It’s not easy to pull of a white dress and the risks are amplified if it’s a clingy, spandex white one. But reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, who was working out at 4am in her hotel gym in Dubai (courtesy of jet lag), couldn’t have looked better. A thin headband with golden leaves added to her ethereal look.
“I am wearing six pairs of Spanx right now,” said Kardashian as she smoothed a hand over her flat tummy. Now before you swoop to the nearest mall to stock up on your shape-correcting underwear, she adds: “No, I am just joking.”
“I just sleep in Spanks. They are the best. I am so jet lagged and I don’t even know if I am speaking in complete sentences,” said Kardashian with a laugh.
Her fears were unfounded. The reality star, 30, of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and its subsequent spin-off series Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami/Hamptons fame, made perfect sense. She was switched on and was endearingly relatable for someone who made a living out of dramatising her life.
“I am working on my diet now. I am not good with eating. I like junk food and I love eating crap,” said Kardashian, adding that she had already polished off the candy and sweets in her room.
Anybody who follows her life will know that the younger sister of Kim hasn’t had an easy couple of years. In December 2013, she filed for divorce from her basketball player husband Lamar Odom for his alleged cocaine abuse and infidelity. If that wasn’t enough drama, her on-off relationship with rapper French Montana is also under constant scrutiny.
But on the night tabloid! met her, her game plan was simple: Dance the night away at Cle Dubai (the swanky Middle Eastern restaurant at DIFC) and build some leg muscles while at it.
“The food was delicious but I was told that last night was a soft opening. Tonight, there’s going to be around 1,000 people. So the place is spectacular, the food is delicious and the chef is incredible. So I don’t see anything going wrong in any way,” said Kardashian, who was planning to catch the early morning flight out of Dubai on Sunday.
It’s her second time in Dubai, a city that she’s growing to adore. So will her love affair with Dubai culminate with a series such as Kourtney & Khloe Take Dubai?
“Kim and I are going to Armenia soon We have never thought about it, but you never know,” said Kardashian.
Her phone call from Dubai with her sister Kourtney was dominated by her gushing about the city:
“I told Kourtney that there’s no paparazzi allowed here and she said: ‘Kourtney and Khloe should take to Dubai’. She was so excited about the no-paparazzi,” said Kardashian. The Kardashians, who have built a business empire with their range of clothing lines (Kardashian Kollection, Dash boutiques in LA, Miami and New York), a make-up range and children’s clothing line (Kardashian Kids), intend to strengthen their presence in the UAE.
“Right now, [Kardashian Kids] is exclusive to Iconic but we are going to expand to other stores out here. We are thinking about having Dash out here, but nothing too concrete.”
While her business plans are lucid, her plans for the night were as solid as her abs.
“I am planning to enjoy every bit of Dubai before I catch my early flight tomorrow.”