One of the biggest criticisms lobbed at the Kardashians is the fact that they are famous without being talented. The reality TV stars became household names across the world with the increasing popularity of their show Keeping Up With The Kardashians ever since its debut in 2007.
Years later, the sisters are pop culture royalty in their own right and own several hugely successful businesses. But the ‘talentless’ label still follows them around, especially Kim Kardashian, arguably the most popular Kardashian of them all.
After years of hearing this, Kim K finally opened up about her “million f*cking talents” while speaking to Interview magazine. “I can cook well, use my toes for anything. I could tell you the weirdest f*cking sh*t on the planet.”
The beauty mogul, who’s the owner of the shapewear label SKIMS and beauty brand SKKN, continued on to reveal her biggest talent and we can’t help but agree that she’s bang on the money with that one, “I think my talent is marketing and the business behind selling products and knowing what the customer wants and making it feel attainable, but also a bit unattainable at the same time,” she said, “I wouldn’t say that’s a talent. I think it’s a bit of magic and business savvy. Maybe it is talent, I don’t know.”
She also reflected on why she, and her family, has gotten the reputation of being talentless and famous only because of the reality show.
“I think it came from people saying, ‘What are you famous for?’ And I’m like, ‘Well, we have a TV show.’ But just because we’re not singing and dancing and acting on the show doesn’t mean that the fame didn’t come from that,” she explained, “But then, I would write that as a hashtag, not bad for a girl with no talent, because people used to be like, ‘Well, what do you do? What’s your talent?’ And I’m like, ‘Didn’t know I needed one’.”
Kardashian could be referring to one of the most infamous interview moments in recent history where Barbara Walters told the Kardashians, including Kim, her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, and momager Kris Jenner, “You don’t really act, you don’t sing, you don’t dance.”
While Khloe had responded, saying, they’re “still entertaining people”, Kim had pointed out that it is more challenging to get people to love you for just being you.
In a 2016 interview with 60 Minutes, she had said, “It is a talent to have a brand that’s really successful off of getting people to like you for you. I would think that has to involve some kind of talent, you know?”
We can’t disagree!