Secrets About The Kardashian Family Only The Biggest Fan Would Know
While the Kardashian family may be one of the most followed in the world, that’s not to say there still aren’t a few things you likely don’t know about the famous sisters! Follow along for 50 things you didn’t know about Khloe, Kim, Kourtney, Kylie, and Kendall:
50. Khloe: She enjoys writing in a journal
Khloe loves to think through her thoughts by writing in a journal. She revealed in her book Strong Looks Better Naked, “It’s a great way to literally get things out of your system. Even when there’s nothing specific on my mind, journaling is a good exercise. I might just think of a single word — love, flowers, passion — and I’ll consider absolutely everything this word means to me. This exercise takes me to some interesting places.”
49. Kim: She only sleeps in a well-heated room
Kim prefers to sleep in a warm room, which is a strange preference she luckily shares with her husband Kanye. “I love only hot rooms and hate when the air conditioning is on. I knew Kanye and I were meant to be when I slept over and he had the heat on.”
48. Kourtney: She made a guest appearance on a soap opera
Kourtney took a chance at acting in 2011 where she made a guest appearance on the ABC soap opera, One Life To Live. Her role as Kassandra Kavanaugh was her first acting experience.
47. Kylie: She was bullied in high school
Being a part of the Kardashian clan isn’t always easy! Kylie learned this the hard way and has spoken out about being bullied in high school and online. “I have been bullied my whole life, whether it was by my peers, or comments on Instagram and Twitter, whatever. And I never talked about my story, really. I realize that I’ve kind of accepted it and that just comes with the territory,” she shared while on Ellen in 2015.
46. Kendall: She has an interest in cars
Kendall drives a 1957 Corvette Stingray and is a pro at driving a stick shift. “The engine has been restored,” she told Vogue of the car, “and it’s been repainted, but in the original color. Everything is how it was.” She also explained, “We had ATVs and go-carts, and I grew up riding them all the time, which is why I’m a good driver.”
45. Khloe: Her 2009 wedding was paid for by E! News
While Khloe and Lamar Odon’s wedding was planned in only a few weeks, that’s not to say it wasn’t a glamorous, extravagant event! Rumor has it that E! News sponsored the event and paid a hefty sum of around $1 million because they knew it would boost ratings.
44. Kim: She suffered from preeclampsia
When Kim was pregnant with North, she learned that she suffered from a dangerous condition called preeclampsia, which caused her to go into premature labor. The rare condition causes excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, as well as swelling in the hands, feet, and face. It can affect the placenta and the mother’s major organs like the liver, kidneys, and brain.
43. Kourtney: She regrets her plastic surgery
Kourtney is very transparent and honest when it comes to what procedures she’s had done and plastic surgery. She’s even admitted that she has a few regrets! “They don’t feel like part of my body,” the reality star shared speaking of her breast augmentation. “If I’d researched it, I probably wouldn’t have gotten a boob job.”
42. Kylie: She typically spends 2.5 hours getting ready to go out
Kylie has shared that she either wears no makeup at all or goes full glam when it comes to her makeup routine. “I never really wear makeup, unless I need to because when I do my makeup I really like to do my makeup. So I’m never just going to spend 20 minutes, you know? A good night is, like, two and a half hours of full makeup, curling hair, whatever.”
41. Kendall: Her biggest inspiration is Cindy Crawford
Once Kendall met her goal of making it on the cover of Vogue, many asked her what’s next for her. She replied, “All I can say is: Cindy had 17 American Vogue covers. I have a long way to go!” Kendall has also been mentored by the supermodel.
40. Khloe: She got her first tattoo at 16
While it wasn’t technically legal to get a tattoo at this age, Khloe somehow managed to convince a tattoo artist to give her a “tramp stamp” at the young age of 16. The tattoo was intended to honor her father and was a cross with the word “Daddy” written across. She had it removed in 2015 and got a new tattoo to honor her father: the words “I love you” in his handwriting on her wrist.
39. Kim: She regrets releasing a song in 2011
Kim infamously released a highly-autotuned song in 2011 and she’s admitted in retrospect that “Jam (Turn It Up)” is her biggest career regret. “If there’s one thing in life that I wish I didn’t do … I don’t like it when people kind of dabble into things they shouldn’t be. And that I don’t think I should have. Like, what gave me the right to think I could be a singer? Like, I don’t have a good voice,” she shared on Watch What Happens Live.
38. Kourtney: She’s superstitious
Kourtney is quite superstitious, especially when it comes to flying! “When I go on an airplane, it’s right foot first and then I kiss two fingers and touch the plane,” the reality star explained. “When I take off, I cross two fingers on my right hand and put both my thumbs up.”
37. Kendall and Kylie: They co-authored a science fiction novel
Kylie and her sister Kendall once co-wrote a science fiction novel with the help of a ghostwriter, Maya Sloan. The novel was called Rebels: City of Indra and was released in 2014.
