If you’re a celebrity, looking good 24/7 comes with the territory, and there’s a lot of pressure to fit into a certain mold, one that, at times, can be completely unattainable. Which is probably why so many celebs feel the need to Photoshop their images — and this is exactly what Khloé Kardashian did.
Taking to Instagram in February, Kardashian posed for a mirror selfie in which she showed off her toned body. Except fans noticed that something was not quite right about this photo and immediately slammed Kardashian for editing her image. She was guilty of doing so, but quickly posted the original photo after admitting her mistake.
Knowing that so many people look up to her, why would Kardashian do something like this? Well, we’re finally getting our answers.
According to E! News, Kardashian took to her app to explain her reason for altering the photo, and it all stems from a car accident when she was a teenager.
“To this day, I remember the exact streets (Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon). I was speeding and the other car ran a stop sign. I was wearing my seat belt but the strap was under my armpit,” she recalled. “I was in a small Mercedes and it compacted in the wreck. My head and upper body went through the windshield and my legs were stuck under the steering wheel.”
The incident resulted in a severe injury to her leg, one that has left her right leg visibly smaller than her left.
“Whenever I post a picture of my legs on Instagram, everyone comments on how fucked up my knees look,” she explained. “My right leg is an inch and a half thinner than my left because my muscles deteriorated and never recovered.”
So yes, Kardashian did Photoshop the image, but it wasn’t for the reason you initially thought, as she explained, “…I was trying to make my thinner leg look bigger to match my other leg!!! All I want are big, thick thighs and I hate how skinny my legs are.”
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