Khloé is on the cover of the September issue of Women Health! She looks stunning in the new photo shoot shot by James White.
In the interview, she speaks about workout that built his body. Make sure to look at the photos from the issue in the gallery and watch a behind the scenes video below!
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The first thing you’ll notice on the September 2015 cover of Women’s Health: Khloé Kardashian looks amazing. And she’ll be the first person to tell you—it took a lot of hard work to get there.
« It started around 2012, » she tells the mag. « I was having a hard time with [husband at-the-time, NBA star] Lamar [Odom]. It was toward the end of our union, and there was so much drama. I needed a release. At first it was so hard. It was baby steps, but I started feeling so much better. »
Still, she kept at it. « The first 45 days you’re like, ‘F–k this s–t,' » she says. « You’re exhausted, you’re sore, and I actually felt fatter because I was swollen. If you keep going, you’re eventually like, ‘Wow, is that an indentation on my arm?' »
In an exclusive interview with at her cover shoot, Khloé also talked about what it’s like to live so much of your life in front of the cameras. « It’s definitely overwhelming. There’s pros and cons to everything, but there are times that you feel that there are too many people that know everything about me and you want to pull back, » she said. « But then you have to remember why you were even put into this, the limelight. If it wasn’t for my family and us doing it all together, I don’t think this would be a bearable thing. »
There’s no doubt watching her ups and down unfold on TV has taught her much about herself and the world around her. « I think the beauty of growing up is not really knowing and figuring it out for yourself, » she said. « I do love the evolution of people in general. I think it’s a beautiful thing when someone progresses and evolves in life. » In the past five years, she’s done quite a lot of that, and while she says she wouldn’t change much if she could go back, she does wish she was in the moment more during her early reality TV days. Her advice to her younger self:
« When you’re in a conversation, genuinely be in it. Stare people in their eyes. Know what you’re talking about. Enjoy that moment. When you’re at a lunch, enjoy being—I’m always on my phone when I’m at lunch or with things here or there. I’ve learned to put the phone down and be present. »
She worked hard to get that incredible body. When she sat down with the mag for an exclusive interview, Khloé set the record straight and put a definitive end to rumors about plastic surgery and diet pills.
« I heard I got liposuction, » she told writer Mary H.K. Choi. « I was pissed about that. I get that some people have to tear me down at all times, but, like, don’t f–k with my workouts. I’ve earned every bead of sweat. This is not fun every day. »
As someone who is consistently scrutinized by the media, Khloé is no stranger to gossip about her looks. A few years ago, when she was getting a biopsy for a potentially cancerous mole, « a nurse called TMZ and told them I was there, » she says. « This was when I was heavier, and they reported a whole story, like, ‘Update: Khloé’s in surgery. She finally bent!’ I came out, and they were screaming, ‘You got lipo?’ I was like, ‘Guys, I was in there for 20 minutes.' »
In short, if Khloé had undergone liposuction, odds are we would have gotten visual confirmation, given the potential bounty that was offered on the recovery photos.
But despite the constant infringement on her personal life, and despite what critics say about how those Kardashians just beg for it, Khloe is bracingly unguarded. « Go on, you can pull on them if you want, » she said, when we commented on her mile-long lashes. « They’re real. »
When we spoke to Khloé for our September 2015 issue, we wondered, however, what it was truly like for her to find out about her stepfather’s transition.
« I know she’s Caitlyn now, » she told the mag. « But she’s still my father figure [in the same way that] single mothers can also take on both roles. We want her to be as happy and free as she needs to be. »
In case you needed any further reassurance that the Kardashian clan has been nothing but supportive of Caitlyn during recent months, Khloé went on to tell WomensHealthMag.com in a digital-exclusive interview at the cover shoot:
« I think the best thing about all of us is that we genuinely give unwavering amounts of love and support and are so un-judgmental but always so supportive and encouraging, no matter what we do. I think we’re a real family, and we show that people have ups and downs and that people are going to make mistakes, go through different journeys, have highs and have lows. But no matter what, we show that people have to stick together. You’re family. You can’t just turn your backs on your family. I think that stands true to just people. Bruce isn’t our blood, but he’s committed to our family, so we’re going to stand by each other. He’s gonna stand by us, we’re gonna stand by him. »
[Editor’s note: The digital interview with Khloé was done before Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair reveal, which is why she uses male pronouns and the name « Bruce. »]
We absolutely love and admire the solidarity Khloé shows toward her family.