This morning I met Kim Kardashian.
Let me tell you how this all went down.
My friend Angie and I decided to meet before 6am, grab a coffee, and then head down to the George Street Optus store to wait in line to see Kim at her 9am store appearance.
We were the second pair there. I sent this pic to her via Twitter to let her know we had been waiting in pitch black, freezing cold conditions just to see her. Guilt trip? Not at all.
One of the girls who was there first said Kim was at 2DayFM talking to Kyle and Jackie O, so Angie said she should call in, and I just happened to know the number off by heart. I have no idea why, I barely listen to the radio.
The girl, Ashleigh, rang in and got to chat to her. She told Kim we were waiting and we wanted to meet her.
A few more people trickled in over the next few hours. By 9am, an insane (that's actually a pretty good word to describe some of the people there) crowd had turned up to see her.
We were told by this point we would not all get to meet her and a raffle ticket system was established. The ten people picked out of a hat (a glittery one, at that) would get to come inside the store to have a 2 minute chat, a professional photo and receive a signed picture of Kim.
Out of the hundreds of people there, that was a slim chance.
Around 10am, Kim came out from the back to talk to the press about the MOTOBLUR. We frantically took pics from outside and a few nutcases screamed unnecessarily.
After about 15 minutes, Kim came outside into the little barricaded area for people to take photos, attempt to get photos with her and try and have a chat.
OK- WHY do people think it's ok to swamp someone? She is a person. A small person at that. The crowd was unbelievable and I wouldn't be surprised it she never came back to Australia because of it. I was getting crushed and I was one of the, if not the biggest person in the section of the crowd I was in.
I was so annoyed that people who turned up at 8:30, 9, 9:30 just drifted into the front of the crowd and got to have pictures. I'm a pretty placid person who isn't into pushing people but either way I wouldn't have been able to get a good picture.
I managed to get one of Angie- It's kind of funny, but it gives you an idea of how ridiculous it was.
So it got too insane for Kim to be outside and she went back in. This was when they called the raffle. I think the first ticket drawn was rigged (rightfully so) and it was Ashleigh, the girl who got their first. The next nine people called were just people who had rocked up later and were around the corner. This was pretty unfair in my opinion, but what could I do?
All those winners had gone inside and it was a bit of an anticlimax. Noone budged and I was starting to get shitty thinking what a waste it was to get up that early for pretty much nothing. THEN security came outside and said to my friend "Kim has specifically requested to see you and your friend" and Angie went to grab me but some absolutely awful excuse for a human being linked arms with her and got taken in. Keep in mind, this girl got there at about 8:30am and kept talking about how she was there at 5am.
No, you weren't. I have a photo of the line and you're way back in it. There is a special place in hell for you, my dear.
So Angie and the girl get taken inside with Angie screaming "SHE'S NOT MY FRIEEEEEEEND! My friend is the one with the boooooooow!!!!"
I was left outside close to tears. Today was a particularly bad day for my arthritis (being so freezing cold at 4am when I woke up) and physical pain doesn't usually make me cry, but it was all too much and I was so upset.
I hung out the front in the mob for a few more minutes and next thing Angie comes bounding up to the door with one of the Optus reps and they tell security Kim has asked for me to come inside.
Apparently, once inside, Angie kept telling the Optus people that the girl who blew in with her wasn't her friend but they pretty much said "too bad", in nicer words. Angie then yelled out to Kim the same thing and that her real friend was the one with the big bow and Kim went up to the Optus staff and said to come and get me.
As a result, I look horrendous in all the pics. I had to run in there and I was trembling. I look like a stunned mullet in 75% of the pics and in the others I look like a stalker who finally got to meet her idol. Trust me, I'm not that bad I just couldn't control the muscles in my face. I couldn't smile or do anything I just had this blank look on my face with really vacant yet somehow crazy eyes.
just. so. excited.
I'm actually dead in this picture, right? There's no other excuse for that face.
I'm a stunned mullet.
I'm hoping, praying that somewhere out there there is a decent shot of me with Kim.
After the group shots, we were allowed two minutes chatting with Kim and a professional photo plus a signed postcard.
I thanked Kim profusely for letting me sneak in. She said "You've got a great friend" and then I stupidly rambled about how it was so cold outside waiting for her at 6am. I finally composed myself and was like, "Ok, I have a blog named A Fatal Attraction To Cuteness and I'd love to know what your most favourite cute thing in the entire world is?"
Kim- "Well, I have these flanalette pyjamas which I think are really cute. All my friends tease me about them though."
Marlo- "hehe What's printed on them?"
Kim- "Hearts....and igloos. All sorts of things. They're so snuggly, though. I think they're cute."
Marlo- "That is cute."
Then we said our goodbyes and I left.
Can't. Control. Facial. Muscles. Must....smile!
She's so, so, so stunning. You can't even imagine. She looks like perfection. She's alot taller than I thought she would be. I mean, she had very high heels on, but I thought she'd be really short.
She's also alot skinnier than I imagined. In photos and on TV she looks really curvy. Like, if she were a road she'd have one of those squiggly arrow signs in front of her, but she's just got a normal, healthy, petite body. Sort of like Lara Bingle.
I'm not sure what labels she was wearing, but she had on a stripey shift dress with a black leather belt and a gorgeous sheer, silk jacket with sharp shoulders which she does so well.
I checked out the MOTOBLUR phone afterwards, too. It's pretty good if you love being on the net. It has unlimited Twitter, Facebook and YouTube capabilities and certain plans offer unlimited SMS. It's got a qwerty keyboard with decent-sized keys and a nice, sleek touch screen.
I'm currently on a really good plan, but it's definitely something I'd consider when my plan runs out in a couple of months.
Outfit pic, for reference.
Pants- Lounge Apparel
Singlet- From the Harley Davidson store in Orlando
Boots- Robert Clergerie
Jacket- No name brand
Headband- Purchased in Harajuku, Tokyo
Kim will be doing instore appearances on the 21st of April at 9am at 253 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne and 22nd April at 10:10am at 221-225 Tattersalls Arcade, Brisbane.
oohh- I stole some of Angie's pics, because she got some different ones I didn't have:
LOL. I'm so tense!