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Kim Kardashian channels Elle Woods in Legally Blonde video

Kim Kardashian has channelled her inner Elle Woods in a short video spoofing Legally Blonde.

Kardashian wants her legal ambitions to be taken seriously, so she’s slipped into a bikini to tell us why

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star – who’s studying to become a criminal justice lawyer – shared the clip on Instagram.

Titled “Elle Woods Harvard Video Essay”, the film reconstructs the 2001 movie application of East Coast sorority girl Elle Woods scene by scene.

The video has been watched over eight and a half million times.

The video starts off in a swimming pool, with Kardashian dressed in a shiny pink bikini.

Speaking directly to camera, she begins: “Oh hi, I’m Elle Woods, and for my admissions essay I’m going to tell all of you at Harvard why I’m going to be an amazing lawyer.”

A scene in a conference room focuses on a debate over toilet paper, with Kardashian concluding on an all-important vote over brands and comparable “chafing”.

Another pool-based skit shows her remembering plot points from long-running US daytime soap Days Of Our Lives, while floating on a lilo.

The clip ends with a demonstration of legal jargon, as a sexist comment is directed her way in the street.

Like the fictional character, played by Reese Witherspoon in the original film, reality star Kardashian has also struggled for people to take her legal ambitions seriously.

The mum-of-four is part-way though a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, and plans to take her exams in 2022.

She is being mentored by two lawyers who are helping her log her required 18 hours of weekly supervised study.

Last year Kardashian visited President Donald Trump in the White House to successfully argue for the release of a 63-year-old grandmother jailed over non-violent drug charges.

Kardashian was also among the celebrities who pleaded for the release of a teenage sex trafficking victim who was jailed after killing a man who tried to rape her.

Her father, Robert Kardashian, was an attorney, who became well known after joining the defence team of former American football star OJ Simpson.

Kardashian sports blonde locks in the video to mimic Witherspoon’s appearance, crediting the new look to Leicester-born hairdresser Chris Appleton.

Meanwhile, Witherspoon has been on the publicity trail over the last few weeks, with her new AppleTV + drama The Morning Show.

The big-budget production, about a breakfast TV newscaster who’s sacked for sexual misconduct, is one of the flagship programmes of the newly launched streaming service. – bbc.com