North Carolina's Marine Corps servicemen and women are about to get quite the VIP visitor!
Kim Kardashian is set to attend the HQ Battery 10th Marine Birthday Ball Nov. 15 in North Carolina, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. Invited by an unnamed serviceman months ago, the busy reality star -- currently filming her E! spinoff Kourtney & Kim Take Miami -- rearranged her schedule to be able to attend.
"One of the Marines asked her to attend as a special guest of the event and she changed her schedule so she could be there," the insider reports. "She's honored that she was invited."
Preparing for her big night out early Thursday with what Kardashian, 32, called the "best workout ever" on Twitter, the reality star will join the ranks of celebs like Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis and Kristin Cavallari, who all attended military bashes in 2011.
Kardashian returned to the States earlier this week after a whirlwind trip to London to promote her Kardashian Kollection with sisters Kourtney and Khloe. Along for the ride in the U.K.? Kardashian's boyfriend of seven months, Kanye West.
While she'll mix and mingle with eligible bachelors at Thursday's Marine Ball, Kardashian only has eyes for West -- and pals predict the couple will get engaged before too long. "Kim thinks they'll get engaged and try for a baby once the divorce is final," a confidant tells Us Weekly of Kardashian, who is still legally married to Kris Humphries more than one year after filing for divorce in October 2011. "Kanye is actually being very patient."