Kim Kardashian shares rare throwback pic and fans say it proves she's "never had surgery"
For those who are well versed on the world of pop culture, it can feel as though the industry revolves around Kim Kardashian-West.
The reality star burst onto the scene in 2007 after a sex tape she'd filmed in 2003 with ex-boyfriend Ray J was leaked. The explicit tape made Kim, and her entire family, household names after E! signed them for a reality television series titled Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
It was through this show that Kim was able to employ everything she'd learned whilst working as a stylist for her close friend, the hotel heiress, Paris Hilton.
The blonde socialite had arguably been the biggest star on the scene prior to the arrival of the Kardashians. In fact, it's hard to imagine the Kardashian's even having a career had it not been for Hilton's success as a celebrity who was simply famous for being famous.
The rise of the Kardashians was perfectly timed. At the end of 2007, social media was in its infancy and ready and waiting to be exploited by those who were willing to share every menial detail of their personal life.
Not only that, but 2007 marks the year when many of pop culture's most influential icons fell from grace, from Britney Spears epic attack on the paparazzi with an umbrella to Lindsay Lohan's first admittance to rehab for substance abuse. That same year, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie both spent time in jail for separate incidents involving driving whilst under the influence.
Aware of the negative press surrounding her contemporaries, Kim chose to ensure her brand was squeaky clean - despite the fact that her career began as the result of a sex tape.
Then 27-years-old, Kim emphasized her aversion to alcohol and drugs and focussed heavily on promoting a healthy, wholesome family image through KUWTK, which is now the longest-running reality television series in America.
Part of Kim Kardashian's allure is her physical appearance, which has been heavily focused upon by the press, especially her bulbous behind. For over a decade, the Kardashian sisters' engorged assets have been hotly debated in a fashion usually only reserved for politics and scholarly topics. Have they enhanced their looks with the assistance of a surgeon? Or, is it all natural?
According to the sisters themselves, it is the latter. Their looks are the result of nothing but hard work in the gym and good genes.
"I have not ever had plastic surgery," Kim wrote on her blog in 2008. "I hope after seeing this you guys will never ask me a plastic surgery question again!" In 2010, she also told ABC's Nightline that she'd "never had [her] nose done."
"It sucks when people make up surgery or photoshop lies when I am so disciplined & work so hard! Just trying to motivate others & show anyone struggling with weight they can totally achieve whatever they want if they are dedicated," she continued on Twitter in 2014.
In more recent news, Kim posted a throwback photo to her Instagram showing her with her sister Kourtney whilst in their bikinis on holiday. Fans were quick to jump into the comments to proclaim that the snap proved that Kim's curvy frame is entirely natural and clearly present from a very young age.
The snap was taken in 1994 when Kim was just 13 years old and shows the reality star's famous frame starting to develop.
Could this be the snap that proves Kim Kardashian's famous frame is actually natural after all.