“People stare at me like they’ve never seen a walking goddess.”
These were the opening words to First Lady Kim Kardashian-West’s one-woman show Selfish: The Kim Kardashian-West Story as the first lady, reality TV star, socialite, entrepreneur and law student’s visit to campus wrapped up Friday night in the Rozsa Center. A historic visit for campus, Kardashian-West’s trip to Houghton and Michigan Tech marks the university’s first-ever visit from a first lady.
Selfish, named after the socialite’s book of selfies of the same name (yes, she really published a book of her selfies) follows Kardashian-West’s life, including her rise to fame and eventually, her first-ladyhood.
The eldest of the presidential children, North West, made a guest appearance in her mother’s show with a delightful rendition of her now-famous song, “What are those – these are clothes,” which she screamed eloquently at the audience as Kardashian-West shed a tear.
Kardashian-West’s show covered everything from her life in the spotlight, including but not limited to: her family’s quick rise to fame, her marriage with current president Kanye West, the naming of her eldest daughter after a direction found on a compass and her goal to become a lawyer in the state of California. A one-woman show wouldn’t be a one-woman show without musical numbers, and Selfish wasn’t one to disappoint. Songs included “Help, my sister and I have rival makeup companies,” “Why is my husband bringing me to lunch with Donald Trump?” and “I want to be a lawyer now,” which featured a personalized message from Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods (Bend and Snap!).
The performance ended with Kardashian-West taking the stage for a final time, offering to pay for personal makeovers for almost every member of the audience. In her closing remarks she noted, “I’ve never seen so many greasy boys in one place before. What is in the water at Michigan Tech?”
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