20 *Really* Niche Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About The Kardashians

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The Kardashians have been a telly staple for years. So much so, we basically know everything there is to know about them. Or do we?

We all miss them from our screens thanks to their recent (feels like a lifetime ago) KUWTK finale. But dry those tears cause you can still keep up with the famous fam with some niche facts you’ve probably never heard.

1. Kourtney has a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Spanish

 

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Something that’s not brought up too often is Kourtney’s degree. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for two years. After that, she transferred to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where she graduated from. Once she moved to Arizona, Kim and Khloe would visit her often, and so there are sometimes throwbacks like this, but otherwise, Kourt’s college days aren’t mentioned.

2. Kim believes she can smell cavities

 

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Yep, you read that right! During a 2016 interview for Harper’s Bazaar, Kim revealed her hidden talent. She can smell cavities. “I can smell when someone has a cavity.”

She even explained what it is like using her gift, “it’s a very specific smell, not a bad-breath smell, but something that is really strong.”

3. Kris Jenner found her own church

 

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No, there aren’t a bunch of people bowing their heads and worshipping Kris Jenner…ok, well, there probably is, but that is not what this church is about. Kris is co-founder of the California Community Church, a Christian church that describes itself as valuing “originality, creativity, and above all, honesty.” Kris’ co-founder is Pastor Brad, a family friend, who many will recognise from the show as her married Khloe and her ex-husband Lamar.

4. Kim included instructions about her hair, nails, and makeup, in her will

 

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Kim Kardashian is the definition of glam, and so it’s unsurprising that she is always prepared to look her best. During an Elle interview in 2018, Kim confirmed, “I made a section, so if I am so out of it that I can’t even communicate, and I’m like sh*tting on myself, I definitely need my hair, my nails, and my makeup done. I want to look as good as possible.”

5. Kris’ car was stolen by the girls a lot when they were grown up

 

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Poor Kris had her car stolen by her daughters not once but twice. In a throwback on Instagram, Kim revealed that she and Kourtney were grounded after Kourt borrowed Kris’ car.

She wrote, “Mom- I’m sorry! I remember being grounded here for Kourtney stealing your car just to drive it around the block and some how even though I didn’t participate I still got in trouble! So we had nothing else to do but do photo shoots in the garage. . It was never me, I just listened to what my older sister said and friends. They were such bad influences and I was perfect and for that I’m sorry.”

Khloe also went for a joyride when she was younger, but her adventure ended in disaster. She revealed on The Drew Barrymore Show, “I stole my mom’s Range Rover, not in the middle of the night, it may have been nine or ten, but she was already asleep, and I snuck out. I stuffed my bed with pillows — I just knew I was wiser than anybody else. Stole the car, and went to a party at a hotel, and I parked my car.”

Khloe might have gotten away with it, but disaster struck, “The valet comes knocking on the door, and they are like, ‘Excuse me, there’s this car on fire, and your car is next to it, and it’s burning half of it.”

Needless to say, Kris noticed her car was half burnt, and Khloe was caught.

6. Kourtney was very camera shy during season one

While everyone is used to Kourtney sharing everything on their show, even her delivery with her first baby Mason, Kourt was actually pretty camera shy in the beginning. She told The Hollywood Reporter how she used to hide her emotions while filming, “I remember in season one being like, ‘I have to go the bathroom,’ and I’d cry in there as quietly as I could because I was still mic’d.”

7. Kim can do almost anything with her toes

 

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Lil sis Kendall Jenner was asked in an interview with Vogue, “What’s one thing only you know about Kim?” to which Kenny casually replied, “she can do almost anything with her toes.” Ummm, context, please? No one has elaborated on what this actually means, but between smelling cavities and this, Kim has got some interesting skills.

8. Khloe maxed out her first credit card

 

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Khloe truly was a bit of a wild child. And upon getting her first-ever credit card, she used it till it reached its maximum limit. In her book, Strong Looks Better Naked, Khloe revealed that she got the card from the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret and hid her debt from her mother. It was still impacting her credit score in 2015.

9. Kim is the most hands-on producer out of all her family

 

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Kris, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe all serve as executive producers for KUWTK, but Kim told The Hollywood Reporter that she is the most involved in producing.

Explaining, “I think if you ask the crew, I probably produce the most because I know what my sisters might not be sharing. So I’ll tell them, ‘Go over to Kourt’s house right now. Something is going on.'”

