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Kim Kardashian graces the September issue of US magazine Allure.
With a growing beauty, fashion, and fitness empire, Kim Kardashian isn’t merely a reality-show star—she’s her own brand.

Genuinely chipper at her 8:30 A.M. call time, Kardashian arrived at the shoot with her hair wet and in a bun and dressed casually in an oversize top and jeans.
She got coffee and introduced herself to makeup artist Gucci Westman, saying, “I’m so excited to work with you; I’m obsessed with your makeup.” (She’s a beauty fanatic.)
True, Kardashian first came on the radar because of a certain bedroom movie she’d made with an ex-boyfriend, but since then, she’s created an enticing new image for herself.

“It was humiliating. But now let’s move on. Not that I don’t think it’s [no one’s] business, but I think I’ve done a good job of replacing negative things with positive things,” she says.
“Doing a show with my entire family, I think people got to see the real me.

Kardashian says she’s always wanted to be a reality-show star. “In elementary school, The Real World came on, and I was like, That’s it! I know I want to be on a reality show,” she remembers.

“And I was like, OK, when I’m old enough, I will make an audition tape.”

For more photographs and full interview with Kardashian, pick up the September issue of Allure, on newsstands August 24.
www.allure.com

Photographed by Michael Thompson
Fashion editor: Paul Cavaco