For more than a decade, the Kardashians have turned their beauty into their business. For the women of the Kardashian-Jenner family, their looks have become as famous as they are, as the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” ladies have popularized a specific body type in their rise to stardom.
The curves of the Kim Kardashian are a signature of their brand. “I’m half Armenian, so in Armenia, a lot of women have a lot of curves,” Kardashian explained to host Ashley Graham on the “Pretty Big Deal” podcast.
“I, like, had huge breasts when I was 11 years old. I used to cry all the time, like, ‘Please don’t grow up, please grow up.’ Kourtney [Kardashian] it did not. It was so embarrassing that they made fun of me.”
Kim said her late father assured her that her body type was not a cause for insecurity. “My dad was very sensitive to that and he wrote me this letter like, ‘I know you’re so uncomfortable right now, but you’re going to love your body,'” she recalled.
It’s safe to say that Kim has definitely embraced her curves, with her famous “breaking the internet” butt for Paper and countless other body-confidence photo shoots over the years.
Meanwhile, the Kardashians have also been reprimanded by the public for promoting unattainable beauty standards through plastic surgery and misleading photo editing on social media.
A new study even suggests that Kim’s image on social media it may be the most damaging compared to other stars.
Kim Kardashian’s ‘Thin-Thick’ Look May Cause Harm
A study conducted by York University in Toronto suggests that body images “thin-thick” cause the greater unhappiness among young women regarding their own appearance, reported the new york post.
The study called Kim Kardashian and her sister Kylie Jenner icons of the “thin-thick” figure, defined by “a small waist and a flat stomach but a big butt, breasts and thighs.”
His image on social media is only taken to the extreme because, according to the study, it makes “the slim ideal is even slimmer and less attainable for the average woman“.
Kim pushed back on accusations that she and her sisters contribute to unrealistic beauty standards on the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” reunion special in June 2021.
“No, I don’t,” Kim replied to host Andy Cohen when asked if she believed it helped perpetuate unattainable body ideals, according to ET Canada. “Because I think we get up, we do the work, we work out.”
Kim’s sister, Kendall JennerShe added, “We all really enjoy taking care of ourselves and being healthy, so I think, if anything, the only thing we’re really trying to represent is just… being the healthiest version of yourself.”
It seems the Kar-Jenners aren’t immune to the beauty standards that may have shaped them over the last decade. “It is almost unbearable to try to live up to the impossible standards that the public has imposed on me,” he wrote. Khloe Kardashian about her body image on Instagram.