Kim Kardashian embraced the cover and pages of Glamour Magazine this month and she revealed a few things on body image, insecurities and being a sex symbol in the interview:
Katie Couric: Because a lot of young women read this magazine, I wanted to ask you about issues you’ve had with your body in the past and growing up and being bullied. You developed early, is that true?
Kim Kardashian: Kourtney probably bullied me the most because she hadn’t developed. She was always making fun of me. I mean, when I was 11 I was a C-cup and I got my period. I was just insecure.
Katie Couric: But how did you sort of come to love, accept and appreciate the body you had?
Kim Kardashian: I remember I would sit in the bathtub, and I would put a hot washcloth on my boobs and think, Please, Lord, just please, I don’t want to grow any bigger. I would cry. My mom would say, â€œYou are going to love this one day.â€ And she was like, â€œYou’re Armenian. Look at all your aunts. They’re super curvy, and this is your family. This is who you are.â€ We were raised around all of our Armenian cousins, and I know a lot about the culture. So I think that made me confident in who I am.
Katie Couric: How do you feel about being a sex symbol? Is it empowering or degrading?
Kim Kardashian: It’s definitely powerful. I don’t find myself as sexy as everyone thinks. I’m a lot more insecure than people would assume, but with little stupid things. When I get dressed, I’m always so indecisive.
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