Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian West (born Kimberly Noel Kardashian on October 21, 1980) is an American television and social media personality, socialite, and model. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian first gained media attention through her friendship with Paris Hilton, but she received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success has led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. In 2010, Kardashian was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality, with estimated earnings of $6 million.
Kim's WWE appearance came as a hostess for WrestleMania XXIV, which took place on March 30, 2008 in Orlando. Kim was shown in a backstage segment, and later appeared in the ring to announce that the event set an attendance record for the Citrus Bowl, with 74,635 people attending. Kim turned heel at the LACMA event in October 2015; giving an ominous glare at the media in attendance to establish her heel turn. At the Met Gala in May 2016, the evil Kim appeared as a villainess in a platinum gown at a fashion event, and continued to display her heel persona by giving her trademark glare followed by firm poses.