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 releasing a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J in 2007. Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It's success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.