Kim Kardashian Goes on a Big Date ... Without Kanye West

kim kardashian austria billionaireKim Kardashian has built an entire career on running around town, tweeting, and just showing up to various events, so it's no surprise that she jetted from New York to Austria to hit up the Vienna Opera Ball. She even appeared at a press conference about it today, looking retro-fabulous in a fitted white frock, with momager Kris Jenner and her date for the evening!

No, we're not talking about baby daddy-turned-fiance Kanye West. Kim's going to the opera with Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner!


The 81-year-old tycoon "chooses a different female celebrity each year to accompany him to the annual event," according to E! News. He handpicked Kim this year. But unlike a real date, he's actually paying for her company. That's right -- Lugner will fork over an "undisclosed sum of money" for Kiki to go to the ball with him. Apparently, the going rate to rent a date is reportedly between $150,000 and $1 million. Ewwww!

By getting involved in this creepy proposition special occasion, Kim's adding her name to a list of Lugner's escorts that includes Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, Dita Von Teese, Geri Halliwell, and Nicollette Sheridan. Still, weird!

At the press conference, the bride-to-be told reporters:

I heard it's just an extraordinary event, that it's extremely beautiful and I'm just honored that I was invited to come here.

Maybe it is beautiful, and the menu for the evening (which reportedly includes cod with beetroot, caviar, lemon verbena and creme double) does sound divine, but this just reeks. Can't believe 'Ye's cool with it!

Ah well. At least it presents the opportunity for her to cut it out with  that frightening wet hair and bathrobe coat to get glammed up.

What do you think about Kim going to the opera with this billionaire?


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