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Kardashians fall prey to Hollywood’s narrow standards of beauty

By June 24, 2010 8 Comments

The Kardashian sisters peddle QuickTrim diet supplements despite "loving" their curves.

When the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” debuted in 2007, I remember being very happy to see that Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian represented a curvier body type.

Thanks to the Kardashian sisters, young women could finally be proud of having hips, breasts, and a butt.

Unfortunately, Khloe Kardashian has been plagued by pregnancy rumors in the media lately, due to a slight weight gain.

Always blunt, Khloe “defended” her weight gain by admitting to US Weekly, “I’m not pregnant, I’m just fat.”

Though the Kardashians have always claimed to love and embrace their curves, they are now endorsing a weight loss supplement called QuickTrim. It seems as though the Kardashians have fallen prey to Hollywood’s narrow standards of beauty.

I think the Kardashians’ endorsement of QuickTrim sends a confusing message to young women. While the Kardashians claim to represent a curvier body type, by endorsing a diet supplement, they are just buying into Hollywood’s standards of thin.

Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian strut their stuff.

Maddy Bohannon hales from Menlo Park, California. She is senior at the University of San Francisco and will graduate with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Psychology. She is a self-professed human pop culture trivia dictionary (she’ll be happy to be your celebrity trivia lifeline on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”). In her free time, Maddy can be found flipping through the pages of celebrity tabloids and or enjoying all of what the wonderful city of San Francisco has to offer (AKA, the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, Golden Gate Park, and Bi-Rite Creamery).