'Vacant, ditzy and a steaming airheard' or 'honest' and capable?
It's arguably the first proper job she's ever landed, and droves of fans and critics alike tuned in to see how Kim Kardashian coped with co-presenting Live with Kelly this morning.
But what was the verdict on the 31-year-old's first stab at animating subject matter that isn't directly related to her own life?
Well, first impressions were strong, a plethora of superlatives were rolled out across the blogosphere to describe the reality star's appearance in a bright red dress.
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What's your verdict? Kim Kardashian co-hosted Live with Kelly today and was put through her paces with live segments
Zapit described the early morning vision thus: 'Kardashian was poured into a form-fitting red dress, her hair extensions spilled over her shoulders in dreamy cascades and her makeup was impeccable.'
But that's as far as the plaudits went, they continued: 'Paired with Kelly Ripa - a woman who is so quick she was always one step ahead of former co-host Regis Philbin - Kardashian came off as kind of ditzy, unprepared and - well - pretty vacant.
'She may be the star of E!'s highest rated franchise, but let that be a lesson to us in the non-spontaneous prompting and editing that goes into crafting an entertaining version of 'reality.' When left to her own devices - or device - Kardashian was sweet and lovely, but hardly compelling.'
Not her natural habitat: Kim struggled with this friendly lizard, who couldn't wait to lick that famous face, but was praised for 'honesty' in other areas
Reptile repulsion: She's kissed a few frogs but Kim draws the line at puckering up to this little fellow
However, USA Today thought that Kim coped wonderfully well.
They wrote: '(She) had to fend off a lizard, chat with Lucy Lawless and Kevin McHale, and field questions from Kelly Ripa about her divorce and about Heidi Klum's breakup news, as she sat in the co-host hot seat this morning on Live With Kelly. She pulled it off with complete ease.'
The lesser authority of Bleacherreport.com, disagreed, and issued this backhanded compliment: 'After seeing her on Kelly Live, however, it is now clear that the once-intimidating beauty is simultaneously a hopeless romantic and a steaming airhead.'
Never work with children or animals: Kim copes well with nephew Mason but struggled here
That's neat: Kim really loves those tiger feet as the Bengal cub gets some serious attention
They recounted: 'Ripa and singer Nick Lachey had dressed as Kardashian and Humphries at their wedding - Lachey walking on stilts. Soon after, news leaked out that Kardashian had filed for divorce.
Hollywood Life found the beleagured star feisty: ''Kim Kardashian is coming out swinging to defend her 72-day-marriage. The reality star spoke in-depth for the first time about why her marriage to Kris Humphries ended in divorce. When Kelly Ripa tells her that most people believe Kim married Kris for the cameras, Kim gets very upset.'
Don't touch: She gets reprieve with the porcupine, as for obvious reasons even Kelly stays away
Bath time: Again, Kim is fine when she doesn't have to actually touch the animal
'Kim played cohost to Kelly Ripa on today’s Live With Kelly, and the two chatted about skin woes and body makeup. Also, laser hair removal. Hey, at least Kim keeps it (sort of) honest, right?'
Posed up: The network also released this photo of the duo looking a little more calm
Trying to stay focused: Kim appeared poised as she interacted with the TV host
But time and time again, reviews were dominated by Kim's revelations about her 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries, unsurprisingly she found talking about herself fairly easy, especially in comparison to a segment where she was forced to interact with a lizard.
Job done: Kim stepped out of her red dress after the show into a fur gilet, which is hopefully fake given her recent problems with Peta
No more scarlet lady: Kim opted for a cream palette after the morning's vivid red lace
Over in the Twitterverse, opinion was mixed but not violent opposed to Kim's debut as recent events would lead you to expect.
Ontheredcapet.com tweeted: 'Kim Kardashian co-hosted 'Live! With Kelly' today bit.ly/yTEf5Y 39% of OTRC.com readers thought she was fantastic(poll)'
Gail Pennington of the St Louis Post wrote: 'Turned off "Live With Kelly" today with Kim Kardashian as co-host. Don't need to see that. As @TVMoJoe said: Guys, you are better than that.'
Walking tall: Kim donned particular vertiginous heels, even for her