Khloé Kardashian Hates Using the Phrase ‘Plus-Size’
In the Jan/Feb issue of Health (on newsstands Dec. 23), Kardashian discusses the inspiration behind Good American, her new denim line, and how her body transformation was a complete revolution of the self. She said that she felt compelled to create something that would celebrate women of all shapes and sizes.”I love empowering women, and I’m obsessed with confident women,” says Kardashian. “For our campaign, I booked real women. I really felt the need to have a wide-range line. I hate using the word “plus-size.”
She says that she felt “alienated” whenever she used to go shopping with her sisters when they were younger. “If you were an 8 or a 10, they’d gasp, so as a 12, which I was at one point—God forbid!—they’d shun me, and it was horrible,” she said.
Kardashian praises the “body revolution” that’s taking place in the mainstream. She tells Health, “I love that pop culture now has realistic body images for women to look up to, especially for kids. Because when I was younger, it was only heroin-chic.”
Here are five more facts that we learned about Khloé in her interview with Health:
She says that her body transformation began when she was going through her divorce: “I would watch The Real Housewives or something mindless, and I felt like all the stress I was under, all the paparazzi—I blocked out all that noise. I escaped there, and as a by-product, I started losing weight.”
Kanye West stole Don, her trainer from KUWTK: “I love Don, but Kanye took him on tour. Stealing trainers is the biggest sign of disrespect, I would say,” she jokes.
She calls her breasts her “chichis”: “Losing weight, I’ve lost my little chichis. But that’s OK. North is so funny. She’s like, ‘Why don’t you have chichis like my mom?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know!'”
She never considered herself to be overweight: I don’t know if I’m just delusional or in my own little world, but I never thought I was big, even though I’ve always been super critiqued by everyone else. I feel like I was at my biggest when I was with Lamar [Odom], but he loved me so much, and I was so in love that I wasn’t worried about it. So maybe that’s where my confidence came from.”
How she stayed strong after Odom’s health crisis: “It’s so interesting. This is kind of dark, but after that, my whole family changed all of their wills so that I would be their medical adviser, because you don’t know how someone reacts until you’re put in that situation—God forbid. No one should be put in those situations, but with that, I found strength from within. I was super calm, and I was more like, ‘It’s greater than you,” and you just get strength. I pray a lot. And I talk to my dad a lot.'”
Click here to read the discussion in its entirety on Health.com.