The Kardashians, America’s glam-est TV family, talk to Redbook magazine about living in front of the whole world, all the misconceptions regarding the Kardashians, family values, and obsession with their look. On living life in front of the whole world:
KIM: There’s nothing I’m really ashamed of, and I work hard on the show and all my other projects. I don’t drink or do drugs, so I’m comfortable showing the world what my life is all about.
On why people are fascinated with the Kardashians:
KHLOÉ: We are a real family. We don’t sugarcoat anything. We’re not the Brady Bunch, but we always put each other first. We love each other on camera, we cry on camera. I think people relate to the realness of it.
On the biggest misconceptions about the Kardashians:
KRIS: It’s annoying when I hear, “What do your girls do?” Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs. They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show.
And my kids worked from the time they were 13 years old. So to me, that’s a huge misconception — that the girls don’t work. They work 25 hours a day. And that they don’t have any talent? They might not be singers or dancers, but they certainly know how to produce a television show. Whether you want to call it talent or not, they have multiple shows on the air. [I want to say,] How many shows do you have?
On family values:
KRIS: Our joy in life is that we always have each other. So I’ve tried to teach my kids three things: love God, love your family, and love yourself.
On the obsession with their looks:
KIM: It’s so ridiculous that they think I’m having all this surgery. When you do that, there are bruises and recovery time, and I am out and about every single day.
KHLOÉ: Do I have days where my weight issues eat away at me and I get depressed? Of course. But they don’t last long. I’m not perfect. Just because I’m on TV, people think that I have 24/7 access to trainers and nutritionists. Oftentimes I don’t have the time or want to spend the money to do all that. I’ve learned that if I go to the gym and eat appropriately, I’m fine. I don’t need to fit into a mold.