And for anyone who’s still wondering why she’s so famous — including people who have accused her of lacking talent — Kim has a message for them, too.
“Yeah, people used to say that,” she remembers, “and I’m like, ‘Do I need to be a f-king circus animal? “
After all, she Do Star on a hit reality TV show, running an empire, attending law school and launching a new podcast (to name a few on her plate).
Kim continued, “I think it came from people saying, ‘What are you famous for? And I’m like, ‘Okay, we have a TV show.’ But just because we don’t sing or dance and act on the show doesn’t mean the fame didn’t come from that. But then, I’m going to write that as a hashtag, not bad for a girl with no talent, because people used to say, “Well, what are you doing? What’s your talent?” And I’m like, ‘I didn’t know I needed one. “
However, Kim is happy to share some of her skills. “I mean, I can give you a million f-king talents,” she said in her cover story. “I can cook well, use my toes for anything. I can tell you the strangest thing on the planet. But I think my talent is marketing and the business behind selling products and knowing what the customer wants and making it seem achievable, but also unattainable at the same time.” I wouldn’t say it’s a talent. I think it’s kind of charming and business savvy. Maybe it’s a talent, I don’t know.”