Kim Kardashian has come a long way since her 2003 sex tape with Ray J and being Paris Hilton's personal assistant, but her newest career move might seriously shock you. The 38-year-old reality star is becoming a lawyer.
It's no secret KKW has become heavily involved in prison reform, as she very publicly convinced Donald Trump in May 2018 to grant Alice Marie Johnson--a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-offense, nonviolent crime--clemency, and has helped multiple people in similar situations since. More recently, the star even promised former inmate Matthew Charles she would pay his rent for the next five years, after he was unable to find a place to live due to his criminal record.
Kim has proved she's full-in on the fight to end the stigma against people who have been imprisoned for nonviolent crimes, as well as freeing those from jail, so her latest endeavor only makes sense if she wants to get more involved.
In a new interview with Vogue, Kim revealed she's currently doing a four-year apprenticeship at a law firm in San Francisco, with a plan to take the bar exam in 2022. "I had to think long and hard about this," she admitted, explaining her decision came after "seeing a really good result" in the Johnson case. She went on to explain:
"The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, s**t. I need to know more. I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more."
So now, she's going to know a whole lot more by studying a new trade. Although Kim knows she's likely going to receive a ton of backlash for this, as many still just consider her a socialite who's famous for being famous, we don't think it'll bother her too much in the end. And her fans are extremely proud of her for doing it!