A recent trip to the beach left Kim Kardashian feeling badly about her body.
The reality star admits she was deeply troubled by the critical comments some people made about her body after unflattering photos of her in a bikini this past April in Mexico emerged online.
“You take pictures and people just body shame you,” Kardashian said on Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
“It’s like literally giving me body dysmorphia,” she said. “Like, I’m so insecure, I just can’t take it.”
Body dysmorphia is a medical condition that occurs when someone’s perception of their own physical appearance leaves them imagining or exaggerating flaws to an obsessive extent. Kardashian did not specify whether she’d actually been diagnosed with the condition during the episode.
Kim Kardashian spoke about feeling insecure during Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
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The photos surfaced during Kardashian’s trip to Mexico for her older sister Kourtney’s 38th birthday. In the episode, Kourtney suggests they go jet-skiing, but Kim declines.
“I can’t have fun after seeing those pics, there’s other pics where I look so good and it’s just from a different angle,” she says.
It’s not the first time Kardashian has opened up about that incident taking a toll on her. She said during an appearance on “The View” in June that she believed the pictures had been photoshopped.
“I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico and people were Photoshopping them and sharpening them,” she said.
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Kardashian, 36, added on the daytime talk show that she hadn’t worked out in several months after undergoing a pair of surgeries on her uterus.
“I definitely was not in my best shape,” she said, adding that she started working out with a bodybuilder shortly after.
Kardashian also revealed on this Sunday’s wide-ranging episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” that she used to seek out paparazzi by going to venues where she knew photographers were present, but was no longer interested in doing so.