In Honor of Kim Kardashian West’s Birthday, Here Are Her Most Iconic Moments of All Time

There will only ever be one Kim Kardashian West.

Throughout the years, the reality star has given us some of the most iconic moments that we can’t help but still talk about to this day.

Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

From her impeccable fashion choices to her memetastic Keeping Up with The Kardashian moments, it became clear early on that Kim K. loves being at the center of attention and knows exactly what to do to get there.

Seeing as though today is her 39th birthday, let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive some of Kardashian’s most iconic moments of all time.

Snapping photos of herself while taking Khloé Kardashian to jail

One of the most iconic Kim Kardashian moments to ever happen was during Season 1 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The moment we’re talking about was when the reality was spotted talking selfies (before selfies were even a thing) while the family was driving her sister, Khloé, to jail for violating probation following her DUI arrest.

Although Kris Jenner wasn’t too pleased that her daughter wasn’t taking that moment very seriously, Kardashian still got some pretty epic car selfies!

Ending her 72 day marriage

Kardashian has had her fair share of relationships over the years, but her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries is one that is still talked about today.

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian | Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

After just seven months of dating, the reality star and the NBA player were married in a lavish wedding ceremony on August 20, 2011.

Many fans thought that Kardashian had finally found her happily ever after and weren’t expecting her marriage to come to an end after just three months.

72 days after saying “I Do,” the reality star filed for divorce from Humphries citing irreconcilable differences.

Although many people were certain this marriage was just a ploy to promote the Kardashian family’s brand, it still tops the list as one of the reality star’s most iconic moments.

Working on prison reform all while studying to become a lawyer

While Kardashian might just be a famous reality star, there is a lot more to her than meets the eye.

In addition to being one of the well-known celebrities in the world, the KKW mogul is also an advocate for prison reform and has been for a while now.

Ever since she helped free Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, in 2018, Kardashian has been using her platform to aid other offenders who are serving harsh sentences for low-level crimes.

So far, Kardashian has helped release 17 people from prison and is continuing to use her platform for good.

In addition to advocating for prison reform, the reality star is also studying to become a lawyer, despite never going to law school.

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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️

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Although many people didn’t take her seriously at first, Kardashian is continuing to show those naysayers that she has what it takes to become a highly accredited figure in the judicial system.

Losing her diamond earring in the ocean

We can always count on Kardashian to give us a good laugh every once in a while and her meltdowns are definitely to thank.

Back in 2011, the reality star delivered one of the most iconic meltdowns in television history and it was all centered around a diamond earring.

Many might recall the Kardashian family vacation to Bora Bora when the KKW mogul was tossed into the ocean by her now ex-husband, Kris Humphries.

While it was all fun and games at first, things took a tragic turn when Kardashian lost one of her $75,000 diamond earrings.

This prompted her to hysterically cry and Kourtney Kardashian to deliver the iconic saying, “Kim, there’s people that are dying,” that quickly became a viral meme.

Although she never found her diamond earring, Kardashian’s famous meltdown will go down in history as an unforgettable/iconic moment.

Her iconic Paper Magazine cover

Although Kardashian is one of the most talked about people on the internet, there was one time she completely shut down the world wide web.

Back in 2014, the reality star appeared on the cover of Paper Magazine, showcasing her famous derrière in all its glory while balancing a champagne glass on it.

Though the photo caused quite the stir online and many people still talk about this iconic cover shoot to this day.

Just like the words she tweeted to describe her racy Paper Magazine cover, “And they say I didn’t have a talent…try balancing a champagne glass on your ass,” Kardashian is most certainly a woman of many talents.