Eyes on the prize: Kim Kardashian stuns in red at Marine Corps Ball… leaving her date struggling not to stare
10:28 GMT, 16 November 2012
Kim Kardashian made good on a patriotic promise on Thursday night and did it with so much va va voom her date was left wondering where to look.
Answering the call to attend the Marine Corps Ball in North Carolina, the Keeping Up With the Kardashian star jetted in late Thursday afternoon to attend HQ Battery 10th Marine Birthday Ball with Sgt Gardiner.
Dressed in a stunning skin tight gown, his celebrity date was almost too much for the marine to handle with Sgt Gardiner unable to keep his eyes off Kim's famous Kardashian kurves.
Eyes up marine: Kim Kardashian was asked to attend the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt Gardiner, who was wowed by his dates stunning dress
The reality star rearranged her schedule after being asked to attend as a special guest.
And, it seems she, and her Roland Mouret mermaid style dress with a plunging neckline, was a hit.
The 32-year-old stunner shared dinner with her marine date before – no doubt much to his disappointment and boyfriend Kanye West's delight – heading back to her hotel solo.
Wearing her patriotism: Kim shone in an American flag red dress by Roland Mouret
Big hearted: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star rearranged her schedule to attend the event
While the marines were thankful Kim was able to attend, Kim was equally grateful for the invite, taking to Twitter as soon as the ball had finished.
'Just left the Marine Corps Ball. Thanks to all of the marines I had the opportunity to meet tonight! Thank you for all that you do!' the celeb tweeted.
'@I_AM_DOT_HOLLA thanks so much for the invite tonight!!!' Kim tweeted Sgt Gardiner.
Thank you: Kardashian thanked the marines for inviting her and their service to the country, 'Thank you for all that you do'
Kim had jetted in from Miami, Florida, earlier that day in order to attend the ball following a very busy week.
The patriotic celebrity returned to America earlier this week after a whirlwind trip to London with her sisters Kourtney and Khloe to promote the Kardashian Kollection.
She's not the first celebrity to attend a Marine Corps Ball, as both Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake attended Marine balls last year.
Busy girl: The reality star flew in from Miami to North Carolina to fulfill her promise to be at the event