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Kim Kardashian heads to the SNL afterparty following first-ever hosting gig

Kim Kardashian emerged in a pink skintight spandex bodysuit and a dramatic ruffled cloak following her first-ever Saturday Night Live hosting gig.

The 40-year-old KUWTK star, who is being praised on social media for her surprisingly hilarious performance, was on her way to the sketch comedy show’s afterparty in NYC.

Kim’s latest striking outfit comes after a week of preparation in which she’s shown off several eye-catching ensembles while rehearsing.

Pretty in pink: Kim Kardashian, 40, emerged in a pink skintight spandex bodysuit and a dramatic ruffled cloak following her first-ever Saturday Night Live hosting gig in New York City

Kim was part queen and part superhero in her regal hot pink ensemble, with the skintight outfit emphasizing her stellar curves.

She added to her 5ft2in stature thanks to the look’s built-in pointy pink heels.

Though she may have been a bit chilly late at night in New York City, her feathered cloak helped to keep her warm.

She wore the voluminous accessory draped dramatically over her arms as she strutted into the social club Zero Bond to party with friends and cast members.

Never-ending night: The KUWTK star, who is being praised on social media for her surprisingly hilarious performance, was on her way to the sketch comedy show's afterparty in NYC

Never-ending night: The KUWTK star, who is being praised on social media for her surprisingly hilarious performance, was on her way to the sketch comedy show’s afterparty in NYC

Form fitting: Kim was part queen and part superhero in her regal hot pink ensemble, with the skintight outfit emphasizing her stellar curves

Form fitting: Kim was part queen and part superhero in her regal hot pink ensemble, with the skintight outfit emphasizing her stellar curves

Standing tall: She added to her 5ft2in stature thanks to the look's built-in pointy pink heels

Standing tall: She added to her 5ft2in stature thanks to the look’s built-in pointy pink heels

Despite having to undergo numerous costume changes and apply different wigs and hairdos, Kim still looked pristine with her shining raven locks, which were pin straight and parted down the middle as they cascaded elegantly down her back.

Her long hair framed her massive sunburst-shaped diamond earrings, which looked almost like earmuffs.

Kim completed her glamorous look with an elegantly made-up face and a pale pink lip to match her suit.

Although it’s not known yet if Kim managed to rescue SNL’s tanking ratings, which are likely pandemic related, her hosting gig was a resounding success on social media.

Cozy: Though she may have been a bit chilly late at night in New York City, her feathered cloak helped to keep her warm

Cozy: Though she may have been a bit chilly late at night in New York City, her feathered cloak helped to keep her warm

Lustrous locks: Despite having to undergo numerous costume changes and apply different wigs and hairdos, Kim still looked pristine with her raven hair, which was pin straight and parted down the middle as it cascaded elegantly down her back

Lustrous locks: Despite having to undergo numerous costume changes and apply different wigs and hairdos, Kim still looked pristine with her raven hair, which was pin straight and parted down the middle as it cascaded elegantly down her back

‘Kim just made me feel like a proud parent, look at our baby all grown up and hosting SNL and killing it..That’s my girl,’ one fan tweeted adoringly.

Others quoted her mother Kris Jenner to say that she ‘did amazing sweetie.’

Fittingly, the real-life Kris joined her daughter, along with Kim’s younger sister Khloé Kardashian. 

Her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner weren’t part of the broadcast, though all three got parodied in a TV courtroom sketch in which Kim played her oldest sister. 

Sparkler: Her long hair framed her massive sunburst-shaped diamond earrings, which looked almost like earmuffs

Sparkler: Her long hair framed her massive sunburst-shaped diamond earrings, which looked almost like earmuffs

Fan favorite: Although it's not known yet if Kim managed to rescue SNL's tanking ratings, which are likely pandemic related, her hosting gig was a resounding success on social media

Fan favorite: Although it’s not known yet if Kim managed to rescue SNL’s tanking ratings, which are likely pandemic related, her hosting gig was a resounding success on social media

Kim’s first time hosting SNL comes after she’s been a regular target on the series for years and following a week with 20-hour work days and plenty of support and advice from her estranged husband Kanye West and famous comedians. 

Fox News previously reported that while Kim was ‘nervous’ about her live-TV appearance because it’s a ‘big challenge,’ she was ‘determined to be a success.’

