Never having worked a day in her life, she was just another rich, indulged trust-fund princess who spent her days shopping at malls and her nights falling out of clubs.
Her big break came when she was offered the reality show after being seen about town with her equally talented friend Paris Hilton. Oh, and a sex tape of her appeared on the internet (of which more of later.)
Once the programme took off, so did Kim’s career. Of course, like all independent businesswomen, she marked her success by stripping for Playboy.
After that she endorsed everything from cupcakes and lollipops to jewellery and jeans.
Small parts in a variety of B-list movies proved that she had the acting skills of a wooden spoon. Attempts at becoming a pop star quickly faltered following the release of her one and only single, Jam.