Khloe Kardashian Opens Up About Being Bullied About Her Weight: 'I Don't Care What Size I Am'
Khloe Kardashian has struggled with her weight and self-confidence in the past, but she has come to terms with her curves and is happier than ever.
In the June, 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan UK, the youngest Kardashian sister opens up about her painful weight struggle and the subsequent bullying she received because of it, as well as what it’s like being constantly compared to her “cookie-cutter sisters” Kourtney and Kim – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
Khloe, who is the baby of the Kardashian girls, admits it wasn’t easy following in the footsteps of her sisters, but she has managed to come to terms with it.
“I’m confident in who I am. I’ve always known that I’m not Kim and I’m not Kourtney – I’ve always been OK with that. I probably thought I was prettier before I entered the spotlight because being compared to somebody else every day does sort of beat up your spirit and soul,” Khloe reveals. “But it’s made me stronger. I’ve gained another level of confidence. I’m pretty tough. I want to say I don’t care, but of course comments about my body are going to sting.”
With the death of her father, Robert, when she was 19, Khloe started packing on the pounds to deal with the pain and then shortly after was thrust into the spotlight.
“After my father died, I gained a lot of weight, and then I was in the spotlight. I was quickly criticized for not being a cookie-cutter sister like Kourtney and Kim.”
Famously losing a massive amount of weight in 2009, it was heartbreaking for Khloe when she was still bullied about her body.
“I lost about 30lbs before I did Kourtney And Khloé Take Miami. I was feeling so good about myself and I was still so critiqued,” she explains. “I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, if I’m not good enough now…’ And that’s when something clicked in my brain: I have to do whatever is good for me… I feel that I’m healthier now, but I don’t think I’m prettier thinner.”
Khloe explains that she tries not to focus on the numbers, but how she looks and feels.
“I don’t care what size I am; I care about how I look. If my jeans are tight and I have a little muffin top, then OK, I have to cut down on the carbs. I don’t expect to be a size 2 and nor do I want to be. I’m 5ft 10ins and I like being curvy, but I also like being toned.”
She also reveals that her husband, NBA star Lamar Odom, has helped her with her diet.
“My weight has always fluctuated. Diet is the hardest part for me. I’ve had to learn a bit of self-control… Lamar just lost 25lbs. He was put on this amazing meal plan and through him I learned what I should be eating.”
The full interview appears in the June issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale May 2nd, and is also available in digital edition.