By Staff Writer
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian visited Dubai for a the launch of a milkshake store in 2011
American reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has revealed that the moment she realised she had really made it as an international celebrity and her fame could make any endorsement a success was the reaction to her trip to Dubai in 2011.
“I’m going to tell him about Dubai because that’s what came to mind for me,” Kardashian West told The Cut magazine when asked if there was specific moment when she realised she was “worthy of an endorsement”.
“So I’d say 2010, 2011 was like, 'I’ll do anything'. Cupcakes, milkshakes. So I go to a milkshake place in Dubai, thinking, ‘Oh, it’s just, you know, some little milkshake store’. Maybe like 250,000 people showed up to the Dubai mall,” she was quoted as saying.
“I had never seen anything like it before. We had to sneak out the back. I mean, I took videos of the thousands, hundreds of thousands of people at the mall in Dubai. My mom and I looked at each other — because I made her come with me — and we were like ... 'what is going on? A milkshake place?’”
The ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ star toured Dubai and Abu Dhabi in October 2011.
She appeared at the launch of Millions of Milkshakes’ first overseas store and made an official appearance at The Dubai Mall, where she was greeted by thousands of UAE fans.
While Kardashian West estimated there were 250,000 fans in attendance, media reports in the UAE put the figure at around 3,000.