Irish model Shahira Barry stood in for Kim Kardashian in upcoming episodes of Keeping up with the Kardashians
With Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, you would’ve thought there were enough Kardashians in the world to last us a lifetime. But no, if you feel like there’s still a lack of Kim Kardashian in your life then never fear, Irish model Shahira Barry is here to help.
The 24-year-old originally trained as a primary school teacher, but decided that her heart is in entertainment. She appeared on a Subway advert four months ago, but since then has starred in small roles in Ted 2, True Detective, as well as in the video of everyone’s favourite summer jam: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.
She told Today FM that after moving to L.A, she got a call saying that she was ‘the perfect look as someone’s stand in.’
And that someone is only bloomin’ Kim K!
‘They didn’t tell me who it was but they asked me if I was interested in the job.’
Shashira’s sister had a inkling it had something to do with KUWTK when the call sheet said ‘E! promo’ on it. Ooh, quite the detective – quick! Get her sister in the new Sherlock series!
‘I didn’t want to get my hopes up because I’ve this show from the beginning. They’re some of my style icons so I didn’t want to get my hopes up.’
So, what does being a stand-up for one of the world’s most famous woman mean? What does the job of being Kim Kardashian’s
booty body double even entail?!
Well, we can tell you that it includes stepping into shots for lighting and camera positions, before the stars stepped in for filming. If Shahira was standing in the distance, and we didn’t have our contact lenses in, we would definitely mistake her for Kimmy.
Shahira revealed that all the Kardashians were ‘super down to earth as they are on the show’ and that ‘they each had their own way and individual style’. The former teacher even learnt a lesson or two herself!
‘I feel I learned a lot from watching each girl ‘bring it’ for the camera.’
But c’mon, what we really want to know – the question on everybody’s lips – is, are those infamous bums just as amazing in real life?
‘They’ve all got really good bums, all of them. Their figures are just unbelievable, Kendall as well. She has a supermodel figure, but she actually has a bum as well.’
Is Shahira’s derriere just as bootylicious as her Kim’s then?
‘No, definitely not! I’m doing my squats trying to grow the booty though.’
Squats away Shahira! Now, if you excuse us, we’re going to use completely accurate apps on our phones to see what look-a-likes we can start a new career as a stand-in for…
Kim K’s changed her look a lot over the years…