The 28-year-old reality TV star is sun-kissed and pinup ready on the June 2013 cover of Cosmopolitan UK.
Despite being constantly criticized all these years for her weight and fitting the Kardashian image her sisters have built before her, the star proves that nothing can hold her down, especially with hubby Lamar Odom by her side.
Khloe opens up to Cosmo about her insecurities and how well her upcoming niece or nephew’s father-to-be Kanye has fit into their family.
Check out excerpts from her exclusive interview below:
On being compared to her sisters:
“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.”
On being criticized for her weight:
“I’m pretty tough. I want to say I don’t care, but of course [comments about my body] are going to sting. 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.”
On being bullied in the industry:
“It’s so easy to fall victim to public bullying. 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 and haven’t felt bullied into having my face operated on. I’m not against it. When I’m older you never know.”
On having a baby:
“I just wanted to be, ‘Hey, let’s have a baby,’ and we would just have one. Kourtney did. And I wish that was the way for me. But it won’t be. I’ll have to take hormones. I do want to have a baby, but I don’t feel the urgency to have one this very moment.”
On welcoming Kanye West to the family:
“I think Kanye [West, Kim’s boyfriend] knows how to deal with Kim really well. Because we’ve known him for so long, he’ll come to us if he wants advice on a birthday present or something. I like that. Kris [Humphries, Kim’s soon-to-be-ex-husband] wouldn’t even talk to us. I love that with Kanye we have that friendship. Because when you’re with one of us you’re with all of us.”
On becoming a momager:
“I’d never manage my kids. We gang up on Mom and that has to be so hard. Now I’m getting older I feel sorry for her rather than resent her. “[Once my mom told me] I was gaining weight, but she was talking to me as a manager, like I was ruining a brand deal. It’s hard to understand that and it’s more hurtful when it’s coming from my mom.”
For more of Khloe, pick up the latest issue of Cosmopolitan UK!
SOURCE: Gossip Cop