Kim Kardashian needs to watch her back. Being a power family might have its squad advantages, but it's an all-or-nothing deal. Kim ruled the roost for more years than we can count. The underdog is rising, though.
"Start small so you don't get discouraged," Khloe has said. The "second-class citizen" of the Kardashians is now a full-blown powerhouse with a best-selling clothing line, 80 million Instagram followers, and the greatest weapon of all – she's sharp as hell. Khloe's IG might be throwing us the cutest baby pics ever as True approaches 6 months old, but it's showing us something else.
Khloe was insecure. "I was a mindless eater. I ate for comfort." Those days are over. Hollywood fitness queens are doing a double-take at Khloe's fierce physique and gruelling workouts, and it doesn't stop there. Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian is now a show where anyone who has battled their weight can get tailored advice from Khloe and do exactly what she did – becoming proud of herself.
Tristan Thomspon now accompanies Khloe in some of the biggest drama headlines we've ever seen. This girl knows how to hold her own, though. A real "Good American," Khloe is earning her cash, spending it, and 100% not caring what you think. To be fair, there isn't much to criticize. It's been way too long. It's Khloe's time to shine. Here are 20 photos of Khlo that prove she's anything but basic.
20 Not Bad For "The Funny One"
It must be pretty powerful to strut the Californian sunshine looking like you 100% own it (because you do). Khlo keeps it open about the ongoing battle she has faced with her shape.
"Sometimes I would beat people to the punch and say: Oh, I'm the fat funny one. Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be," Khloe said.
"You could still lose some weight" was a comment Khlo would hear on a daily basis. Now the indisputable fitness queen with an exploding Good American line, it's more: "I'm healthy. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul."
19 Not Bad For "The Less Famous" Kardashian
Burn. It takes a lot to out-do Kim Kardashian – she is, after all, the queen of parking lots. Khloe spent most of the 2010s playing second fiddle to her more famous sisters. Kim was ruling the appearances. Kourtney was doing pretty well for herself on Kim and Kourtney Take Miami (and The Hamptons, and New York). Kylie pretty much speaks for herself, and Kendall Jenner is now the highest-paid model in the world.
Thigh-high boots, slouchy sweats, and all the #Attitude in the world. Bear in mind that Ariana Grande probably hadn't bought her first pair of boots yet here. "The more scrutiny I am under, the more confident I become."
18 To Think Eminem Called Her "Ugly"
Literally no words. Eminem definitely wipes the floor with every other rapper around when it comes to insults. There's a line, though: "All I know is I fell asleep and woke up in that Monte Carlo/With the ugly Kardashian. Lamar O. Sorry, yo, we done both set the bar low." Dude, not cool.
Lyrics from Eminem's "Berzerk" track made the world's most unnecessary (and inaccurate) dig at Khloe. Fans slammed Eminem right away. "I think it's hilarious how Eminem called Khloe Kardashian ugly when in reality she's the pretty one," a fan tweeted. Khloe was married to Lamar Odom until their divorce was finalized in 2016.
17 To Think Internet Trolls Had It Out For Her
In 2016, Khloe opened up to Shape about the body shaming that she has experienced since high school. "When I was younger, I was chubbier." With Keeping Up With The Kardashians, small digs turned to major trolling. Amazingly, the comments continued, even after Khloe got herself into enviable shape
"Are you related to Kourtney and Kim?" Khloe has been asked. "Yes, they're my sisters." The reply was: "Are you sure?"
Khloe added: "I get body shamed now that I work out! But I don't care what weight I am. It's genuinely about being healthy. I was never like: I want to lose 30 pounds in 30 days."
16 A Denim Line That Made $1 Million On Its First Day
Khloe recently celebrated 2 years as founder of the Good American clothing line. It is different. Khlo designed a denim line that would tackle the "shelf" problem that so many girls face– plus, you don't get kicked out the shopping experience for not being a size zero.
"I don't understand how a brand can dictate what someone else should be wearing," Khloe said about the size 00-24 Good American line. "For our campaign, I booked real women. I hate using the word plus-size." Good American made $1 million in its first day of sales. Chrissy Teigen, Gabrielle Union, and Kim K are all fans.
15 When Storm Outshined Stormi
With Halloween around the corner, the internet is literally exploding with costume searches. Celebrities have been one-upping each other, Halloween-style for years now. Well, they were until Khloe came along. In 2016, Khloe was virtually unrecognizable as X-Men's Storm. Everything about this was perfect. The white-sprayed hair. The colored contact lenses. The copious latex.
