Kim Kardashian's Catwalk Debut

03/24/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

As BFF to Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian is no stranger to the limelight, but until last week, she had never set foot on a runway. Making her debut at long-time friend’s Christian Audigier’s (who also designs Madonna-fave Ed Hardy) show during L.A. Fashion Week, it was hard to believe she wasn’t a seasoned pro. But unlike Paris, the owner of L.A. boutique Dash experienced fashion show jitters, telling PEOPLE, “I’m not a model. I was really nervous. It was nerve-wracking — but I did it!” And luckily she made it through without any spills.

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R on

She’s right. She’s not a model. Being in the fashion industry, she’s dosen’t fall into the category of a “runway mode”l and maybe she should have opted to do a shoot instead. But this show wasn’t very high-end so I guess it dosen’t really matter.

Shauna on

And so what?

vicki on

i find her very atractive unlike her friend PARIS HILTON ans she seems very pretty and healthy

Ann on

i saw the video of her catwalk debut it.. its soo not hot.. (not at all) she is so concious that it showed her lack of confidence. she was near like walking robot. and although Nick cannon was there.He didnt pay her any attention, I mean theres nothin to look forward bout watching her. Nick got a very beautiful gf ms.ebanks that can walk the walk on runway..

kk just stay away from limelights.. just go pursue your business whatever that is.. just not anything like what Paris do. cause seeing you trying so hard.. is not hot!

Faaiza on

Who is she? I know she’s Bff with Paris, but other than that…..who is she? I’m not trying to be rude, but really….I have no idea who she is. Just another talent-less socialite I guess.

katie on

Do seasoned pro’s have their mouth hanging open like that?

Trendsetter on


misty on

yesterday, i made the comment about you guys saying that kim’s late father, attorney robert kardashian, was sitting in the front row cheering her on – – when in fact you were wrong b/c he has been dead for quite a few years!!!
i see that you went back to retract that, but why didn’t my comment make it in the internet???

AnnieM on

My first thought on reading this was exactly the same as R’s – she’s right, she most definitely is not a model. This is completely non-PC, but her thighs are way too big for modeling (she looks kinda like a brute).

elle on

She is the daughter of O.J. Simpson’s lawyer (i forgot his name) during his famous murder case.

KT from Cda on

She’s just trying to be a Paris wannabe. Not that I like Paris, ’cause I don’t. She’s just another socialite with a rich daddy. Just like Paris. If she was fat and ugly nobody would careless about her.

Lori on

She looks awkward and the dress doesn’t seem to be right for her figure.

SAS on

She has that beauty thing going for her, but she doesn’t belong in the spotlight! The first time I’ve ever heard of her was her lying about having a sex tape with some rapper. HMMMMM, who did she get that idea from. I guess making home videos in the bedroom is the new shoe-in for hollywood!

Anonymous on

first off, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones….i don’t see any of you up there, or people even wanting to see you up there. it’s insecure people like you that make comments about her “thighs are way too big for modeling”….i wonder what you look like…

Ashley on

She looks strange in this picture. I do like her hair though. I don’t really care that she’s trying to be a model now…..yawn.

May on


j on

my mom said that if you didn’t have anything nice to say…so i’m not going to say anything on re this. give us something INTERESTING to blog about, People!!

Shel on

What is wrong with women? Why must we be so catty, mean and hateful to each other? We’re the only ones that understand the pressures of being a woman, we understand what it’s like to make less money than the male counterpart doing the same job, we understand the pain and humiliation of looking in the mirror and not seeing the “perfect” body (whatever your definition of that is) and yet we still show no hesitation in bashing our fellow women over such petty things as the size of her thighs??? Have you not been reading that these ridiculously thin supermodels are DYING of anorexia and bulimia in order to look like walking sticks??? I’d rather see a healthier sized woman like this one (and think back to the 90’s with Cindy Crawford–she was not skin and bones) than to see someone that I think may actually shatter were she to fall on the runway. Geez

Jena-Lynn on

Well, I think she is simply beautiful!

jennifer in tulsa on

She actually looks HEALTHY

Lucy on

To all who thinks she is to fat – I can’t believe some think she has big thighs. I wish I had those fat thighs.

