The Kardashian family is perhaps the go-to group people think of when the phrase “famous for being famous” comes to mind. The family got media attention in the 1990s when the patriarch, the late Robert Kardashian, was O.J. Simpson’s lawyer in that infamous case. Kris Jenner, the mom/manager, brought more fame to the family when she married Bruce Jenner, an Olympic track and field athlete.
For a while now, the Kardashians have parlayed their initial fame into a reality show, several spin-off shows, hosting gigs, clothing and fragrance lines, and a host of other lucrative business ventures and of course, the public has been obsessed with the personal lives of each member of the Kardashian clan. For instance, people are constantly watching Rob Kardashian’s weight to comment on whether he’s gained too much. Fans want to see Kourtney’s cute kids, and want to get the dirt on her relationship with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick. Then of course, millions of people are obsessed with Kim, her body, her relationships and her daughter, North. So it stands to reason that people would want to be connected to this multi-million dollar family, hoping that some of the fame will rub off on them.
Has being a part of the Kardashians in some form or another paid off for these people? Perhaps. Here are a few individuals who may be known for their talents, but have gotten lots of press because they’re close with TV’s most loved (or hated) family.
10 Corey Gamble
9 Allison Azoff
8 Larsa Pippen
7 Brittny Gastineau
6 Jonathan Cheban
Jonathan Cheban is the founder of the website www.thedishh.com, and runs his own public relations firm, CommandPR. He was born to a diamond dealer and a real estate agent, so he’s long known the value of money and doing good business. Recently, he became even more popular when he appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as a friend of Kim Kardashian and her sisters.
5 Malika Haqq
4 Black Chyna
3 Brandon Jenner
2 Carla DiBello
1 Rachel Roy
Fashion designer Rachel Roy has shown up in a number of Kim Kardashian’s pictures when the two are at social events or just hanging out. Roy and Kardashian are good friends and have been known to support each other’s business ventures. Rachel was in the spotlight long before her friendship with Kim Kardashian, due to her marriage with music businessman Damon Dash; the former couple have two children together. However, Rachel Roy has definitely enhanced her popularity due to her Kardashian connection and her lines of chic clothing available at high-end department stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Sources: huffingtonpost.com, hollywoodlife.com, usmagazine.com
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