Khloe Kardashian Goes Pantless For Cosmopolitan, Says She’s No Kim Or Kourtney

Khloe Kardashian is doing things her way.

Though the media often compares her to sisters Kim and Kourtney, the E! reality star admits that she knows she’ll never be quite like her siblings — and she’s perfectly fine that way.

Showing off her curves in Cosmopolitan UK’s June 2013 issue, the 28-year-old tells the fashion mag that she’s actually become more confident in herself after experiencing criticisms about her appearance firsthand.

“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. But it’s made me stronger,” she says. “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. After my father died, I gained a lot of weight, and then I was in the spotlight. I was quickly criticised for not being a cookie-cutter sister like Kourtney and Kim,” continues Khloe. “I lost about 30lbs before I did Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami. I was feeling so good about myself and I was still so critiqued. 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.”

She adds, “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 5’10” and I like being curvy, but I also like being toned.”

And unlike her sisters, Khloe — who’s happily married to basketballer Lamar Odom — says she’s in no rush to have any children, telling the publication, I do want to have a baby, but I don’t feel the urgency to have one this very moment.”

“I just wanted to be, ‘Hey, let’s have a baby,’ and we would just have one,” Khloe says of her fertility issues. “Kourtney did. And I wish that was the way for me. But it won’t be. I’ll have to take hormones.”

However, Khloe notes that once she does become a mother, she won’t be following Kris Jenner’s footsteps as a mom-ager.

“I’d never manage my kids. We gang up on mom and that has to be so hard,” Khloe says of her mother. “Now I’m getting older I feel sorry for her rather than resent her.”

Khloe’s issue hits newsstands May 2.