This has blown my mind.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been on our screens for over ten years now, with the family living every inch of their lives on camera.
It’s easy to assume, then, that there’s nothing left to know about the famous family.
But that’s where you’re wrong. Because in a recent interview with Business Of Fashion, Kim let us in on four secrets about the very beginning of KUWTK, and they’re fascinating.
Kim began by revealing that she decided she wanted her own reality show after watching The Real World on MTV.
Kim said: “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 we're going to send a tape into The Real World because I have to be on a reality show.” It just clicked – this is what I want to do.”
But here’s where it gets wild. Because in a bizarre twist of fate, the producers of The Real World – the show that inspired Kim to secure her own reality show – went on to produce KUWTK.
She said: “It kind of came full circle.”
But that’s not the only insight Kim gave. She also revealed that in early talks, she told producers that she “wasn’t interesting enough” to carry the show alone, and needed her family involved.
She said: “My family has played a huge role. I remember when we talked about doing the show, and it was me in all the meetings and I'm like: “I'm really not that exciting. I definitely need my family here, or it's not going to work.”
And, perhaps most interesting of all, Kim also said that producers “balked” at the idea of including the whole family on the show.
She said: “The TV company balked, thinking there were too many characters for a show like the one they had in mind. “We were like, ‘No, it’s our dynamic, take it or leave it.”
Which means that there could have been an alternate reality in which the public had never heard of some of the Kardashian/Jenner family members.