Khloé Kardashian Knows You Call Her the ‘Fat Sister’
Khloé Kardashian isn’t fat, but she understands why people would think she is.
In the latest issue of People, in which she also opens up about her relationship with Lamar Odom, the 31-year-old talks about her struggles with body image. Explaining that she’s always known that she didn’t look exactly like sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé says she never questioned herself until she became famous.
“Growing up, I was always chubby,” she says. “My girlfriends were always running around in two-pieces and I never felt comfortable to do that.”
She continues, “I knew I didn’t look like my sisters and I didn’t have those shapes, but I didn’t think that was wrong. I had parents who were incredibly loving and nurturing and always made me feel beautiful so I never really questioned that.”
For her, everything started to change when Keeping Up With the Kardashians made its debut. Khloé says hearing negative comments about her size really changed the way she felt about herself.
“Right before the show started, I thought I was in good shape, but I guess not good enough for Hollywood’s eyes,” she says. “I didn’t realize I was the ‘fat’ sister until I went on TV and the media started saying that about me.”
She notes, “Being compared to my sisters was something I was used to. But being compared in such a harsh way … I just thought, ‘Okay, that’s my role.’ So I started saying it before people. I was like, ‘Okay, I’m the fat, funny sister. Who cares?’ I almost let that take ownership of me. [In reality] I wasn’t fat; I wasn’t obese. But I would let society make me believe that I was.”
Khloé, who tells the publication that she lost 40 pounds after splitting with Odom, says her priority is maintaining a healthy lifestyle these days. While some critics will claim Khloé is dropping the pounds for looks, the reality star insists she cares more about eating right and sticking to her regular workout plan than numbers on a scale.
“I don’t believe in numbers,” says Khloé. “I don’t believe in one size fits all. As long as I can lay my head down at night, that’s all that matters. It’s not about fitting someone else’s standards.”