Sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for the second of a two-part interview, Kim Kardashian says she works hard at being “pretty”, and has lasered just about everything on her body to achieve a flawless complexion.
In a more authentic format than audiences are accustomed to seeing her, Kim Kardashian also opened up about what it’s taken to build the Kardashian brand, and addressed speculation about her romance with Kanye West.
Appearing on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Kim Kardashian, 31, who famously steps out for the most mundane of errands with a full-face of make-up, told Oprah it’s in her nature as a “girly-girl” to care the utmost about her appearance.
But, she is also her own worst critic.
Reluctant to describe herself as “beautiful”, the reality star told Oprah: “I hate to talk about myself like that. I’m so critical.”
“But I do feel pretty,” she added.
Expanding on the sacrifices her beauty regime requires, she added: “It is a job. Gym everyday. I’ve lasered everything.”
Kim Kardashian explained that being religiously dedicated to keeping up appearances was a natural progression to launching her own make-up line; and she realizes she has become somewhat of an idol for young women who admire her aesthetic.
During the hour-long interview, Kim Kardashian acknowledged the world has also taken a keen interest as of late in her romance with rapper, and long-time friend, Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian having sought solace in the arms of the rapper shortly after her doomed 72-day marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries last August, reports have suggested the pair are milking a fabricated relationship for publicity.
Having earlier denied her marriage with Kris Humphries was a hoax, Kim Kardashian has said she was left utterly depressed afterwards and insisting her fanbase was strong enough without having to stage drama for ratings.
“We met almost a decade ago,” Kim Kardashian said of Kanye West.
“We’ve known each other for a very long time. We’ve been friends for six or seven years,” she said, describing their relationship as “comforting”.
“I don’t know why it took us so long to get together… I think we’ve always had an attraction to each other but we’ve always been in other relationships or it wasn’t the right timing. And one day it just happened. It took me by surprise,” she explained.
Kim Kardashian also vehemently denied playing up their relationship for publicity.
“It’s your heart you’re playing with. I couldn’t sacrifice my heart for a publicity stunt,” she said.
It seems Kim Kardashian was asking her fans – and critics – to have a little faith.
“But I think having him in my life right now, in this way, says so much about us,”she added, referencing the support he’s offered her through her most recent ordeal.
Kim Kardashian also clarified rumors the couple is moving in together, explaining she is moving out of her Los Angeles home to a property that offers more privacy – not into a home with Kanye West.
But she’s intent on having a happy ending, whether or not it’s with the rapper.
“I want babies; I want my forever; I want my fairytale,” Kim Kardashian said.
“And I believe you can have what you want.”
But if she was to lose it all now – the fame, the money and success – the reality star insists she would be at peace.
“It would be so well with my soul,” she said.
And to an audible scoff from critics, she added: “This means nothing to me.”
Kim Kardashian explained: “I like to think of the brand (for my fans). Where before it was more, <<I love make-up so I want a make-up line>>. It was more about me. And that was okay…
“But now what makes me happy in life doesn’t have to do with <<all the way me>> – if that makes sense.”