A decade after Keeping Up with the Kardashians started, Kim Kardashian is now one of the most famous women in the world with a beauty empire, upcoming shapewear line and 146 loyal fans following her every move on social media. Despite now being so well-known that she and her family are criticised at every turn, the KKW Beauty founder has admitted that she used to be obsessed with fame.
During an interview with her husband Kanye West for Vogue Arabia, the mother-of-four says that making money was a huge motivation for her, but that she was "embarrassingly obsessed" with becoming famous, too.
“Money was always the goal but I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed,” she said. “I do agree that fame can be addictive. But now, my focus has shifted."
“Even in my darkest of times I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see,” she continued. “People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity.”
However, Kim did add that being in the public eye can be irritating sometimes. “I love having a voice and I appreciate the platform that I have been given, even though I do wish I could have more privacy at times.”