(Srsly, what was with that sniffling??)
Although Khloé Kardashian is one of the sexiest reality TV stars today, she wasn't always so confident.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, the 31-year-old confesses that she has dealt with body image issues ever since she was young.
"Growing up, I was always chubby… My girlfriends were always running around in two-pieces and I never felt comfortable to do that."
"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 always made me feel beautiful so I never really questioned that."
It wasn't until the premiere of KUWTK where the media began body shaming Miz Kardashian.
"Right before the show started, I thought I was in good shape, but I guess not good enough for Hollywood's eyes… I didn't realize I was the 'fat' sister until I went on TV and the media started saying that about me."
And she began to internalize all of those negative comments.
"Being compared to my sisters was something I was used to. But being compared in such a harsh way … I just thought, 'Okay, that's my role.' So I started saying it before people. I was like, 'Okay, I'm the fat, funny sister. Who cares?' I almost let that take ownership of me. [In reality] I wasn't fat; I wasn't obese. But I would let society make me believe that I was."
However, the fashionista would eventually adopt a healthy lifestyle — including proper nutrition and workouts — which would completely change her frame.
While she believes she has lost around 40 lbs, all that matters to her is how she feels inside.
"I don't believe in numbers… I don't believe in one size fits all. As long as I can lay my head down at night, that's all that matters. It's not about fitting someone else's standards."
We applaud Khloé for her honesty, and we hope her story helps anyone suffering from body image issues.
[Image via WENN.]