Shooting victim says Kim Kardashian’s skims saved her life

Reality TV star, influencer, producer, businesswoman, mother of four and – maker of military-grade body armor? Really appears to be Kim Kardashian may do it all

Skims shapewear customer Angelina Wiley said in a recent video post that wearing Kardashian’s product kept her alive after she was shot in Kansas City, Missouri earlier this year.

“Kim Kardashian saved my life,” she said in her May video on TikTok. “I was shot four times this New Year. The night I was shot, I was wearing a Skims shaping bodysuit under my dress. It was so tight on me I literally couldn’t bleed to death.”

Wiley was one of two people shot dead in Kansas City’s entertainment district as they rang in the New Year. KCTV5 reported. during a police report Describing Wiley’s injuries as “not life-threatening,” she suffered a ruptured membrane and a ruptured pelvis.

“I recommend [buying Skims]’ she continued in the video. “I will definitely buy more of these. I mean I should wear it every day, it’s like body armor for women. Call it Destiny or Jesus, but I’ll call it Kim. I’ll definitely call it Kim.”

in one follow-up video Following her release over the weekend, the 22-year-old said the underwear changed the trajectory of bullets and what they hit inside her body, helping to preserve “the important things”. She mentioned that the bullet in her stomach doesn’t need to be removed just yet because “it would be more of a risk to take it out than just leave it in.”

“I was so sad because this was the first day I was allowed to wear something [the shapewear]’ she said in the new video. “I bought it and it was finally delivered to my home on December 31st. I was so excited to wear it…I should have gone one size up so remember this size was snug. I was shot at 1:40 and this man was cut off.”

Wiley also noted that Skims gave her a full refund and a discount on future purchases.

Over the weekend, Kardashian shared Wiley’s video to her Instagram Stories with the caption “wowww” and the emoji “praying hands.” forbes.

Wiley’s family set up a GoFundMe page for her to help her deal with any lost wages she’s been missing out on in recent months.

“I continue to do physical therapy and work with doctors on my mental health. I’ve been through ups and downs jumping and rolling all over the place even though I couldn’t walk,” Wiley wrote in a July 7 update on her fundraising page. “Since the fracture I have continued to have major problems with my hip and many other pains. The bullet still lodged in me is causing me random pain and honestly I’ve been battling severe post-traumatic disorders since the shooting. It has made it difficult to return to full-time work.”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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