Kim Kardashian Almost Applied for MTV’s ‘The Real World’
In a new interview with Business of Fashion, Kim Kardashian explains how she got into reality TV, and it involves MTV's The Real World.
When she was younger, she worked for her father, the late Robert Kardashian, and had dreams of being famous.
"I had worked in my dad's office for so many years, but I didn't have a career and I didn't love college. I went [for] four years but I didn’t graduate. I just sat there and I was like, 'What am I going to do?'" she explains to Business of Fashion. "When I was really young I always was—it's the weirdest thing, but I loved The Real World. And I would say to my best friend's dad who was a manager, 'You should be my manager! And when we're 18, I'm going to send a tape into The Real World because I have to be on a reality show.'"
"Like, that's it! It clicked," she continues. "This is what I want to do. And then the producers that produced The Real World produced my show, so it kind of all came full circle."
And though she is beyond grateful for Keeping Up With the Kardashians' success, she admits always being in the spotlight can have its downsides.
"There's times when I definitely feel overwhelmed," she says. "People assume that everything is so public, and that you put everything on the show, and that you're not really entitled to have anything secret or to yourself."