It can't be easy to have two sisters who are constantly praised for their appearance, but Khloe Kardashian maintains a positive body image despite having to deal with so many people criticizing her for her weight.
She opened up about her struggle with bullying in a new interview with Cosmopolitan U.K., and it's pretty tough not to find her words empowering, eye opening, and refreshing -- especially considering how hard it must be to be torn apart in the media because of your body.
Khloe says, "I was quickly criticized for not being a cookie-cutter sister like Kourtney and Kim."
I'm confident in who I am. I've always known that I'm not Kim and I'm not Kourtney -- I've always been OK with that. 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. I'm pretty tough.
OMG. Don't you just love her?
Wait, there's more. Before Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, she dropped 30 pounds, but was still ridiculed for not being as svelte as her sisters. But instead of letting her critics drag her down, she took on an attitude that all of us need to strive to adopt:
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.
Wow. "I don't think I'm prettier thinner." As someone who has struggled with my own weight for as long as I can remember -- I only wish I could say the same thing and have Khloe's level of self-confidence.
It may sound awful, but I definitely think I'm much more attractive when I'm about 10 pounds thinner than I am right now. And I really don't care how vain that sounds. When I look at pictures from my wedding day, or even from a couple years ago when I got very strict about my diet and lost a ton of weight -- I seriously want to cry. My face just looks so much more beautiful and defined -- and I want to be that thin girl again. Desperately.
And I know I should just suck it up and realize that at 35, I'm not 21 anymore, and I should be happy at my current weight because there really are more important things in life than beauty. But it definitely counts for something, and personally, when I look good, I feel good -- which makes me more confident, happy, and generally in a positive state of mind.
More power to Khloe for being comfortable in her own skin -- she looks amazing in it. As for me, I'm going to continue to clean up my diet and work out more regularly in the hopes that the pretty girl I once knew will make a comeback at some point in the near future.
Do you feel prettier when you are thinner?
Image via Cosmopolitan U.K.