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Of all the things to spend $150,000 on, a 23-year-old British make-up artist has gone to great lengths to look just like Kim Kardashian. Jordan James Parke has gone through a long list of cosmetic procedures in order to look like the reality star, whom he said he came to admire after watching “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” He told the Sun that she is perfection:
“I love everything about Kim. She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her.”
He has had just about everything done, including 50 cosmetic procedures ranging from Botox, lip and cheek fillers, laser hair removal and as you can probably tell, some intense eyebrow tattoos.
And when you make decisions like this in an attempt to look like someone else, you’re going to get a great deal of detractors. But the makeup artist says he’s not worried about it.
“I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.”
And on his Instagram page, in between the pictures of his designer bags and clothing and the pictures of Kardashian, he often uses the hashtag #plasticpositive to remind folks that he doesn’t care.
Hey, people are free to spend their money how they like, but I’m stuck on the amount of filler in these lips, Lord have mercy…
Does he look any closer to Kim?
Stars this year welcomed children and walked down the aisle to say “I do.” Some made the decision to have intimate gatherings while others did not hold back when it came to finances. With the average wedding cost soaring to $30,000, can you guess which 2014 celebrity weddings would break the bank?
Yesterday, Kim Kardashian became the topic of many social media conversations after she shared an interesting photo on her Instagram page. In the image, Kim is serving her classic “resting b-tch” face, but there’s something noticeably wrong with the image. She cropped out her one-year-old daughter, North West.
Not that it’s a crime to crop your kid out of your photo or anything, but it’s pretty weird and I’ve honestly never seen it done before. While many agreed that the crop-out was a little strange and that it spoke to how vain Kim really is, some were straight up outraged over the photo.
“This chick is a loser and she doesn’t deserve to have a child,” said one follower.
“She is really faaaaaaaaake person people she doesn’t need all that attention,” added another.
Kim later took to Twitter to address her critics and the blogs that slammed her over the photo.
Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 15, 2014
Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?! — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 15, 2014
I always thought gaining weight was one of those things pregnant women expected to happen to them because, um, I don’t know, they’re now two bodies in one and it happens to everyone. Not once did it ever cross my mind that baby weight was some biological mechanism God installed to punish women — periods, yes — baby weight no — but then again, I’m not Kim Kardashian so I guess that’s why my brain works weird.
In the January 2015 issue of Elle UK which features the curvy mother of North West on the cover along with the headline, “And God created Kim,” Mrs. West reveals a rather interesting perspective she had toward her expectant body:
“I’d think God was doing this for a reason. He was saying: ‘Kim, you think you’re so hot, but look what I can do to you.’ My body just went crazy. After five months I swore I’d never get pregnant again. I got so huge and it felt like someone had taken over my body.”
Now, as someone in the midst of trying to lose more pounds than a little bit I am certainly familiar with the come to Jesus moment Kim describes. When you’re in the thick of the struggle you can can come up with all sorts of “why lawd?” theories about why fat is here, there, and everywhere, but for the most part the two factors come down to you…and you — you as a genetic being and you as a human being who stuffs hot dogs down your throat like you’re in an eating competition. Kim, thankfully, was able to lean more on the biological side of reasoning considering she was carrying an entire other human being inside of her which makes me ask two questions: 1) what did you think would happen? and 2) why you gotta bring God into this? Whoops, I’ve got a third one: Did you not learn your lesson, because that butt naked Paper magazine cover sure doesn’t look like the work of a humble servant of the Lord? Just asking.
News outlets have been on high alert with Prince William and Kate Middleton making visits around the country. Even though there is no monarchy in place here in the U.S. doesn’t mean we can’t crown high profile couples as our own royalty. Take a look at these 10 celebrity couples who we can’t seem to stop discussing.
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Last week, we reported on Kim Kardashian West’s posterior helping high school students practice SAT math questions and now, the pop culture icon will partner with Apple and AIDS awareness organization (RED) to raise funds for World AIDS Day on December 1.
Also in service to AIDS awareness and via her million-dollar grossing video game, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” Kardashian West will donate proceeds from app purchases from now until December 7 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
In a statement about her latest turn as a Good Samaritan, Kardashian West told People magazine:
“Players can show their support by participating in special (RED) events and purchasing exclusive (RED) in-game items like (RED) Beats headphones. As a ‘thank you’ for their support, players can take a (RED) branded selfie with me and share to their social networks! Players can even attend a (RED) fundraiser event in-game. I’m thrilled to be able to support (RED) through Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.”
Other apps that will be participating in an AIDS awareness campaign with (RED) is Angry Birds, Garageband, FarmVille 2: Country Escape and Disney Frozen Free Fall.
H/T NY Daily News
— Al Lacey (@PeanutLacey) November 21, 2014
Kim Kardashian West’s Paper magazine cover became controversial and viral at the same time inspiring think pieces on feminism, motherhood and racial privilege. Now the social media icon will help high school students learn math for the SATs.
Yesterday, a SAT tutoring company Catalyst Prep tweeted a series of math practice questions that uses Kardashian West’s posterior as the focus of the math questions. Her image will help students solve circumference, ratio and angle math equations. Below are some sample questions that Catalyst Prep created from using the Paper magazine cover:
— Catalyst Prep (@CatalystPrep) November 20, 2014
If you are wondering why Catalyst Prep used Kardashian West’s image in the first place to teach SAT math, they shared their reasoning in a tweet:
As patriotic, pop-culturally-minded Americans, we couldn’t help but see Kim Kardashian’s recent photos as an opportunity to teach SAT math.
