Brielle Biermann’s first full time job was being a player on her mother, Kim Zolciack’s, reality show, Don’t Be Tardy. At 22, Brielle is a reality star, a social influencer (I guess) and now a cosmetic company maven, after launching KAB Cosmetics with her mom and sister, Ariana. But, as is the discussion these days, many people dispute if any of those count as ‘real’ jobs. Brielle says that even if they don’t “count,” she’s no stranger to work as she worked not one, but two jobs during high school. And not just any jobs, real jobs – and she didn’t even have to (so there!)
I’ve been reading articles that claim I’ve never worked a real 9-5… actually i worked at a pizza restaurant when i was 15 and topgolf when i was 16 or 17! My parents didn’t make me get a job i just chose to! I actually really enjoyed it
— Brielle Biermann (@BrielleZolciak) March 26, 2019
Brielle got pounded in the comments for this. Most jumped on her saying that part time jobs are not “9-5” and don’t equate to a 40-hour work week. Technically, their point about part time is right and Brielle used the wrong language by saying “9-5.” But I think her detractors need to take a seat on this. First of all, she was in high school. If she had actually worked a 40-hour week, we’d break out the pitchforks for her ignoring her education in favor of a buck. Secondly, if she held a job in high school, which both of hers were, then kudos to her. She’s right, she didn’t have to. When Ava Phillippe got a job as a hostess, we were impressed. I think the same applies to Brielle. To be clear, I’m not suggested we nominate her for a Microsoft Mentorship in business or anything, but credit where credit is due. If she held jobs on her own merit, good for her. She has a work ethic and more power to her.
Thanks to Starcasm for the lead on the story!
OMG, shut up – I’m trying to work!
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it just makes me so sad that she looks like a 40-year-old real housewife already.
Seriously eh? That’s a hard looking 22 yr old. These young girls with fillers, lip injections and the same frigging nose that 80% of hollywood has…all it does is age them. So strange
Yes. I feel so sorry for her.
Jeezuspleaseus, those LIPS! I swear they look like the old novelty wax lips you could get at the 5&10.
Came here to say the same. All those fillers at such a young age. Any of her natural youthful vibrancy is already lost. Poor thing; imagine growing up thinking that it was necessary to look like this.
She had a part time job in high school which is fine and normal. If she wasn’t working in high school that would also be fine and normal.
Now she’s living off of the social media brand her mother created but oh well because most people in her group are doing that.
Well I’m not impressed when any of these celebrity kids have jobs in high school. That’s what a lot of the country has to do. I had to have a job or I would literally have had to go to school naked. My parents stopped buying my clothes after middle school. Not to mention gas and car insurance to get to school and practice (they did give me their old beater though).
And these kids are talking about working at the pizza joint a few hours a week for the experience. That’s cute.
I stopped getting birthday presents and Christmas presents at 13.
By the time I was 14 I already had a cash paying real job. And at 15 I had 3.
If I didn’t work, I wouldn’t have had clothes, personal hygiene products, a car, or even lunch money for school, nada.
And my parents were upper middle class but very tight with their money and serious on us earning our own way.
I moved out the summer after high school into my own apartment, with two jobs and started university that fall. Never asked for a penny from them since and I’m 40.
I married into a very wealthy family and my husband is a 1% earner. But my kids? While I don’t plan on raising them as hard core as mine did, they will understand the value of money and the work that goes into earning it.
Super Double Extra Great For You! You get ALL the gold stickers for working, despite your gigantic safety net. So commendable! Your parents weren’t going to let you go without food and clothing at 13, as they were upper middle class. And that would be tantamount to abuse. No risk…
And congrats on the brag about marrying a rich man! I’m sure that’s exactly what your (wealthy) parents were trying to instill in you! Marry rich so you won’t work! You *really* get what it means to work for what you have.
I don’t know while I feel compelled to defend her but I give her credit — even if it’s the bare minimum — for stepping out of her bubble and learning to work with people who actually have to to do it. That doesn’t seem like a bad thing.
That sounds horrific
It obviously wasn’t horrific, but I do have to roll my eyes that people who think it’s such a commendable thing for a rich kid to have a job in high school. As stated in my post, a large portion of people in this country have to get jobs in high school to pay for themselves.
Same. If you count babysitting, I started working at 11 years old. Had a job every single year of my life since.
At least they’re not involved with operation varsity blues. That’s all I got
ugh.. growing up in that environment where you need to have those dick-sucking lips by the time you’re 15 has to be one if the most toxic ways to live. there’s nothing to admire about these people and their vain, empty lives.
Eek! Looks so unattractive.
This KAB cosmetics like who needs that?
Isn’t there a glut of these celebrity makeup brands. How do they make any $.
I do not understand how anyone who has so much cake makeup on is an influencer? The only answer I can find is that there are a lot of men and women out there who hide their insecurities under makeup and mistakenly think it looks good?
People like her just use others’ insecurities and make money off of it.
OMG she is 22 years old . Brielle needs to stop with all the face work. She looks like a barbie on steroids.
F**k her face looks scary. Good god. All of these reality women are morphing into one another. I think someone needs to make a horror movie about this. Ick.
If I had that kind of money, I probably wouldn’t work 9-5, either. What I don’t understand is being so vacuous about it, though. Travel! Go to college! Learn an art or craft! Do all the things most people can’t or don’t have time to do who DO have to work 9-5. It just baffles me. All that privilege to be bored of everything.
Hell with that. I make decent money and have no children, and I am rarely bored. I’m reading or writing or exercising or going out. I make my time productive.
I remember L.A. celeb Angelyne being asked on a talk show what she thought her life would be like when she got older given that she was completely focused on her enhanced appearance. The reality of aging seemed beyond her comprehension. All these kids are in for the same surprise …