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The Kardashian Effect
The Kardashian Effect

Learn English meaning of ‘the Kardashian Effect’

Date: Jun 02 2017

Themes: Celebrity, Fashion, Pop Culture

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense


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Every generation has its popular trendsetters. Some of these people are only a little famous, but others are so popular that they change people’s consumer habits. The Kardashians are in this second group. When they buy something, everyone knows. It is impossible to count the number of people who are inspired by the Kardashians. This consumer trend has been called The Kardashian Effect.

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney have motivated people to wear specific clothes and use specific makeup. They even have TV shows that give people ideas for positive lifestyle changes. Of course, not everyone is blown away by these famous sisters. Some people think they have too much power. They also don’t like all the plastic surgery that the Kardashians get.

Jessica is becoming a Kardashian fan, and Dominique doesn’t understand. Listen to them talk about the best and worst of the Kardashians in today’s English lesson.


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Jessica:  I’m a little embarrassed to say this, but I was watching a TV show the other day, and I was so inspired by it. And then, I realized it was a Kardashian show.

Dominique:  Oh, my gosh!

Jessica:  I know…

Dominique:  Shut the front door!

Jessica:  I know! Ever since watching it, I’ve become a little obsessive about the Kardashians. I’m a little…

Dominique:  Did you say, “inspired”?

Jessica:  Well, yes! So, I know that they’re trendsetters when it comes to fashion and makeup, but I’ve never really been into them before. And then, I watched this show, and it’s all about positive lifestyle changes… changing yourself from the inside out. And I was so motivated. I was at the gym, and it pushed me harder.

Dominique:  Did you say Kardashians?

Jessica:  Yes! It was Khloe Kardashian. And, you know, she’s seen as kind of the heavier set sister. But really, I was blown away.

Dominique:  I’m sorry, I heard she had plastic surgery to get her body.

Jessica:  Oh! I don’t want to believe she gave into those consumer habits.

Dominique:  And “trendsetter”! I mean, they copy people. One of those girls, the one with the K… I mean, pick any of them… said that they invented wigs and colorful hair. I don’t understand it!

Jessica:  I think you should try to watch this show because it will give you a different perspective on who they are.


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Jessica tells Dominique that she began watching a TV show. It was really inspiring, and then she learned that it was a Kardashian show. Dominique is surprised that Jessica liked a TV show about the Kardashians because she thinks Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney have way too much power over consumer habits. But Jessica is beginning to like the Kardashians.

Jessica understands why some people don’t like the Kardashians. However, this TV show was all about positive lifestyle changes. It made her feel good, and it motivated her to work harder. She tells Dominique that Khloe was the star of this show. Dominique tells her that Khloe doesn’t have a natural body. Instead, she heard that Khloe had plastic surgery. Jessica doesn’t care. She wants Dominique to watch Khloe’s TV show with her.

Do you see The Kardashian Effect in your country? Which Kardashian is your favorite?



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I think that they are very show off people. :-l

05:40 PM Jun 03 2017 |

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yes , I  cant remamber the wright time but two of them   came to Armenia   to remember  Armenian GENOCIDE and that moment I saw the Kardashian Effect in my country

03:56 PM Jun 03 2017 |

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I don’t see The Kardashian Effect in my country!

I can’t say it is inspiring or not, but I can say Kim is my favorite because she is really hot :)

08:46 AM Jun 02 2017 |

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