" 'Ambitious' is my middle name," says the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star

By Lesley Messer
Updated October 02, 2009 02:00 PM

Even when she’s sick, Kim Kardashian isn’t one to take it easy.

“You can turn up the radio so you don’t have to hear my blow my nose,” the go-getting star tells November’s Cosmopolitan while on her way to take a hike in L.A.

In the new interview, which will hit newsstands Oct. 13, she acknowledges that some may think she’s “famous for all the wrong reasons,” as the magazine puts it, but the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shrugs off any criticism. “I’m an entrepreneur,” she says of her career. ” ‘Ambitious’ is my middle name.”

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Despite her focus on work, Kardashian, 28, says that in recent years, she’s learned to balance career with her personal life. “A lot of work goes into relationships,” she admits. (Kardashian recently reconciled with her boyfriend, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, 24.) “Right now, I’m figuring it out.”

The star also reflected on past relationships – and the mistakes she’s made.

In 2007, Kardashian and singer Ray J. had a sex tape leaked online. “I was devastated,” she admits. “But when something negative happens, I pick myself up and move on, and I don’t make the same mistake twice.”

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