She’s one of the most photographed people in the world, so why has Kim Kardashian stopped smiling?
Many thought it was when she started being photographed with Kanye that she decided to swap the smile for the Blue Steel, but in fact, it goes much deeper than that.
It actually stems from her first pregnancy, she told C Magazine, and the fact that she received such cruel criticism from the press from her burgeoning weight while she was pregnant. The reality star claims she suffered from pre-eclampsia, which caused her to bloat.
However, she hasn’t forgotton how the press chose to treat her and report on her and says that her first pregnancy, with little North, has “changed her personality”.
“It was the worst. I couldn’t help it, and everyone would say, ‘She can’t stop eating’. I delivered at 180, and they were like, ‘She’s 210 pounds. She’s getting dumped because she’s too fat’ and all these ridiculous stories,” the 34-year-old said.
“It really took a toll after the fact, when I was losing weight. I gained 50 pounds, and it’s tough to get it off. I was dedicated, but also, it changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken.
“Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about. After I had the baby, I was like, these are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn’t control.”
Her solution is to simply stop smiling.
“I don’t want to smile for them. I don’t want to be out,” she said.
“Even if I was more confident, I just didn’t feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot.”
She also spoke of her struggle to get pregnant with her second child.
She said she suffered from placenta accreta, a high-risk condition where blood vessels and other parts of the placenta grow too deeply into the uterine wall. The condition can result in an early C-section delivery where a hysterectomy is performed afterwards.
“There were a couple of little operations to fix [the placenta accreta], so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again,” she said.
“It was a long road. I would go to the doctor in Beverly Hills every day at five in the morning to get tested to see if I was ovulating. I was trying everything: I did acupuncture and got a nutritionist to eat healthier, thinking that was an issue.”
Source: Daily Telegraph