This Birthday Big Up recipient is a Jane of many trades being a model, actress, entrepreneur, socialite and reality star of the popular show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Since her initial claim to fame, the California native has dominated the reality tv realm along with her family launching many other reality tv shows such as Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. In more recent times, she has become one of the most recognized social media figures with her Twitter and Instagram accounts boasting tens of millions of followers.

0612-kim-k-falling-splash-4Today the pop culture phenom is celebrating her 36th birthday and in her honour here are 5 Kim Kardashian facts:

  1. Before she was famous, Kim was a stylist for Lindsay Lohan and Brandy.
  2. She is the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian Sr. who is known for his role as O.J. Simpson’s attorney.
  3. Reportedly, if a sponsor wants her to tweet about their product, they have to pay her $10,000.
  4. She went to pre-school with Paris Hilton. The two actually were best friends growing up.
  5. Her surname means “stone carver”.