IT’S the picture the Kardashians REALLY did not want you to see.
This refreshingly natural snap of Khloe went viral yesterday — despite the family’s best efforts to stop it.
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This refreshingly natural snap of Khloe went viral — despite the Kardashian family’s best efforts to stop it
Fans loved how unfiltered the 36-year-old reality star looked as she showed off enviable curves in a tiny leopard-print bikini.
But Team Kardashian insisted the image, posted online by a hapless staff member, was not authorised.
Tracy Romulus, chief marketing officer for sister Kim’s KKW Brands, said in a statement: “The colour edited photo was taken of Khloe during a private family gathering and posted to social media without permission by mistake by an assistant.
“Khloe looks beautiful but it is within the right of the copyright owner to want an image not intended to be published taken down.”
The candid poolside pose was a far cry from the glossy, flawless look Khloe usually presentsCredit: Refer to Caption
By Emily Fairbairn, Associate Head of Features
MOST women would be delighted to get such a radiant result in a poolside pic.
With taut stomach, healthy curves and glowing skin, Khloe, a mum of one, looks fabulous.
More importantly, she looks happy – a rarity for most of the dead-eyed images she posts.
In their thousands of pictures, Khloe and her sisters look more and more like each other and less and less like any human woman I know.
It seems like Khloe has forgotten what she actually looks like.
By making such a fuss now, her team just drew attention to the fact that no one is perfect – even if their pictures are.
The candid poolside pose was a far cry from the glossy, flawless look Khloe usually presents on social media and fashion shoots.
Indeed, in a picture posted on her own Instagram in the same bikini, Khloe’s skin looks noticeably smoother and her stomach even slimmer.
But with the picture spreading across the internet like wildfire, fans urged Khloe to share more images of what her body really looks like, rather than hyper-edited or filtered versions.
One wrote: “Khloe you got to own this photo. This is your body and it’s gorge. Don’t set an example that this body is bad to all your young fans.”
Fans have urged Khloe to share more images of what her body really looks likeCredit: Instagram
Cosmetic surgeon Dr Riccardo Frati said: “Personally, I believe that similar to many people in the public eye, Khloe changes her look with filters or Photoshop apps.
“And not purely through cosmetic treatments.”
“I think it’s important for celebrities to also show themselves naturally without filters, so that their followers have a true representation.
“There are many times patients come to me with an edited picture wanting to achieve that look but we have to be realistic and understand this is often smoothed for example.”
Here, Dr Frati has his say on Khloe’s changing looks, from the start of the family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2007 up to the modern day.
Khloe, then 22, was compared to older sisters Kourtney and Kim when Keeping Up With The Kardashians began in 2007Credit: Getty
WHEN Keeping Up With The Kardashians began, Khloe, then 22, was compared to older sisters Kourtney, 27, and Kim, 26.
She later said: “I didn’t really realise that I was ‘the fat sister’ until I went on TV and the media started saying that about me.”
Dr Frati said: “She has a very round face, she looks like a normal 22-year-old.
“It’s unlikely at this stage she’s had any fillers or Botox.”
Khloe almost went to jail for drink-driving in 2008Credit: Getty
AS her reality show boomed, Khloe almost went to jail for drink-driving.
At this time, she began to edit her appearance a little bit more.
Dr Frati said: “Her teeth look a lot whiter and she looks very tanned.
“I would guess she has had her teeth whitened professionally and, of course, a spray tan.
“She looks very similar to the year before in this picture – there is not much difference.”
Dr Frati says Khloe’s face looks ‘more symmetrical’ in 2009Credit: Rex Features
IN a 2009 interview, Khloe opened up about learning to love herself after years of eating issues, saying: “When I was about 15 or 16, I was anorexic.
“I’ve had very crazy weight issues, both sides of the spectrum.”
Dr Frati said: “You can see Khloe’s face looks more symmetrical here.
“The apples of her cheek look more defined. She may have had some non-surgical enhancements, namely fillers and Botox.”
Khloe’s ‘whole nose looks neater and slimmer’ in 2010, according to Dr FratiCredit: Rex Features
A FEW months into her marriage to basketball player Lamar Odom, Khloe said they would be trying for a baby.
Dr Frati said: “Her whole nose looks neater and slimmer.
“In my opinion it’s unlikely that there’s a non-surgical procedure which can give that effect.
“What would give that overall appearance is a rhinoplasty, known as a nose job.”
Khloe admitted to a crash diet in 2011, while in Miami to film her family’s reality showCredit: Getty
WHILE in Miami to film her family’s reality show, Khloe admitted to a crash diet.
She said: “It was going to be bikini weather there and I thought, OK, those ten pounds have to go.”
Dr Frati said: “Her forehead appears to have dropped a bit. I think she’s had jaw-slimming treatments.
“However, this could be down to a number of things, including weight loss, Botox, filler or radio frequency treatments.”
Khloe debuted a more grown-up look in 2012Credit: Rex
KHLOE debuts a more grown-up look – and Dr Frati reckons it could be because she was having too much cosmetic work at too young an age.
He said: “She looks old for 26. Getting treatments done before you need them can be ageing.
“Her skin is very smooth – she may be under the care of a cosmetic dermatologist.
