Despite living a low-key life and trying her best to stay away from the spotlight, Kim Kardashian still finds herself drawn into the public sphere through sheer dumb luck and a great publicity team.
Where once the snobs among us may have lambasted someone for being famous for their past deeds and the ensuing reality TV phenomenon it sparked, Kim Kardashian is now on a course to change her public image – and no I’m not talking about plastic surgery.
The woman who once tried to break the internet with a photo of her bum is now trying to get people to not focus on her bum. Since her infamous visit to the White House, she’s been inspired to start a new phase in her life and become a lawyer.
Perhaps she’s been encouraged by her attorney father, or perhaps it’s the new wave of inspirational women like Amal Clooney, Michelle Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who are leading the charge, showing young people everywhere – and Kim K – that being famous for nothing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Or, as Kim put to it to Vogue: ‘Oh shit, I need to know more’.
So, the reality star has embarked on a four-year apprenticeship to become a criminal justice lawyer, spurred on by her visit to the White House and her role in the release of 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson – who was serving a life sentence for a one-time, non-violent drug trafficking charge.
During the same appearance for Vogue, Kim gave a brief tour of her home with Kanye West and her kids, answering 73 quick-fire questions about her life and more.
Among the many questions, Kim was asked for three words to describe herself, to which she replies: ‘I hate describing myself’. Me too, Kim, me too, but that’s four words so let’s try again.
So she offers: ‘I would say… sweet and smart’. OK, well that is three words technically, but I’m pretty sure the interviewer is after three descriptive words, adjectives if you will, and ‘and’ doesn’t count.
You can watch it here from around the 7.20 mark:
She adds the word ‘kind’ to her list, making three in total. Though – as I’ve been assured by multiple people – describing yourself as smart, while simultaneously getting the question wrong, is not a good look.
Anyway, back to the lawyer stuff. I do sincerely hope Kim becomes a good lawyer, and uses her influence wisely. It’ll be a really positive step as a role model to countless young people out there. Good luck Kim!
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.