How It’s Going: Handling Fame

Kris Jenner

Lesson time 10:08 min

Becoming instant celebrities forced Kris and her family to quickly learn how to handle fame—and its challenges. Kris’s daughter Khloé joins her to discuss how they navigated stardom and share ideas for staying grounded and focused.

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Topics include: Stay Grounded • Kris and Khloé Break It Down


KRIS JENNER: So if you have a very successful personal brand you may end up becoming well-known, or even famous. It comes with the territory, and it can happen in an instant. You really got to learn how to handle the attention, or it can totally consume you. I've learned a lot about becoming famous since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered 14 years ago. It's easy to lose your way when you feel like everyone in the world is watching you. [MUSIC PLAYING] - My mom looks so pretty. CREW: Doesn't she look beautiful? - Thank you, boo. CREW: She's killing it. - Can I umm-- KIM KARDASHIAN: And then I was going to say-- - You're doing a Master-- she's in the middle of doing TV right now. - OK, bye. Fame can be a very tricky thing because before you experience any type of fame, you really don't know what to expect, or how it's really going to affect your life. But I think that overall, I've had a pretty good experience with fame at the level that we're at, and what we do for a living, and how we interact with our audience, and our fans, and our followers. It's been pretty good to us so far. [MUSIC PLAYING] - There's a fine line between being famous and learning how to handle it and letting your ego run away with the whole situation. And I think there's a lot of people who become very famous, very quickly, especially some of the influencers on the internet and on social media platforms, and they don't have any background of which to draw any experience. And they get a little lost because they aren't sure quite how to handle it. And unless you really are grounded and don't let your ego get in the way and sort of let that take over, I think a lot of people can lose themselves in the fame. I'm an extremely busy person with not a lot of bandwidth and not a lot of time to spend on things like, you know, entertaining my ego or the fame that comes with what we do. And we're always working so we're really lucky. And I think that we keep our circle really small, and we don't really have anybody to show off in front of. We kind of all came up with our show together, and we all became this brand together and started working together. When you have done this for almost, you know, 15, 16 years, you know how to handle your fame. And we're all creating and working on our businesses really hard and filming a TV show for Hulu now. So we don't really have time to indulge our egos in the fame part of it because we're extremely focused on what we're doing. But I think that's the key. Dedication, and ambition, and focus are very important qualities when you're creating a business and trying to develop a social media presence that's important and stands out. And if you get lost in this other world, it can really deter what you're trying to do. Will you just come over here and look in the camera and say that? KHLOE KARDASHIAN: No. - Say it, just say I want to add one thing. ...

About the Instructor

With an empire that spans clothing lines, a billion-dollar makeup company, and 14 successful shows, Kris Jenner has become more than the matriarch of one of the world’s most influential families. The Kardashian Jenner “momager” is also a mother of a new era of personal branding. Now she’s sharing her journey to stardom with you. Learn how she cut through the noise, built lasting fame, and turned a vision into reality.

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