For a brief while, Kim and Paris Hilton became joined at the hip despite the fact that Kim was technically Hilton's employee.In late 2003, a private video of Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon was leaked exactly one week before the premiere of Hilton's new reality show , making it an instant hit.But Kim didn't just want access to the hottest parties.She wanted to reach the same level of fame as her celebrity clients.And thanks to her insider view, and a whole lot of ambition, Kim found a way to launch herself into the stratosphere of public recognition.And all she had to do was watch carefully at how one of her new "friends" achieved reality show success thanks to the release of a special kind of video.And trying to escape Kardsahian's all-consuming presence on the internet is virtually impossible.But her rise to online fame didn't happen (entirely) overnight. Simpson infamously faced trial in 1995 for allegedly murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, Kim's father Robert Kardashian became a household name overnight thanks to his close friendship with Simpson.
In reality, Kim mostly cleaned the stars' overflowing closets, but that didn't stop her from trying to get close to her famous clients and scoring invites to the Hollywood social scene.
However, Seacrest and momager Jenner went out of their way not to mention Kim's video as the source of the show's success and both have stuck to a back story about how the family's wacky antics at a barbecue won Seacrest over.
Of course, the infamous tape didn't need to be mentioned to promote because the media would generously fill in the blanks when mentioning Kim.
Would Kim and her momager Kris be savvy enough to pull it off?
a generous boost in ratings, an intimate tape was "leaked" in 2007 starring Kim and her then-boyfriend Ray J, the R&B singer and brother to Kim's client Brandy.