Your first impression of Kim Kardashian was probably the same as mine:
Why is she famous?
Whoa, that booty can’t be real.
Think whatever you want about the most prominent of the Kardashian offspring, but Kim's mojo is undeniable. Known as much for her socialite exploits as her gravity defying rear-end, the legend of "reality" television's highest paid star has reached a magnitude that now expands well beyond the arena that ultimately made her fodder for tabloid headlines.
Once modestly recognized as both the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian (part of the O.J. Simpson defense team) and the stepdaughter of Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, Kim transitioned seamlessly into becoming an impresario of sorts whose success is only surpassed by her status as perhaps America's most amicable sex symbol. And bearing in mind her string of past romances with equally famous athletes and entertainers, her recent engagement to Kris Humphries (pictured) should also come as no surprise.
Life with Kim has been good for Mr. Humphries. A member of four teams in his eight-year NBA career, the formerly obscure journeyman averaged 10.0 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game (a "double double") for the New Jersey Nets en route to his best statistical season thus far – an accomplishment he clearly attributed to Kim with the purchase a 20.5-karat diamond behemoth for his now-fiancé that's reportedly worth $2 million.
True love has a place in the conversation. But(t) make no mistake, it all starts with that unbelievably awe-inspiring caboose. If you think a woman of Kim's considerable enormity can't make an average man leap tall buildings in a single bound, think again. Indeed, so commanding is Kim's allure that it even caused another no-name pro athlete – NFL defensive back Bret Lockett in this case – to openly lie about Kim cheating with him, only to later confess than he had never even met her.
It's almost hard to blame the poor guy. Heck, I'd marry Kim without even thinking about it.
"Cultivate your curves. They may be dangerous but they won't be avoided."
– Mae West (1893-1980), American actress and icon in her own right