Kim Kardashian was recently criticized by fans over her alleged obsession with fame after a friend revealed that she bragged about being more famous than some of Hollywood's most respected actresses.
The reality TV personality reportedly compared herself to the likes of Oscar award-winning actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, which has sparked widespread criticisms.
"I'm more famous than Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow combined," Kardashian allegedly told a friend who spoke with RadarOnline.com. "She just doesn't seem to understand that she is not a movie star, and she is famous for all the wrong reasons."
The 31-year-old rose to stardom in 2007 following the release of a homemade sex tape with R&B singer Ray J and eventually landed her own E! reality TV show.
Although she is currently embroiled in a bitter divorce battled with her estranged husband Kris Humphries, Kardashian is reportedly discussing marriage with her new boyfriend Kanye West.
She received widespread criticism for abruptly ending her brief marriage to Humphries in October and while Kardashian has given vague explanations for why she decided to file for divorce after just 72 days, new reports suggest that her alleged obsession with fame is to blame.
"Kim thinks she made a huge mistake and wasted her time marrying Kris because he is a no name. She is obsessed with the fact she married someone less famous then herself and has plans to fix that by marrying Kanye," her friend revealed. "She feels if Angelina can marry an A-lister then so can she!"
The reports follow speculation that West, 34, is already in the process of designing an engagement ring for Kardashian.
"Kanye picked out some of [his late mother's] most expensive [jewelry] pieces, including some diamond earrings and a ruby ring. He then gave them to a private jeweler friend to make Kim a one-of-a-kind engagement ring," a source close to West said.
"He's hoping to propose to Kim with the ring when she finally gets divorced," the insider added.