Vogue“There’s not too many things that are secret, I guess,” admits Kardashian. “I’m so used to being public that it doesn’t really bother me. It’s just who I am.” Asked to consider how she figures out the balance between her public and private personas, she replies with a laugh, “Do I have a private persona?”
Kardashian seems acutely aware that for all the people who follow her family with intense fervour, just as many condemn them as the crass embodiment of narcissism run amok. Yet she’s learnt to stop being bothered by the latter.
“We’re not doing a movie role, we’re not portraying a character,” she says. “We’ve been doing this so long it’s just second nature. But you have to have a really thick skin. And I am so, so thankful for my family. No matter what people think of me, I know I’m a good person. If I stand true to that, and if other people see it… great. If not, it doesn’t really affect me. I have to be very understanding of that – but it took a lot of criticism to get to that peaceful place.”
Australia editor-in-chief Edwina Mccann has featured Kim Kardashian on the cover twice, and sister Kylie’s first appearance last September resulted in the magazine’s fastest-selling issue ever. She tells Stellar she believes the siblings are “hardworking businesswomen building personal empires that rival some of the biggest and oldest brands in the world. I have always found the Kardashian/ Jenners to be polite and very professional. For a family who could buy almost anything they ever wanted, they all seem to possess an admirable work ethic.”