Khloe Kardashian has told how being compared to sisters Kim and Kourtney dented her confidence.
The 5ft 10in former US X Factor host, who is larger than her siblings, said that being in the spotlight took its toll.
She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "I'm pretty tough. I want to say I don't care, but of course (comments about my body) are going to sting."
Khloe said that she "was quickly criticised for not being a cookie-cutter sister like Kourtney and Kim" following her rise to fame.
The 28-year-old said that when she lost about 30lbs before doing the show Kourtney And Khloe Take Miami (in 2009) and "was still so critiqued... something clicked in my brain".
She said the experience made her realise that "I have to do whatever is good for me."
She told the mag: "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. I've gained another level of confidence."