After sifting through the Kim Kardashian photographic lexicon in order to narrow down these 10 most Kim Kardashian outfits ever worn by Kim Kardashian, I have reason to believe that the Internet is comprised at least 50 percent of Kim Kardashian photos. There are sooooooooo many. There are event photos, there are party photos, there are posed paparazzi photos none-too-subtly masquerading as “candids” from back when, ugh, Kim had to call the paparazzi on herself. But since Kanye West entered the Kim scene early last year, there are significantly fewer shots of Kim and Kris trying on every necklace in every store on jaunts to Europe. Those of us who are masochistic enough to keep up with the Kardashians weekly also know that Kanye’s utmost passion has been enabling and advising his girl’s sartorial metamorphosis, from low-budget leopard print aficionado to polished upscale adult.
The transformation has been a JOY, to say the least, but we admit we kind of miss the old Kim — you know, Kim the Bebe designer, Kim the Quick Trim rep, Kim the cornrow-wearer … Kanye would never allow these things. In the spirit of nostalgia AND KIM’S 33RD BIRTHDAY!!!!!!, we’re giving you Kim Kardashian’s 10 most (pre-Kanye) Kim Kardashian looks of all time, rated as we imagine Kanye would rate them … on a scale from one to five Kanyes. We call this the Kanye Scale.