These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch the all-new #nofilter, a quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
Rob Kardashian has been an open book when it comes to talking about the 40 pounds he gained after splitting with girlfriend Rita Ora last year, and just as open about his efforts to take the weight off.
The 26-year-old reality star and sock designer is all about personal improvement these days, which means trying to better himself from head to toe. While promoting the hair growth program Viviscal, Kardashian chatted with HuffPost Celebrity about his quest for self-improvement and took a chance to brave the #nofilter challenge.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Probably playing “Call Of Duty” some nights to the point where I don't even go to sleep. I just keep going to the next day and then I shower and go to work. That’s pretty much my guilty pleasure, when my girlfriend wakes up to go to work, and I’m sitting there still playing “Call Of Duty.”
What's the silliest thing you've ever lied about?
I honestly don’t know. I think I lie way too much to even know what I’ve lied about. Probably that I tell my mom that I have a hidden child. That’s probably the silliest thing I’ve ever lied about.
What happens in your recurring dream?
Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I had a dream. I don’t really sleep often enough to be able to have any dreams. I’m not really a fan of sleep to be honest with you. I work out at 9:30 or 10 o’clock at night and sometimes I just keep going. I’ve never been a big sleeper. Me and all my buddies we don’t really ever sleep that much. We’re not partying either, we just don’t sleep. We’d rather work on other things or do other things.
Here's a hot button question: Is it okay to recline your seat on an airplane?
I’m actually very big on that, I actually don’t recline. I’m always thinking about the person behind me. But I feel like if you paid for a first class seat then it’s different because there’s way more room. Whenever I sit in coach I will never recline my seat, unless I’m in a situation where there is no one behind me.
What or who is overrated right now?
I think Willy Wonka is really overrated, in my opinion. 100 percent, actually. He’s really overrated.
Is a good friend hard to come by?
Not at all if you just surround yourself with good people who are loyal to you since day one. I mean I have only a couple friends but I’ve known them since, like, you know, fourth grade or something. I’ve never changed anything about my little group of friends. I think if you're just smart and you have the friends who care about you most, that’s really all that matters.
What are you most afraid of?
Probably picking a proper wife and not just rushing something. Actually, I’m probably not afraid of that because I probably just won’t get married. But probably like finding the right one, because I don’t really believe in divorce, so just finding the right girl.
When do you feel most at peace?
When I’m going on a little ten mile run and I finish, or when I’m on the run -- that's probably when I’m at peace. Like just running by yourself up in the hills and through the trails and stuff like that on a nice rainy or sunny day, it doesn’t really matter.
What's the most unusual thing you have in your wallet?
I literally didn’t even carry a wallet until a couple days ago. I just have all my credit cards, I don’t have anything. I would just carry a bunch of cards and put them in my pocket. I don’t know why, I know I’m just asking to lose my credit cards. I just started using a passport holder for my cards, but I usually just have them all in my pocket all free.
What technology do you hope will be invented in the next 10 years?
This is easy for me. I want there to be a video game where you are literally … lets say I eat a sandwich or brush my teeth or something like that, I want the video game to be able to do the same exact thing. It’s like a first-person game that projects itself into my room that the video game is in. So the whole room is pretty much the game, it's not like on a TV. It just projects into your room and then whatever actions you’re doing the video game mimics that, so you have to be cautious … It’s crazy though, it’s going to happen.
Rob Kardashian is currently a spokesperson for the hair growth program Viviscal and opened up about his hair loss, saying the product has helped with his "on-going insecurities" while he's trying to work out and shed the pounds.
"My family is obviously in the media and I have a bunch of beautiful sisters who are always dolled up, and I'm obviously dealing with losing weight. So [taking Viviscal has been a big help with my insecurities right now, as part of my on-going transformation and helping my confidence," he said.