"I have never felt pain like that in my life," she told WSJ. Magazine.

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If you thought Kim Kardashian's infamous Thierry Mugler dress at the 2019 Met Gala looked painful AF, you weren't wrong. In a recent interview with WSJ. Magazine, the reality star opened up about what it took to achieve her super-cinched waist at this year's high-fashion soiree. Spoiler alert: It was every bit as torturous as it appeared.

"I have never felt pain like that in my life," she told the WSJ. Magazine. "I’ll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off—the indentations on my back and my stomach."

It's doubtful that these indentations lasted a long time. They were probably extreme versions of the marks a tight bra leaves behind on the sides of your chest. But either way, it doesn't sound like a very pleasant experience, which is why her restricted look sparked such a huge debate. (Related: Kim Kardashian Clapped Back at the "Daily Mail" for Skin-Shaming Her Psoriasis)

Some people on social media criticized the reality star, saying she was promoting unrealistic beauty standards and accused her body of being fake. Her personal trainer later defended her. (Related: Kim Kardashian’s Trainer Just Shared Her Powerful Post-Pregnancy Transformation)

"To make things clear, 1. This dress is corseted BUT 2. Kim trains her ass off 6 days a f*cking week, she wakes up early AF and is dedicated. 3. I paved the road for her but SHE did the work," Melissa Alcantara wrote on Instagram at the time. "MOST IMPORTANTLY I don't give a sh*t about your opinions on her body if you think [it's] fake or not! I see her every morning, I see her train and I see her sweat and I see all the work she does outside the gym and THAT is commendable!"

The hate kept on coming. Rumors swirled that Kardashian had her ribs removed in order for the dress to fit. She did take a moment to address that insane notion, telling WSJ. Magazine: "I don’t even know if that’s possible."

But it doesn't seem like Kardashian will be giving up her shapewear anytime soon. "It’s the second skin that makes me feel comfortable and cozy and all smoothed...I love to be sucked in."


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