Kim Kardashian regrets not having privacy in highly televised life
London: Kim Kardashian, who has built her fame by revealing her life on the small screen, has said that there is one intangible luxury she regrets not being able to afford: her privacy.
The reality star is featured in her first cover shoot for Vogue Italy with a paparazzi-theme.
Chased by paparazzi through the streets of Los Angeles, the photos by Francesco Carrozzini are a parody of Kardashian’s own creation as the breakout star of her family’s television hit ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’
Entitled ‘Just Unconventional’, the editorial features her running, top hat in hand, through a parking lot.
Her face, relaxed and eyes focused in the distance, seem to tell the story of a woman more concerned about her look unravelling before the cameras rather than out-running the lot.
Other images show her ever the glamour-queen, wrapped in a feathered gown and, for the cover, clutching an embossed blazer shut as she ducks through a fury of flashbulbs, oversized sunglasses shielding her eyes.
Styled by contributing fashion editor Rushka Bergman, she wears a cropped wig that makes a comparison to her mother and manager, Kris Jenner, impossible to miss.
The matriarch, Kim says, is largely responsible for her surge of success.
“My mother, who is also my manager, teaches me something new every day; she’s an amazing person, a strong woman who raised six children, and I’m very proud of her,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“I’ve always been very shy, ever since I was a girl: I copied and did everything my sister Kourtney asked me to do, even when at school she would put me in embarrassing situations with boys. She was my idol,” she said.
The reality star briefly opened up about her blossoming romance with longtime friend, Kanye West.
And although the rapper was present for the entire interview, Kim said their relationship is off-limits from the press.
“In the past I suffered a lot because of my honesty, and when it didn’t work I was criticized and treated badly: I can only say that now, with him, I’m happy,” she said.
When asked to describe any regrets she may have, she had one simple note: “Lack of privacy.”
‘Everyone is always watching me, I’m under constant observation, everywhere I go there’s a camera following me, in the gym, when I do the shopping, and if I decide to go out without make-up it makes news throughout the world,” she said.
The 31-year-old actress seems to believe, despite living largely in front of the cameras, she is misunderstood.
“Yes I was born rich; it was a classic Californian lineage: lavishness and ostentation, luxury mansions with pools, private clubs, exclusive friendships, and luxury cars.
“Despite the affluence, at only 31 I’ve been able to build my own empire in the world of entertainment and, although looks and friendships are important, I want the new generation to understand that if you don’t believe in yourself and in your own ideas, you go nowhere,” she added.