8 Things You Probably Don't Know About Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has transformed herself from a closet organizer and stylist to a multimillion-dollar brand. If Google's most recent list of the most searched people is any indication, she's one of the most famous people in the world. Between her candid reality show, no-holds-barred interviews, cute PDA with husband Kanye West, and provocative photo shoots, the middle Kardashian sister hasn't left much to the imagination. After Kim's near decade in the spotlight, we wondered if there was anything we didn't know about her. Keep reading to find out the most intriguing little-known facts about the controversial star.
She Attended an All-Girl Catholic School
What do the Kardashian sisters have in common with Mia Farrow and Mariska Hargitay? They all went to Marymount High School, where students have to fulfill a requirement of 100 hours of community service before they can graduate. Years after Kim finished school, she reflected on her 1997 yearbook photo. "People say, 'She's had her lips and her nose done.' Look at this photo. Tiny nose, huge lips. My lips look bigger here than they do now," she said.
Her 14th Birthday Party Was at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
In an interview with People Magazine in 2009, Kim said she dated one of MJ's nephews in her teen years. One of the perks: celebrating her milestone at the singer's very own amusement park. "That was the most magical place on earth," she said. "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."
She Was the "Queen of the Closet-Organizing Scene"
There was a time when she could only dream about attending the Met Gala. Years before she made big bucks with endorsement deals, Kim earned her income by revamping closets for Hollywood's elite. "My closet business came about when I was at my godparents' house, Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette," she said in an interview with Player magazine in 2006. "Bernadette's closet was massive and had so much stuff in it. I said to her, 'You really need to clean out your closet.' Well, we spent the whole night doing that." After word about her skills spread, Cindy Crawford, Serena Williams, Nicky Hilton, and Nicole Richie sought her organizing services, and Brandy and Lindsay Lohan counted on her as their personal stylist.
Paris Hilton Was Basically Her Boss
Remember The Simple Life? Long before E! gave the Kardashian crew their own reality show, Kim appeared on Paris and Nicole's program as Paris's closet helper. "I had to organize and color-coordinate it, and help her with my styling advice, what she needs to get rid of, what she needs to fill back in, you know, do personal shopping," Kim once explained in an interview. "With her, it was mostly getting rid of stuff because she's a compulsive shopper. Now, her garage is filled with clothes again. It's overwhelming.”
She Has Obsessive Compulsive Tendencies
In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim said that everything in her home "has to be immaculate" in order for her to accomplish everyday tasks. "I can't take a shower unless the bathroom is absolutely spotless; I think I'm totally OCD," she said. "I have a cleaner who comes three times a week, but I always do the cleaning on top of that."
She'd Rather Be in a Bathrobe
You might be used to spotting Kim on the red carpet or shopping in Paris, but as it turns out, the reality star prefers to be at home. "I'm kind of a homebody, so I've been staying in a lot lately," she told Us Weekly in a detailed interview about her daily routine. "There's nothing I love more than getting to stay home all day and not get ready for anything, which is about half the week." As for how she spends her time at home, Kim said she likes to "unwind by getting in bed and doing some work — I'll put on a robe and answer e-mails or go online."
She Loves Murder Mysteries
Kim Kardashian: detective? She admitted her interest in crime stories when describing how she spends her nights. "I don't watch a whole lot of TV or movies, but when I do, it's typically murder shows or Dateline NBC," she told Us Weekly.
She Got Married at 19
In 2000, Kim tied the knot with her first husband, Damon Thomas of the music-producing group The Underdogs, in Las Vegas. Damon filed for divorce three years later.