Not every Kardashian wanted the world to keep up with them! On Tuesday’s debut of Pretty Big Deal, Ashley Graham’s new podcast, Kim Kardashian West reveals that she had to get the family on board to share their lives on TV.
“When I was, like, in elementary school, The Real World came on and I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to be on a reality show!’ And everyone was like, ‘OK, that’s so stupid,’” Kim recalls.
The mother of three admits that her now famous family wasn’t necessarily excited to have their own reality show, though 11 years later, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is now on its 15th season.
“Just, you know, even season one we were just like, ‘Alright, let’s give it our all,” she shares. “I had to beg the whole family to be in it because they didn’t even want to do it.”
As for the most reluctant family member, Kim points to Kourtney Kardashian, with whom she’s been feuding with in the most recent season of KUWTK.
“Kourtney was like, ‘I really don’t want to do it. So fine, I’ll just show everything because I don’t care what anyone thinks about me,’” she says of her 39-year-old sister. “… She actually gave so much of herself because she genuinely doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her, so she was like, ‘OK, I don’t really care.’ She really doesn’t [care].”
Kim jokingly adds, “She should sometimes.”