"And sometimes I put some makeup in there when I go to church." At 5 years old, North West is now old enough to give interviews about what she keeps in her purse. To be fair, this Kardashian kid was on Vogue's style radar the day she was born.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be making some major headlines come May 2019. Their fourth baby is due via a surrogate who is "well into the pregnancy," People reports. North West will be a big sister all over again (although she should be used to it by now– she's done it twice before).
While Saint and Chicago West are definitely on the paparazzi's radar, something about North West is #Dominating. Kim can leave her hotel with North West in the middle of the night, and the cameras will be sitting and waiting. North has perfected the #Kardashian wave, she's got her own Instagram fan accounts, and let's face it– she's beyond cute.
North West comes with a statement name, statement outfits, and one #Statement mommy. Kim K doesn't hold back. Whether it's eye-popping outfits or those bathroom selfies, Kim isn't afraid to shock a little. Down-to-earth as she can be, Kim can also throw us the odd "diva" vibe.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, though. Here are 20 times North West ran the show (plus five times Kim held the reins).
25 "RUNNING THE SHOW? PLEASE, I AM THE SHOW"
It's when you're sitting next to the editor of Vogue that things start to gain a little perspective. Front-row at Fashion Week used to be reserved for prestigious designers or stylists. That spot is now reserved for "Kardashians and family," it would seem. After throwing a tantrum at her first Fashion Week, a slightly older (and wiser) North returned in 2015. Kim was there, but North was running the show.
When the editor of Vogue is your front-row neighbor, you're the star of the show.
24 "WHAT DO YOU MEAN, I'M NOT INVITED TO 2 CHAINZ'S WEDDING?"
It's the beyond cute archive of North West pics as a toddler that quickly differentiate the "mini diva" from your regular tot. In 2015, North made major headlines for her "mini-me" outfit after fans spotted the Kanye-style chain around North's neck. Kim even Tweeted about it: "No daddy it's me [sic] necklace" was the caption. When the queen of social media and beauty sales is stopping in her tracks to cater to your demands, do we really need to say it? North wins again.
23 WHEN YOU'RE THIS CUTE, YOU GET PANCAKES
Kim isn't as strict with nutrition as her sister, Kourtney. We do know that Kim prefers organic cheddar bunnies to Goldfish Crackers, but gluten and dairy are allowed in Kim's kitchen. North didn't appear to be acting like a diva when this chocolate pancake pic was posted to social media, but let's remember what it takes to get them. "Before..." and "After..." were the captions from Kim as North indulged with chocolate all over her face. First, you win them over. Then you get what you want.
22 "THAT'S RIGHT, YOU HOLD THE DOOR FOR ME!"
North West and Penelope Disick are the ultimate BFFs. "Should we build tree houses and be neighbors?" Penelope asked North during an interview. "Yeah," was all that North replied, Bustle reports. The early days for these two saw plenty of ballet classes around Calabasas, but the wardrobes were anything but basic. That baby Balmain jacket retails for $2,000 in adult sizes. North's was custom-made and gifted by Balmain's director. Having the door held open for her? North was an A-Lister the day she was born.
21 "NO SELFIES PLEASE, I'M THINKING"
Sometimes, a picture is just priceless. In this one, it's North West's face that's priceless. For most of us, a trip to Disneyland is the chance to relive our childhood, grab those bunny ears, and hop on a ride. When you're a Kardashian, it's all of those, plus the biggest selfie opportunity ever. It looks like Kourt was holding the phone for this selfie with Kim, North, and Penelope. Something about North's face is saying: "I'm not quite ready!". Presumably, another shot was taken when she was. #PointToNorth
20 BUT TWO CAN PLAY AT THIS GAME...
When it comes to handling the paparazzi, Kim has actually dished out her tips. "Don't talk to the paparazzi, wear sunglasses, and don't smile" are part of the list that Marie Claire compiled. There's a problem when you've got a little one, though. You might want to swan past the paparazzi and ignore them, but if the kid isn't having it, you're stuck. 2016 will go down in history because of this pic.
"NO MORE PAPARAZZI!" It's like we can almost hear North saying this (although we weren't there).
19 LEARNED FROM THE BEST, NOW IT'S #CHECKMATE
In 2018, North joined her mom in NYC. Kim wore a pared-down Yeezy wardrobe of black over-the-knee boots and deconstructed jackets, while North flew the flag for #Athleisurewear in hot pink Adidas. Nobody was looking at the wardrobes, though. Whoever snapped this pic of North's "Hollywood wave" is likely still enjoying the paycheck. North might only have been five years old, but she was acing the wave better than Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Not much #Diva from Kim, here. Plenty from North.
