Kim Kardashian Height | Is She The Shortest Kardashian?
Kimberly Noel Kardashian is an American Socialite and one of the most famous women on the planet, alongside the rest of her family, with their TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians running for 20 seasons (2007-2021), earning them Worldwide fame.
Like some other famous people, she generally appears on the shorter side, but given the tall height of some people surrounding her, it's easy for her to look shorter than average.
So how tall is Kim really, and how does her height rank when compared to the rest of her family?
Well, let's investigate these questions and find out the answers alongside some other interesting info about Kim's height!
What's Her Real Height?
After investigating Kim Kardashian's height, I believe she wakes up in the morning at a little over 5'2" tall, then drops to around 5'2" for the majority of the day, dipping nearer 5'1.75" at night time.
Therefore on this page I will list her height as 5'2" (157.5 cm) tall.
Similar to Nicki Minaj who claims a height between 5'2"-5'3", Kim has mentioned her height as 5'2", 5'2.5" and 5'3" throughout the years.
- One example of a height claim I found on WaybackMachine, referencing her Myspace page from 2007, where she wrote her height as 5'3" on her profile. (1)
- Another height claim comes from 2011, where Kim mentioned on Twitter: Kourt-5' Kim-5'2" Khloe-5'10" Kendall-5'10" Kylie-5'8" Rob-6'. (2)
Admitting She's Short
In 2016 Kim posted a blog post on her website (3), titled "Short-Girl Problems: My Top 3 Tips For Lengthening Your Look", and stated:
"Ive learned that there are a few really good styling tricks for short girls like me"
The tips are as follows:
1. Wear clear or nude heels
2. Wear calf-length pants
3. ALWAYS wear heels
Similar to Mariah Carey, Kim loves to wear high heels, and mentioned that "I live in heels because they're the best way to look taller." It sounds like she knows exactly how to style herself to add inches to her perceived height!
Other Opinions on Kim's Height
In an interview for US Weekly Magazine in 2008, Khloe Kardashian once mentioned the heights of her shortest sisters, Kourtney, and Kim, saying:
"They are 5-foot and 5-foot-2, so I look massive next to them" (4)
Regarding Khloe's opinion, these are accurate guesses!
In 2014, Kendal posted a cheeky photo of her and Kim with Kim looking tiny in comparison to her, with the caption: “she looks up to ME #BalmainArmy.” (5)
Compared to Other Celebs
Similar to finding out the height of other famous characters, to get a better understanding of Kim's real height we need to compare her to celebs she has stood next to over the years.
Ye 5'8" (172.7 cm)
There are many pictures where Kim and her ex-husband are standing together for a clear height comparison. For instance, in instances where they are both wearing sneakers, there is a considerable height difference between them.
An example of this is when they were both wearing Yeezy sneakers in New York, 2019, where Kanye looks to be 6 inches taller. Also, when they took a workout class at Barry's Bootcamp in 2013, the height difference also appears to be closer to 6 inches.
There are also many instances where Kim is wearing 3 inch heels and Ye is wearing sneakers giving him around 1.25 inches of height. For example, during a night out at Bandera in Brentwood in 2014, or the WSJ. magazine awards in 2019, where the height difference appears to be a consistent 4.5 inches, putting Kim at around 5'1.75" tall.
So when compared to Ye, Kim appears to be 5'1.75"-5'2" tall.
Blac Chyna 5ft 2 (157.5 cm)
When the former best friends were pictured together in sneakers heading to Barry's Bootcamp on more than 1 occasion in 2014, after taking footwear into consideration it is hard to tell their height apart.
In another instance from 2016, when they had lunch together at Nate'n Al's in Beverly Hills, Kim is wearing 3 inch heels and Blac Chyna is in flip flops, and the height difference is around 2.5 inches, correlating to Kim appearing around the same height as her when flat-footed.
So when compared to Blac Chyna, Kim appears to be a solid 5'2" tall.
Melissa Alcantara 5'5.5" (166.4 cm)
Kim's personal trainer has confessed her height is 5'5.5", and makes for a good height comparison. When standing side-by-side in pics, for instance, on 2020s Valentine's Day, Melissa appears to be 3.5 inches taller than Kim.
In another instance, when they are performing workout routines in the gym in 2017, the height difference appears to be closer to 3.25 inches.
So when compared to her personal trainer, Kim appears 5'2"-5'2.25" tall.
The Results - when compared to other celebs, Kim's height ranges from 5'1.5"-5'2.25" tall.
Kim's Height VS Her Family
Where does Kim's height rank when compared to the most known members of her family?
From tallest to shortest:
- Caitlyn Jenner (formally Bruce Jenner), Father of Kylie and Kendall, American Olympic athlete, 6'2" (188 cm) (Peak Height)
- Rob Kardashian, American TV personality, 5'11" (180.3 cm)
- Kendall Jenner, American model, 5'9.25" (175.8 cm)
- Khloe Kardashian, American media personality, 5'8.5" (174 cm)
- Robert Kardashian (1944-2003), Father of Kim, Kourtney, Chloe, Rob, American attorney, 5'7" (170.2 cm)
- Kris Jenner, American media personality, 5'6" (167.6 cm) (Peak Height)
- Kylie Jenner, American model, 5'6" (167.6 cm) (Peak Height)
- Kim Kardashian, American Socialite, 5'2" (157.5 cm)
- Kourtney Kardashian, American media personality, 5'0" (152.4 cm)
- Kim is the 2nd shortest out of the nine members of her immediate family
- The average height of the Kardashian family (excluding grandmothers and fathers) is 5'7.1" (170.4 cm), and Kim is 5.1 inches shorter
- The average height of the sisters is 5'5.1 (165.5 cm), and Kim is 3.1 inches shorter
Her Fear of Heights
- Having a fear of heights (acrophobia) is a legitimate thing, and Kim first mentioned her fear of high places on Twitter in 2012 "I officially am afraid of heights now." (6)
- Also, on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in late 2019, Kim also mentioned she is "so afraid of heights". This is in reference to when she tried ziplining in Thailand with her sisters, and after the three of them had their turn, Kim couldn't go through with it, which is also understandable as it was a deadly drop below!
Kim Kardashian wakes in the morning a little over 5'2.25" (158.1 cm) tall, then drops to around 5'2" (157.5 cm) flat throughout the majority of the day, and by night time she stands close to 5'1.75" (156.8 cm) tall.
- Beyonce, Amicable Relationship, 5'6" (167.6 cm)
- Pete Davidson, Ex-Boyfriend, 6'1.75" (187.3 cm)
- Ray J, Ex-Boyfriend, 5'7" (170.2 cm
- Paris Hilton, Good Friend, 5'7" (170.2 cm)
- Larsa Pippen, Ex-BFF, 5'2" (157.5 cm)
- Jonathan Cheban, Inner Circle, 5'9.75" (177.2 cm)
1: WayBackMachine, Archived 28 Aug 2007: myspace.com/kimsaprincess
4: US Weekly: Khloe Kardashian: I Feel “Massive” Next to Kim, Kourtney