Kim Kardashian (1980) is an American reality television personality, actress and model. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E!'s reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kardashian's personal life soon became subject to widespread media attention.