame as one of O.J. Simpson’s defense attorneys in that infamous 1995 murder trial. He was a close friend of Simpson and also sat by him during the long trial. He was married to Kris Jenner Kardashian, with whom he had daughters Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and a son, Rob. Kim’s father, Robert, died of esophageal cancer in September of 2003 at only 59 years old.

What does that have to do with Kim Kardashian’s fame?

It’s fairly safe to say that Kim Kardashian already came from a well-off family with at least some notoriety at least in “rich people circles,” given that her father was involved in the O.J. trial and all. Another reason Kim is famous is that she was a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton. One of the biggest things that seemed to spring Kim into the media spotlight, however, was when a sex tape she made with her boyfriend, Ray J, leaked in 2007. After that, the Keeping up With The Kardashians series began. Often, people say Kim Kardashian is one of those people that is famous for being famous. It seems it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how or why she rose to such fame and popularity, but she’s certainly famous and has been recognized by magazine’s like Vogue as being one of the 100 most influential people from the likes of Vogue.

Could famous family members have anything to do with why Kim Kardashian is famous?

It’s interesting to note that Kim does have some pretty famous family members. Her mother, Kris (now Kris Jenner), married Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn) in her second marriage. Kris and Bruce gave birth to Kendall and Kylie Jenner. That makes Bruce (Caitlyn), Kim’s step father, and Kendall and Kylie her step sisters. In other words, Kim is one big piece in an even bigger circle of famous people.

Conclusion: Why is Kim Kardashian Famous?

To me, it seems Kim is famous for a few reasons. One is that she already had a decent head start in that she came from a somewhat wealthy and well-known family. Next is because of her link to the Jenners. And third, she just does a good job of showing herself off online. She already had some things going for her, and then she posted some pics of herself and her body, and it seems to have worked for her. A reality TV show also certainly helped. I do feel it’s one of those Lavar and Lonzo Ball type situations in at least some small way. She just kinda seems like one of those people who we all know is famous and we accept and follow without really knowing why. Kinda weird how that happens in today’s day and age.

Kim is famous. Why? We’re not exactly sure, but we have our guesses. As long as we keep liking her posts and buying her stuff, she’ll keep being famous. Who is there to stop us? And why does it even matter? These are questions that may never have answers, but maybe they don’t need them.

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