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11 Things We Learned From Kris Jenner's New York Times Profile

"Costco is a passion." —Kris Jenner

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1. Kris Jenner's birth name is Kristen Mary Houghton.

KRISTEN! Also, her grandparents apparently owned a candle store.
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KRISTEN! Also, her grandparents apparently owned a candle store.

2. It takes her an hour to get camera ready every day — and that's "quick."

Jenner has her hair and makeup done every day Keeping Up With the Kardashians is filming — but she has it "done quickly because she's so busy."
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Jenner has her hair and makeup done every day Keeping Up With the Kardashians is filming — but she has it "done quickly because she's so busy."

3. The family is pretty much never not filming.

They film for 10 to 12 hours each day, "more if a plotline warrants it." Jenner's house is wired with cameras in addition to having one or two camera people around for Keeping Up With The Kardashians and its various spin-offs.
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They film for 10 to 12 hours each day, "more if a plotline warrants it." Jenner's house is wired with cameras in addition to having one or two camera people around for Keeping Up With The Kardashians and its various spin-offs.

4. They didn't come up with the show's title until right before it premiered.

"The name for ... the reality show about a family full of reality-show stars, was decided just before the show made its debut. [Jenner] knows you can’t start soon enough on the details."
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"The name for ... the reality show about a family full of reality-show stars, was decided just before the show made its debut. [Jenner] knows you can’t start soon enough on the details."

5. She acknowledges her business failures.

Jenner gave a nod to her failed QVC line, her talk show, and called a brief tooth whitening endorsement "too cheesy."
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Jenner gave a nod to her failed QVC line, her talk show, and called a brief tooth whitening endorsement "too cheesy."

6. She's developing some sort of music-based reality show.

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The Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin, Lance Bass, The Bachelor executive producer Mike Fleiss, and Incubus member Michael Einziger all came over to Jenner's house to work on a pitch for a show they've developed.

The New York Times couldn't divulge the show's details, but said, "all you need to do is consider who was in attendance ... and apply your knowledge of reality shows and ... it’s an easy enough guess."

7. Everyone who comes over is asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Apparently the minute you walk into Jenner's house, you see a giant stack of NDAs on her foyer table next to a sign that reads, “What we say here, what we see here, let it stay here, when we leave here.”
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Apparently the minute you walk into Jenner's house, you see a giant stack of NDAs on her foyer table next to a sign that reads, “What we say here, what we see here, let it stay here, when we leave here.”

8. Next to the foyer is an all-black bathroom... with black toilet paper.

Kim Kardashian actually brought this fact up on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but still... black toilet paper??
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Kim Kardashian actually brought this fact up on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but still... black toilet paper??

9. She will redecorate an entire room of her house to fit a new piece of furniture.

Just before the New York Times came over, Jenner bought a new dining-room table that didn't line up under her current chandeliers. So, she told her decorator it was time for new chandeliers.
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Just before the New York Times came over, Jenner bought a new dining-room table that didn't line up under her current chandeliers. So, she told her decorator it was time for new chandeliers.

10. She freaking LOVES Costco.

“Costco is a passion," Jenner told the New York Times. "Costco is like a massage.”Jenner's also very protective of her relationship with Costco (and anywhere else she might film for the show) — the New York Times was not allowed to follow Jenner to the store. A producer told the Times, “No offense ... but we can’t have any association with you there.”
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“Costco is a passion," Jenner told the New York Times. "Costco is like a massage.”

Jenner's also very protective of her relationship with Costco (and anywhere else she might film for the show) — the New York Times was not allowed to follow Jenner to the store. A producer told the Times, “No offense ... but we can’t have any association with you there.”

11. She actually loves it so much, she buys things she doesn't need there.

"They have the most amazing dog beds," she said. "Don't even get me started ... During the summer, there'll be a fabulous surfboard. I don't surf, but I've got to buy a surfboard. I mean, that's how crazy I am."Also, Jenner doesn't trust anyone to do her Costco shopping but her. To her, Costco is "sacred."
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"They have the most amazing dog beds," she said. "Don't even get me started ... During the summer, there'll be a fabulous surfboard. I don't surf, but I've got to buy a surfboard. I mean, that's how crazy I am."

Also, Jenner doesn't trust anyone to do her Costco shopping but her. To her, Costco is "sacred."

Click here to read the New York Times' whole piece — "Where Would the Kardashians Be Without Kris Jenner?"

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