The reality star dismisses flap over retouched photos – and defends her curves

By Michael Y. Park
March 26, 2009 09:05 AM
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Kim Kardashian‘s got nothing to hide – even if magazine editors and the public disagree, she says on her blog.

“So what: I have a little cellulite. What curvy girl doesn’t!?” the reality star, 28, writes on her blog in response to a brouhaha in which a photo of her for Complex magazine was accidentally released on the Internet before editors realized their mistake and quickly replaced it with the official photo of her.

The official picture had been retouched to slim down her famously zaftig figure.

But they didn’t make the switch quickly enough. The original photo was snatched up and almost immediately turned into Internet fodder, with some Web sites even showing animation comparing the original photo with the touched-up version.

Kardashian – seldom shy about showing off her body – isn’t fazed, saying that retouched photos are standard in the industry.

“How many people do you think are photoshopped? It happens all the time!” she writes, later adding, “I’m proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn’t mean I’m perfect.”

And Kardashian even finds a silver lining in what would be a black cloud for most Hollywood types.

“This all motivates me to stay in the gym because my goal this year has been to get in better shape and tone up!” she writes. “Hard work pays off!”

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