Khloé Kardashian: I hated being the fat sister
Khloé Kardashian has struggled with complexes about her body since childhood.
Khloé Kardashian almost lost her self-esteem entirely to the “fat sister” label given to her by the media.
The 31 year old and her relatives, including older sister Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, were launched to international fame through their hit reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2007.
Khloé has lost a lot of weight in the last year and is now praised for her toned figure, but that wasn’t always the case.
"Right before the show started, I thought I was in good shape, but I guess not good enough for Hollywood's eyes," she told People magazine. "I didn't realise I was the 'fat' sister until I went on TV and the media started saying that about me.
"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 takes good care of her body, as she works out at the gym several times per week performing advanced fitness techniques with celebrity personal trainers.
She does admit though that body confidence has always been a hard thing for her to embrace.
"Growing up, I was always chubby," Khloé shared. "My girlfriends were always running around in two-pieces and I never felt comfortable to do that."
But Khloé’s mother Kris Jenner, her late father Robert Kardashian and stepdad Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner) always made the star feel good about herself.
"I knew I didn't look like my sisters and I didn't have those shapes, but I didn't think that was wrong,” she said. “I had parents who were incredibly loving and nurturing and always made me feel beautiful so I never really questioned that."
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