What Happened When Kim Kardashian Tried To Crash Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Shoot
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Kim Kardashian wanted to join Caitlyn Jenner's momentous Vanity Fair shoot, but things didn't go to plan.
Jenner made her public debut in 2015, with the cover going onto become the magazine's biggest ever. The feature was incredible secretive, with editor Buzz Bissinger shadowing her for hundreds of hours during her transition.
During the shoot, mobile phones were confiscated and a security team, headed by a former New York police officer, was stationed around Jenner's home in California. However, in their efforts to spot any intruders, a visitor arrived.
"There’s a Bentley coming up the hill," the security team announced. It quickly became apparent that it was Kardashian, Jenner's former stepdaughter, sparking concerns over the location being compromised with her paparazzi.
As detailed in Dilettante: True Tales of Excess, Triumph and Disaster, Kardashian was under no impression she wouldn't be able to join in – in fact, she was happy enough to hand over her phone, and was camera-ready.
Alas, it wasn't meant to be for the reality star on this occasion: no Kardashians were allowed in the shoot, as per Vanity Fair's orders. "It was a cultural cold war. No one was happy to see her on this day," Brown wrote.
Brown was the publication's deputy editor at the time. Alongside Bissinger, they escorted Kardashian to try and dissuade her from joining Jenner.
"With no reality TV cameras around... she was just Kim, a normal human being whose equally famous stepfather was in the next room in heels and a wig, not to mention with new breasts," Brown wrote.
"Kim said she was proud of her stepfather, excited for the world to meet Caitlyn. But she was less interested in us than she was in getting into one of Annie’s photographs.
"She wanted to grab a carrot or celery stalk but held back... she didn’t want to mess up her perfectly lined lips, let alone have a piece of celery stuck in her teeth."
It took around half an hour for the penny to drop. Kardashian eventually left the house with a carrot and celery stalk. When Jenner's feature made its way online, it attracted nine million readers to Vanity Fair's website and generated headlines around the world.
Of course no bad blood. I love my family and am thrilled for the show continuing. But I was shocked to learn through the press that I was explicitly excluded from the new show. https://t.co/SjHwkERDbo— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 12, 2022
Jenner recently reacted after being shut out of the family's new show, The Kardashians, which reportedly bagged its stars a nine-figure payday between them.
"I was there when this started from day one. I watched it grow. And doing the show for almost 20 seasons was one of the highlights of my life. To be able to work with my family for all those years, connect with the fans, it was incredible. Happy that it continues for my family," she wrote.
"Of course no bad blood. I love my family and am thrilled for the show continuing. But I was shocked to learn through the press that I was explicitly excluded from the new show," Jenner added in another tweet.
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Topics: Celebrity, Kim Kardashian, Caitlyn Jenner