Me My­self and I: Khloe Kar­dashian

‘Some peo­ple pre­fer me big­ger, it’s like a con­stant tug of war over my body’

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Khloe hits back at those who called her ‘the fat one’ with what she now calls her ‘re­venge body’

Whether you love or loathe the Kar­dashi­ans, most peo­ple agree that Khloe would be their favourite if they were forced to choose. The 31-year-old has been through a lot, from suf­fer­ing a se­vere brain in­jury af­ter a car ac­ci­dent that caused long-term mem­ory loss, and then los­ing her fa­ther, Robert to can­cer when she was 19. More re­cently she has en­dured a trau­matic breakup with her hus­band of four years, La­mar Odom, af­ter sto­ries emerged about his al­leged drug abuse and af­fairs. Khloe has also been com­ing to terms with her step-fa­ther, for­merly named Bruce Jen­ner, to whom she is very close, tran­si­tion­ing into a woman over the last year. And as if that isn’t enough, she has en­dured years of abuse since her fam­ily were cat­a­pulted into the spotlight, of­ten be­ing re­ferred to as the ‘ugly’ or ‘fat’ one. She has also had to deal with con­stant spec­u­la­tion about whether Robert Kar­dashian was her real fa­ther. But through it all, Khloe has man­aged to re­main ar­guably the most down to earth of the Kar­dashian/jen­ner fam­ily and in­dis­putably the most hi­lar­i­ous. Here she talks about how she lost over 30lbs and her thoughts on plas­tic surgery to where she sees her­self in 10 years time.

Peo­ple al­ways ask about my di­vorce and how I feel about La­mar now but...

I will never ever not love La­mar. He was my hus­band, and I still wish he was, and I don’t think there’s any­thing wrong with that.

It was ac­tu­ally just af­ter the split with La­mar that I re­ally got into the gym...

I de­cided to chan­nel my energy into work­ing out. If I went out with my girl­friends I would be hounded by the pa­parazzi and made to feel more hu­mil­i­ated. The gym was my only refuge. I could put mu­sic on and dance around with my girl­friends and be silly.

When you first start a fit­ness regime, it’s hard and you hate it...

You’re ex­hausted, you’re sore, and I ac­tu­ally felt fat­ter be­cause I was swollen. But if you can just keep go­ing, you’re even­tu­ally like, ‘Wow, is that an in­den­ta­tion on my arm?’ And yeah, it’s a re­venge body. But it’s just as much for all my crit­ics who called me ‘the fat one’ for my en­tire ex­is­tence.

I al­ways choose fit­ness over crash di­ets...

I think all di­ets are kind of weird. The word ‘die’ is in it. I be­lieve in lifestyle changes, and when you think of some­thing long term, you do it bet­ter. If I know I just have to eat this way for a week, how does that help me for the long term? It doesn’t. I’ve made ma­jor cut­backs. I used to love soda so I’ve cut that out com­pletely and I’ll drink iced tea or wa­ter. I just made that like a lifestyle change. I’ll do one thing, for like, a month. I’ll just cut some­thing off lit­tle by lit­tle, and then it just be­comes a part of your life. You don’t even think about it.

The thing is, some­times it’s like I can never win when it comes to my body...

On my In­sta­gram page peo­ple com­ment say­ing ‘I liked you bet­ter when you were big­ger’ and I think, ‘Thank God I don’t live my life for other peo­ple be­cause I’d be in a con­stant tug of war.’

But to be hon­est, I’m hap­pier with my­self now and that’s what mat­ters...

I don’t know if I’m ever go­ing to feel like ‘Daaamn, you look good’. But I’ve never felt as com­fort­able in my own skin as I do now.

I know about all the surgery ru­mours and I’m not against hav­ing a help­ing hand...

If you want a tweak, I’m all for it, but you have to love your­self first be­cause no surgery is go­ing to change your heart. It would’ve been such an easy so­lu­tion to get li­po­suc­tion or what­ever, but you

have to be healthy to main­tain that. I’ve al­ways felt like, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to ac­com­plish that on your own?’

There was a lot made of my lit­tle sis­ter Kylie boost­ing her lips...

I knew it was one of her big­gest inse­cu­ri­ties, she used to al­ways take pic­tures cov­er­ing her mouth. I didn’t even know when she first did her lips. It wasn’t no­tice­able, then it started get­ting big­ger and big­ger. I guess that was some­thing she just wanted. I al­ways wanted a boob job and I wear a padded bra all the time.

Be­ing close to my fam­ily is vi­tal...

It makes me a bet­ter per­son. We live in the public eye, so if one of us makes a mis­take, it af­fects ev­ery­one. I have a great sup­port sys­tem here. We’re so judged when we leave these walls that we try never to do that to one another.

I’m so happy that Kim mar­ried Kanye, I al­ways wanted them to end up to­gether...

What I love about Kanye is that he wants to build her up in­stead of take her down. Kim is so gor­geous and also a gor­geous per­son and peo­ple don’t re­ally see that be­cause they’re blinded or dis­tracted by all of this [fame]. I think men want to break her down so they can con­trol her.

When it comes to what I’m look­ing for in a re­la­tion­ship...

I don’t crave sex. I talked about it more openly when I was mar­ried be­cause it’s more com­fort­able. I crave com­pan­ion­ship – I just want to cud­dle.

So much has changed and right now I try not to stress about the fu­ture...

I live for the mo­ment. If you think too far into the fu­ture, you might get dis­ap­pointed or set the bar too low. It sucks at times, but ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a rea­son, no mat­ter how sh**ty your cir­cum­stances are. To say where I want to be in 10 years... I have no idea. I just know that I want to be happy and smil­ing.

The Kar­dashian/jen­ner clan are ar­guably the most fa­mous sis­ters in the world Khloe as a child with her fa­ther Robert

Khloe with ex-hus­band La­mar in hap­pier times

Af­ter her and La­mar’s split, Khloe found the gym helped

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