AnnieM on

Anonymous – thanks for your input. Anyway, I don’t live in a glass house – it’s electronic (think www). Those above stating Paris-Wannabe-ism are much closer. Personally I find those quick to point out insecurity in others are more guilty of it themselves.

Elda on

Finally a model on the runway we healthy people can relate too!! It’s about time!!

MandiDakota on

While I certainly don’t think this woman is fat at all (I applaud her for NOT being a twig), I don’t think she neccessarily constitutes a celebrity either. I’d have to see the video to really give a good critique of her walk, but I agree with katie that her mouth does look a little odd, un-model like.
Again, she’s not much of a celebrity (unless sex tapes get you a star on the walk of fame….) but if she’s trying to make a way for herself instead of just sucking up her inheritance then good for her. At least she’s doing something with herself!

Anonymous on

oh AnnieM….so dim you are. your effort to post a comment only to point out that for some reason I would be insecure doesn’t address my point in any way, shape, or form and only instead PROVES to point out how insecure people lash out at other women for no reason. please let me know when you have something with a HINT of intelligence to say…

Mary on

The first thing I thought when I saw this picture was, “She actually looks healthy for a model–she’s not a walking skeleton!” I am have a similar body as well.

AnnieM on

Anonymous – get a life – this is a People blog not Meet The Press…….

alice on

Hmm… Anonymous is insecure because she isn’t on here making catty comments? I don’t think anyone is going to buy that one. Try again AnnieM.

enigma on

Do I sense a dark alley cat fight brewing in this blog!?!?

Chirsta on

I don’t think she’s fat at all. She’s actually got a really healthy looking body. I didn’t know who the heck she was when they were showing her on entertainment shows and magazines. Then I seen E! do a story about her sex tape and how she denied it, when in fact it existed. I also remember something about her dating or being linked with Nick Lachey for a day or two, LOL. None of my business, I really don’t care. I’m sure if you searched her on Google or MSN you’d find something about her. She’s not a model, but she looks great. This is what models should really look like IMO.

Lily on

I think the picture timing wasn’t great and that’s why she looks a bit awkward. Other than that, I think she’s fit to be a model…other girls should learn from her that you don’t need to be stick-thin in order to make it in the modeling industry. Obviously, with Kim’s current socialite status and spotlight, it is easier for her to become a model, but I think she still broke a very significant barrier by walking on that runway and not weighing 80 pounds. I don’t know her, therefore I won’t judge or criticize her, but I think she’s an insanely beautiful girl with one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. And she’s Armenian, so that’s always a plus :)

Maktub on

She has the most amazing, toned and proportional body! How could anyone even dare to call her “fat”? It’s probably because YOU are so insecure and in complete denial that you like to call others fat, when in reality you’re the one that needs to lay off the pork chops and start attending pilates classes. Envy, ladies, is the worst enemy of all! So get your butts off and get on that treadmill!

ash on

I think she is a beautifully curvy girl. She looks so much healthier than real runway models. Maybe she is not catwalk material, but she is definitely a looker!

Italian Princess on

What a bunch of HATERS! Kim is beautiful! I’d much rather have a curvy hour glass figure like Kim over a stick little boy figure most runway models have. YUCK!

Steve on

Probably a nice gal but will almost certainly become as morally bankrupt as Paris if they travel in the same short-sighted circles enough.

Diana I. on


krisyita on

well she’s not a skinny girl and i love that! its sooo great to see people with different body shapes flaunting it!

sarah on

shes purty itz onlii that everybody iz hatin on her

hyenna on

Sorry she’s too fat :D She can never become a runway model hahaha.

Anonymous on

I like Kim. I thinks she`s a beautiful woman..maybe just understood

Thug princess on

I like Kim,I think she`s a pretty woman. I think that she`s just misunderstood.


Oh common girls KIm is gorgeous and I know any woman here that says she does not wish to look like her are liars….I am a full size woman. I personally dont take any offense on this beatifull young girl. Please stop hatting on her… and she is not friends at all with Paris Hilton. She is a new face and entertainment.Love her show and her upcomming future.

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