scores big points with real women this week with a special photo spread and candid interview in the current issue of Life Style magazine.
The magazine ran untouched photos of Kardashian - just Kim, as she looks in real life. “I love my body the way it is,” Kim, 28, tells the mag. “I’m not perfect. I have cellulite, so what.”
When the magazine asked if she’d pose for a photo shoot, she jumped at the chance. “It was so much fun,” she says. “I just put on my mom’s bikini, and we did the shoot in the backyard. It made sense to just go out and take the photos.”
"I chose to do the shoot because I am so sick of people giving me a hard time for those photos that came out in Complex,” says Kim, whose cellulite and skin were airbrushed for that magazine’s April-May issue. “I wanted to say, ‘This is me, take it or leave it.’"
Here's some of her Q
L Why does everyone attack your size?
Kim: "I really don’t know. If there’s a picture that’s not perfect, where I have cellulite, then people say I’m big. I’m built a certain way, and you just can’t change the way you’re built. People attack my true size, but the reality is that I look bigger on TV (on her E! show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"). In Hollywood, people are used to stick-skinny women, and that’s never going to be me. Growing up, I’d look at skinny models and feel like I looked different. But my parents always told us to be proud of who we are. When I was younger I was uncomfortable, but as I grew up, I grew into it."
L What are your actual measurements?
Kim: "I’m 35-26-40. My dress size is a 4 or a 2/4. I wear a size 4 skirt and size 27 jeans."
L Do you ever feel violated by the comments on your body?
Kim: "Sometimes I do. On the red carpet, the paparazzi scream for me to turn around because they just want butt shots. People feel so free to talk about my butt, and it’s not comfortable. Girls come up to me and grab my butt, or if I’m doing a TV interview, people ask on camera to squeeze my butt. It’s uncomfortable. I’m like, “Let’s move on. Everyone’s got a butt, why do you care about mine?'”
L Why are you so open about your body? You even had a cellulite treatment on your show.
Kim: "I’m so tired of people pretending they’re perfect and covering up things when in reality we are who and what we are. You can try to improve that, but the reality is, nobody’s perfect."