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    18 Secrets Kim Kardashian Revealed About Her Life Before She Was Mega Famous

    From revealing why she denied the existence of a sex tape to the reason Paris Hilton cut contact, mid-'00s Kim was full of confessions.

    1. Kim had her sights set on her own reality show all the way back in 2006.

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    In an unearthed interview, Kim listed off all her A-List clients for her business in which she sold their old clothes on eBay, before saying: "I really want to do a show that shows my life and what I do and all my closet stuff. I think that'd be really natural."

    2. However, her main goal in life back then was simply to get married and have children.

    3. And when KUWTK was commissioned, she didn't really see it lasting.

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    In fact, she was hoping for a career in fashion once the show was cancelled. She said: "Fashion is my life. We're launching our website, we want to open another clothing store, and I want my own clothing line. The show is so much fun, but it's fun for right now."

    4. Her first ever publicist, however, told her she'd never make it onto the cover of a fashion magazine and to adjust her expectations.

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    11 years on, Kim regularly works with the most prestigious designers in the industry, has her own makeup line and even covered Vogue. And that same publicist was the first to receive a signed copy of Kim's cover.

    5. In her first ever magazine interview, Kim outright denied the existence of a sex tape.

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    She said: "There is no sex tape! Ray J's not the kind of guy who would do something for revenge. There is no amount of money that could ever convince me to release any tape, even if I had one. I don't need the money!"

    6. Within months, Kim's sex tape with Ray J was released, and she then revealed the reason for not admitting to it initially.

    7. And back then she also rated herself a "20/10" in bed.

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    She explained: "I’m really passionate and sensitive. I don’t really have sex with people I don’t have a connection with, and if you have a connection with someone, it’s so much better."

    8. Kim bailed on attending the MTV VMAs in 2007 because she decided to watch none other than Kanye West's performance from his backstage area.

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    Kim said that she decided against attending the awards show and didn't even watch any of the performances because she went to Kanye's "backstage suite" to "support him." Back then, Kanye was still with his former fiancee Alexis Phifer and Kim with Reggie Bush. Who'd have thought it'd be another another five years before Kimye became a thing.

    9. She had a self-enforced year of being single in the 12 months before becoming famous.

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    Speaking to Complex, Kim said: "Me and Paris Hilton and the girls are trying to stay single for one year. In March, that'll be up. I'm a relationship type of girl but I think that everyone needs a year in their life to be single."

    10. One month after the ban was lifted, Kim began dating Reggie Bush. And she was absolutely convinced that he was ~The One.~

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    Speaking in 2008, Kim said: "This is it for me. Reggie has been my support system, and he’s such a good guy. After we get married, we’ll have kids and hopefully I’ll be pregnant within two years." It wasn't met to be, though, and Kim ended up marrying Kris Humphries in 2011 before Kanye West in 2014.

    11. Kim is often praised for always being polite to fans and the paparazzi, but it turns out this was actually a lesson she learned from Paris Hilton.

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    She said: "Paris will always stop and talk and make time. She's taught me that there's no need to ever not be polite."

    12. And back in 2009, Kim admitted that Paris Hilton cut communication with her because she was annoyed Kim had "copied her success."

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    Kim said: "I'm sure [that's why.] We've never had a conversation about it, we just one day did not speak again."

    13. Before she became famous, Kim would buy tabloid magazines and cut out photos of celebrities whose hairstyles she liked and then show them to her hairdresser.

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    These days she's setting the trends.

    14. She was once so in awe of Jennifer Lopez that she was terrified to ever meet her.

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    She said: "I've never met her. I've been in the same room as her, but I don't want to meet her. It's weird, but I am such a fan and I have this idea of her and if she turns out to be anything less than it'll kill my whole dream." Well, at some point they did meet, and since then the pair have become friends.

    15. She also said her ultimate celebrity crush was George Clooney.

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    Kim said: "He’s cool. He’s really cute."

    16. And there was a time where she'd hang around in a club in the hope of catching a glimpse of Justin Timberlake.

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    In her first ever magazine interview, Kim said: "The other night, Paris and I went to Area and next to us was Britney's table. I was walking around and I saw Justin and I was like: "Ah, we have to wait and see what happens!" I wanted to go home but I'm not going to lie, I stayed a little bit longer.

    17. She and Serena Williams also used to email each other links to articles comparing their butts.

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    Speaking in 2007, Kim said: "People probably might not guess that one of my closest friends on the planet is Serena Williams. We see these booty wars on the internet – these pictures of us in bikinis – and we'll email each other and be like, 'Oh my God, look at this!"

    18. And, finally, there was once a time when she felt uncomfortable looking at the results of the sexy photoshoots she'd done.

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    She said: "I'm a lot more shy than you might think. I don't feel comfortable with the whole "sexy Kim." I don't mind signing the cover of [her Playboy issue] but when people ask me to sign the inside I don't feel comfortable." In 2018, semi-naked Kim is a regular occurrence and in her words, she'll be taking nude selfies til she dies.

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