18 EXCEPT FOR THAT TIME KIM WON BY 1%
North's face here might say: "Diva," but remember that a true diva keeps her demands for her assistants (while wearing the world's biggest #PokerFace). Another neon appearance from these two made headlines in 2018, but it was Kim's Ariana Grande look that put her at the forefront of the newspapers. "Rainbow" may be North's favorite color, as Bustle reports, but she's got a way to go before nailing the diva-meets-casual. Kim gains a 1% advantage here, although there's always the next pic to refresh that figure...
17 IN WHICH NORTH WEST OFFICIALLY PROVES HER POINT
Is it bad that a grown-up in her 30s kind of wants this t-shirt? In 2015, Kourtney was spotted out with her daughter, Penelope. Custom-made Versace might be more how this family rolls overall, but they know the value of awesome merch. Penelope's "What Would North Do" tee went viral enough for The Cut to write an entire article on it. When your celeb cousins are wearing statement t-shirts that point to your authority as the #Default, you know you've won.
16 FIRST CATWALK AT FIVE, TALK ABOUT RUNNING THE SHOW
Kendall Jenner might be the world's highest-paid model, but this girl is 23 years old. Gigi Hadid, likewise, is in her 20s. North West made Kardashian history in 2018 as she walked her very first runway show– at the age of five. The catwalk debut landed North her own Vogue article, and Kim couldn't do much except gush over her little girl. The L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Show saw North channel her biker chic in faux leathers and shades, and the most Kim got was an aftershow snap. #AdvantageNorth
15 "I WILL BE CARRIED IN A WAY THAT PLEASES ME, UNDERSTAND?"
It's when your Forbes-listed $350 million net worth reduces you to "being the walking chauffeur" that fans get to stick a #Diva on the kid. Kim actually doesn't get nearly as much credit as she could. This hands-on mom is 100% about her family, and there isn't a week we don't see Kim carrying her kids around. The nannies seem to do less work than the mom, here! North was still a toddler here, but this cutie-pie was already running the show. Kim's face says it all.
14 "THINK IT'LL CHANGE JUST BECAUSE I CAN WALK?"
Some things change with time. Kim turned from lowly assistant to beauty mogul. Chris Pratt turned from out-of-shape sitcom star to Avengers icon. Some things, however, do not change. While Kim's face didn't shout out: "Best-pleased" here, North managed to out-do her mom in the diva department by making sure her vibe came with a #LookingAtTheCamera. North is mostly seen running around and giggling on Kim's Instagram stories, but let's not forget that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
13 POINTS FOR THE LEATHER, BUT THE POSTURE NEEDS WORK
To give you an idea of how popular pics of North as a baby are– if you hop over to Pinterest and start typing Kim and North's names in, the platform drops down to "Kim Kardashian, North West baby." Kim and Kanye may be welcoming their fourth child come May 2019, but the pics of North as a baby will forever come with a #Cutest. For a baby? The matching leather here is beyond glam. The posture needs a little work though, so we'll throw a point to Kim for this one.
12 MAKING MOMMY LOOK BASIC? THAT'S MORE LIKE IT
And we're back in business! Kim does a pretty good job of squeezing Disneyland trips into her busy schedule. She gets extra points for being seen there herself (instead of just sending the nannies). North was more than capable of walking here when E Online called North "the cutest tiny Minnie Mouse." With a 2015 date, North was two years old. Look closer at that date though, and you might realize that Kim was pregnant with Saint. Carrying the toddler and a baby? North, #DivaDown, please!
11 YOU LOOKED AT NORTH FIRST, RIGHT?
It's simple psychology. If your eye was drawn to North first (and you looked at Kim second), this little kid has already proved her point. In 2016, Kim was spotted ice-skating in New York City with North. Before we even get to who is stealing the attention, let's remember that this munchkin is wearing Louis Vuitton Supreme sweats. Kim might have been flaunting the after-effects of the glam squad with her hair, but North 100% stole the show here. She even wore mini-me fur.
10 AND IT TOOK YOU A MINUTE TO EVEN SPOT KIM, RIGHT?
It's when a superstar A-Lister fades into the background that you know you're onto something. Kim's outings tend to come with biggest #HighProfile ever. The minute Kim steps out of her sedan and into Nobu, a hundred photographers are scrambling to get anywhere near her (while shouting her name over and over). North joined Kim, Kanye, Kourtney, and Penelope here for a low-key outing. That forthright march took Kim, put her firmly in the background, and North came out on top.
