Kris Jenner has a bone to pick with people who says her six kids are all boobs and Botox and little talent.
The cover of Redbook’s May 2011 issue features the latest family portrait for the famed Kardashian Klan: Kris and daughters Kourtney, Kim, Khloe Kendall, Kylie, and grandson Mason all make beaming appearances for the mag’s fold-out Mother’s Day Edition. Momager Kris — who says her family earned more than $65 million in TV deals and endorsements in 2010 alone — believes the sucess of runaway reality hits, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, and Kim & Kourtney Take New York, proves her dolled-up mealtickets deserve as much respect as every other overexposed star in Hollywood.
Thank you very much!
“It’s annoying when I hear, What do your girls do?’ Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs,” Kris argues, adding that her socialites have always been taught the value of hard work, despite enjoying a privileged upbrining in upscale Calabasas, California. “They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show. And my kids worked from the time they were 13 years old. So to me, that’s a huge misconception â€” that the girls don’t work. They work 25 hours a day. And that they don’t have any talent? They might not be singers or dancers, but they certainly know how to produce a television show. Whether you want to call it talent or not, they have multiple shows on the air. [I want to say,] How many shows do you have?”
Why are Americans so obsessed with The Kardashians? “We are a real family. We don’t sugarcoat anything. We’re not the Brady Bunch, but we always put each other first. We love each other on camera, we cry on camera. I think people relate to the realness of it,” Khloe explains.
On Living Life in Front of the Whole World:
Kim: “There’s nothing I’m really ashamed of, and I work hard on the show and all my other projects. I don’t drink or do drugs, so I’m comfortable showing the world what my life is all about.”
On Family Values:
Kris: “Our joy in life is that we always have each other. So I’ve tried to teach my kids three things: love God, love your family, and love yourself.”
The May issue of Redbook goes on sale April 12.