At a recent Democratic Party fundraiser in Los Angeles, self-proclaimed selfie queen, Kim Kardashian, was a woman on a mission. The mom-to-be was determined to get a personal snap with presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (tag) and before the night was through, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star was victorious, taking to Instagram to share the special picture with her 41 million followers.
“I got my selfie!” Kim captioned the photo, which also featured her smiling husband, Kanye West. The couple joined around 250 guests at the home of Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun, for an intimate $2,700-a-head dinner in support of Hillary’s campaign. “I really loved hearing her speak and hearing her goals for our country,” wrote Kim.
The sold-out fundraiser was held at the Brentwood home of Scooter Braun – manager to Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. Around 250 people attended, each paying $2,700 for a ticket.
Kim wasn’t the only member of the Kardashian family to attend; her mother Kris Jenner posed for a photo with Hillary shortly beforehand. "An honour to meet you Hillary Clinton! Great evening," she captioned the picture. "…#ohjustchatting."
Other famous faces at the fundraiser included Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Usher, Jeffrey Katzenberg and actress Mary Steenburgen, according to Variety.
Coincidentally, earlier that same day pregnant Kim made an appearance at Dash boutique in LA to promote her book Selfish – a 352-page book of selfies.
It had been claimed that the book, which was released in May, was not selling well; an August 3 report stated that Nielsen Bookscan has logged sales of just 32,000 copies. But in a statement to Us Weekly, the publisher stated the sales are much higher.
“The Bookscan number of 30K floating around is not inaccurate but it represents a very small segment of our sales overall, which are very strong in non-bookstore specialty retailers, and international sales, neither of which reports to Bookscan,” Pam Sommers, executive director of publicity at Rizzoli said.
“The book is, in fact, a significant success story as a benchmark of the phenomenon of self-portrait in the digital age.”
She added that the book is now in its fourth printing, with total trade sale of approximately 125,000 copies, domestic and international.