Kim in Glendale
|Birth name|| Kimberly Noel Kardashian|
|Name in Armenian|| Քիմ Քարտաշեան|
|Birthplace|| Los Angeles|
|Birth date|| 21 October 1980|
|Lived in|| Los Angeles|
|Resides in|| Calabasas|
|Profession|| socialite, television personality, model, actress|
|Ethnicities|| Armenian, Dutch, Scottish|
|Dialects|| Western Armenian|
|Ancestral villages|| Karakale|
|Spouses|| Damon Thomas, Kris Humphries|
|Relatives||Robert Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Robert Kardashian Jr., Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner|
Kim Kardashian (Քիմ Քարտաշեան) is the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian. Kim had a relatively unknown first marriage was at the age of 20, to music producer Damon Thomas. That relationship lasted four years, ending in 2004, after which Kim dated R&B singer Ray J, who starred in her infamous sex tape which was leaked to the public in 2007.
Her last name in Armenian means "son of a stonemason." Although only half-Armenian, she states that she "was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing stories of Armenia, eating Armenian food and celebrating Armenian holidays."
Supporter for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide - The Armenian genocide refers to the killing of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and just after World War I. Kardashian has always been a supporter for recognizing the genocide as such and has encouraged President Barack Obama and the U.S. government to consider its acknowledgement.
Kim says her butt is real
Kim Kardashian denies she underwent surgery to improve her bottom, insisting it is her ethnicity that gives her curves.
She says "Everyone now says I have a fake butt or butt implant. I'm Armenian; you should see all the women in my family. The women have bigger breasts and bigger butts. That's how I was born. I can't help it. I'm not gonna fight it.
"I definitely need to work out more and tone up, but I'm proud of my body."
Good girl busts out (excerpts)
PRIM KARDASHIAN - GOOD GIRL BUSTS OUT - ALL OVER; KARDASHIAN FOR FASHION
The New York Post
November 8, 2007 Thursday
Kardashian is one of those signs of the end of civilizations: the celebrity famous for nothing. She and her posterior popped up on the radar when her soon-to-be ex, rapper Ray J, leaked a sex tape that immediately caught the public, um, imagination. Spawning endorsements, modeling gigs and the aforementioned hit TV show, a year and a half later all the attention has transformed Kardashian into a red-carpet force to be reckoned with.
"I was always in a relationship, and when I broke up with my boyfriend, I started hanging out with my friends again - some of whom are in the spotlight," she explains about her meteoric rise to fame.
But while other star-lites burn out generating headlines and rap sheets for the tabloids, Kardashian - who doesn't drink or smoke - actually seems pretty wholesome. Playboy aside.
"No one believes I'm a size 0," Kardashian tells us, as she tries on several Diane von Furstenberg frocks.
Kardashian is the ArmenianGerman-Irish-American daughter of late O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian and fitness equipment infomercialist Kris "Married to the Bruce" Jenner. She grew up with three fullsiblings (Kourtney, Khloe and Robert), two half-sisters (Kylie and Kendall), and four stepsiblings (Casey, Burt, Brandon and Brody). She began playing against type in high school, when she got an after-school job. Working at Body, the boutique on Beverly Boulevard, isn't exactly the Peach Pit, but still.
"I crashed my first car, a BMW, so I had to find a way to pay for the repairs without telling my dad," she says.
After graduating from high school, she became a professional stylist, first on her mom and Jenner's infomercials, later for singer-actress Brandy. She founded a closet-makeover company that straightened up clients such as Cindy Crawford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Now, along with her sisters and mother, Kardashian owns and operates two boutiques in Calabasas, Calif.
Blame the Armenians.
"Armenian families are superstrict," she says. "My greatgrandparents were from Armenia. We didn't speak Armenian in the home, but just as a family and at our get-togethers. We eat Armenian food all the time.
Being Armenian is a big part of who I am - my dad was really conservative and my mom is really liberal, so I think I got a good mix of both."
Armenian Jewelry Line
On April 24, 2010, she launched a new jewelry line, inspired by Armenian designs. The jewelry can be found online at http://www.vsadesigns.com
Kim on the Armenian Genocide
Hi dolls! I wanted to bring something to your attention that I think is a really important issue.
As some of you may be aware, although many of you may not be, Turkey still denies that the Armenian Genocide took place, and the U.S. government has remained silent about it due to pressure from the Turkish government.
The Armenian Genocide was a series of terrible massacres committed by Turkey between 1915 and 1923 that killed members of my extended family and over two million other Armenians and Christians in the Ottoman Empire.
It’s time for America to speak openly and honestly about this horrible crime against humanity, and the only way this will happen is if WE speak up first.
To get your voice heard, call Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, at (202) 225-0100 and ask her to pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.252. This human rights legislation will help make sure that the lessons of this genocide are used to help prevent future crimes against humanity. For more information about calling the Speaker’s office, and ideas on exactly what to say click here. We CAN make a difference.
Sorry, Alecko Eskandarian! Kim Kardashian just wants to date a 'normal Armenian boy'
BY CRISTINA EVERETT DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, August 30, 2010
Despite her history of dating handsome football players, Kim Kardashian says she just wants to find a "normal" guy."I'm dating," Kardashian, 29, told E! News host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, but remained coy as to who her lucky suitors are.However the reality star, who ended her three-year relationship with New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush in March, has recently been linked to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin."The person I wanted to bring has a job and is a little busy," admitted Kardashian, who brought mom Kris Jenner as a back-up date to the star-studded event Sunday night. According to E! Online, Austin would have presumably been Kardashian's Emmy date, however he had a game in Houston the night before and another later this week in Miami. Kardashian admits it is difficult to meet a new guy because she isn't a fan of blind dates. This however, hasn't stopped her mother from playing matchmaker. "She's trying to come up with all these names in Hollywood and I'm like 'Just get me out of here. I want a normal Armenian boy,' " Kardashian said. On Sunday night's episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians," Jenner worked overtime to set her daughter up with someone who suits both of their requirements: Alecko Eskandarian, an Armenian soccer player who plays for the L.A. Galaxy."I absolutely love [Armenian men]," Kardashian said. "[But] I don't know if this one worked out that well. "Though their date didn't go as Jenner had hoped, there appears to be no hard feelings between Kardashian and Eskandarian. Following the episode, the soccer star tweeted, "Thank you @KimKardashian for being a fun date and a down to earth person. I had a great time and have nothing but good things to say about u."
Source: NY Daily
On April month Turkish Cosmo cover
I just found out today that I am on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in Turkey this month. Cosmopolitan Magazine has a number of international editions all around the world that run in various territories, and when I did this shoot for the international covers I had no idea that Turkey was planning to run my story on their cover THIS month, considering Genocide Remembrance Day is this month. My Armenian heritage means a lot to me and I’ve been brought up to be incredibly proud of my family’s background and culture so as an Armenian-American woman it is a huge honor for me to be on the first ever Armenian Cosmopolitan cover (pic above.)
I have an amazing relationship with Cosmopolitan Magazine. World-over, Cosmo is known as a fun and inspiring magazine for women of all races, shapes, sizes, regardless of their political beliefs and I really hope that if I can bring awareness to the issue, then this in an accomplishment.
Source: Kim's blog