36. Kendall: Her big break was with Marc Jacobs
While it might seem like Kendall has always been a model, in reality, it took a little while for her to develop into the supermodel she is today. “My first big break was going to meet Katie Grand at Marc Jacobs,” she told W Magazine, “and then I got the Marc Jacobs show. I was so nervous. I didn’t think anyone would like me. It’s so nerve-wracking in front of all those cool people and you go back a couple times and they need to see if they really like you. I got surprised in person that I booked the show.”
35. Khloe: She suffers from “heartbreak hair loss”
Khloe suffers from a condition where she loses her hair when she is stressed or upset. This condition became especially prominent when her father died in 2003, which is when she turned to extensions for more thickness and length. The issue occurred again when she filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in 2013.
34. Kim: She has a lot of specific pet peeves
Kim shared a list of 20 facts about herself on her website in 2017, many of which were unique and her particular pet peeves. Some of these pet peeves included cilantro, mustard, peppers, blue cheese, red velvet, the sound of a cardboard sleeve on a Starbucks cup, and having chipped or imperfect nails.
33. Kourtney: She has an intense fear of spiders
Kourtney suffers from a bad case of arachnophobia, which is the intense fear of spiders. “I have a major fear of spiders and didn’t go into my bathroom once for two months because I saw one there,” she shared.
32. Kylie: She bought her first home at 17
At just 17 years old, Kylie purchased a $2.6 million dollar home in Calabasas in Southern California. Her starter home had five-bedrooms, six-baths, two built-in entertainment centers, and a three-car garage.
31. Kendall: She’s more private than her sisters
Despite being a model and socialite, Kendall definitely has a private side to her. “I’ve always been super different from all my sisters, especially my Kardashian sisters. They’ve always been into the glam thing and dressing up every day and being in the thick of it. Part of me loves that, but at the same time, I love dressing down and having my private life.”
30. Khloe: She maxed out her first credit card
Khloe got her first credit card when she was 18 and spoke of the experience in her book. She said she maxed it out immediately and wasn’t able to pay it back, so she just ignored it. She wrote, “that unpaid bill haunted me for the next three years.”
29. Kim: Closet organizer
Before her family made it big with their reality TV show, Kim was a successful high-end closet organizer. She began the business when she was at her godfather Sugar Ray Leonard’s house. She organized his wife Bernadette’s closet and she was so successful at it that Bernadette started recommending her to other celebrities. Her clients gave her the moniker, “Queen of the Closet Scene.”
28. Kourtney: The baby debate
When Kourtney first found out that she was pregnant with Mason, she seriously considered whether to keep the baby. “I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not,” she told People. “God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life.”
27. Kylie: Favorite movie
Kylie’s favorite movie of all time is Mean Girls. She even made a parody video on her Instagram in 2016 where she replaced Ms. George, Cady, Gretchen and Regina with her mom, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim, respectively.
26. Kendall: Modeling was a lifelong dream
Kendall has always dreamed of being a model. “I would literally sit at home and have my friends take pictures of me on my little Canon camera that my mom gave me for Christmas,” she told The New York Times. “Obviously, the show was me being in front of a camera. It’s just something that I’ve kind of always been around.”
25. Khloe: Homeschooled
After her older sisters Kourtney and Kim graduated from their all-girl Catholic high school, Khloe decided that she was going to drop out of that school and enroll in home school instead. In addition to forging some paperwork, she was also able to convince her mother that she belonged there. Turns out she was right! She finished high school a year early when she was 17 with honors.
24. Kim: How she met Kanye
Kim met her fiance Kanye West while she was Brandy’s assistant. Brandy was recording with West and had asked Kim to bring some alcohol over to the studio.
23. Kourtney: Workout regime
When it comes to exercise, Kourtney likes to switch things up. She likes to swim, hike, run, box and she also waist trains.
22. Kylie: Sisterly obsession
When Kylie was young, she was obsessed with her sister Kendall. “I would follow her everywhere she went, we would sleep in the same bed, if she got up in the middle of the night, I got up of the middle of the night. I literally couldn’t leave her side. We even matched everything we wore,” she told Marie Claire.
21. Kendall: She was a cheerleader
Before she was homeschooled, Kendall was a student at Sierra Canyon School, a private school in Calabasas, California. She and her younger sister Kylie were both on the cheerleading squad.
20. Khloe: Hesistant to be on reality TV
Khloe initially wasn’t interested in being part of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “Kourtney and I didn’t want to do the show,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “We weren’t anti the show, but we were so obsessed with our clothing store [DASH, the clothing and accessories boutique founded by Khloé, Kourtney and Kim in 2006], and I couldn’t imagine having to give that up.” However, E! promised Khloe that they would film inside DASH, so she agreed and quickly began enjoying herself. “That’s why season one is so brilliant – because we didn’t really care. Kourtney and I would say anything and do anything. We didn’t realize it was going to be so big. Nobody did.”
19. Kim: Her idol
Kim’s idol is the iconic movie star, Elizabeth Taylor. After Taylor died, Kim spent £65,000 dollars on jewelry at the sale of her estate. She even considered buying the estate itself once!
