Kim Kardashian has officially broken the Internet. But in a good way.
The reality star is being honored with the first-ever Break the Internet Award for the "bold and creative" ways she uses her many platforms -- from body-empowerment images to chart-topping apps to Kimojis.
A statement on the Webby site reveals exactly why the reality star and social media sensation deserves such an honor:
She has shaped our understanding of how someone or something can draw the popular attention of Internet users everywhere. To the degree that she’s created a new type of celebrity — publicizing her life to the benefit of herself and her family — is due to the Internet. Kim’s preternatural sense of being in the public eye, sees her appearing at seemingly every major cultural moment, most notably, her support of Caitlyn Jenner’s sex change. Likewise, with her suite of apps including the latest, Kimoji, which skyrocketed to the top of the most-downloaded list, Kim has expanded her celebrity into new territories and, safe to say, to a high degree of success as well. For breaking the Internet and putting it back together in her likeness, it is our privilege to honor Kim Kardashian West with the first-ever Webby Break the Internet Award.
Kardashian will be presented with the honor at the 20th Annual Webby Awards on May 16. Kanye West is also receiving a shoutout for the Artist of the Year Award. The show will be available on WebbyAwards.com May 17 and on Xfinity X1 that week.
Talk about a power couple.