'It means the world to me': Kim Kardashian named Favourite Celebreality Star at the People's Choice Awards... but gives the ceremony a miss

By Sarah Bull

She's a winner: Despite giving the ceremony a miss, Kim Kardashian was named Favourite Celebreality Star at the People's Choice Awards last night

She's had a very difficult few months after announcing her split from husband Kris Humphries, and no doubt wondered whether all her fans would support her through the ordeal.

But last night emotional Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to thank everyone who had voted for her as she was named the Favourite TV Celebreality Star at the People's Choice Awards.

Following the announcement, Kim tweeted: 'Thank you to everyone who voted for me tonight for the People's Choice Awards! It means the world to me! xoxo.'

Lady in black: Kim instead opted to get her hair blowdried instead of going to the awards

And when one of her followers wrote: 'My sister @KimKardashian won "Favorite Reality TV Star" WOHOO! Boycott that s**t b*****s!', Kim wrote back: 'Haha! Preach sis!'

Kim beat stars including Gene Simmons and Kathy Griffin to take home the prize, but opted to give the Los Angeles ceremony a miss.

Instead, the 31-year-old star was seen leaving a hair salon in LA after having her hair blowdried.

Emotional: Kim took to her Twitter page to thank fans for voting for her for the award

Kim wore an all-black outfit of tight jeans, T-shirt and leather jacket teamed with biker boots and huge sunglasses.

Kim is no stranger to being on the small screen, having first shot to fame in her family reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

She then went on to appear in various spin-offs of the E! programme such as Kourtney And Kim Take New York, Kim's Fairytale Wedding and Kourtney And Khloe Take Miami.

Keeping busy: Kim was busy on her phone throughout her hair appointment

And it's not the first time Kim has won a People's Choice Award as she last year took home the Favourite Guilty Pleasure award with the rest of her family for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Winning the award came after a difficult day for Kim following claims from her late father Robert's ex-wives that her sister Khloe wasn't his biological daughter.

Following the allegations, Khloe wrote on her Twitter page: 'The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this!

'Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).'

Second year running: Last year, Kim took home the Favourite Guilty Pleasure award with sisters Khloe and Kourtney for Keeping Up With The Kardashians