Khloe Kardashian is stunning in a new feature for Harpers Bazaar. In it, she says a lot: Since her split from Lamar Odom in 2013, Khloe has lost 40 pounds with the help of her trainer, Gunnar Peterson.
“I definitely think the fashion industry, and people in general, look at me more now that I’ve lost weight,” she admits, in between takes. “Even on shoots, I would never have options for clothing. There would always be this attention on Kourtney and Kim, but I was too much work for [stylists] or they had nothing in my size. I wasn’t even that crazy big!”
While she was fat, only 1 stylist agreed to work with her and that’s Monica Rose, a Kardashian stylist since season 1.
“At my fattest, Monica would always come with racks of clothes and make me feel special. She never told me, ‘Oh, they don’t have that in your size,'” says Khloé. “Other people actually said, ‘I just can’t work with you’—because I was too big. That always hurt my feelings, of course.” Today, those same stylists are now approaching Khloé, offering to dress her for events and public appearances. “I’m just like, ‘Fuck you. I’m not going to reward your bad behavior.’
Khloe is also regarded as the most open Kardashian sister and she agrees:
People think I’m more ‘real’,” she says. “I’m the first person to say if I didn’t do something right or that I could have done something differently. I share so much, maybe more in-depth than my sisters, and I think people appreciate that. I don’t try to do things to get people to like me,” she says—but rather an effective tool in setting the record straight. Khloé is no longer able to hide from the media and its circadian tabloid rhythm. “The thing I dislike the most [about being a Kardashian] is the judgment on us,” she admits. “If I want to go out with a group of friends, it’s never as harmless as that. There has to be some story the next day that I’m dating somebody.”
On why it is easier to date celebrities:
“I used to wonder why celebrities only dated celebrities, but when you’re in it you understand. You feel a little safer,” says Khloé, who filed for divorce from NBA star Odom a second time in May. (She says she and Odom still have a “really good” relationship, and insists he will “always” be in her life.) Since the separation, Khloé has publicly dated rapper French Montana and, most recently, NBA player James Harden. “If you’re seen with someone on your first date, you’re automatically getting married the next day. It’s so extreme! So when you’re two celebrities, you can keep it really quiet at first, to see if you even like each other. Dating someone in your world is a little easier.”
She says, contrary to what people think, she reads comments and has insecurities:
“I like to say I don’t care what people say about me, but that’s not true,” she says, almost regretfully. “Not wanting to go to certain places because I wonder what will be written about me the next day—I hate that I carry that with me. I think people who say they don’t are lying,” she says. “What’s sad is that I can read 10 beautiful comments and then one bad one and I’m like, ‘Ugh!
She reveals that she didn’t set out to lose weight. She just started attending the Equinox gym because it was a way to leave her toxic home, with Lamar, at the time. She couldn’t hide out at hotels because the paparazzi would see her and start asking questions and she couldn’t go to her mom’s because she was trying to keep her marital problems away from her mother.
“My home [with Odom] was dark and toxic,” she says. “At the time, my family didn’t know what I was going through. It was the biggest secret I’ve kept. I just needed a place to go.”
“They had a TV and I could watch The Real Housewives on an elliptical,” Khloé laughs. “No one talked to me. I loved that solitude.”
About her regimen, even though she likes pilates and soul cycle, circuit training “and really intense cardio” gives her the best results.
“I’m a beast at the gym. I’m super competitive and I’m a sweater. I’m like, ‘Don’t fuck with me and don’t mess up my routine,'” she laughs. Having someone push her to her limit—usually her sister Kourtney—also helps. “I love that we can work out together. Because Kim sort of prances and is super cute and gorge, while Kourtney and I are dripping wet.” The pair can’t go a week without exercising, “otherwise we feel like shit,” she says. “We’re so mean to ourselves, we’re like, ‘Oh our butts are hanging low! And our arms!’ And literally it’s been a week—I’m sure not much has changed.”
She also disclosed that at first, she didn’t want to shoot Keeping up with the Kardashians
“Kourtney and I didn’t want to do the show,” she admits. “We weren’t anti the show, but we were so obsessed with our clothing store [DASH, the clothing and accessories boutique founded by Khloé, Kourtney and Kim in 2006], and I couldn’t imagine having to give that up.” But after E! promised Khloé they would film inside DASH, she agreed. To her surprise, she enjoyed it. “That’s why season one is so brilliant—because we didn’t really care. Kourtney and I would say anything and do anything. We didn’t realize it was going to be so big. Nobody did.”