18. Kourtney: Her first reality show
Before she found fame alongside her family on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she got a taste for fame in 2005 on the failed reality TV series Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. The show featured privileged children of celebrities working on a Colorado cattle ranch.
17. Kylie: Surprisingly low self-esteem
She doesn’t have a lot of self-confidence. “I’m not that confident – it’s sad, I know,” she told Footwear News. “People would be surprised to know that. But I like to think that I rock everything I wear, and shoes can make you more confident.”
16. Kendall: She’s really shy
Unlike her sisters, Kendall is actually quite shy. “Everybody knows I’m like a little more shy, especially when I was younger, I was super shy,” she told Nightline.
15. Khloe: She was in a car accident
Khloe suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2001 when she went through the windshield during a car accident. She suffered a severe concussion, which caused long-term memory loss, and she also had a leg injury that required reconstructive surgery. “I was wearing my seatbelt but the strap was under my armpit,” she said on her app. “I was in a small Mercedes and it compacted in the wreck. My head and upper body went through the windshield and my legs were stuck under the steering wheel. I still remember hitting the other car, feeling the car spinning, and hitting a pole. I had knee surgery the day of my accident and a couple more after that.”
14. Kim: She was married at 19
When Kim was just 19 years old, she married a record producer named Damon Thomas. The duo was in Las Vegas for Justin Timberlake’s birthday party and decided to elope. They later divorced and Kim was given $56 000 in the settlement.
13. Kourtney: University educated
Unlike her four sisters, Kourtney went to university. First, she went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for two years before she switched to the University of Arizona in Tuscon. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Spanish. Some of her famous classmates included Nicole Richie and Luke Walton.
12. Kylie: Obsessed with junk food
When it comes to snack foods, Kylie loves indulging in treats and junk food. A few of her favorites include Lucky Charms, Diet Coke, Oreos, Strawberry Twizzlers, Fruit Punch Gatorade, Tiny Twist pretzels and Flaming Hot Cheetos.
11. Kendall: Her special middle name
Kendall’s middle name is Nicole. Her mother Kris selected the name Nicole after her good friend Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered just before Kendall was born.
10. Khloe: Fertility problems
Khloe has previously opened up about her fertility issues. She discussed this in an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “About a year ago, we were like, ‘Let’s just see what happens.’ And then when it didn’t happen, Kim was like, ‘Let’s go to the doctor,’” she said. “I found out I don’t ovulate, and now my uterus lining isn’t thick enough and I have to take pills to make my uterus lining thicker. If that doesn’t get thicker, then I cannot carry a baby.”
9. Kim: She doesn’t drink often
Kim Kardashian is far from a party girl! She’s previously shared that she doesn’t drink at all or do any drugs. There is, however, one occasion that she does drink and it’s “five shots of vodka in Vegas every three years.”
8. Kourtney: She wanted to be a lawyer
Before being a reality TV star, Kourtney aspired to become a lawyer from a young age which was something inspired by her lawyer father. She even applied to law school at one point, but ultimately made the decision not to attend.
7. Kylie: Youngest self-made billionaire
In July 2018, Forbes put Kylie Jenner on the cover of its America’s Richest Self-Made Women list. Her company, Kylie Cosmetics, earned a fortune of US$900 in less than three years.
6. Kendall: She loves to run
Kendall stays fit by jogging. It’s her favorite form of exercise because, no matter where she is in the world, she can always put on a pair of sneakers and exercise clothes and just go out and run. It’s both convenient and healthy.
5. Khloe: She’s a spiritual person
Khloe is a really spiritual person. “I believe with every fiber of my being that there is a higher power. I love theology and I enjoy learning about other people’s religions. I’ve read about Buddhism and the Quran, and I’ve gone to Seder dinners with Jewish friends. One of my exes was Muslim and observed Ramadan, which is a month of fasting. You fast from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the first time the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, and I practiced it with him to be supportive. I don’t believe you need to be a certain religion to embrace someone else’s religion. It’s a matter of respecting someone. I’m a Christian but I don’t think a church necessarily makes you religious,” she wrote in Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny.
4. Kim: She has obsessive-compulsive tendencies
Kim herself has admitted she has obsessive-compulsive tendencies and that everything in her house has to be immaculate for her to get tasks done. “I can’t take a shower unless the bathroom is absolutely spotless; I think I’m totally OCD,” she said on an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. “I have a cleaner who comes three times a week, but I always do the cleaning on top of that.”
3. Kourtney: Her first job
Kourtney’s first job was as a movie production assistant. She’s previously shared that part of her role was yelling “cut” and “rolling” all day.
2. Kylie: Her scar
Kylie has a large scar on her left thigh which she’s previously dished was caused by a hide-and-seek game gone wrong with Kendall when she was a child.
1. Kendall: An accomplished equestrian
Growing up, Kendall was an accomplished equestrian. She excelled in Hunter-Jumper competitions, but she quit riding when she started grade nine and sold her horse, Ladybug.