Kim Kardashian West: reality TV star, fashion icon, social media guru and … attorney at law?
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has her hands pretty full these days, but according to her lawyer, she missed her true calling. And on Monday, Kardashian West, 37, took to Snapchat to document his words for her fans.
“Okay guys, I’m here with my attorney, Mike Kump, who does all of my lawsuits, everything — and listen to what he was just telling me,” she announced.
“Kim, I’ve been doing this for 35 years and I said you missed your calling,” he said. “You really should be a lawyer. That’s what you need to be.”
So what makes Kump so convinced? According to him, Kardashian West has quite the skill-set. (Not to mention her dad, the late Robert Kardashian Sr., was a famous lawyer himself.)
“You’ve got the perfect instincts, you’ve got great judgment, and you know how to present your position in the most articulate manner and convince people of your point of view,” he told her. “Will you please join my law firm?”
And she has a sense of humor, too.
“I’ll just be an intern,” she quipped in response. “When things slow down, all I want to do is be an intern on like, a really exciting Howard Weitzman/Shawn Holley case.”
“You’re hired!” said Kump. “Immediately.”
And that’s not the first time Kardashian West has called attention to her business-savvy tendencies. In her recent Interview magazine cover interview, the star revealed that in another life, she probably would have worked in public relations.
“If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing now, or if this doesn’t work out one day, I could so be a publicist,” she said. “I feel like that’s my job for the family sometimes, at least the crisis part of it.” (Indeed, she is responsible for putting her family through some grueling media training.)
“I used to say, ‘I love being underestimated,’ ” she said. “But now when I hear, ‘They’re so not talented,’ — ten years into it — I’m kind of like, ‘Okay, give a girl a little respect.’ If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality? And I poke fun at it, like when I was on the cover of Forbes I posted the hashtag #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent. I don’t mind being underestimated because it does fuel me. But after a while, I do feel like, ‘C’mon, you can recognize a little bit.’ ”
“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard,” she added. “I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.”