The rest was very much still unwritten for Kim Kardashian nearly a decade ago.
Before she became the queen of reality television, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, now 35, filmed a never-before-seen cameo for 2007’s season 3 of The Hills. It finally aired Tuesday, August 2, during MTV’s The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now special.
In the clip — which you can watch in all its mid-2000s glory above — a then-relatively unknown Kardashian attends a house party at Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt’s apartment with stepbrother Brody Jenner. (Jenner’s dad, Caitlyn Jenner, is Kardashian’s former stepfather.)
Clad in a ruffled white top and fitted black skirt, the TV newbie — who was about 27 at the time — strikes up a conversation with Montag, then about 20, about Speidi’s rare pet jellyfish, because obviously.
“What is this?” Kardashian asks Montag, to which the “Superficial” songstress proudly replies, “These are our jellyfish. We’re the only people in America to have jellyfish.”
“That is really cool,” the future wife of Kanye West enthuses. “No way.”
Cut to Kardashian chatting with Jenner, then 23, about their plans for Memorial Day. “What are you doing for Memorial Day?” she asks the Bromance alum, now 32, who has since made multiple appearances on KUWTK.
“I don’t know yet. Just chill,” Jenner replies to the now-mom-of-two, who shares, “We’re going to Vegas.”
Kardashian’s screen time ends with her talking to Montag about attending the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. “Are you going to the VMAs?” Montag asks, to which Kardashian replies, “Yeah, I am. I leave for Vegas in the morning.”
During an October 2015 interview with Complex, Pratt, 32, alleged that Kardashian once organized wife Montag’s closet while MTV cameras rolled for The Hills. (Yes, the Kimoji founder was once an enterprising closet organizer and was famously employed by her ex-bestie Paris Hilton.)
Pratt said that the scene was ultimately “edited out” and commented on the irony of Kardashian’s meteoric rise to fame: “Now it’s like, ‘Kim Kardashian breaks the internet with her booty.’ Like, what the f–k? That’s real life for us.”
Watch the clip above.
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