By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.
Kim Kardashian on Jay LenoKim Kardashian made headlines a few weeks ago when she posted a photo of herself wearing a barely-there white bathing suit on Instagram. Many people wondered why she did it--after all, this is a woman who's faced intense scrutiny about her body from the moment she announced she was pregnant--and last night, Kardashian told Jay Leno her reasoning.
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"This is my big, like, middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat," she said. All the criticism of her pregnancy weight gain "really hurt my soul," Kim admitted. "I was gaining weight because I was pregnant, and it was just really hard to read all these stories and hear all these nasty things." And losing the weight was "the hardest challenge of [her] life."
Although her body anxiety was definitely heightened by the fact that she lives in the public eye, all new moms feel unsettled and at odds with their body. "Changes in your body are part of the Read More »from Why Kim's Body-Image Angst is Totally Typical in New Moms