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This fellow TV star says the famous family is "constant perfection"

By Aurelie Corinthios
Updated August 29, 2016 01:50 PM
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Here’s a Kardashian fan you might not have expected: Katharine McPhee.

“I love the Kardashians, I enjoy their show,” the Scorpion star told Ocean Drive magazine for her September cover interview. “I think some of the images they are constantly putting out are a part of their brand, like constant perfection. I think that they actually are pretty deep thinking, feeling people that have to deal with their issues and lives in their own ways.”

That being said, the actress admits there’s “too much emphasis on the way people look” – especially in today’s digital age.

“There is nothing wrong with wanting to look as good as you can, but there is no stopping it,” she said. “The thing about social media is that it brought access to this so-called ‘perfection.’ ”

McPhee, 37, also opened up about seeing herself as “pretty but stupid” when she was younger.

“I wasn’t the best in school, but I got attention,” she explained. “Oftentimes, I’ll see these pretty little girls at the store with their parents and one of the first things you want to say is, ‘Oh my god, she’s so beautiful.’ I got that a lot as a kid, especially growing up in L.A. with talent and modeling agencies and people giving you their cards, when you become valued only for the way you look.”

“I knew I was really good at something – performing; I knew I had value in that way,” she added.

Now, McPhee says one of the things she like’s best about herself is “how emotionally intelligent” she is – and how she feels like she has a “real, strong sense of myself.”

“That was something I struggled with,” she admitted. “We put these messages out there that [being pretty] is such a valuable thing, and it’s natural to want to affirm something you see is beautiful. But it’s something that people can value too much.”

The actress also got candid about her views on plastic surgery.

“I don’t really have a problem with it, but I feel like the reason people don’t want to talk about it is because there is this stigma on whether or not it is actually good work,” she said. “I don’t have super long legs, so if I could ever trade up, I’d add an extra half an inch to my legs. You look at all the work people have done in Hollywood; even when they look amazing, everyone wants to say, ‘Well, it looks amazing, but it’s fake.’ There is always this angle of trying to take people down.”

“I’m not going to run out and get a face-lift anytime soon, but I don’t know how I’m going to feel 20 years from now,” she revealed. “I do believe in aging. I think that there is nothing more unattractive than someone who just refuses to age. At some point you have to allow yourself to age a little bit. But I can’t say that I won’t want to look as good as I possibly can in any stage of my life.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E! and Scorpion season 3 premieres Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.