Kardashian Sisters Get Keys to North Miami

The sisters are filming their reality show in South Florida

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
|  Monday, Nov 19, 2012  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were presented with the key to North Miami on Monday in ceremony hosted by Mayor Andre Pierre.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were presented with the key to North Miami on Monday in ceremony hosted by Mayor Andre Pierre.

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were presented with keys to North Miami on Monday.

The keys were given to them as an official welcome as they film their reality show "Kim and Kourtney Take Miami" in South Florida.They are renting a home in North Miami while they film the series.

"We filmed two seasons of our show out here before, a couple years ago. And when Kourtney and I branchd off and went to go film in New York, we love New York, but there was something that we really missed about Miami. So, we came back, and we're so excited to be here. Everyone in North Miami and all of Miami has been so welcoming to us and so great to us and has made it so easy for us to film," Kim Kardashian said. "I know its not an easy thing when you hear a reality show is coming to film, but I hope that we have proven how respectful our crew and our production is, and we are, and we are just so excited that everyone has welcomed us with open arms."

The city's mayor, Andre D. Pierre, honored them at the council chambers of North Miami City Hall. Khloe Kardashian had to fly back to Los Angeles for "X Factor," Kourtney Kardashian said.

"We just wanted to say its such an honor. We love North Miami. We feel so welcome here," Kourtney Kardashian said.

Pierre said the city was honored that they were there.

"What can we say about the Kardashians that none of you have not already known? I mean really, when you have one of the most Googled name in the United States of America. I believe it's extremely difficult, if not impossible, to keep anything private, especially when your work is in the area of reality television," Pierre said.

He added that although the show was being filmed in the broader Miami area, officials were aware of the economic impact of filming on the community. He added that the city was known as the film and recording capital of the South.

"Today we are extremely happy to take a nod to this industry by honoring three of the most hard working people in the business Khloe, Kim and Kourtney," he said.

Lunch was to be served after the ceremony.

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