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

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta
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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.

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Watch What Happens Live - Season 1
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Kim reaches for her drink during an early appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

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66th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Official NBC, Universal and Focus Features After Party
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One year after being catapulted to fame with the premiere of Bravo's RHOA, the reality star attends a Golden Globes afterparty in 2009.

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Real Housewives Of Atlanta - 2009
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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.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta
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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."

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2009 VH1 Divas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York , America - 17 Sep 2009
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Kim opts for a fuscia minidress at 2009's VH1 Divas event.

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The 15th Anniversary of The Blacks Annual Gala
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In 2010, Kim goes glam at the 15th Annual Blacks Gala, benefiting The Consequence Charity.

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Bravo Upfront Event, New York, America - 03 Apr 2013
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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.

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'Good Morning America' TV Show, New York, America - 02 Sep 2015
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Kim shows off her toned physique in a jumpsuit on Good Morning America in 2015.

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'Watch What Happens Live' TV show, New York, USA - 07 May 2017
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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.

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Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen - Season 15
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"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."

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