How Kim Kardashian has changed throughout every season of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'

Nicole Pomarico
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Kim Kardashian has changed a lot since the first season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." E!

When "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" premiered in 2007, Kim Kardashian was at a very different place in her life. 

Over the course of the series, we saw her hit so many different milestones, both professionally and personally. And almost every big moment in her life was documented, from her jaw-dropping photoshoots to the births of her children.

Read on to see how Kim Kardashian has changed throughout every season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

There were a lot of hoop earrings and photoshoots on season one.

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Kim Kardashian didn't have the celebrity status she does now when the show premiered. E!

The first season of "KUWTK" was all about introducing fans to the Kardashian/Jenner family, and Kim was dealing with the earliest stages of fame.

On one memorable episode, she spoke with Tyra Banks on her talk show about her relationship with Reggie Bush. Other big moments for her on season one were the "Girls Gone Wild" shoot with her sisters and her Playboy feature.

There were also tons of hoop earrings and wide belts going on because it was 2007.

Season two is when Kim bought a Bentley.

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Kim Kardashian was still working at DASH on season two. E!

On season two, Kim was still spending a lot of time growing her store, DASH.

At this point, she was still dating Bush, and she famously bought herself a Bentley as a symbol of her success — which led to a lot of petty fights with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney.

On season three, Kim took selfies at an inappropriate time.

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Kim Kardashian also released her perfume on season three. E!

Season three brought LASIK surgery, more bickering with her sisters (especially when they tried to borrow her clothes), and Kim's first perfume release. She also joined the Pussycat Dolls for a performance.

Additionally, this was the season that Kim took selfies while the family drove Khloé to jail after she violated her probation, leading to Kris Jenner's now-famous line, "Kim would you stop taking pictures of yourself? Your sister's going to jail."

On season four, Kim briefly had a chihuahua.

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She also got drunk on vacation with her sisters. E!

On season four, Kim adopted a pet chihuahua named Princess, but sadly, she had to give her away. 

She also got really drunk on a vacation with her sisters, which is pretty out of character for her.

By the end of the season, Kim was feeling super burnt out from how hard she was working.

During season five, Kim bought a house.

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She also got her first Botox injections. E!

In 2010, season five premiered with an episode about Kim's new mansion.

A little later on, she got her first Botox injections, which she had a pretty bad physical reaction to. 

Throughout the season, she was also coping with her split from Bush.

During season six, she had a brief marriage.

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Kim Kardashian filed for divorce a few months after her wedding. E!

Season six was a huge turning point for Kim. She married Kris Humphries, only to file for divorce 72 days later, and her fame truly began to ramp up.

She also had to shut down reports about her butt being fake.

During season seven, viewers got to see more of Kim's sense of humor.

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Oprah Winfrey was also on this season of the show. E!

This season is when Kim's true sense of humor started to shine, and when she learned to take herself less seriously. 

Kim wore fun wigs, spent unprecedented amounts of time with her sidekick, Jonathan Cheban, and met with Oprah Winfrey for a huge interview, which all made this season pretty memorable.

During season eight, Kim became a mother.

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Kim Kardashian also rocked bangs on season eight. E!

On season eight, Kim started dating Kanye West and found out that she was pregnant with her first child. Much of the season, for her, revolved around North's impending arrival and finalizing her divorce from Humphries. 

By the end of the season, Kim became a mother.

On season nine, Kim got engaged to West.

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There was another wedding this season. E!

On season nine, West surprised Kim with an engagement ring for her birthday, and the second half of the season revolved around Kim and West's wedding in France. 

Throughout season nine, they were also both living with Kris while their house was being renovated.

During season 10, Kim broke the internet.

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She did an iconic, and somewhat controversial, magazine cover. E!

Kim's reach was bigger than it had ever been by season 10, especially after she launched her mobile game, Kim Kardashian Hollywood.

This is also the season where her famous Paper magazine "Break the Internet" cover was shot and promoted, which sparked plenty of conversations about the celebrity. 

During season 11, Kim got ready to welcome her second child.

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There was a lot going on in Kim Kardashian's life at the time. E!

Season 11 brought a lot of change to the family. Between Caitlyn Jenner's transition, Kourtney and Scott Disick's breakup, and Kim's pregnancy, there was a lot going on.

Plus Kim's house still wasn't finished, and Kris felt a little restless from her daughter's extended stay. 

During season 12, Kim spent some time sleuthing with her sisters.

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They wanted to figure out what was happening with their brother. E!

Kim's storylines on season 12 were about balancing her old life with her family and her new one with West.

Much of the season also revolved around her brother, Rob Kardashian, and his relationship with Blac Chyna. Kim spent many episodes working with her sisters to figure out exactly what was going on between them.

Kim faced a traumatic experience on season 13.

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It was a tough time for Kim Kardashian. E!

Season 13 was dark for Kim because she was reportedly robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in 2016.

During season 13, Kim opened up about being robbed at gunpoint during Paris Fashion Week in 2016.

After this traumatic event, fans saw some of the biggest changes in Kim yet, including how she drew back from social media and public life in a major way.

Kim announced that she was expecting another child on season 14.

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Kim Kardashian also launched her own beauty line. E!

This season was much more positive for Kim.

Not only was she acting more like herself again, but also she launched KKW Beauty and found out she was expecting her third child, Chicago, via surrogate.

Season 15 showcased ups and downs for Kim.

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Kim Kardashian welcomed her second child on season 15. E!

Season 15 of "KUWTK" brought more big changes to Kim's life, most notably, her daughter Chicago was born.

During this season, Kim also pushed for President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving life in prison for nonviolent drug offenses but has since been granted clemency. 

Although she certainly had some highs throughout season 15, there was also drama when West made some controversial comments about slavery being a "choice" during an appearance on "TMZ."

Kim announced that she wanted to become a lawyer during season 16.

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Kim Kardashian also went on a few trips. E!

This season brought a girls trip to Palm Springs, a family vacation to Bali, and a rustic camping trip for Kim. But season 16 wasn't all rest and relaxation.

After her work petitioning for Johnson's clemency, Kim decided she wanted to become a lawyer.

This is also the season where West announced he wanted to move back to Chicago without talking to Kim first.

Much of the season led up to the news of the cheating scandal between Khloé's then-boyfriend Tristan Thompson and Kylie Jenner's longtime friend Jordyn Woods — which shocked the whole family. 

On season 17, Kim welcomed her fourth child into the world.

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Kim Kardashian launched new projects and furthered her career this season as well. E!

On season 17, Kim and West's fourth child, Psalm West, was born via surrogate.

Kim also starred in a music video with Paris Hilton and attended the Met Gala.

Throughout the season, she spoke at a press conference at the White House and continued her work for prison reform.

At the end of the season, Kim and Khloé threatened to fire Kourtney from the show after she hid certain parts of her life from the camera. 

Season 18 was shorter than most on "KUWTK," but Kim still managed to sneak in some work and drama.

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Kim Kardashian traveled to Armenia with her sister on season 18. E!

Kim and Khloé were still butting heads with Kourtney at the beginning of season 18, but Kim and Kourtney traveled to Armenia together to baptize their children. 

Throughout the short season, Kim continued to fight for criminal-justice reform. She also gave up her duties as the host of the family's annual Christmas Eve party. 

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