Also today, Glamour magazine published and interview where she talks openly about how hard it was for her in the first seasons of RHOA to read everyone’s comments about how old she looks, and how bad the original wigs looked. Click through for an excerpt with a link to the entire interview.
Here is part of Kim’s interview with Glamour..
What did you think the first time you saw yourself on television? Kim: Well honestly, I was like, “My makeup is horrible.” And I didn’t really like it in person, but I thought with TV you need it more, but that really wasn’t the case. And my wig was so horrible. I just remember thinking, “Wow, that’s a whole lot of makeup. I need to go back and do my own makeup. And I need a human-hair wig because this wig is not working.”
How is filming different from the first season, when you didn’t really know what to expect, versus now? Kim: You know, season 1, we had no idea how successful this show was going to be. We had no idea what to expect. As the years went on, you have a great glam squad. As you know now, I have a makeup artist that knows I don’t like a whole lot of makeup. She knows that I don’t like a whole lot of foundation on my face. I have great skin. I spend a lot of money on my skin, so I do not need a whole bunch of makeup. So now I think I have a great “glam squad” that knows me. I’ve had to sit through so many people to get to that place. And now, it’s a lot different. I think that I know what to expect. I work in my tanktop in my house these days. I definitely don’t do that on camera. I try not to, although there’s times when you see me running around this season in sweatpants because I’ve got so much going on. I just think that having the right team behind you and trying different things. I’ve got new wigs. I felt really hard in season 1 and 2, and then I started doing my own makeup and changed the wigs up. It’s all in good fun, but the criticism was hard in the beginning.