Fan Account Of The Week: @KimKFanNet
This fan account if entirely dedicated to Kim Kardashian...
Check out our interview with the person behind it all below…
Who runs the account?
@KimKFanNet is run by myself, Bina, and has always been a “one-woman show,” since joining Twitter in early 2009.
How long have you been a fan of Kim Kardashian?
I have followed and supported Kim since 2006. Back then she was mostly known as Paris Hilton’s gorgeous brunette friend, and the daughter of OJ Simpson’s lawyer, but I found her really interesting, funny (did you see her Myspace?), sweet-natured and beautiful. I think the fact that she is a dark-featured, curvy brunette, back when size zero blondes were the thing, drew me to her; it was new then and she broke the mould. I wanted to see her do well.
When “Keeping up with the Kardashians” premiered in late 2007 I completely fell in love with her and the entire family, and launched the fan site a few months later in early 2008. It was actually the first fan site ever created for Kim. About a year later I received an email from her mom(ager), Kris Jenner, telling me that Kim loves the site and visits it often.
Why are you a fan of Kim Kardashian?
I love her sweet personality and I really admire her entrepreneurial spirit. Having watched her build this hugely successful empire has just been so inspiring, and as a longtime fan I feel so proud of everything that she’s achieved, just by being herself – and of course working her butt off! She really is a hard worker and is ALWAYS ahead of the game. I also admire her strength. She taught me that it doesn’t matter what other people think, as long as you know your own heart.
How much time do you devote to running the account?
Back in the day I had a lot more time to dedicate to the page and the site, these days it varies but I try to check in at least once a day.
Has Kim Kardashian ever noticed the account? Retweeted? Liked? If so, when?
Yes! Many times from 2009 onwards. She gave an exclusive interview to @KimKFanNet in 2010, to celebrate the fan site turning 2 years old, and also sent me a box of autographed goodies the following year. I sent her some baby gifts when she was expecting North, and some of them even made a little appearance on the show, which was fun to see. Kim truly cares about her fans and she’s been super supportive over the years. Some highlights are on the site here http://kimkfan.net/about/
How did that make you feel?
So beyond happy, excited and grateful! I never thought or expected that Kim herself would notice it, let alone support the page and show such kindness and generosity. She goes above and beyond for her fans and truly is the best!
Have you ever met Kim Kardashian?
No, I haven’t. I would love to one day.
Do you think Kim is a good role model?
Absolutely! For me it’s all about heart, if a person is kind, has a good heart and treats people well. Just so happens that she has become an incredibly successful business woman and one of the most famous people in the world.
What do you think about Kim being away from social media for so long?
It’s completely understandable that she wanted a break from social media and I think it’s been good for her taking some much deserved time for herself and her family. It was definitely strange with there being complete radio silence for so long, we missed her so much, but Kim’s health and happiness comes first.
What makes Kim different to other females in the spotlight?
You can’t really compare her to anyone currently in the spotlight. Kim is the Marilyn Monroe of the 21st Century, she has redefined the definition of “reality TV star” and she is a marketing genius!
Are there other Kim Kardashian fan accounts you follow and recommend?
Yes, I don’t want to leave anyone out so ALL the other fans I follow!
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