The Kardashians are such a household name that even if a person has not followed them on social media or their show, must know who they are. That is why the mega question lingers – why are the Kardashians famous? Moreover, how did they rise to their fame? What did they do to get to that level of popularity?
These are all questions that many want answers to about the Kardashians. With their fame, they have acquired millions and billions of dollars in businesses around the world. Let us help you to understand how they got famous.
The Origin Of The Kardashians’ Story
There was a time in the world when Kardashians were not famous and just were normal people. The Armenian-American clan was a bit wealthier than the normal middle-class family, thanks to their dad Robert Kardashian, who was a lawyer. He was widely known for being a high-profile attorney and close friends with American footballer O.J. Simpson. Kris and Robert got divorced shortly after and Robert was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
After the divorce and the added publicity the family got because of the O.J. Simpson trial, momager Kris re-married the former Olympian, Bruce Jenner. Bruce, who is now known as Caitlyn, had four kids of his own. After the matrimony with Jenner, they both had two children, who are now famous sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Kim Kardashian And Her Manifestation
Kim K, in 2003, appeared on ‘The Simple Life’ as Paris Hilton’s assistant, who was notorious for her closet organization skills. It was this time around, that Kim got famous. She partied along with Hilton a lot, and went everywhere with her, which gave her the name ‘pretty brunette friend’. Kim then started organizing and styling other celebrities’ closets.
She was always known for two things. One, she was that girl who always spoke about wanting to get famous. She would not stop saying it. Two, the sex tape with K’s ex-boyfriend Ray-J. This landed Kim a 5-million dollar settlement. Later, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe opened a clothing store called DASH. This helped them acquire a social status amongst the biggies.
The Major Breakthrough With Their Own Reality TV Show
In 2007, Kris Jenner pitched the idea to film a reality TV show to Ryan Seacrest. The first episode of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ was aired on E! People became addicted to the show, season after season, with the ups and downs of the Kardashian lifestyle, more people turned this family into worldwide famous stars.
Kim was then offered a chance to have a spot on ‘Dancing With the Stars’. She took the opportunity which gave way to her becoming more popular in the celebrity sub-culture. One after another, she was being offered modeling and photoshoots for magazines. The iconic and one of the most controversial moments would be the photoshoot for Playboy magazine. She was later given the moniker Hollywood’s new ‘sex star‘.
Love Lives and Failed Marriages
Kim got married to NBA player Kris Humphries which was another iconic moment. The wedding was aired in two parts and got a lot of viewership, only to end up in divorce after 72 days. Many criticized this wedding as a publicity stunt. K sisters casually shut it down by saying that she would have picked someone much more famous if she had wanted to make the front page.
Then, the big one came in Kanye West. Kim and West soon fell in love and this is one of the longest relationships for the Kardashian family. West’s engagement announcement, wedding, baby announcement, everything was a cherry on the cake for the Kardashian family to rise to fame. Kim then attended Met Gala in 2013 as West’s date, and never once after 2013 were the sisters not invited to the MET. In fact, the sisters also had whirlwind romances of their own with top celebrities.
The Rest Of The Sisters And Their Rise To Fame
It was all along only single woman army kind of a thing because Kim K was like “I want it, I got it.” Later, her perseverance rubbed off on her sisters. Slowly, Kourtney and Khloe started their own business. Kim was no longer called the one who got famous for being famous, rather she was called an entrepreneur and model. Kim got a lot of offers to do photoshoots for major magazines like Vogue and other major fashion events.
Kendal Jenner then slowly started her modeling career and landed her first gig in 2014. She got into big fashion houses including Dior, Channel, and Balmain. Since then people have been seeing them everywhere. They immediately noticed a major transformation in Kendall’s sister Kylie. Kylie’s lip filler scandal broke out and strategically she launched her own cosmetic brand. Her first lip kit sold out in seconds and her business venture became very popular. At the young age of 21, she became the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Whatever people throw at them, Kardashians make money out of it all. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment they got famous, but it is sure that there is no going back to level zero for them.