Why Do We Love the Kardashians?
Is Kim dating Kanye? How does pregnancy look on Kourtney? How is Khloé’s marriage holding up? Is Rob ever going to get a job? These are the kinds of questions that run through my mind on a daily basis. Not to mention the younger ones! (By the way, IS Kendall Jenner too young to be modeling bikinis??) The fact of the matter is, these are people I barely even know. The other fact of the matter is that with the exception of Bruce Jenner, who was a star athlete in his time, and the original Kardashian father who represented OJ Simpson during his trial, these people don’t actually have any particular skills or abilities (there, I said it). So I have to ask myself why I, along with millions of other Americans, am so concerned with the lives of people I’ve never met!
One truth that I’m willing to admit right now is that I am envious of this family. I think this is the general consensus, even if I’m the only one who’s willing to come out and say it. But come on, who wouldn’t want to be beautiful, filthy rich, and world famous without ever having had to go to college or work a real job? I know they “work,” I promise, I realize that along with being world famous come globe trotting media appearances and product endorsements that you need to do in order to keep making money and maintain people’s interest. I know that if you’re going to be on Good Morning America, or go do a photo shoot, you need to wake up super early in the morning. My question is, do they do that every single day? They have a reality TV show of their lives, and believe me I’ve watched it in all its forms, and what I mostly see is the older girls going out to dinner a lot and Kendall and Kylie going to school, when the whole family is not on vacation in Jamaica or wherever, that is.
They’re also incredibly attractive. The entire family could probably make money purely off their looks. I will be the first to admit that any time I catch a photo of one of them, I immediately snatch up the magazine and inspect it to see just how much better than me their body looks in a bathing suit. I know, I know: I’m beautiful in my own way and I shouldn’t be worried just because their bodies are different than mine. I’m not saying I have problems with my looks. However, sometimes I think it might be nice to have a personal trainer there every day to whip my body into a shape that would put an hourglass to shame.
Sometimes I miss the good old days of the first season. Back when Kim would still have temper tantrums on TV, everybody’s eyelashes were a normal length, and Bruce was getting upset about his little girls wearing too much makeup. I felt like they were still real people back then, just showing off their large, kooky family to the world. Now it seems that every time I tune in, all I’m seeing is the older girls dressing to the nines just to go out to lunch and Oscar-worthy makeup jobs for their individual interviews. Did they become fabulous because of the show, or are they being fabulous for the show? Somehow now it all seems a little less “reality” and a little more “commercial-ity.”
And yet I keep watching. I get sucked into their TV show every time it’s on, whether it’s the original version with the whole family, an offshoot with two sisters in New York, or a sweet sixteen party. I’ve watched both marriage specials and also Khloé’s spin off about life as a basketball wife. Week after week I tune in to find out what kind of fabulous madness is going on. I wish I could be best friends with this family whose patriarchs seem to be the only members with actual skills. I am officially obsessed, and I’m still not 100% sure why! It makes you wonder: What if that sex tape had never been leaked?
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