Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body and on her self esteem, especially when you’re a celebrity. Just ask Kim Kardashian. The media wasn’t particularly nice to the reality star while she was pregnant with baby North. Countless tabloids mocked her weight gain, even going as low as comparing her to an orca whale.
In an interview with Elle magazine, Mrs. Kardashian-West opened up about body image and her struggle with self esteem. She told the magazine that high calorie meals and eating for two may not have been the only cause for her pregnancy weight gain.
"I'd think God was doing this for a reason," she told the mag. "He was saying: 'Kim, you think you're so hot, but look what I can do to you.'" Kim went on to discuss what it was like being pregnant with baby North.
"My body just went crazy. After five months I swore I'd never get pregnant again. I got so huge and it felt like someone had taken over my body."
Whether or not her ever-changing figure was the result of divine intervention, she has since bounced back from her pregnancy weight. Her notorious Paper magazine cover shows the new mom in all of her naked, greased-up glory.
Kim Kardashian has made countless headlines, whether they’re about her killer curves, her lavish lifestyle, or her family’s impeccable fashion sense. However, the first lady of fashion wasn’t always so confident.
"...I was unhappy with my body—I developed really early. Every night I would sit in the bath and cry, I prayed my boobs would stop growing."
She explained though that her late father had penned a note to his then 13-year-old daughter to help her cope with her negative body image.
"...He told me I had a body not many girls have, that later it would lead to attention from men, but that the most important thing was that I was a wonderful girl and I had to understand my self worth."
"It's taken me a long time to be happy with my body and for my confidence to grow to what it is today. I grew up when the body to have was the tall, slim, supermodel one, like Cindy Crawford's. No one looked like me," said Kim.
"It's good to break the mould and recreate one. I'm an Armenian girl, I have shape, and it turned out people liked that. That makes me feel good about myself and about other women for being so supportive."
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