Perhaps it’s a tough pill for most folks to swallow in today’s economy, but stars Kim Kardashian and Kanye West show their foolish and irresponsible love of diamonds in the most indulgent of ways. While Kanye West says he has had his bottom row of teeth implanted with diamonds and gold, Kim Kardashian has opted to simply use her chompers to bite into a diamond encrusted birthday cake to celebrate her 30th birthday.
Kanye West appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Tuesday and showed off his new “grill” stating,”I just thought that diamonds were cooler. It’s just something that rock stars are supposed to do.”
In an interview with Vanity Fair in their November issue, West said, “I just like diamond teeth and I didn’t feel like having to take them out all the time.”
See West interview with Ellen here.
While it’s not certain if Kanye is really being up front about his bling (most dentists say that diamonds are hard on one’s teeth, gums and mouth and they wouldn’t even put them in a patient’s mouth), it is certain that West spent a lot for the dental diamonds.
Some reports state that West could have spent nearly $60,000 for the new diamonds to replace (or accent) his pearly whites, but it depends upon the quality of the stones.
And then there’s Kim Kardashian who turns 30 today (October 21) and will celebrate at Glo Nightclub in Westbury, New York this Saturday. A jeweler in New York is working with restaurateur Nino Selimaj to encrust Kim’s cake with “loose diamonds worth over a million dollars,” according to Danielle Orsino, a spokesperson for Glo.
Orsino also said, “Their goal is to break the record for the most expensive cake ever made which was 1.65 million dollars.”
While the idea to have a million-dollar diamond birthday cake may not be Kim’s idea, she certainly has shown her enthusiasm when it comes to posing nude recently.
Click here to read more about Kim in W magazine and Playboy.
Selimaj already has a name when it comes to food stunts like this, including offering a $1,000 pizza at Nino’s Bellissima in Manhattan in 2006. The expense was due to the costly ingredients of Petrossian caviar and Maine lobster tail.
Sources: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/51942/223866, http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/10/exclusive-kim-kardashians-birthday-cake-worth-over-a-1-million