"I thought I was prettier before I was on TV," says Khloe
The gorgeous Kardashian has revealed that being compared to her sisters "beats up" her spirit.
Kim might be the most talked-about Kardashian, but Khloe undoubtedly gets the most slack. The statuesque reality tv star has revealed that being thrown in the spotlight has affected her self-esteem, and being compared to her sisters can "beat up" her spirit.
However, the resilient wife of Lamar Odom insists on seeing the positive side of things.
"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," she told the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, in which she features as the cover star.
"'It’s made me stronger. I’ve gained another level of confidence.
"I’ve always known that I’m not Kim and I’m not Kourtney and I’ve always been okay with that."
Lately, she's been branded 'the skinniest Kardashian' by US media, since dropping weight earlier this year, while her sisters Kim and Kourtney manage their changing baby bodies.
"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 [a UK size 6] and nor do I want to be. I’m 5ft 10ins and I like being curvy.
"After my father died [when she was 19], 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. I lost about 30lbs before I did Kourtney And Khloé Take Miami [in 2009]. 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.
"I understand why so many people in this industry have eating disorders or want plastic surgery, and I'm proud I've done things the healthy way."
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