— Catalyst Prep (@CatalystPrep) November 20, 2014
Why wouldn’t you want your children learning math by using Kardashian West’s big ol’ booty?
Everyone has an opinion about Kim Kardashian’s bold (and some say tasteless) rear-exposing, full-frontal nude photos for Paper magazine. But despite what anyone thinks, Kardashian got just what she wanted. Make no mistake, the reality TV show star has a tight control over her own image.
And according to branding experts, the shocking Paper photo shoot won’t damage Kardashian’s money making ability.
“Kim Kardashian’s brand is Kim Kardashian herself,” Jason Lynch, a contributing writer for Quartz business news, told the New York Daily News. “This week really capped how brilliant she is at marketing Kim Kardashian and keeping Kim Kardashian relevant.”
Just take a look at how much coverage (good or bad) the Paper photos with Kardashian, 34, received. “She has become a master of staying at the front of the news cycle,” said Lisette Sand-Freedman, owner of Shadow PR. “She is a new type of celebrity, and with that comes the challenge of breaking down traditional barriers of what celebrities are supposed to do, and finding new ways to keep the public talking.”
It worked. She may not have broke the Internet, but she set it ablaze. She was the main trending topic on Google and Twitter. This attention, even some of the negative backlash, will elevate her brand–because it appears that she does things on her own terms.
“She represents the living contradiction of the generation: Freely sharing the private details of our day-to-day lives, but only through carefully chosen hashtags, selfies and tweets,” said Megan Hartman from the Red Peak Youth branding agency. “She is an expert at courting controversy and keeping herself in the news, but always for the benefit of her elevating her brand.”
Kardashian is an old pro at proper exposure (no pun intended). Think back to 2007 and the “leaked” sex tape with Ray J. Kardashian spun that into a reality show career, starting with Keeping up with the Kardashians.
And if you’re thinking the latest nude pics would turn sponsors away, think again. “As someone who represents brands for a living, this wouldn’t stop me at all,” said Ryan Schinman, the CEO of Platinum Rye Entertainment. “In fact, in luxury or fashion, I would be more apt to use her again because she is being talked about.”
One way she’s elevating her brand is the choice of outlets to do such a risque shoot. She didn’t go with Playboy, she went with an arts/culture magazine. Plus, the photographer is highly respected.
“She is playing into the public’s perception of herself as overly sexualized and overexposed (literally), yet by choosing Paper magazine and photographer Jean-Paul Goude, she is consciously advancing her brand rather than damaging it,” explained Hartman.
Some have even given her credit for going with a more joyful facial expression rather than the usual sultry duck face.
“Of all of the facial expressions to choose for a full-frontal nude photograph that will immediately and undoubtedly be seen by more people than the Super Bowl, Kim went with one that seems more appropriate for a surprise party, or the opening credits of a ’90s sitcom. And that is absolutely delightful to me,” writes The Daily Dot.
“She is doing what we all know Kim Kardashian does best: overexpose herself, but in a way that elevates her brand into a more highbrow world,” she added. “As with her Vogue cover, she gets press and attention from the masses, and credibility with, at least some of, the high fashion world.”
Kim Kardashian’s Bestie Shades The Hell Out Of Naya Rivera Following Paper Mag Diss: “Naya Has Always Been A Step Behind”
Update 4:53 p.m.: Kim has not responded to Naya’s scolding, but her best friend Jonathan Cheban has. In a blog post titled, “We Don’t F-ck With You,” Jonathan called Naya out for her alleged obsession with Kim. His entry reads:
“Naya has always been a step BEHIND… And this time she has seriously fallen BEHIND like Daylight Savings Time!After a year-long tour of impersonating Kim, she decided to come out of her shell and make a real statement about Kim’s Paper cover (which has to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest cover all year).
As expected, she’s getting some press and when all else fails, use Kim. I’m personally disgusted that after badgering Kim all year and trying to hang out and do business together, she goes and tries to make a statement like this.
Yes, Kim is a mother, BUT WHO CARES… have you ever heard of a MILF?! The world wants to see her all day like 1010 Wins. Paper is one of the artsiest magazines and has a legendary reputation for being creative and edgy. Who the f*ck is Naya to throw in her meaningless comments??”
In addition to likening the “Glee” actress to the lead character in Single White Female, Jonathan also shared several side-by-side photos, which he believes proves that Naya is trying her hardest to be Kim.
You can check out his full response here.
Yesterday evening while you were probably unwinding and preparing for the work day ahead, Kim Kardashian and Paper Magazine were conspiring to “break the internet.” At approximately 8:00 p.m., the publication decided to unveil the cover of their Winter 2014 issue, which features a nude pin-up girl-style photo of Mrs. West. Kim also excitedly took to social media to share the cover images with fans.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 12, 2014
Naturally, reactions to the risqué cover were mixed, but a lot of folks were not here for it—including Kim’s alleged wannabe, Naya Rivera.
“I normally don’t. But…you’re someone’s mother…” Naya commented beneath Kim’s bare-booty photo.
Paper magazine also caught a bit of backlash for publishing the racy photo.
— TBconfid (@TBconfid) November 12, 2014
So what do you think of the cover? Are you surprised that Kim is still out here flaunting her naked tail or are you used to it by now?
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