Kim K has been under a lot of scrutiny over the last week due to her “breaking the internet” after Paper Magazine revealed her…revealing her.
This article from Elite Daily states 51 questions that supposedly everyone has for Kim K after the magazine spread. Questions included, “Do you still talk to Ray J?” “Have you ever read a book in its entirety?” “Is nothing sacred anymore.” And our favorite, “Are you mad everyone thinks you’re boring?”
While these questions may have sparked some laughter. It sparked some interesting conversations on Twitter. How does a woman who stepped into pop culture after her ex-boyfriend leaks their sex tape manage to remain relevant? How did she go from Ray J’s ex-girlfriend to her name being a brand in itself?
So, we created a list of questions for Kim Kardashian, too!
1. Who handles your PR?
2. How did you put the team together?
3. What type of credentials were you looking for?
4. How did your team turn a crisis into a multimillion dollar opportunity?
5. How is your team handling all of the negative backlash from your Paper Magazine spread?
6. Did your team already have a crisis management plan in place before the release of the article?
So, why is she still winning after all of this you ask? She’s the mom of a beautiful daughter, a successful entrepreneur touching every industry from mobile apps to tanning lotion, she has a supportive family, a loyal fan base, she clearly is an extremely confident and brave woman and she’s married to Kanye West. Does life get better?
While Kim Kardashian would not be our first pick in the role model draft, you have to admit that she knows a thing or two about turning lemons into lemonade.
Instead of bashing her based on your own ideologies of right and wrong, take a deeper look into her brand. She is the prime example of how in business, and in life, you can take an unfortunate mishap and turn it into an everlasting opportunity. She has a television show, a clothing line, a shoe line and is one of the most talked about figures in pop culture.
This should be a lesson to all small and women owned businesses. Whether it be another organization or ex-employee slandering your brand, you still are in charge of your own success. You decide whether or not you fold under pressure or bite the bullet and keep moving forward.