Of the millions of fans that keep up with the Kardashians week after week, year after year, those of us that prefer Khloe over anyone else do so for the exact reason that she just seems real. In comparison to her sisters, she’s struggled with her weight and remained astoundingly strong in the face of public scrutiny. After her , Khloe has shed an impressive 40 pounds. She tells Harper’s Bazaar about the difference that’s made in her style-centric career:
“I definitely think the fashion industry, and people in general, look at me more now that I’ve lost weight. Even on shoots, I would never have options for clothing. There would always be this attention on Kourtney and Kim, but I was too much work for [stylists] or they had nothing in my size. I wasn’t even that crazy big!”
Here she is back in 2013, looking curvy but hardly “crazy big”:
And here she is in a shot from the Today’s show in February this year:
Of course, this isn’t the first dramatic body transformation for the 31-year-old reality star. Khloe has talked about her weight and image openly throughout the 8 seasons of KUWTK, ( ) as it’s something she struggled with since before the show began.
For all your comparison needs, here she is again as a teenager before the start of KUWTK, to Season 1, to Season 4, to Kocktails With Khloe.
In addition to two reality shows with near cult-following, Khloe’s got a whopping 50 million followers on Instagram, and just one post can get as many as 5,000 comments. If you think she doesn’t read them, think again:
“I think people who say they don’t are lying. What’s sad is that I can read 10 beautiful comments and then one bad one and I’m like, ‘Ugh!'”
Luckily, Khloe’s got a new outlet for all that stress in her life, and it’s the reason she looks so good: the gym. As she tells it:
“My home [with Odom] was dark and toxic. At the time, my family didn’t know what I was going through. It was the biggest secret I’ve kept. I just needed a place to go. [The gym] had a TV and I could watch The Real Housewives on an elliptical. No one talked to me. I loved that solitude.”
With a family as close as hers, though, it must be hard to stay alone for long. Khloe dishes that Kourtney has been one of her biggest fitness motivators:
“I love that we can work out together. Because Kim sort of prances and is super cute and gorge, while Kourtney and I are dripping wet… I’m a beast at the gym. I’m super competitive and I’m a sweater. I’m like, ‘Don’t fuck with me and don’t mess up my routine.”
We wouldn’t dream of it, Khlo! Keep up the amazing work!
You can read the full interview with Khloe at harpersbazaar.com.
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