Kanye helped to calm her nerves with tips for her monologue and even the kinds of outfits she should wear during the broadcast. 

Kim filed for divorce from the Donda rapper earlier this year, but they’ve managed to keep up a strong relationship when it comes to their parenting, and she has even supported him at the listening parties for his latest album.

Notably, in the promo which SNL shared on Instagram, the KUWTK star recited her name as ‘Kim Kardashian West,’ retaining her Kanye’s last name, which was also featured on promotional images put out by SNL  

Working hard: Kim shared that she finished rehearsals in the early morning hours of Saturday after a 20-hour-long day

Working hard: Kim shared that she finished rehearsals in the early morning hours of Saturday after a 20-hour-long day

Sinking her teeth in: Kim Kardashian showcased her acting chops as she questioned whether she will 'look the best' in a hilarious promo for her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Sinking her teeth in: Kim Kardashian showcased her acting chops as she questioned whether she will ‘look the best’ in a hilarious promo for her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live

Ouch! She brutally shut down Cecily after she suggested they start a girl group. 'We already said "no" when you pitched that backstage'

Ouch! She brutally shut down Cecily after she suggested they start a girl group. ‘We already said “no” when you pitched that backstage’

Kim hosted with Halsey providing the musical entertainment.

In the promo for this week’s episode, Kim jokingly played a mean girl as she shut down SNL star Cecily Strong.

‘Oh my gosh, this crazy thought just occurred to me in this exact moment right now,’ Cecily jumped in once Kim introduced Halsey. ‘Should we start our own girl group?’

The pop star firmly replied: ‘Absolutely not,’ with Kim adding: ‘We already said “no” when you pitched that backstage.’

‘Oh, you could hear me,’ Cecily replied. ‘I wasn’t sure because security had me in a headlock.’

Earlier in the day, Kim gave SNL’s fans a rare look into her preparation when she took over the show’s Instagram account.

Although she didn’t appear to be focused on rehearsals for the day, she showed off multiple stunning ensembles for photoshoots.  

Pretty in pink: The long-running sketch comedy show announced a social takeover earlier this week, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet suit

Pretty in pink: The long-running sketch comedy show announced a social takeover earlier this week, and Kim commenced to share a short video of herself in a hot pink crushed velvet suit

According to TMZ, Kim got tips on making the audience laugh from standup icons Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Wolf, and James Corden,’ so it made sense that Amy appeared on the show.

They helped her nail her rhythm and comic timing, as well as giving her tips on things to mention in the monologue, which the host often collaborates on.

On Friday a source told DailyMail.com exclusively: ‘Kim is really apprehensive about it and wants people there she trusts who can have her back and make her feel like this is a fun experience and not some massive hurdle.’ 

 

Can Kim Kardashian save SNL’s ratings after dismal season debut?

Saturday Night Live is hoping Kim Kardashian’s star-power can attract a desperately needed surge in viewers, after this season’s opener earned the show’s lowest ratings in history. 

While the reality star’s upcoming hosting gig has attracted a lot of buzz, it will take a ton of eyes to bounce back from last week’s dismal ratings. 

According to Nielsen, the season 47 premiere is now the lowest-ranked episode among the show’s key demographic – adults between 18-49.

First time host Owen Wilson’s October 2nd episode scored a 0.92 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that just .92% of that group watched the show, according to Nielsen.  

Ratings magnet? SNL is hoping that this weekend's host Kim Kardashian can help them bounce back from a dismal season opener, which earned some of the show's lowest ratings in history

Ratings magnet? SNL is hoping that this weekend’s host Kim Kardashian can help them bounce back from a dismal season opener, which earned some of the show’s lowest ratings in history

The record for the episode with the all-time fewest viewers is still held by Scarlett Johansson, but that was not a season premiere. Her episode, which aired on May 2, 2015, was watched by 4.7 million viewers. 

SNL producer Lorne Michaels has been courting Kardashian to make an appearance for some time.

In August it was reported that Kim and momager Kris Jenner met up with Michaels at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge.

‘Lorne wants her to do the show,’ an insider told KNEWZ , noting Michaels was hoping to get Kardashian to do the premiere.  

