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Meredith Land, NBC 5 News
Khloe Kardashian Odom says people in North Texas are "genuinely nice."
Khloé Kardashian Odom says people in North Texas have welcomed her and her husband.
"Coming here, I can honestly say I have never felt more genuinely loved," she said. "It's not phony. People are just genuinely nice to you. They really just want to be helpful or hug you -- but hug you not in a creepy way. It's the Southern hospitality."
The reality TV star sat down with NBC 5 for her first sit-down TV interview since moving to Dallas seven weeks ago.
Kardashian Odom said the trade of her husband, Lamar Odom, from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks came as a shock.
"I've never moved anywhere else but L.A. -- born and raised," she said. "So for me just to move somewhere -- I'm like, 'OK, this team did beat the Lakers in the playoffs last season. Are they going to be accepting of Lamar and I or not? I don't know.'"
But Kardashian Odom said everyone has been wonderful to the couple. While Odom plays hoops, she has been filming her reality show "Khloe and Lamar" all over North Texas.
Her well-publicized first appearance was an enormous toy drive she set up for Children's Medical Center Dallas at City Hall.
"I was so nervous that no one was going to show up, so let alone to have over 3,000 people, I was floored," she said.
Kardashian Odom said she has line-danced and bought Western wear for her nephew.
"I got Mason chaps, a suede vest, a cowboy hat," she said. "I got Mason a ton of stuff. Robert and I got two cowboy hats."
When asked where she went shopping, she replied: "They call it Cowtown."
As for her Lone Star wish, Kardashian Odom said: "Lamar and I are just trying to have a baby."
But for now, she is dedicating her time to the children at Children's Medical Center Dallas.
"I believe God puts you in certain places for a reason, and I believe a voice -- and nowadays, it's social media -- and I believe I have that platform for a reason," she said.