Kim Kardashian Struggled With Insecurity Growing Up

“It’s taken me a long time to be happy with my body and for my confidence to grow to what it is today. I grew up when the body to have was the tall, slim, supermodel one, like Cindy Crawford’s. No one looked like me. It’s good to break the mould and recreate one. I’m an Armenian girl, I have shape, and it turned out people liked that. That makes me feel good about myself and about other women for being so supportive. I am a confident woman, but I didn’t just arrive confident – it has built over the years and that is a big part of who I am now.”

I sometimes think about what middle school must have been like for Kim Kardashian, when the size-0 look was all the rage and getting breasts before your classmates was feared. As it turns out, now-noted narcissist Kim had trouble loving her body just like any other young person might have, even if she was already kinda bratty back then. It’s sort of a bummer that others’ approval is what ultimately got her to a place of confidence, but I can’t fault her for that too much – it’s a big part of human nature. As problematic as Kim can be, she deserves some cred for working the gorgeous shape she’s got even in the face of judgement and body shaming, and for encouraging other women to do the same. [Elle UK] [Image via AKM-GSI]