Stormi wasn't born yet in 2016, but we've made out point – fierce. Speaking of, Khloe's 2017 outfit was even more fierce. Just Google her name alongside Game of Thrones for a pic of Khlo and Tristan Thompson as Khaleesi and Khal Drogo. We literally can't wait to see her 2018 costume.
14 When Khloe Outshined Her Sisters
Being a Kardashian is like one giant runway show. Kendall Jenner may have that as her job, but it's a full-time deal for the entire family. In July 2015, a pregnant Kim joined Kourtney and Khloe for dinner at Casa Escobar in Westlake Village, CA. Khloe was the clear winner, despite all three sisters opting for white.
When Khloe and Tristan had their 2018 drama, Kim went on The Ellen Show to defend Khloe. Kim called the situation "so [messed] up."
Khloe isn't about rivalry. Her sisters are her rock and her support system. Watching Kim defend Khloe on The Ellen Show? Sad situation, awesome response.
13 Literally Everything About This
And we just don't know where to start. Khloe definitely has a less eye-popping style than Kim or Kylie. In a pretty refreshing way, Khloe is also the one sister you'll see fully braving a #NoMakeUp, but this girl can up the ante. Snakeskin boots, Chanel bags, and parka jackets aren't something that anyone can rock. This girl can.
"I will wear a turtleneck bodysuit and jeans and feel really good." Khloe can be sweats and heels one day, then Saint Laurent pencil skirts the next. That $185,000 crocodile-skin Hermès bag didn't get past us either. Khloe is amazingly stylish.
12 Making Gucci Wish They Did Maternity Wear
After rumors surrounding Khloe's baggy sweaters peaked in 2017, we finally got our announcement. Khloe and Tristan surprised the whole family on KUWTK with the news that they were expecting a baby girl, although that feels like old news now. True Thompson is now a solid squad member of the biggest baby crew in town – True, Chicago, and Stormi were all born in 2018.
"My sweet little mama" are now the captions of Khloe, her baby (and that $910 Gucci bib). Still, that pregnancy style. Khloe swathed her growing bump in an increasingly stylish wardrobe of matte palettes and long flowing jackets. The magazines went nuts.
11 Making Motherhood More Realistic Than Kylie
Let's just put this into perspective. You're looking at a high-profile reality star (not to mention a multi-millionaire) who can afford all the private gated communities in the world. Kylie didn't just spend her entire pregnancy out of sight – Stormi only seems to appear for carefully posed pics.
"When I saw myself in those first post-pregnancy paparazzi photos, I couldn't believe how big my [behind] looked!" Khloe braved the Ohio sunshine. No hiding.
Khloe "vowed to hit the gym" after this pic left her feeling insecure. She got the all-clear from her doctor to work out again, and she has lost 33 pounds of baby weight in 3 months.
10 Gets Accused Of Photoshop, Re-Posts The Pic Without
In 2015, Khloe took that 5ft 10inch frame of hers and posed boldly for the cover of Complex magazine. In a sultry shoot that saw her show a lot of skin while holding a weight, the pic showed a highly toned body with no visible flaws.
Fans called "Photoshop," to which Khloe responded with a side-by-side pic. "This one is for all the troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts!"
"The image on the left is an untouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good...flaws and all."
9 Stands Up For Herself
You'd need to be living under a rock not to know that Khloe's 2018 birth came with the biggest drama ever. It came in the form of one Tristan Thompson (and that mystery woman he was filmed with at a NYC bar).
Kris Jenner "didn't want Tristan in the delivery room," reportedly joining the rest of the family in making it "hell" for Tristan. Khloe stayed away from the press, but The Daily Mail reported that Khloe stood firm.
Khloe "kicked Tristan out the house," leaving this NBA locked out of his Ohio mansion. Holding her own? Oh, she can hold her own.
8 Kylie Poses On Ferraris, Khloe Keeps It Real
Something about celebrity Instagram has just gotten too intense. Kylie Jenner poses on her $1.4 million Ferrari (with her $400,000 Lamborghini in the background). Kim captions her pics: "Had to match my hair to the Lambo!"