10. Kendall can do bird calls

 

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Kim isn’t the only one with some unique talents. Kendall also has a pretty strange gift of her own; she can do bird calls. In her 73 Question with an interview for Vogue, Kenny was asked if she had any secret talents. She explained she knows bird calls and even did a demonstration.

11. Kourtney worked as a movie production assistant

Before she was a reality telly star and a business mogul, Kourt was working on film sets. In an interview with Us Weekly, she revealed her first job was as a movie production assistant. She explained, “my first job was working as a movie production assistant. I had to yell ‘cut’ and ‘rolling’ all day.”

12. Kris’ doorbell inspired KUWTK’s original theme song

 

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While the opening theme has changed a few times, the original remains iconic. All of them standing in front of a picket-fenced house, Kendall and Kylie pretending to be Charlie’s Angels, Kim showing up late. It’s a masterpiece and the little jingle in the background? It was inspired by Kris’ doorbell.

13. Kendall’s first job was walking dogs

 

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While Kenny is best known for her runway walk and tequila brand, her first gig was very different. She worked as a dog walker while growing up. Kendall revealed to Jimmy Fallon that she started her business at a young age.

She explained, “I remember, I was little, and I think I was just bored in my room, and I wrote a letter and sent it out. Like, I went on my dirtbike and rode around my neighbourhood and sent it out to all my neighbours. I got a couple of people who responded to us. They knew my parents, and they were like, ‘she’s probably fine, she won’t hurt our dogs.'”

14. Kim used to cheat in school

 

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While Kim may be a diligent student as she studies law now, that wasn’t always the case. Kim confessed her cheating methods on The Ellen Show. She explained, “I used to cheat on all of my tests, and we would wear uniforms, so I would wear this little skirt…I would flip up the skirt and write all of the answers in like washable ink.”

15. The family got brand new iPhones each week during the pandemic

 

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While the Kardashians are known for being pretty extravagant, getting new iPhones every week is a lot. But it wasn’t for entertainment purposes, they were for work. During the lockdown, the fam’s film crew weren’t classed as essential, so they had to film the show themselves. Executive producer Farnaz Farjam told Elle about the intricate system they put in place to film, which required new iPhones every week.

16. Kim warms her jewellery with a hairdryer before putting it on

 

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Kim has got some pretty flashy jewellery, that everyone knows. But, what’s less known is she blowdries it before putting it on. There is actually a pretty good reason for this. She hates the feeling of chilly jewellery, so she warms it up before putting it on. Smart!

17. The show was nearly Kardashians: Krazy With A K and Living Kardashian

 

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It’s hard to imagine Keeping Up With the Kardashians being called anything else, but it nearly was. When filming began, everyone was struggling to come up with a name for the show. The two front runners were Kardashians: Krazy With A K and Living Kardashian. Mad to think, it could have been LK or KKWAK. Strange!

The name Keeping Up With the Kardashians was actually discovered by accident. Producer, Farnaz Farjam, explained to The Hollywood Reporter how she came up with the name while making an excuse. After Farnaz turned up to a meeting without any ideas, as she was excusing her behaviour, she blurted out that she was “too busy keeping up with the Kardashians.” The rest is history.

18. Kourtney’s sons, Mason and Reign, share a birthday

The Kardashian’s are known for their over the top birthday parties, so imagine the excitement in the fam when there is a double birthday. Well, that’s the case for Kourtney’s sons Mason and Reign.

They were born five years apart, but they share the same birthday, the 14th of December. On her blog, Kourtney wrote about their shared birthday, saying, “I really tried to not have it happen, so they could each have their day, but there was no way around it.”

19. Kylie Jenner takes 500 selfies to get the perfect one

 

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Considering Kylie was once the most followed person on Instagram, she defo knows a thing or two about taking a good selfie, but her method is pretty mad. She revealed her tactic for getting a good selfie to the Daily Mail, “I take, like, 500 selfies to get one I like. Sometimes I regret putting one up if I find a better one later. I’m like damn, that’s a better photo, but that’s the only thing I regret.” Now that’s dedication.

20. They initially chose to do KUWTK to promote their Dash clothing shops.

 

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During an interview with Variety, Kim revealed she didn’t think the show would take off but thought it would help promote their Dash clothing boutique, which they ran at the time. She explained, “when the opportunity for our TV show came about, I wanted to do it to bring attention to our

stores. I was thinking this might not last very long, but we’ll grow a great business and expand online. I thought it would be great press. I didn’t think it would turn into what it turned into.”

The Dash shops have since closed their doors, but the show has lasted. Funny how things work out.

Words by Sláine McKenna

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