With both women having experienced very similar upbringings and having been part of the same inner circle, it does not come as a shock that they became close friends.
While their friendship goes back many years, there was a time when Hilton was both a friend and boss to Kardashian.
Although the reality star’s connection to the hotel heiress really helped her career take off, would she still a famous celebrity had she not worked for Hilton?
Kardashian used to be Hilton’s personal assistant/closet organizer
Long before Keeping Up with the Kardashians was a thing, Kim Kardashian was doing everything in her power to break into the entertainment industry.
While her father had already received notoriety for his involvement in the infamous O.J. Simpson trail, Kardashian was willing to do whatever it took to be the well-known celebrity she craved to be.
Though she would regularly hang out with socialites and A-listers, it wasn’t until Kardashian started spending time with Hilton when she started getting the media exposure she’s always wanted.
In the early 2000s, Kardashian became the hotel heiress’ personal assistant and definitely paid her dues before she reached worldwide exposure.
Aside from being Hilton’s right-hand woman, Kardashian was also her closet organizer and quickly got used to following orders from her BFF.
From color coding Hilton’s Louboutins to swapping out the previous season’s clothes for new ones, the reality star had lot on her plate as Hilton’s assistant.
Although being the no.1 It Girl’s personal assistant didn’t really seem like a fun time, Kardashian revealed back in 2017 that she actually loved it.
“I would work with Paris, and I would love to organize and clean out their closets and get rid of all their stuff and sell it on eBay and then shop for them, shop for her. That was my job. I loved it,” Kim recalled during an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show. “But people will say ‘assistant.’ They always have it wrong.”
Would Kardashian still be famous if it wasn’t for Hilton?
While the socialite really helped Kardashian gain the media exposure she’s always wanted, we can’t help but wonder how her life would have turned out if she’d never been Hilton’s assistant?
We can easily guess that instead of Hilton introducing Kardashian to the business, she would have found another way to get her name on people’s radars.
Also, since Kardashian and Hilton were already part of the same social scene, it was only a matter of time before the soon-to-be reality star established relationships with a handful of A-listers.
As for whether or not Kardashian would still be famous if she never worked for Hilton, many of us can assume that she would.
After working as Hilton’s assistant for about a year, Kardashian reached a new level of fame after her sex tape with then-boyfriend, Ray J, was leaked in 2007.
Kardashian soon found herself making headlines and lo and behold she was finally part of the insta-celebrity world and her career continued to grow from there.
Later that same year, the world was introduced to the entire Kardashian family after they landed their own reality series on the E! network.
Today, Kardashian and her family are some of the biggest reality stars in the world and KUWTK is one of the most watched reality series to date.
Although she would most likely still be famous had she not been Hilton’s assistant, Kardashian has admitted to learning a lot while working for her BFF.
“I really would wanna do anything for her. She literally gave me a career, and I totally acknowledge that,” Kardashian said during an episode of KUWTK when talking about her hectic schedule. “I would drop it for her because it’s important to me, to be loyal to people.”