Kimberly Kardashian West (/kɑːrˈdæʃiən/ née Kimberly Noel Kardashian; born October 21, 1980) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model and actress. West first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J, Kim Kardashian, Superstar, was released in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.