Kim Kardashian catches up on front-page news about her famous family as she leaves Australia

Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kim catches up on front-page news about her famous family as she leaves Australia

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13:12 GMT, 22 September 2012

She's been apart from her famous family since she headed Down Under to promote her QuickTrim weight-loss product last week.

But rather than calling her elder sister Kourtney to catch up on her gossip, Kim Kardashian decided reading a magazine would be the best way to learn what her siblings have been up to as she prepared to jet out of Melbourne Airport on Friday.

Gathering snacks and reading material for the long trip
home, the 31-year-old socialite was seen perusing several celebrity tabloids, including an
OK! Magazine cover featuring Kourtney.

Engrossed: Kim Kardashian took time out to look at a magazine cover featuring her elder sister Kourtney as she prepared to jet out of Melbourne Airport

Engrossed: Kim Kardashian took time out to look at a magazine cover featuring her elder sister Kourtney as she prepared to jet out of Melbourne Airport

Entertainment: The 31-year-old socialite was stocking up on reading material and snacks ahead of her 15-hour flight back to Los Angeles

Entertainment: The 31-year-old socialite was stocking up on reading material and snacks ahead of her 15-hour flight back to Los Angeles

The brunette bombshell seemed to be particularly engrossed in the information, and seemed to be staring at the cover for some time before eventually making her purchases.

But the reality star wouldn't have been needing any style tips from her magazines, as she slimmed down her curvaceous figure by donning a pair of optical illusion trousers.

The beauty, who turns 32 next month, wore the fashionable two-toned trousers in order to fake a slimmer silhouette, and paired them with a cleavage-enhancing black tank top.

Kim's airport ensemble cleverly mixed
casual with chic as she threw her luscious brown locks in a fuss-free
top-knot yet wore sexy black stiletto heels for her 15-hour flight back to Los Angeles, California.

Kim's magic tricks: QuickTrim spokesperson Kim Kardashian chose an even quicker way to slim down on her way out of Melbourne Friday - by donning a pair of optical illusion trousers

Kim's magic tricks: QuickTrim spokesperson Kim Kardashian chose an even quicker way to slim down on her way out of Melbourne Friday - by donning a pair of optical illusion trousers

Kim's magic tricks: QuickTrim spokesperson Kim Kardashian chose an even quicker way to slim down on her way out of Melbourne Friday – by donning a pair of optical illusion trousers

Amply charmed: The curvy star wore the trendy two-toned trousers in order to fake a slimmer silhouette and she paired them with a cleavage-enhancing black tank top

Amply charmed: The curvy star wore the trendy two-toned trousers in order to fake a slimmer silhouette and she paired them with a cleavage-enhancing black tank top

Airport ensemble: Kim cleverly mixed casual with chic as she threw her luscious brown locks in a fuss-free top-knot yet wore sexy black stiletto heels for her 15-hour flight

Airport ensemble: Kim cleverly mixed casual with chic as she threw her luscious brown locks in a fuss-free top-knot yet wore sexy black stiletto heels for her 15-hour flight

The most famous
Kardashian tweeted to her 16.1 million followers: '/09/22/article-2206984-1522F9CB000005DC-435_634x553.jpg” width=”634″ height=”553″ alt=”Back in 1995: Kardashian wished Nicole Richie a happy birthday on Twitter by posting this candid snap of when they celebrated Richie's 14th birthday alongside child star Gaby Hoffmann” class=”blkBorder” />

Back in 1995: Kardashian wished Nicole Richie a happy birthday on Twitter by posting this candid snap of when they celebrated Richie's 14th birthday alongside child star Gaby Hoffmann

Big in Australia: The TV star-turned-entrepreneur promoted QuickTrim at the packed Westfield Southland mall, attended an E! Channel event, and had dinner on the harbor with Spice Girl Melanie Brown while Down Under

Big in Australia: The TV star-turned-entrepreneur promoted QuickTrim at the packed Westfield Southland mall, attended an E! Channel event, and had dinner on the harbor with Spice Girl Melanie Brown Down Under

Also seen in the crowded candid snap
from 1995 was child star Gaby Hoffmann, who appeared in Uncle Buck and
Sleepless in Seattle.

So much in common: Kim put on a brave face despite the fact that her boyfriend Kanye West is currently in the midst of his first sex tape scandal

So
much in common: Kim put on a brave face despite the fact that her
boyfriend Kanye West is currently in the midst of his first sex tape
scandal

While in Australia, the TV
star-turned-entrepreneur promoted QuickTrim at the packed Westfield
Southland mall, attended an E! Channel event, and had dinner on the
harbor with Spice Girl Melanie Brown.

The socialite stepped out in yet
another optical illusion ensemble – a black-and-red panelled dress –
while attending the QuickTrim Purple Reign party at Silk nightclub.

Kim put on a brave face despite the fact that boyfriend Kanye West is currently in the middle of his first sex tape scandal.

It's an ironic twist for the couple
since Kim originally shot to fame thanks to the now infamous sex tape
she made with ex-boyfriend Ray J in 2007.

Her rapper boyfriend of six months is
believed to be the subject of a soon-to-be-released video recording
with an unidentified 18-year-old woman who is reportedly a 'dead ringer'
for Kardashian.

According to Radar Online, the
20-minute video was shot in a hotel shortly before Kanye officially got
together with Kim in March, and he is said to be 'terrified' about the
video being leaked.

Kanye has even rapped about Kim's 2007 sex tape in his song Clique.

He states: 'Eat breakfast at Gucci/My girl a superstar all from a home movie.'