American reality television star Kim Kardashian baptised her children today during a visit to her ancestral homeland Armenia.
The shapely celebrity donned a tight-fitting beige dress and stopped to take pouting selfies with local fans as she left Holy Echmiadzin, the Caucasus nation’s main cathedral.
She was accompanied by her four children and sister Kourtney Kardashian, according to an AFP photographer. Her husband, rapper Kanye West, was not present.
This visit was Kardashian’s first to the Caucasus nation since a 2015 trip marking the centenary of the Armenian genocide that saw her husband give a chaotic, impromptu concert in capital Yerevan.
Kardashian is due to give a speech tomorrow at the World Congress on Information Technology which is being held in Armenia.
Kardashian’s Armenian ancestors on her father’s side emigrated to the United States from an area that now lies in Turkey.
Armenia was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as an official religion, in the fourth century.
Born Kimberly Noel Kardashian on Oct 21, 1980, she is an American media personality, entrepreneur, socialite, model and actress.
She first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton but received wider notice after releasing a 2002 sex tape, Kim Kardashian, Superstar with her ex-boyfriend Ray J in 2007.
Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Kim developed an online and social media presence in recent years, gaining hundreds of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
She has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, the 2015 photo book Selfish and her eponymous personal app.
Her relationship with rapper Kanye West has also received significant media coverage; the couple married in 2014, and they have four children together West has appeared in films such as Disaster Movie (2008), Deep in the Valley (2009) and Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013).