She used her notoriety to start a reasonably successful clothing line with her family. It’s kind of the same deal as Jessica Simpson. She got famous for one thing (the sex tape) and is now making her money off other stuff, like the clothing line and personal appearances and such.
I don’t see what makes her any better or worse than bloggers who make money for being themselves. Thanks to social media and entertainment, there are new ways of making money for people who are otherwise useless but excellent self-promoters.
Personally, I think she is very naturally pretty but she’s starting to go overboard on the plastic surgery, especially on the face. She was smoking around 2006-2008but she’s edging into bad plastic surgery territory.
The Bebe partnership with the Kardashians was perfect. That entire clothing line is so ethnic mafia, which I’m saying out of love, because I used to wear it all the time.
She used to be part of Paris Hilton’s entourage and got photographed a lot as a result of it.