Kim Kardashian, a name that instigates a whole lot of feelings and descriptions all at once. Kim K or Kim as many know her has had her name everywhere ever since she started out in the spotlight from the reality show life to commercials and so on and today you can’t think of celebrities without Kim Kardashian crossing your mind.
Over the last decade, she has evolved from being an upcoming celebrity to a celebrity that gets to influence laws in the country, and with a husband that is pushing a new movement she has become even more relevant. What she is today and where she is going later on, are the products of her past and we want to take a look at Kim’s past decade and hope we can tell where she’s headed to next.
2010: You Name It, and Kim Kardashian Was Promoting It – 2010 was a part of Kim’s slow grind to ultimate fame and she had on the “I’ll do anything” strength and determination and surely enough she was doing everything. With the huge success of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim has the doors of the endorsement opened to her and her family as she was everywhere working on promotional and licensing deals for all sorts from perfumes to diet pills, to milkshakes and so on. It was the ‘doing everything’ era for Kim.
2011: Kim Kardashian Marries Kris Humphries For 72 Days – Kim made history in the history of history. She married the NBA player Kris Humphries in August 2011 after having dated in 2010, which led to their engagement after six months. The super lavish and elegant wedding with an E! camera crew present took place in Montecito, CA in the presence of family, but 72 days later the wedding came to an abrupt end as Kim filed for divorce. The wedding though short made history as one of the shortest and most expensive, plus the wedding resulted in a generous donation of an estimate of $200,000, the value of Kim’s wedding gifts to the Dream Foundation, which is a Make-a-Wish style organization for individuals of all ages.
2012: The Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Era Begin – The iconic romance and union which we know today as the KK couple — Kanye and Kim began officially in 2012. After many speculations from fans and the media, Rapper Kanye West and reality show boss lady Kim Kardashian announced their relationship in April 2012, to the awe of many and the curiosity of others who wondered where the relationship was headed. And their curiosity began to get answers when in December in Atlantic City at one of Kanye’s performances, he faced the audience and asked, “Can we make some noise for my baby mom real quick?”
2013: Kim Kardashian Welcomes Her First Child, North West – The surprising progress of the KK couple was already the talk of the world and in 2013 they had extra reasons to talk as Kim waltzed into motherhood as Kanye and herself welcomed their first child and daughter North or Nori for short. North, in turn, led the way for her siblings Saint who was born in December 2015, Chicago born in January 2018 and Psalm born in May 2019. Baby North brought extra fame to the family as she has had since birth the focus of the paparazzi as she has made herself a celebrity in her own category.
2014: Kim Kardashian (and Her Bare Ass) Break the Internet – From her walk into the spotlights Kim had always been a show stopper and a world circle topic with everything that makes her and in 2014 she also crashed the internet in the craziest of ways. A handy work of famous French photographer Jean-Paul Goude, who attempted to recreate “Carolina Beaumont” which features a Black model balancing a Champagne glass on her behind, Kim had her beautifully oiled nude body and most especially her behind in full display for Paper magazine cover for the world to gawk at. She crashed the internet with that picture and the world went wild with it.
2015: Kim Kardashian Releases a Book of Selfies – Selfish as Kim appropriately named it was released for sale. Selfish is 400 pages of personal selfies of Kim, including her travel photos, pictures with family and friends, and also her nudes. Despite the oddity, Selfish got good critic reviews and had to be reprinted the following year. Kimoji came next after Selfish, designed by Jen Lewis, Kimoji is an emoji pack for iOS devices which offers cheeky versions of the reality show boss lady’s clothing, figure, and also her infamous crying face.
2016: Kim Kardashian Takes a Break From Public Life After Being Robbed at Gunpoint in Paris – Many would have thought that everything in Kim Kardashian’s life is cool and breezy but just like any other person, the reality show goddess had her own life-changing and priority redefining experience too. In October 2016, while attending the Paris Fashion Week, Kim got robbed in her hotel room of over $10 million in jewellery. She was bound, gagged, held at gunpoint, and robbed by two men who had reportedly been following her around the city days before.
The shocking occurrence had many sympathising while others saw it as a ploy to get more attention from the world. The fact is that Kim’s outward look and priority changed with that incident even to the point of putting the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on hold indefinitely as Kim became some sort of Social media and public life hermit and even after the shock and the show returned to being aired, she has never remained the same again.
2017: Kim Kardashian Launches Her KKW Beauty Collection – It was to be expected that Kim would branch out into the beauty world as she had become a global icon of sexuality and beauty, hence the launching of KKW Beauty Line by Kim was a welcome enterprise. The collection of Contour kit was launched in June 2017 and by 2018 it had earned over $100 million sales. Kim later went on to incorporate eye-shadow palettes, highlighters, and lip colours, body makeup designed to help those with skin disorders and scars as she opened up about her psoriasis condition and also fragrance which went into in 2017 when she launched KKW Fragrances which began with the release of a trio of gardenia scents inspired by a perfume her late father, Robert Kardashian had once bought for her. Till this day her business enterprise has stood firm and moving as it provides about the majority of her $72 million fortune.
2018: Kim Kardashian Heads to The White House and Helps Get a Woman Out of Prison – From the reality show world and the business world, Kim began to glide into the political world gradually and she began in 2018 when she paid a visit to the White House and the Presidential family to seek clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, a 64-year-old woman who had been serving a life sentence in prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug offence and also to discuss prison reforms.
Thanks to Kim’s perseverance, Alice Johnson got released from jail after serving 21-years and to Kim’s utmost joy and surprise, the First Step Act was signed into law in December 2018. The law which came as a result of great influence from Kim has to do with the reduction of the chance that a formerly incarcerated person might go on to break the law again, by offering programs that will help them succeed on the outside.
2019: Kim Kardashian Gets Political and Announces Her Plans to Become a Lawyer – With her first bold step into politics being a success, Kim has decided to further pursue her dreams in the political arena as she has announced her new academic exploit of studying law and hoping to take her bar exams by 2022. The news has had many responses both in the positive and negative side all which Kim is not so concerned about as she is solely focused on attaining her degree irrespective of the world’s opinion and point of view.
To further buttress her new found path, she has been seen once again visiting the White House with a liberation purpose which was to speak at an event on criminal justice reform and promote second-chance hiring, that is the hiring of prisoners released early under the First Step Act. She has been able to meet several inmates amongst which is Rodney Reed whose formerly scheduled execution for a 1996 assault, rape, and strangling has been issued a stay of execution by the Texas Court and its case remanded back to trial. The new development concerning Rodney’s case got Kim commenting on his Instagram page that, “We have seen Democrats and Republicans come together. We have seen grassroots activists and lawmakers link arms. We have heard people all around the globe speak up. And all because of a deep belief that every man or woman accused of a crime — especially one punishable by death — deserves the chance to have all available evidence considered.”
This has been Kim Kardashian in the past decade, an upcoming star who has become not just a huge sensation and celebrity but one who has grown despite the odds and criticisms, from a reality show star to a business mogul, a mother and an advocate for the rights of people.
Now we wonder, where will Kim Kardashian be next? What level of self-development and greatness will she be attaining in the next decade to come? To know that, we all have to wait and see and of course, Keep up with Kim Kardashian.