Tanked: First time host Owen Wilson's October 2nd episode scored a 0.92 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that just .92% of that group watched the show, according to Nielsen

Tanked: First time host Owen Wilson’s October 2nd episode scored a 0.92 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that just .92% of that group watched the show, according to Nielsen

Historic low: The record for the episode with the all-time fewest viewers is still held by Scarlett Johansson, but that was not a season premiere. Her episode, which aired on May 2, 2015, was watched by 4.7 million viewers

Historic low: The record for the episode with the all-time fewest viewers is still held by Scarlett Johansson, but that was not a season premiere. Her episode, which aired on May 2, 2015, was watched by 4.7 million viewers

Last season, Saturday Night Live jumped up from the second spot back to the top as the number one comedy show among all broadcast and cable networks. 

But the show’s ratings and viewership has been sinking in recent years. 

The new season opened with a sketch poking fun at President Joe Biden and the division within the Democratic Party but after four years of endless material provided to the show by President Trump, the show has been criticized last season for going easy on President Biden.

This weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Kim Kardashian and featuring musical guest Halsey airs October 9th at 8:30pm PST/ 11:30PM EST.

Butt of the joke! The best Kardashian SNL skits over the years

While it may be the first time Kim Kardashian has hosted Saturday Night Live – the reality star has long been fodder for writers on the show. 

Here, DailyMail.com takes a look at the some of the finniest skits poking fun at the reality TV star family…  

Kristen Wiig as Kris Jenner (2011)

Kristen Wiig as Kris Jenner (2011) 

Arguably the best Kardashian-themed skit goes to Wonder Woman star Kristen Wiig who hilariously lampooned the family matriarch Kris Jenner. In the skit, Kristen as Kris is seen trying to get in on the fun as Kim, Khloe and Kourtney pose for sexy photoshoots. Kristen brings the house down with the line:  ‘What do I have to do for attention… kill somebody?’

Nicki Minaj as Kim Kardashian (2014)

Nicki Minaj as Kim Kardashian (2014)

Rapper Nicki Minaj famously parodied Kim in 2014 on the Weekend Update segment, and joked about her Paper Magazine shoot. Minaj joked that the naked photos of Kim were just missing some context. She joked that they should have included the correct backgrounds against the pictures, including a doctors office, a chalkboard and a beach.

Kim Kardashian (Nasim Pedrad) and Kanye West (Jay Pharoah) were lampooned alongside Lady Gaga playing a Apple Genius employee (2013)

Kim Kardashian (Nasim Pedrad) and Kanye West (Jay Pharoah) were lampooned alongside Lady Gaga playing a Apple Genius employee (2013) 

Kim was mocked by the show in 2013, when she was played by Nasim Pedrad. In the skit, Kanye gives a speech about how he turned a whiny Kim into an artist, philosopher, and fashion icon. Hilarity ensues when Lady Gaga shows up as a Genius Bar employee, as Kanye says she doesn’t deserve to be called a ‘genius’ like himself and his wife. 

Lampooning: Cecily Strong as Kendall Jenner (2017)

Lampooning: Cecily Strong as Kendall Jenner (2017)

One of the most welcome bashes the famous family received, was when they ripped Kendall Jenner for controversial Pepsi commercial. Considered to be tone-deaf at the time, as it seemed as though Kendall handing a beverage to a cop was the key to ending police brutality. Cecily Strong brought the laughs playing the famous model. 

Gal Gadot as Kendall Jenner (2017)

Gal Gadot as Kendall Jenner (2017) 

Gal Gadot was also praised for sending up Kendall, when she appeared on SNL in 2017. In it, the Wonder Woman star jokes about a fictitious show called Kendall’s Model House with Gigi and Bella Hadid – where fans can watch them ‘complain around a huge bowl of fruit.’ 

Lookalike: Kim proved she had somewhat of a sense of humor when she met her SNL impersonator Nasim

Lookalike: Kim proved she had somewhat of a sense of humor when she met her SNL impersonator Nasim 

Nasim Pedrad was SNL’s resident Kim Kardashian impersonator while starring on the show for five seasons from 2009. She later revealed to Conan O’Brien that upon meeting Kim, she was ‘was very, very scared’ but the reality star was ‘really sweet.’ She explained that Kim wanted to know one thing: ‘At one point she was like, “Do we really sound like that?” I was like ‘…No’, and she just goes, “Ohhh, good!” She was so sweet!” 

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