I usually don’t share this story with people, but I figured I would since this is a social media class after all (plus I’m also running out of blog post topics). Ever since April 2010, I’ve had a Twitter fanpage for the Kardashian and Jenner family. I started it when I was in either 6th or 7th grade after becoming obsessed with their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I wanted to have a fanpage for them so I could “keep up” with the family, and connect with other fans as well. In middle school, I had this routine where I’d go on Twitter immediately after I came home from school and just share updates about family. After some time, the family started noticing my account, specifically Kim and Khloe who are the most active on social media — this lead to a majority of the family following my fanpage, which I found so cool at the time.
Flash forward to September 2015, Kim direct messaged me on Twitter saying that she was hosting a brunch to celebrate her birthday in Los Angeles the next month, and she wanted to invite all of the fans she follows on social media to a special weekend. When I read that message, I couldn’t believe it — it seemed too good to be true. But then, I got into contact with her people who set up my flight and itinerary. The moment I got emailed my itinerary for the trip I finally realized, oh my god, Kim Kardashian actually invited me to Los Angeles to meet her. I couldn’t contain my excitement leading up to the brunch, which was held on October 24th.
I flew into Los Angeles with my mom on that Friday and Kim booked us a room at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village for our stay, where the brunch was held. The brunch took place the next day, and I had the most memorable time with Kim and the other fans invited. What was so special was that I had known most of the fans invited for years because we’d talk on Twitter, and I finally got to meet them in person. During the brunch, Kim spent over three hours with us chatting and eating. Kim talked to us as if we were all her good friends, she was so welcoming and appreciative of our support over the years. In the middle of the brunch, she surprised us with a visit from Kanye and North. Kanye also brought us outside to his car where he previewed his current album that hadn’t been released yet, The Life of Pablo. I still can’t believe this day actually happened and I’m so appreciative of Kim for giving me this experience that I will never forget.