Model, actress, socialite, and star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian surprised WebMD the Magazine with her confession that she's actually shy. But that doesn't seem to get in the way of the joy that she gets from actively engaging in life. Whether it's eating cupcakes in bed with boyfriend Reggie Bush or stepping out on Dancing with the Stars, Kardashian lives her life with grace, beauty, and, yes, glamour. Read on to learn how she keeps that beautiful body beautiful, what her worst health habit is (it's not really so bad), and what it's like to live in the spotlight.
What's something about you that even fans of your show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, might not know?
Josie Richardson was surprised when her dentist suggested she get braces. Although she'd always been embarrassed by her overlapping teeth, at 46 she'd resigned herself to her imperfect smile. But when the dentist pointed out that it was more than just a cosmetic issue -it's harder to clean between crooked teeth -Richardson, a jewelry designer in Boca Raton, FL, signed on for the mouthful of hardware normally associated with teens. Indeed, soon after, she and her 14-year-old son became a matched pair...
I'm shy! All my friends know that about me, so they were shocked to see me out dancing with the Pussycat Dolls. They're like, "Who is this person?" I do things like that and I'm literally crying right before I go out, I'm so nervous. Even on Dancing with the Stars I was shaking before I went out.
How do you handle pressure like that?
I just try to make it a point to do things that are out of my comfort zone. My stepfather, Bruce Jenner, always says to do things that are outside the box for you, because that's how you learn and grow. My mom signed me up for Dancing with the Stars and I said no, I can't do that! But I'm so glad I did. I end up loving doing things like that, and it makes me feel better when I've done them.
How do you and your boyfriend, New Orleans Saints star Reggie Bush, keep the fires burning? What are your top three tips for sustaining a long-term relationship?
First, take an interest in what the other person cares about. I watch Sports Center and all the guy stuff I wouldn't have been interested in before, and he has to watch all my E! entertainment shows. You'll probably surprise yourself with what you get interested in. I'll say to him, "Oh, so this guy is moving to your team!"