“These doctors use medical-grade skincare, like lasers, to renew skin.”
Khloe split from Lamar in 2013, but any worries did not show on her faceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
A TOUGH year saw her split with Lamar – but any worries did not show on her face.
Dr Frati said: “Her skin is very smooth and glassy.
“Her jaw appears to be even slimmer. It could be down to a vigorous exercise regime but her face shape has changed.
“One procedure which is becoming very popular is buccal fat removal. This removes fat on the jaw, known as jowls, and is very popular with supermodels.”
Dr Frati doesn’t think Khloe had any procedures between 2013 and 2014Credit: Getty – Contributor
AS mum Kris and stepdad Caitlyn Jenner separated after 23 years of marriage, Khloe remained strong for the family.
Dr Frati said: “In this picture, I can’t see much change.
“She is looking great and is obviously taking care of herself with skincare and workouts.
“There’s not been much change here.
“I don’t think there’s been any procedures.”
Khloe made big changes in how she presented herself in 2015Credit: Getty Images – Getty
KHLOE made big changes in how she presented herself in a year that also saw estranged husband Lamar overdose on drugs at a brothel.
Dr Frati said: “Her chin is looking pointier. This could suggest a chin implant.
“She’s started wearing heavier eye make-up, which could contribute to a different look.
“More make-up can really affect the shape of your face in pictures.”
Khloe presented show Revenge Body in 2016, after a huge makeover and body overhaulCredit: Rex Features
AFTER a huge makeover and body overhaul, Khloe presented show Revenge Body.
And Dr Frati agrees that her looks would make any ex regretful.
He said: “The cartilage on the end of her nose looks very defined. This can come from tip rhinoplasty.
“Her hairline is different and looks a lot thicker. It is more abundant at the front.
“This could be a wig or weave, but even women opt for hair transplants.”
Dr Frati says Khloe’s happiness is reflected in her looks in 2017Credit: PA:Press Association
A JUBILANT Khloe started making baby plans with basketball player boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
She said: “It’s such a great feeling that I have my happy back.”
And Dr Frati says her happiness is reflected in her looks.
He added: “She looks great – really glowy and more natural in her make-up.
“It looks like she’s had aesthetic dental work done – her teeth are whiter and longer.”
Khloe denied she had ever had cosmetic surgery in 2018Credit: Getty
IN the year she gave birth to daughter True, Khloe denied she had ever had cosmetic surgery.
She added: “One day I probably will but it would be on my terms.”
But Dr Frati said: “The ratio from her eye to eyebrow has widened.
“This would suggest she could have had an endoscopic brow lift.
“The ponytail lift was very popular in Los Angeles this year – it gives a feline look.”
Khloe’s appearance began to dramatically change once more in 2019Credit: Rex
TRISTAN allegedly cheated on her with sister Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods – and Khloe’s appearance began to dramatically change once more.
Dr Frati said: “Her lip looks lifted. A Russian lip lift technique, which involves injecting fillers in lines, can cause this change in shape.
“I would warn against this as it can cause migration of the lips, meaning the border between your lip and skin becomes blurred.”
Fans questioned if Khloe had plastic surgery or was using a photo filter after she posted this pictureCredit: Instagram
KHLOE was heavily criticised on social media after posting this picture, with fans questioning if she had plastic surgery or was using a photo filter.
Dr Frati said: “I believe Khloe has used a Photoshop app in this picture. If she really does look like that I’d say her lower jaw is very tight.
“Her family have mentioned they are fans of jaw-tightening treatments, such as Morpheus 8 and FaceTite.
“FaceTite is very common with women in their thirties. It’s a cross between a facelift and a non-surgical procedure.”
No one looks ‘perfect’ 24/7
By Amber Gill, Love Island winner
THERE is no denying that Instagram can be a toxic place where everything isn’t always as it seems.
I think it’s really important for everyone to know that celebrities don’t really look perfect 24/7.
Many of them use apps to make their bums bigger or waists slimmer.
I only ever tweak the lighting, vibrancy or clarity of the pictures I post.
I never reshape how my body looks and I wouldn’t know how to if I wanted to.
Celebrities who do edit their pictures have a responsibility to think about their followers, especially if they are young and impressionable.
How would they have felt when they were that age?
At some point everyone has compared themselves to someone they’ve seen on Instagram.
It’s a breeding ground for insecurity.
It’d be great if everyone kept it real on social media, but I don’t think the celebs who edit their pics will be putting down their airbrushes any time soon.
So I would support a new guidelines being introduced that mean that influencers and celebrities have to be transparent when they’ve changed their body shapes on social media.
Using a hashtag could work, in the same way that sponsored content is supposed to be labelled.
The thing is, I don’t think there’s anything interesting about everything being perfect all the time.
It’s cool when people are different and when not everybody looks exactly the same.
Or if people are different shapes and sizes.
Don’t get me wrong, I want my pictures to look good.
But that’s because social media is part of my job and I want people to enjoy my content, not because I want people to think my life is perfect all the time.
Instagram needs to be a safer place for everyone, but especially for young girls who might end up having issues with their self-esteem or body confidence if all they see are edited pictures of people they look up to.