A 13-year-old orphan in Thailand reportedly decided she didn’t want to become a Kardashian after Kim, arguably the most famous member of the socialite family, asked to adopt her.
While filming an episode of her long-running reality television program “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Kim and her family visited Thailand, and while there, they stopped at an orphanage to do some service work. During their visit, Kim reportedly fell in love with a 13-year-old girl named Pink and decided almost instantaneously that she wanted to adopt her.
“When you meet someone that you really connect to like this, you can’t help but think like how you could change their life,” said Kim during filming. “I literally cannot stop thinking about her. I told Kanye, I was like, honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would honestly adopt her.”
After Kim expressed her feelings towards the girl, her mother Kris Jenner reportedly scolded her for treating adoption like a “shopping spree,” even though Kim maintained that her feelings were sincere. Ultimately, reports say that Kim was talked out of adopting Pink on a whim, but still, the 13-year-old had no plans to leave her Thai life regardless.
“Everyone wants to have a different or a better life, I suppose,” Pink said frankly to the Daily Mail. “But when I thought about it I realized it wouldn't be good for me, because I would have to leave so much behind. I wasn't ready for that.”
Even though she chose not to become a Kardashian, Pink says she really enjoyed meeting the star and making such a deep connection with her.
“When I found out she wanted to adopt me, I was shaking. I was so excited. It would be such a change of life for me,” said Pink. “When she came here, it seemed as if I was the first one she looked at and smiled at. We had a connection straight away. I think she is really pretty and she has a very nice personality. I thought she was lovely and I really enjoyed meeting her – and I loved being on TV too.”
Pink’s 44-year-old mother Rose reportedly was honored that Kim wanted to adopt her daughter, whom she sent to the orphanage because she couldn’t provide enough for her, but she ultimately agreed with the teen’s decision to decline the offer.
“I was very proud when I heard that this famous lady wanted to adopt Pink but at the same time I didn't want her to go away with the Kardashian family,” Rose told the Daily Mail. “She is only young and I would miss her very much.”
The Daily Mail says they reached out to Kim for comment, but her spokesperson declined, saying she was “unavailable.”