Entrepreneur and social media sensation Kim Kardashian has made her life very, very public. However, despite her openness and presence, there are aspects of her real life that the world still doesn’t quite understand fully. With that in mind, here we present 15 facts you probably didn’t know about Kim Kardashian.
Number Fifteen: Her Father Had Several Nicknames for Her
Her father would often call Kim “Kimbo” or “Joge.” She didn’t know it at the time, but “Joge” means “Imagine” in Armenia.
Number Fourteen: The Kardashian Fortune Came From a Slaughterhouse
Their fortune stemmed from a company called The Great Western Meat Packing Company. The annual turnover of the company was more than $100 million.
Number Thirteen: She Loved the Movie Clueless
In fact, it was her favorite movie growing up. She always tried to emulate the style of Cher Horowitz, who was played by Alicia Silverstone.
Number Twelve: She Was Married at the Age of 19
When Kim was just 19 years old, she got married to a record producer named Damon Thomas. They were in Las Vegas for Justin Timberlake’s birthday party and decided to elope. Obviously, they later divorced. In her settlement, she was awarded $56,000.
Number Eleven: Her Godfather Is O.J. Simpson
According to him, at least. Simpson says that he was present in the delivery room when Kim was born. This is further corroborated by the fact that Kim’s sister Kendall’s middle name is Nicole – after O.J.’s ex-wife Nicole Brown.
Number Ten: She Dated Michael Jackson’s Nephew
Kim dated T.J. Jackson when she was a teenager. T.J. is Michael’s nephew, and they celebrated her 14th birthday at the infamous Neverland Ranch. In 2009, she said in an interview, “[Neverland Ranch] was the most magical place on earth. When you drove up, there were baby elephants and chimpanzees in overalls, and there was all the rides…The memories I have from that place will last for the rest of my life.”
Number Nine: She Doesn’t Drink Very Often
Other than “five shots of vodka in Vegas every three years,” Kim does not partake in popular vices like alcohol and drugs. She does, however, like to put Equal in her iced tea.
Number Eight: She Has an Interesting Connection to Elizabeth Taylor
Kim was actually the last person to interview Elizabeth Taylor before she died in 2011. She is a self-proclaimed Elizabeth Taylor nerd, and she knows the carat counts of Taylor’s three most well-known diamond rings.
Number Seven: Kim Kardashian Blow-Dries Her Jewelry
On Twitter, Kim revealed in 2011 that she blow-dries every piece of her jewelry before she puts it on. She wrote, “I can’t stand putting on cold jewelry, it gives me the chills!”
Number Six: She Attended an All-Girls Catholic School
Kim went to the same school as Mia Farrow and Mariska Hargitay – Marymount High School. It was there that she had to complete 100 hours of community service before she could graduate.
Number Five: She Was “Queen of the Closet-Organizing Scene”
Before Kim was the cultural icon she is now, she earned money by organizing closets. She has organized the closets of Cindy Crawford, Serena Williams, Nicky Hilton and Nicole Richie.
Number Four: She Is Pretty OCD
In one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim says, “I can’t take a shower unless the bathroom is absolutely spotless; I think I’m totally OCD. I have a cleaner who comes three times a week, but I always do the cleaning on top of that.”
Number Three: Kim Kardashian Had Some Interesting Superlatives in High School
It seems that Kim’s high school classmates knew her better than she realized. She was voted “Most Likely to Meet Her Husband at the Million Man March” and “Most Likely To Lie About Her Ethnicity.”
Number Two: Her Hair Routine Is Insanely Specific
Kim has a four-day hair routine that minimizes the work she has to do to keep those locks maintained. She gets a blowout on day one, and then she adds dry shampoo the following day. On the third day, she straightens it, and on the final day before she washes it she wears it up.
Number One: Her Biggest Regret Is…
Becoming a singer! Seriously, Kim has admitted that she knows she can’t sing. She said, “But if there’s one thing in life that I wish I didn’t do…Like, what gave me the right to think I could be a singer? Like, I don’t have a good voice.”