Kim Kardashian is on the latest cover of Vogue but the most interesting part of the spread isn't her photos or fashion -- it's the revelation from the reality star that she wants to become a lawyer.
Last year, Kardashian began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco and is planning to take the bar in 2022, she revealed.
Kardashian did reveal that she has always been interested in the law having grown up with a lawyer, the late Robert Kardashian, for a father. But it was her work to help a nonviolent drug offender, Alice Marie Johnson, have her life sentence commuted by President Trump last year that truly inspired her to take things to the next level.
“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency,” she told Vogue. “And I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, s—. I need to know more.”
“I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case,” she added. “It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
Because Kardashian does not have a college degree, she will need to take a "baby bar exam" at the completion of her first year to see if she can continue her study under a California loophole law.
@KimKardashian is our May issue cover star! And she has a major life update to announce. Tap the link in our bio for the full cover story and spread. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, written by @jonathanvanmeter, Vogue, May 2019.
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Kardashian also opened up about her very famous husband Kanye West's breakdown last year and the drama that comes with his political statements.
“He doesn’t represent either side. But he doesn’t want to be told what he should be. It can be confusing. I get it," she said. "The one thing that I respect so much is that he is who he is, no matter what anyone tries to tell him to do. I can be sitting there crying: OH, MY GOD! TAKE OFF THE RED HAT! Because he really is the sweetest person with the biggest heart."
@KimKardashian is used to being underestimated. If the media mogul/beauty entrepreneur/soon-to-be mother of four's next act-studying law-seems unlikely, perhaps it shouldn't. "This is the daughter of an accomplished attorney and the mother of three black kids who is using her full power to make a difference on a tough issue and is shockingly good at it," says @CNN commentator and activist @vanjones68. Jones brings up the Elle Woods character from @legallyblondemovies as perhaps the only archetype we have in the culture through which to understand such an unlikely turn of events. "But she's so much deeper than that," he says, "because the gravity of the issues she's taking on is so tragic and all-pervasive. I think she's going to be a singular person in American life." In many demonstrable ways-for better or [email protected] already is. But if she were to pass the bar, it would be the most surprising rebranding since @Barbie got woke, a case to be studied at @harvardhbs for years to come. (Indeed, she has been invited to speak at Harvard later this year "on branding and media.") "I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me, because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what's important to me after they've met me," @KimKardashian says. Tap the link in our bio to read the full May cover story. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, written by @jonathanvanmeter, Vogue, May 2019.
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"I stopped caring, though," she adds. "Because I used to care so much. I was making it such an issue in our relationship. And in my life. It gave me so much anxiety.”
The full interview is available at Vogue.com