"I have curves and that's never going to change, so I'd better start embracing them."
As proud as she is of her curves these days, there was a time when Kim was insecure about her body. "I was only 10 when I started developing breasts," she recalls. "I remember crying in the bathtub. I took a washcloth, made it really hot, put it over my chest, and prayed, ‘Please don't let them grow any bigger! They're embarrassing me!'"
With the help of her mom, Kris Jenner (whom Kim calls her role model), and her stepdad, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, she learned to become more comfortable with her figure. Still, she had to deal with the fact that she didn't look like everyone else in her high school. "All my friends were super skinny, and that just wasn't my body type. But I watched my mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and she helped me with my outlook."
These days, Kim wants to maintain her sleek, curvy figure. Wish you could get Kim Kardashian's body? Check out Kim Kardashian's workout and find out how she tones up her trouble zones.
Want to know Kim's biggest weakness, her views on plastic surgery and about her sibling rivalry? Pick up the June issue of Shape, on newsstands May 24.