Kim Kardashian blasted after answering plastic surgery rumours
Friday - 08/07/2022 01:35
Kim Kardashian has addressed plastic surgery rumours for the first time in a new interview, as fans hit out at her surprising answer.
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian has curated her body to achieve her picture-perfect looks, but just how much she’s had done has always been a mystery.
The billionaire reality star, 41, has kept her lips sealed on what is real and what is bought when it comes to her appearance, but now she has revealed what she does to her maintain her youthful appearance, New York Post reports.
When asked by Allure for a cover story what exactly she’d had done to her face, the beauty mogul simply responded, “A little bit of Botox,” pointing to her forehead between her brows – reportedly telling the writer she should get some, too.
But she’s never had filler in her cheeks or lips, and her lashes are natural. Or so she claimed.
“I’ve never had eyelash extensions. I’ve never done anything,” she said. “I’ve never filled my cheeks. I’ve never filled my lips.”
However, she admits her looks mean everything to her.
“I care. I really, genuinely care about looking good,” Kardashian said.
“I probably care more than 90 per cent of the people on this planet. It’s not easy when you’re a mum and you’re exhausted at the end of the day or you’re in school, and I’m all of the above.
“I do my beauty treatments usually late at night. After everyone’s in bed, I’m doing laser treatments.”
You heard that right: When the kids are asleep, she’s meticulously preserving her looks, which are arguably the foundation of her brand.
Yet even one of the world’s most beautiful women is OK with “not being perfect,” she claimed, despite her valiant efforts.
“I’m at peace with not being perfect and I wasn’t like that before,” the SKIMS founder said. “I hate my hands – they’re wrinkly and gross. But I’ve lived life and I’ve changed so many diapers with these hands and I’ve snuggled my babies with these hands, so I’m OK with them.
“[Getting older] doesn’t mean that I won’t strive for perfection, but you get to a point where you’re like, ‘OK, my health is more important than anything else.’”
But a woman can still dream, right? In a recent interview with The New York Times, the mother-of-four joked she would even “eat poop” if it gave her a free ticket to eternal youth.
“I was kind of joking, but now that I think about it, I would probably eat sh*t if someone told me, ‘If you eat this bowl of poop every single day, you’ll look younger,’” she admitted, although noting she knows where to draw the line when striving for youth.
“I’m 41. I always want to look appropriate. There does come a point when you’ve taken it too far – overfilled, too tight, too much cosmetic work. There’s nothing worse.”
From there, Kardashian is tight-lipped about what other alterations and augmentations she’s paid the big bucks for.
The lack of juicy details – save for the writer’s nod to the body Kardashian “created” and “wasn’t born with” – had critics reeling.
“I’ll say this: To have her in front of you and not press her on what she’s had done beyond Botox is irresponsible, and the passing mention that ‘she built her body’ is so frustrating,” tweeted USA Today editor Anika Reed.
Others weighed in and also questioned the Allure cover story.
“Quite ironic tag line about ‘natural beauty,’” wrote one in comments on Instagram, while someone else added, “The science of natural beauty with KK on the cover. Oxymoron of the day.”
Another bluntly states: “She finally admits Botox but denies everything else lol.”
“I was so interested and intrigued to read about the “science of natural beauty”.
Then I saw Kim Kardashian and didn’t bother,” weighed in one more critic. “I think these magazines think we’re idiots.”
“I get it,” Reed continued in the thread, “There are relationships to be maintained, it’s a profile for a magazine (though arguably THE beauty magazine), there’s an air of mystery to maintain about how exactly she attains what she attains. but this doesn’t scratch even the surface.”
Kardashian, along with her sisters, has been criticised many times over the years for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards with egregious photoshop fails that have included warped appendages, missing belly buttons and infallible hairlines.
In fact, a study earlier this year examined the danger of Kardashian’s iconic “slim-thick” figure to the average woman’s confidence.
“The slim-thick ideal was most harmful to women’s appearance, weight and overall body satisfaction,” the researchers from Toronto’s York University said.
“[It] may still represent an ideal of beauty that women find threatening and personally unattainable.”
But when asked if she’s creating unrealistic expectations, Kardashian replied: “If I’m doing it, it’s attainable.” Albeit, probably for a hefty cost.
“There are so many different beauty standards – whether it’s Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe,” she continued.
“When I was a teenager, [the look] was just blonde waifs … My mentality was never like, you see them on TV or in magazines and pick who you want to be,” she said. “It was always: Be yourself, find beauty in everything.”
This story originally appeared on New York Post and was reproduced here with permission