Watch Kim Kardashian Sing “Happy Birthday Mr. President” as Marilyn Monroe
Kim Kardashian channeled Marilyn Monroe, singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” while trying on a replica of the Hollywood icon’s dress during a Met Gala fitting. See the musical clip below.
On the Nov. 3 episode of The Kardashians, the reality star gave her best impression of the blonde bombshell while clad in a replica of the iconic dress that Marilyn wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to former President John F. Kennedy in 1962
Striking a sultry pose, Kim jokingly sang in a raspy whisper, “Happy birthday, to Mr. President.”
The episode also gave an inside look at Kim’s 2022 Met Gala prep, which included a fitting with the replica of Marilyn’s dress. In one scene, Kim told her stylist, “If this does not fit me, like, I can’t even try the original.”
The replica ended up fitting Kim, but she ran into a bit of a roadblock when Marilyn’s original dress wouldn’t go over her hips during another fitting. The situation caused Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to briefly consider not loaning Kim the dress, though the self-described “shapeshifter” vowed that she can get the gown to fit in time for the big party.
Ultimately, Kim was able to don to the OG dress at the Met after losing 16 pounds in four weeks. “I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” Kim previously told Vogue on how she lost the weight to fit Marilyn’s gown. “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”
The SKKN founder added that she was “extremely respectful to the dress and what it means to American history” when handling the gown. “I would never want to sit in it,” she said, “or eat in it or have any risk of any damage to it.”