Curvaceous fashionista Kim Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Born of Armenian descent, Kardashian’s late father was OJ Simpson’s defense attorney Robert Kardashian. She has nine brothers and sisters, including three full siblings, two half-sisters, three step-brothers, and one step-sister. Kardashian’s step-father is 1976 Olympic Games gold medalist, Bruce Jenner, father of Princes of Malibu star Brody Jenner.The Kardashians took part in the TV reality show "Keeping up with the Kardashians" staring Kim and her sisters and stepsisters as well as her mom and former Olymian stepdad Bruce Jenner.
Growing up in an affluent Los Angeles family, Kardashian received a car for her sixteenth birthday. Unlike her friends, however, Kardashian found herself cut off by her parents at age eighteen, as they wanted to instill a work ethic in their daughter. Kardashian befriended such socialites as Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, and Nicole Richie. Later on, these friends would also become some of her top clients when she founded the upscale Calabasas fashion boutique "Dash," along with her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe. Prior to opening her own store, Kardashian sold some of her top designer duds on e-bay.
In 2004, twenty-three-year-old Kardashian divorced from her husband, R&B producer, Damon Thomas. Much of Kardashian’s post-divorce romances with high-profile celebrities would prove to place her in the headlines, including relationships with Diddy, The Game, and Nick Lachey, shortly following his 2005 split from Jessica Simpson.In early 2007, a sex tape hit the Internet starring Kardashian and boyfriend at the time, Ray J, little brother to Brandy Norwood. Although Kardashian admitted to the existence of the tape before it went public, she denied orchestrating the release of the tape for profit, claiming "I don’t need the money." Adult film company, Vivid Entertainment, purchased the tape from an unknown source for $1 million, and reportedly plans to release the tape on DVD before February 28, 2007, under the title Kim Kardashian Superstar. The tape has also been posted on Kimksuperstar.com, and can be seen for a fee.
When notified of Vivid Entertainment’s distribution of the video, a rep for Kardashian said Kim would be taking legal action against anyone responsible for distributing the video. Kardashian and Ray had long since split, and the rapper had since been romantically linked to Lil’ Kim and and Whitney Houston.
Kardashian featured on the cover of Complex magazine's February/March 2007 issue and went on to be Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine covergirl for December 2007.In 2007 Kim begun shooting season two of her family’s hit reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Ever in demand for fashion shoots and products, Kim was signed as the model and spokesowman for Bongo jeans in 2008. It’s rumored that her body was a little too voluptuous for Bongo, hence some photoshopping occurred in the ads.In August 2008 Kim Kardashian added yet another role to her ever increasing resume, Dancing Queen, as she competed in the new season’s reality TV show, Dancing With The Stars!Kardashian began her dancing on September 22nd with professional dancer Mark Ballas but before the start of the show Kim was nursing a cut foot that had seen her taking a visit to the hospital.Then on Good Morning America she revealed that she would battle on regardless and would be taking to the dance floor.But despite her dance partner, Mark’s dancing prowess he couldn’t make the rhythm retarded Kim lose her stiff dance style and take them to the finals. In fact the couple were eliminated in the first three weeks of the show. After being thrown off Kim ran back stage in tears to be comforted by her family.
Kim’s 28th birthday saw her celebrating with boyfriend Reggie Bush at the Alabama medical center this year when he was hospitalized with a knee injury. But determined not to completely miss the big day, Kim and Reggie celebrated a few days later, hosting a party at LAX nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with sisters Kourtney and Khloe.