People.com Entertainment TV Birthday Girl Kim Zolciak-Biermann's Changing Looks Through the Years It's been a decade since the world was first introduced to the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, who rings in her 40th birthday on Saturday By Grace Gavilanes Published on May 18, 2018 04:46 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 11 Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Wearing a black-and-white dress, Kim Zolciak (she added "Biermann" to her surname after marrying husband Kroy Biermann in 2011) poses for her Real Housewives of Atlanta portrait in 2008. 02 of 11 Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Kim reaches for her drink during an early appearance on Watch What Happens Live. 03 of 11 Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage One year after being catapulted to fame with the premiere of Bravo's RHOA, the reality star attends a Golden Globes afterparty in 2009. 04 of 11 Wilford Harewood/Bravo TV/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock 2009 also served as the year Kim — with the help of superstar songwriter and RHOA castmate Kandi Burruss — released "Tardy for the Party," her first single that quickly became one of the most successful songs by a Real Housewives member in the franchise's history. 05 of 11 John Crooms/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Kim takes a seat on RHOA's first-ever reunion episode where castmate NeNe Leakes famously told the reality star to "close your legs to married men." 06 of 11 Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock Kim opts for a fuscia minidress at 2009's VH1 Divas event. 07 of 11 Alexander Tamargo/Getty In 2010, Kim goes glam at the 15th Annual Blacks Gala, benefiting The Consequence Charity. 08 of 11 Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock Anyone who has seen an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Don't Be Tardy knows it's no secret Kim has a penchant for sporting a variety of blonde wigs. "Wigs are just easier and I love the versatility!" the star wrote on Instagram of her extensive collection. 09 of 11 Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock Kim shows off her toned physique in a jumpsuit on Good Morning America in 2015. 10 of 11 Curtis Means/ACE Pictures/REX/Shutterstock Following a 2017 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Kim is seen holding her wine-filled red solo cup — a signature accessory of the star's. 11 of 11 Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty "Makeup, the contouring and what have you, definitely [helps]," Kim told Entertainment Tonight when asked about her plastic surgery. The reality star kept things real, admitting to having had her lips done and getting botox. She denies getting a nose job, however, debunking those rumors during the same interview. "Why would I not talk about a nose job? Actually, let me show you — my septum is completely out," Kim said. "So, if I had a nose job, I definitely wouldn't have a septum that's hanging out over here. But, I will fix that at some point if I have a breathing problem."