9 "IF I'M MAKING HER LOOK AWKWARD, I'VE WON, RIGHT?"
Awkward is not something we generally see with Kim. Whether she's teetering in Yeezy sock boot heels or climbing the steps of the Versace Mansion, Kim comes as one, ultra-smooth, ultra-polished style icon. Squatting down awkwardly to cater to a toddler isn't the traditional image of a Hollywood star. When you're Kim K and North West is your daughter though, all that changes. This Los Angeles ballet outing came with the designer clothes, but it came with something bigger. A touch of the #DivaFinish from North.
8 "IF I'M MAKING HER PUSH ME, I'VE WON AGAIN, RIGHT?"
In 2018, yet another high-profile trip to Disneyland was made. At the age of five, North was spotted playing on her phone and, more importantly, taking to the stroller to be pushed around by mommy. KUWTK definitely gives us a sneak peek on Kim's inner thoughts. The "crazy world" Kim told Larsa Pippen about showed us Kim worried about having more kids. Once again, North is running the show, here.
"My time is spread really thin," Kim recently said as the news of baby #4 broke.
7 GOT SWAG (AND SHE KNEW IT)
North West is officially the most stylish kid in Hollywood history. "The Pillars of North West's Capsule Wardrobe" was Vogue's headline in 2017– just one of many articles chronicling the style files of this Kardashian sensation. Vogue called North's wardrobe "as enviable as the world's biggest fashion names." Kim might have been donning her signature silks and heels here, but North was one step ahead. With sleek blacks, Yeezy footwear, and just as much lace as mommy, North had swag (and she knew it).
6 #1 (AND SHE KNEW IT)
Kim has made it clear that she doesn't have favorites. The love is spread out evenly between North, Saint, and Chicago– "my favorite boy" that we saw on Season 15 of KUWTK will only wash for so much longer. KimYe's fourth child is due in May 2019, and People reports it to be a boy. It's quite possible that North's hand here was randomly caught in one of those toddler moments (that we'll never be able to explain). Then again, it could well be: "I'm #1, and I know it!"
5 NORTH HAD A GOOD RUN, BUT KIM WINS THIS ONE
You'll need to get up early to beat Kim in the selfie game. With an entire book of selfies called Selfish, Kim Kardashian has earmarked her status as the selfie queen– and she isn't slowing down. This group selfie with Khloe at the wheel (and North and Penelope strapped into the back) might not have come with a #Bathroom, but it had Kim's signature gaze. Your eye goes straight to Kim's smokey look, and everyone else comes second. Mommy wins this one for the #DivaVibe.
4 "WHY WE'RE STOPPING? OH, NO REASON"
The toddler standoff isn't something we'll ever be able to explain. Back in the real world, our own toddlers freeze us in the middle of what we're doing. An explanation generally isn't part of the deal. When you're a celebrity, the same thing happens (but the cameras are rolling). Chrissy Teigen, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, and Snooki have all been spotted in this situation. Kim definitely looked glam here back in North's early days, but it's the #Attitude that matters here. North wins as the diva of the day.
3 "HOW SHE PULLS OFF GLAM 24/7? I HAVE NO CLUE"
And to be honest, nor do we. Kim Kardashian recently attended two parties in one night– she actually flew from LA to San Francisco to make two appearances. We'll assume there were outfit changes. With KKW Beauty, KUWTK, Beautycon appearances, that app, and the family calendars, we still have no clue how Kim keeps her cool. North straddled mommy's lap here for the world's cutest #MommyAndMe moment. While Kim didn't seem a diva here, she gains a diva point for pulling off mommy goals without a hair out of place.
2 "CAMERA QUEEN? MOTHER, YOU HAVE YOU MET YOUR MATCH!"
This might not be a selfie, but it's some pretty impressive stuff from a kid who wants "baking parties," as Bustle reports. When this pic of North West in Yeezy gear circulated the internet, everyone got talking. Firstly, there's that fancy-looking camera. Mostly though, it's just the #Glam pose that most of us still haven't perfected. Kim might be the selfie queen, but she'd better watch her back. North is catching up, and fast.
1 THAT TIME KIM JUST WASN'T IN THE MOOD
When it comes to looking polished, Kim has come a long way. The early days as Paris Hilton's stylist showed us Kim: the tan lines and late nights. Weirdly, it's now that Kim has way more on her plate that she's pulling off the #PolishedGlam. KKW Beauty doesn't run itself. Nor do Kim's apps, video games, fragrances, and appearances. Kim was at Disneyland with North here, but the strain was showing. Whatever the words were, we're willing to bet they came with a touch of the #Diva.