Snapchat – Kuwait’s Reality TV

Snapchat started as a social media platform where we could send hideous pictures to our friends, knowing that it would self destruct in however many seconds we choose. Then people started discovering the “Story” feature, where we could show our friends how we’re “living it up” for a whole 24 hours. Slowly but surely, the online community took to Snapchat, uploading absurd amounts of Snaps going over 1000 seconds, detailing their day to day lives. That is when Snapchat became Kuwait’s version of Reality TV.

Now I’m a reality TV Junkie, I’ve watched them all. Jersey Shore, Snooki & JWoww, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons, Breaking Pointe, Breaking Amish… you see where I’m going with this.

So it’s no surprise that I’m following quite a few Kuwaiti bloggers/social influencers/whatever they’re called these days, on Snapchat.

I’m doing a roundup of my top Reality SnapShows (as I’ve decided to call them) and telling you what I love to love, and love to hate, about each one.

Bibi AlAbdulmohsen



She is my go to Reality SnapShow when I’m feeling down. Why? She’s hilarious. And not the mean “I’m laughing at her” hilarious. She’s actually one of the funniest people in the online community at the moment. I love how she’s extremely light hearted and rarely has a serious moment. Even when she’s upset, she turns it into something she can laugh about. She’s a ball of positive energy and someone I actually enjoy watching.

Also, her dogs are the cutest.

 Ascia AKF



If you love ooh-ing and aah-ing at babies, this Reality SnapShow is something you should tune in to. I’m not exactly a “baby person” and even I think her son is cute. That’s not why I keep going back though. Every once in a while, when people are getting a little too critical, she gives them a piece of her mind. And that is a rant to watch. She goes on and on and completely demolishes whoever’s stepped on her tail. Priceless.

 The Real Fouz



I know she gained most of her following for her makeup tips, and her makeup certainly is always on point. But as I have very minimal interest in the world of makeup, I follow this Reality SnapShow for a different reason. Fouz is the most up front, no sugar coating public figure Kuwait has seen. She literally does not give a crap. She’s not one to bottle things up inside and explode a-la-Ascia. This girl will tell it like it is on the spot. Love it.

Fatima AlMomen



Something is keeping me hooked on this Reality SnapShow, but I’m not entirely sure what it is. It’s certainly not the endless Snaps of selfies that seem to make up a majority of her Story. Perhaps it’s my hopes of one day seeing an actual makeup tutorial, where she demonstrates what she does as opposed to just taking pictures of the things she uses. Maybe it’s because I’ve yet to see an example of the “real hip hop music” she listens to (unimpressed with the Snaps of 50 Cent songs, claiming that’s what rap was before Drake made it soft, like 50 isn’t commercial). Her travel Snaps do make it worth the watch though.