Khloe loves her luxury items, for sure. What we see less of though, is the "in your face" money. For the 4th of July 2017, we got this IG update from Khloe. "Ice Cream Please!!" was the caption. No pretentious sports cars. No fancy lighting. Just an all-American girl taking in the Californian sunshine and celebrating the holiday the normal way. Then again, when Khloe promotes, she gets paid.
7 Kim Poses In Yeezy, Khloe Calls Her Own Shots
The spiral of Kim Kardashian x Yeezy just got real. 2018 has seen Kim turn into Kanye West's walking billboard in a series of increasingly bizarre outfits– someone call for help? Khloe will hit the gym in Yeezy Boost 350s, but this Kardashian isn't dominated by the brand.
"I always thought: Who can I look up to? Then JLO came along and I was like, Ah!" Khloe has said.
Kim gives seemingly forced interviews shouting Kanye's inspiration from the rooftops. Khloe picks her own inspiration, her own Adidas, and she can take it or leave it. The Good American that Khlo wears? It's her own.
6 "I Hate The Word Plus-Size"
Take a look through the Good American IG account. The #GoodSquad come in every shape, size, and ethnicity under the sun. Khloe chose her models as real women, and she explained why.
"America's sweetheart used to be the blond, blue-eyed, perfectly poised young lady, and nowadays, it's a badass melting pot, all different ethnicities, heights, and colors. Just because you're covered in tattoos doesn't mean you're not sophisticated and a boss in your own right."
The size 00-24 options took Khloe's hate of the word "plus-size" and made it a reality. There is nothing basic about pushing boundaries. If anything, it's the opposite.
5 "Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, I Love You"
A girl who loves her fried chicken? We can get behind that. Khloe keeps it real. "When your only options are the Golden Arches or Colonel Sanders, you don't have to throw your whole diet out the window!" Khloe has recommended healthier McDonald's and Taco Bell options. "When there just isn't an avocado smoothie or quinoa salad on the menu," she said.
Khlo recommends McDonald's grilled chicken sandwich. "It scores high on the protein scale." For Subway, stick to 6-inch and skip the spreads. Khlo also loves Taco Bell's Al Fresco menu, saying, "Steer clear of anything XXL-sized or wrapped in a Dorito."
4 Has A Reality Show And It Isn't About Herself
Here's something novel from the family who seem to revolve around themselves. Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian isn't a show with cameras following Khloe as she empties Versace (before getting her nails done). This show gets A-List trainers to whip people into shape for their own wellbeing – and a little revenge.
"A lot of these people have been through really emotional things. They're feeling all this weight and they don't know how to pull themselves out of this hole." Khloe has given interviews saying that being called "the fat sister" definitely hurt her, and helping other people is her aim, here.
3 Has A Baby, Admits She "Wasn't Ready With Lamar"
Khloe just announced that she is in a "happier place" with baby, True. This Kardashian has had her fair share of relationship ups and downs– her marriage to Lamar Odom ended in divorce.
"At the time, I was like, "Oh, I want to have a baby! I'm so happy it didn't happen because I was young. I was 27 and I thought, "A baby will fix this. And it's not going to fix that," Khloe recalls.
At 34, Khloe is now in a more confident position to be a mother. Her decision to give Tristan a second chance might have doormat vibes, but Khloe is doing it on her terms.
There was a defining moment when Khloe took up daily training and started clean eating.
"My nutritionist was like: Kim has a body like a Ferrari, and you have a body like a Honda," Khloe recalled. "I was like: Yep, that sounds about right."
"I was going through my divorce," Khloe said, adding that she really needed an outlet. "I had turned to food and had an unhealthy relationship with food my entire life. So I joined Equinox, and I would go there and put my headphones on and get on the elliptical or stairs, and no-one would bother me."
We said 20 photos of Khloe that show she isn't basic. We meant it. Khloe is 5 feet and 10inches tall. For a girl who has battled her shape for years, this is one extra lady. Khloe hasn't forgotten the old shopping days, though. She channeled those memories into Good American.
"When I shopped, I always had to go to the top floor. It felt like an attic, shopping in the dark. My sisters looked so cute and were served champagne. Meanwhile, I'm like, I think there's a spider by me," Khloe said. "That was my experience." Good American was about taking that feeling out of the equation.
Over to you – hit share on Facebook to give this girl the credit she deserves. Kim and Kylie are dominating the spotlight, and Khloe deserves to be right up there with them.