In a revealing new interview in Cosmopolitan UK, her first since going public with her split from husband Lamar Odom, Khloe reveals that she felt body image pressure at a young age.
"When I was around nine I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job. I was shocked; I hadn’t even thought about it," the former X Factor host confesses. "I’ve grown into my face, but I’ve had makeup artists tell me, ‘You should get a nose job.’ I’m so happy that I never have."
Still, the 29-year-old is quick to say that she knows her mom didn't mean harm with her offhand remark. But she does take issue with some of the hateful comments she's gotten about her looks on social media.
"Words are the most powerful weapon; they can leave scars forever. I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it – one day I probably will, but it would be on my terms. I won’t be bullied into it by social media or anyone else. I love my body and always have."
And although she didn't discuss her divorce head-on, Khloe did admit that she's looking forward to starting fresh in the new year, adding that she chooses not to focus on regret. "
“I love the new year, new beginnings. I need a good fresh start. You only live once, so let’s make that one time perfect. We can’t fix our mistakes and imperfections, so let’s have fun. You get what you give out in life."
Even though Khloe has said no to plastic surgery for the time being, other members of the Kardashian family have admitted to going under the knife.
Mom Kris has gotten a facelift and two separate boob jobs, the second of which was chronicled in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Stepdad (for now) Bruce Jenner has also had several procedures, including Botox, a nose job, and a facelift, and he has been considering surgery that would shave off his Adam's Apple. Thoug big sis Kim has played coy about her own cosmetic surgery, she reportedly had a nose job and a breast lift. And now brother Rob Kardashian is reportedly considering weight-loss surgery.
Let's hope they get a family discount!