'I'm Pretty Damn Hot, If You Ask Me' and More of Khloé Kardashian's Best Body-Positive Quotes

"Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be. I love my body; I'm healthy, I work out."

01 of 12

ON REJECTING THE 'PLUS SIZE' LABEL

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"I used to be someone that they would label as 'plus-size,' and f— that — I don't want to be called that! I'm a woman with curves, I'm what I would say is average-size at the time. I was very proud of who I was, and I felt so shamed ... I still don’t think I was big. I know I was bigger than I am now, but I was like, 'I am sexy and hot, and I want to be in a body-con dress and a pair of jeans,' and that was just me. I think you should be confident and comfortable in your own skin." — at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference

02 of 12

ON TURNING FITNESS INTO A LIFESTYLE

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"I started using the gym as my stress reliever, and I did not think that I could ever be fit. I really was just content with who I was and I never felt uncomfortable – I just always thought that was who I was. And then I started working out and as a byproduct of me finding an emotional release, I started losing weight. And I was like, 'Okay I'm gonna now take this a little more seriously, I'm going to go to the gym more with a trainer, and I'm going to learn more about healthy eating tips,' and I started making it a lifestyle."
– during a Live Chin Up Movement panel

03 of 12

ON THE UPSIDES OF NOT BEING WEIGHT-OBSESSED

ON THE UPSIDES OF NOT BEING WEIGHT-OBSESSED
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"I was so comfortable with my looks that in some ways they shaped my personality. I was a happy girl, cheerful and upbeat. I didn't think about my weight, and as a result I wasn't as stressed out as most other girls my age."
– in her book Strong Looks Better Naked

04 of 12

ON SETTING HER OWN STANDARDS

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"I'm proud of my body. My body weight will always be something that I'll struggle with for the rest of my life, but I'm finally in a good place and learning to love me for me, and not somebody else's standards."
– on her website

05 of 12

ON NOT COMPARING HERSELF TO ANYONE BUT HER FORMER SELF

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"Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It's about being better than you used to be."
– on Instagram

06 of 12

ON FOCUSING ON HEALTH

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"Growing up I was always chubby but I was still always in sports. I was still a healthy, active kid."
– during a Live Chin Up Movement panel

07 of 12

ON LOVING THE JOURNEY

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"My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul. We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone. Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. Dedication and tenacity."
– on Instagram

08 of 12

ON PLAYING UP YOUR ASSETS

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"Not to be vain, but I have nice long legs, so I like to accentuate them. Find what part of your body you love most – it can be your arms, your chest, your legs – and emphasize that."
– in an Interview with The Huffington Post

09 of 12

ON ONLY NEEDING SELF-APPROVAL

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"I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off. Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be. I love my body; I'm healthy, I work out."
– to Cosmopolitan UK

10 of 12

ON IGNORING THE HATERS

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"Now on my Instagram page people comment saying, 'I liked you better when you were bigger' and I think, 'Thank God I don't live my life for other people because I'd be in a constant tug of war.' "
– to Cosmopolitan Body U.K.

11 of 12

ON OWNING HER UNIQUE BEAUTY

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"I never considered myself fat. I knew I didn't look like my sisters and I didn't have those shapes, but I didn't think that was wrong. I had parents who were incredibly loving and nurturing and made me feel beautiful, so I never questioned that."
– to PEOPLE

12 of 12

ON BEING SEXY AND KNOWING IT

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"I'm proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven't chosen to do that because I know I'm a great person. I'm pretty damn hot, if you ask me."
– to E! News

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