Why do people like Kim Kardashian? Is she famous just because she is hot? What makes Kim Kardashian special? These are questions that have often been thrown around and left unanswered. Critics and haters have often termed her fame as 'famous for being famous' while ardent fans and followers have idolized this reality TV star. Let's probe beyond skin deep issues and find out why Kim has captivated the attention of the media, fashion industry and fans from all over the world.
1) Kim Kardashian has a hot body
One of the reasons why people like Kim Kardashian is that she has a hot body. Without a doubt men will be glued to their computer or TV screen when they read articles or see pictures of Kim Kardashian in a skimp bikini.
The reality TV star is busty and has an hourglass figure – eye candy for any hot blooded man on this planet. Kim also seems to go by the belief "Flaunt it if you've got it" as she is often pictured wearing body hugging dresses with plunging necklines and bikinis that leave little to imagination.
There is little denying the fact when a busty and curvy celebrity steps out on the beach wearing the skimpiest of bikinis, flashbulbs are going to go off and men will be left hypnotized when they see her pictures. Her ample behind has also got her a lot of attention and Kim has not been shy of wearing skin tight body hugging outfits to highlight her curves.
2) Kim is successful in her own right and makes millions of dollars
Critics and haters can put her down but there is little denying that Kim Kardashian has been successful in her own right. Media has blasted her every now and then and people have talked behind her back since the day she came in the limelight but that has not deterred Kim from getting what she wanted. Despite the bad publicity and despite the roadblocks in her otherwise glamorous life, Kim Kardashian has today become a powerful woman.
Besides her TV shows, she has her own fragrance and perfume lines, workout DVDs, retail stores selling her line of clothes and an online venture which sells her line of shoes. At almost any given time Kim also has endorsement deals going on for her. Additionally, the realty TV star is also a model and has graced the covers of Playboy, FHM, Esquire and virtually every other top fashion magazine in the world.
Kim has come a long way since her days as just another pretty face in the socialite circuit. Today she has multiple business ventures going on and she has become an entrepreneur.
3) Kim Kardashian is a celebrity and lives a glamorous life
Celebrities are in the public eye and their fame always gets them followers. People like Kim Kardashian because she is famous and her pictures and articles are splashed on newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites. Even as you read this it is virtually impossible to go through more than 5 celebrity websites without finding an article about someone in the Kardashian clan.
Almost all celebrities generate a following of fans regardless of their on and off screen antics. There will always be a group of people who are in awe of the world of fame and flashbulbs that celebs live in. To top it off, Kim Kardashian has her own reality TV shows. Her daily life has been documented on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Without a doubt there will be many people who seem to like the idea of living in mansions, driving supercars and eating out at the most expensive restaurants in town – a typical day on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Kim is also an avid socialite and is spotted at parties and events. Paparazzi pictures of Kim enjoying drinks on a yacht, stepping out of nightclubs after a big night, attending movie premiers, endorsing products and many other occasions grace tabloids and blogs every second day.
If you think about it, who wouldn't fantasize of living a life that was all about attending parties and relaxing on million dollar yachts? One could argue that none of this brings true happiness but there is little denying that everyone in the 9 to 5 rut of life may have at least once fantasized of living the high roller lifestyle.
4) Kim Kardashian's life has been controversial
Kim's life has been full of controversy since 2007 when a very wild sex tape of her and then boyfriend Ray J went viral on the internet. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights and distributed the sex tape. While Kim originally sued Vivid Entertainment, she eventually dropped her case after an out of court settlement.
Those who have seen Kim Kardashian's sex tape will vouch for the fact that it was a no holds bar video and her escapades with Ray J recorded in high quality video. Once it was leaked there was no turning back for Kim. In fact, she seems to have leveraged the notoriety she gathered from the tape and used it to her advantage following which media deals and endorsements started rolling in.
Besides the video Kim has also received heaps of media attention because of her failed marriage to Kris Humphries. Kim's relationships have been in the public eye and she has dated many high profile men including music producer and first husband Damon Thomas, NFL player Reggie bush, basketball star and ex husband Kris Humphries, NFL star Miles Austin, model Gabriel Aubry, singer Ray J and now hip-hop star Kayne West.
5) Kim Kardashian has become a role model
This post is not about whether the way Kim Kardashian has earned fame and fortune is ethical or not. Princesswithapen will leave that for you to decide with your own discretion. Despite the flak Kim Kardashian earns millions of dollars every year and surely there are many people in the world who aspire to life this lifestyle and be as successful as her.
Girls who want to make it big in the entertainment industry may idolize her. Small time celebrities may draw inspiration from Kim's larger than life celebrity status. Women entrepreneurs may see her as a role model for having her own line of clothing outlets and using her fame to set foot in various business opportunities. Models may also see Kim as a role model as she has graced the covers of the magazines which signifies epitome of the status of being an icon in the style, fashion and entertainment industry.
Noticeably, there are many reasons why people like Kim Kardashian and by boldly surviving the many happy and topsy turvy times in her life so far, she has given the message loud and clear – Kim Kardashian is here to stay.
Andrew on July 06, 2012:
I cannot believe there are so many people who assume her products are worth it just because she gets gossiped about in the media. Large parts of the human race are crazy.
vkrbibin on July 05, 2012:
Kim Kardashian - A Role Model? Then the world has lost it completely.
Crazzykylex from Incredible India! on June 17, 2012:
Wow! My comment got vanished
Erica Jennings on June 17, 2012:
Let's face it, she got famous because of the sex tape. She remained famous because she's savvy. She uses the media to her advantage. The more the critics talk about her the more she stays in everyone's mind. You're exactly right. Her merchandise sells, people are still watching her reality shows and the paparazzi are still following her around. No matter what everyone is saying about her, girl has staying power! Khloe is the coolest Kardashian though.
bivvyfox on June 06, 2012:
She got what she wanted, but was it what she really needed? And we have to say it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. But was it really right? Does that amount of money and fame really being happiness? She has one divorce already and her looks will fade. She will quickly get used to the pleasure money brings. Then what? If she had not developed herself further, she will suffer sadly.
Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on June 04, 2012:
You make some interesting points- but I still think she is never going to be like Elizabeth Taylor who she idolized. Even though we have myriad reality stars-it still takes talent to be respected in entertainment-look at Adele. She doesn't like the fame aspect of things but she is very competent in making her own way on her own terms-by using her voice. I think that makes a bigger statement than Kim Kardashian ever could.
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 04, 2012:
People do become famous for nothing at all. As you have mentioned she has a clout in her own way.