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20 Lost Kim Kardashian Pop Culture Moments

From ‘CSI’ to cupcake mix, the lesser-known exploits of a ubiquitous star

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 24: Kim Kardashian celebrates the online shoe society ShoeDazzle.com's first birthday at the Bentley Hotel on March 24, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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What does Kim Kardashian do, exactly? Well, in nearly a decade, the reality star has quite nearly done it all: Actress, singer, author, model, host, brand ambassador, entrepreneur, video game subject and cupcake enthusiast. The most famous member of reality TV's most famous family has ignored every criticism thrown at her to become the hardest-working woman in showbiz. Though her TV show and social media dominance take top billing these days, there is a deep well of lost Kim K moments worth revisiting. Here are a few you may have forgotten. 

Kim Kardashian and Deena on 'H8R'

Deena Confronts Kim on ‘H8R’

For only four episodes in 2011, Mario Lopez hosted H8R, a show on the CW where celebrities met with, of course, their "biggest haters." Kim appeared in the same episode as family friend and Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis and confronted a woman named Deena who felt that Kim was appropriating black culture with her "fake booty" and relationships with African-American men. The appearance is notable for the open dialogue between the pair on race and appropriation. "I one billion percent rep my Armenian community," she tells Deena. "Just because you've seen a few people who have been high-profile and black, I don't feel like it's really my responsibility to rep his culture when I don't know a lot about it."

In the end, the conversation turns to the conversation of invisibility. "People have given me shit for my shape since I was young, and it's hard dealing with that sometimes," Deena reveals. "I think you and Beyoncé have kind of opened up that world for people like us who have voluptuous shapes."

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Brand Ambassador for Midori Liqueur

From 2011 to 2013, Kardashian served as brand ambassador for melon-flavored neon green liquor Midori — but soon after becoming pregnant with North she was replaced by Vampire Diaries star Candice Acceola. She now serves as spokeswoman for Hype energy drink, which she's also probably had to put a pause on drinking since the onset of her second pregnancy. 

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Ava in Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor’

In 2013, Kim landed one of her highest profile acting gigs yet: a supporting role in Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. In the film, she plays Ava, the designer-label-obsessed co-worker of the film's main character, Judith. She won a Razzie Award for her efforts.

Kim's inclusion upset Perry's female fanbase so much that he had to write out an explanation on his blog for the decision. "Whether you're aware of it or not, to be honest with you I wasn't, millions of young people adore [Kim] and are following her every move," he wrote. "If one of those young people see this film and find the strength to live a better life and not go through what these characters went through in this movie, then we have all done what I feel I'm being led to do here."

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Qurchhhh on ‘American Dad’

Just last year, Kim voiced a furry alien named Qurchhhh on American Dad. "She loves the show, and Kanye has stopped by the writers' room so I know that he's a fan," executive producer Mike Barker explained of Kim's involvement. "I think when her people told her we wanted her, she was already predisposed to say yes."

In the episode, the sex-crazed Qurchhhh lands on Earth and is immediately attracted to the show's leading alien, Roger. In the end (spoiler alert!) once all the hair is removed from her body following a car crash, the alien turns out to be Kim herself.