Selfies are the greatest revenge?
The infamous Instagram image that Kim Kardashian posted earlier this month was a rebuke to everyone that made fun of her weight gain during her pregnancy, the new mom revealed Wednesday on The Tonight Show.
“I was trying on a bathing suit, and I actually just sent that to my boyfriend, my fiancé, and I was like, ‘Babe, can I post this up? This is my big, like, middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat,’ ” Kardashian, 33, said.
The criticism of her weight was excruciating, and she says “changed” her “as a person.”
“It really hurt my soul,” Kardashian shared, adding that she chose to stay out of the spotlight to avoid the criticism. “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 … Why would I subject myself to so much negativity, especially now that I have a daughter? … I’ve definitely tried to live more of a private life because of that.”
Getting her body back after the June 15 birth of daughter North has been tough for the reality star.
“I’d say the greatest challenge of my life, to have gained 50 pounds, and actually I got on the scale today and it said that I am 50 pounds down so that made me like so excited,” she said.
On the topic of their wedding, Kardashian said she and Kanye West are “hoping for next summer” and will probably pick “somewhere destinational.” She added: “Maybe I’ll pick the place and then he can plan it.”
Stepdad Bruce Jenner will, “of course,” walk her down the aisle, and it sounds like she’ll take West’s name.
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“I’m probably going to have Kardashian as my middle name and then West,” Kardashian said. “My daughter has the last name West, and we’re a family, so I want to definitely be West.”