Now's Sarah Tetteh, who's met and interviewed Khloe Kardashian, defends the star for showing off the body of her dreams

Ever since the Kardashians burst onto our screens, poor Khloe Kardashian has been unfairly dubbed as the ‘ugly duckling’ of the Klan.

Now her racy Complex magazine cover, where she’s in little more than a leotard, has brought the trolls out of the woodwork, and they have been hitting out at curvy Khloe for her stunning belfie cover shoot.

Standing at 5ft10, Khloe has never possessed the petite looks of her Armenian older sisters Kim and Kourtney, instead the fair-haired sister, who had a curvier frame too was often trolled by haters saying she looked like a man –  and a ‘Cross-dressing’ competition was even held in her honour and shown during E!s Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.

Surely, it’s time to give this girl a break!

Of all the Kardashian sisters I have met and interviewed, Khloe, 31, is without doubt, the funniest, quick-witted, and big hearted of the lot. And she is not affected one bit by her fame. *shock *

I met Khloe at a time when her world was falling apart –  when her marriage to troubled basketball player and love of her life Lamar Odom had fallen apart, when she put it all behind her and attended her Lipsy launch in London.

Most stars going through such personal heartache might be snappy, rude, or even cancel interviews, but Khloe was phenomenal, greeted all her fans with a big smile and hugs, looked sensational, yes, she’s super hot in the flesh, and has a booty that could put her big sister Kim out of business. And fast!

So why are all the haters still coming out of the woodwork after all these years? Khloe has sensationally hit back at them on Instagram by posting a picture of the original and retouched photos side by side.

She said: ‘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 unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image. Flaws and all.’

Sisters Kim and Kendall publicly supported their sister on their Instagram feeds too.

Kim said: ‘Khloe was so hesitant about doing a sexy shoot just out of feat but she conquered her fears and went for it!!! I’m so proud of her!!!’

It’s about time we accept Khloe for who she is, especially as someone who over the years has struggled with her body image, like many of us mere mortals, and now she is finally in a place where she is comfortable.

Moreover, she has been going to the gym as therapy after her marriage troubles –  so she is just showing off the results of hard work.

Yes she’s no waif like her younger sister Kendall, but that’s not her aim. She is a curvy goddess, and is finally owning it.

Khloe told Complex mag: ‘I don’t know if I’m ever gonna feel like, “Daaamn, you look good!” But I’ve never felt as comfortable in my own skin than I do now.’

Work it, girl!

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Sarah Tetteh