There are fans of Kim Kardashian, and then there are superfans of Kim Kardashian. The queen of social media invited her most devoted followers to a special brunch in Los Angeles over the weekend, and had people flown in from as far as Paraguay, South Africa and Hong Kong.
Charlotte Heyes from Manchester – who runs the "KKWUpdates" Twitter account dedicated to Kim's every move – was one of the select few fans invited to the top-secret event.
"She looked so beautiful and she was so genuine!" said superfan Charlotte Heyes
The megafans were contacted by Kim's assistant Steph on Instagram, who explained that they had been hand-selected by the reality TV star to attend her surprise birthday brunch at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village, California.
At this point, Charlotte, 18, couldn't quite believe her luck.
"We were asked to provide our passport details and nothing else," Charlotte exclusively told HELLO! Online. "Myself and the others who were attending were so excited for more information! And we were told not to announce any details of the event on any of our social media accounts, so we were all dying of anticipation for that too.
"We were given more information bit by bit, and once our flight details had been confirmed it began to feel so real for me, and I was thinking, 'Is this really happening!?'"
The 18-year-old from Manchester was one of the special few invited to Kim's top-secret brunch
Kim's fans from around the world flew in for the Saturday morning brunch. She had even arranged a few surprises for her guests, including a $100 VISA giftcard to spend on shopping. She explained that she would be signing memorabilia such as her Selfish book and her Vogue cover before everyone sat down for brunch.
"We were in this beautifully decorated dining room talking about how we were going to react when Kim arrived, then suddenly we heard this sweet, soft voice behind us saying 'Hey guys!'" said Charlotte.
"I turned around and Kim had entered the room via a back entrance. She looked so beautiful and she was so genuine! She asked us to introduce ourselves so that she could put a name to a face. After we had done that we all sat down to have brunch."
"Kim stayed with us a lot longer than I expected and it's something I'll never forget," said Charlotte
The fans spoke about "ordinary things" with Kim, such as her pregnancy, her daughter North and North's love for curly hair, and her plans to have a low-key pyjama-themed baby shower the next day. Unfortunately, Kanye and North wouldn't be attending the brunch.
"We were all told that Kanye wasn't attending but half way through brunch he walked in with North!" said Charlotte. "Most of us were sat there in complete and utter shock, we couldn't believe it. And Kim explained, 'That's my surprise for you!'
"A few of us were crying as we tried to comprehend what was happening, and Kim had invited some of Kanye's fans so she asked them to get up to come and meet him. I also got the chance to meet him, he was so cool too and was really happy to answer any questions that we had."
Kanye West and North made special guest appearances
Kanye and North then left the brunch after the two-year-old became a little tearful, and Kim followed shortly after, but not before taking more selfies and thanking her superfans for flying over.
"Kim stayed with us a lot longer than I expected and the experience was something I'll never forget," said Charlotte. "It was simply amazing!"
Kim signed memorabilia for her superfans