People have a lot of intense feelings and reactions to Kim Kardashian and the entire KaJenner family. Since the Keeping Up with the Kardashians starlet came thundering onto the global stage in 2007, she has become a household name.
However, Kardashian’s time in the spotlight has not been without its controversies and scandals. From her notoriously short marriage to her wardrobe choices — there isn’t much that the KKW Beauty mogul can do without being scrutinized to within an inch of her life.
Now that the Skims founder has gotten into prison reform and is an aspiring lawyer, the spotlight on her life has gotten even more intense.
Kim Kardashian used to be obsessed with money and fame
When the world was first introduced to Kardashian, she was in her early 20s. As a result, her aspirations in life were very different. Most KUWTK fans saw that she was obsessed with her looks, fame, and making money. Recently, the mother-of-four reflected on her past.
“Money was always the goal but I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed… I do agree that fame can be addictive,” she told Vogue Arabia.
However, maturity, motherhood, and a terrifying robbery in 2016 where she was held at gunpoint have put things in a very different light for her. Though she still has a major role in the spotlight, being with her children and concentrating on her businesses — KKW Beauty and Skims, as well as her work on prison reform, has given her other focuses.
Kim Kardashian loves being underestimated
With a net worth of $370 million, Kardashian hasn’t let any of her past missteps define her. People used to call her vain, stupid, and a series of other hurtful things, but she has never let that deter her from doing what she wants.
In fact, when she announced her intent to become a licensed attorney — following in her later father, Robert Kardashian Sr.’s footsteps people scoffed and made fun of her. However, that hasn’t stopped the businesswoman from moving forward with her plans. “There is a misconception that I don’t actually have to study and that I’ve bought my way into getting a law degree–that’s absolutely not true… Being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe,” she revealed.
This is how Kim Kardashian deals with constant negativity
From her parenting choices to her advocacy for incarcerated people, Kardashian is bombarded with nasty and negative comments on a constant basis. When she revealed her latest project — a documentary on prison reform, Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project with Oxygen, she was slammed with hate.
However, at this point in her career, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm’s mom lets it all roll off of her back. “I’m very used to criticism, so nothing really fazes me,” she explained at a Television Critics Association event in January 2019. “I really genuinely just stay focused on the cases and the people. I’m not doing it for publicity. I really do care.”
Kardashian hopes to take the California Bar exam in 2022 to become a licensed attorney.