“When I was younger, the look was heroin chic, we all loved Kate Moss. I think Kate Moss is fabulous, but that’s never something I could’ve been,” Kardashian, 33, said at a panel for the launch of her Good American clothing line at Bloomingdales on Thursday, according to Harper’s Bazaar. “When I was younger I was rounder and chubbier. I thought, ‘who can I look up to?’ I loved Victoria’s Secret models, not that I wanted to be one, but they had bigger breasts, and a little curve.”
Luckily, a certain singer entered the spotlight when Kardashian was a teen.
“Then J.Lo came around and … she’s the oracle. I totally looked up to her.”
“I never knew I wasn’t an ideal weight growing up — my family never made me feel less than. We all looked different,” she says. “… I really commend my mom and my sisters for never making me feel less than.”
“Everyone always asked me, ‘how do you have so much confidence?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know!’ I was allowed to wear the body-con dresses, the Herve Leger dresses my sisters wore. I didn’t feel like I was too big to wear that, I was like, ‘I look cute, I look good,’ ” she says. “Granted, I should’ve bought a size bigger, but I looked cute.”
“I didn’t know I was bigger until I started doing our TV show, and once I was in the public eye, people were able to pick me apart,” Kardashian says. “That’s when I was like, ‘oh my gosh, I guess I’m chubby … or I guess I’m bigger.’ ”
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Kardashian adds that the body shaming she experienced for being curvy is no different than what her model sister Kendall Jenner goes through.
“There’s still bullying and body shaming with skinny girls,” Kardashian says. “That’s how Kendall was all the time. I think people like to say, ‘Oh you’re not plus size so you don’t have a problem.’ But it’s both ends of the spectrum, and that’s what we’re really trying to just stop. It goes so much deeper, it affects how you are in public, how you conduct yourself going into interviews — any of that.”