Kim Kardashian reveals psoriasis diagnosis: ‘there’s pressure to look perfect’


Kim Kardashian had a few round spots on her legs that her sister Khloe told her was ringworm. She went to the doctor, who diagnosed her with psoriasis. Kim of course got indignant and wondered how it would affect her illustrious career.

She’s known for looking fabulous and flawless, whether she’s on the red carpet or on a jog. But Kim Kardashian could only complain about her skin on Sunday night’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

After her dermatologist revealed she has a psoriasis, a treatable skin condition that her mom also has – and a different diagnosis than Khloé’s theory that she had ringworm – Kardashian was told to take it easy and lead a “slower-paced life.”

Her response: “It’s just not possible.”

“My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots,” the reality star, 30, explained on the episode. “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect.”

She added: “When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots?”

[From People]

I have mild eczema that causes an itchy visible rash, mostly on my upper arms. It gets inflamed after I exercise. I also have a huge spot on my foot that people mistake as ringworm too. Eczema runs in my family. When it’s healing it gets silvery-looking and scaly, and when it’s the worst it’s red and itchy. It’s very mild compared to a lot of other cases, I only treat it with over the counter topical steroids occasionally and am lucky that they work. (Right now it’s not bothering me at all, but you can see it.) Both eczema and psoriasis can be very disfiguring and embarrassing for people.

So I hope it doesn’t sound too dismissive of me to say that my first response was to not have much sympathy in Kim’s case. Yes she has to do photoshoots and she gets photographed out all the time, but she always gets Photoshopped. Recent paparazzi photos show her legs looking completely smooth with no bumps. This just seems like yet another chance for Kim to get publicity for something. If she helps bring awareness to psoriasis this will be a good thing though.

A while ago I heard a heartbreaking interview with psoriasis sufferers on NPR. One woman described how humiliated she was when she was just nine years old and at a waterpark. A mother saw the huge lesions on her and pulled her daughter away, telling her to stay away as if it were catching. So in that context, of a little girl getting embarrassed in public and not being able to go swimming, I would feel for Kim if I didn’t know all I already do about her. This isn’t something she can Botox away like a wrinkle and it’s a lifelong condition that can be very serious and can lead to arthritis. At least she knows a bunch of dermatologists already who can help.

Here’s Kim out on 7/22. I don’t see any marks on her legs. That dress is ridiculous though. Credit: Fame

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Here’s a photo of her ridiculous engagement ring. (on 6/16/11)

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  1. WTF says:

    Kim i could care less if you look perfect – in fact i don’t care about you at all- you’re vapid , boring, over exposed and frankly not even a little bit interesting.

    There feel better now ?

  2. Quest says:

    I have sympathy for individuals with eczema or psoriasis, but it is difficult for me to feel sorry for Kim K. This woman is such a disgusting, vain, bitch, instead of worring about her so-called “illustrious career”, she should be concerned about treating her symptoms.

    In the end she can just beef up the photoshopping after photo-shoots and stop wearing those ridiculous outfits. The only thing I see in that dress are cellulite filled thighs.

  3. Krippy says:

    I have psoriasis in two fairly big places on the tops of my legs, sometimes they itch but I don’t have to do advertisements and whatnot so it doesn’t bother me. I have been getting them on my thighs since I was 15 so over the years I have just got over them. They don’t affect my confidence at all and I just got back from holiday so I was happy wearing a bikini…
    I wonder if Kim is going to make a big deal out of it but she will just have to accept that it’s what makes her her.
    Oh and other people have it much worse, my mum used to get in on her scalp which made it very difficult for her to blow dry her hair… now imagine if Kim couldn’t blow dry her hair

  4. Jen says:

    Well…worst case, she can always re-launch that soft porn career.

    That dress is awful!

  5. Jules says:

    Awwwwwwww….. poor thing, she has a glorified rash. She was told to take it easy? I noticed her ‘diamond’ ring is very flat looking. That stone is as phoney as her face is. Isn’t her 15 minutes in overtime yet?

  6. Cherry Rose says:

    Her engagement ring is so tacky. It looks like one of those rings you would buy from The Icing or Wetseal or something.

  7. SoCalGal in FL says:

    How bout this…take your millions and RETIRE? What’s this “I have to…”? Have to what? Pay bills? Real people have REAL problems. This is not a real person nor is it a real problem. However, If she puts her famewhoredom ahead of her health then it will become a real health problem.

  8. Patricia says:

    If she’s worried about looking like she gained “a pound” she might want to stay away from outfits like that green dress – she looks like a giant swollen spring pea pod

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    It’s called “karma” Lardassian. Get used to it.

    DISCLAIMER: This comment is only about her. I know eczema and psoriasis are not karma. They both run in my family, as well.

  10. Kaiser says:

    I have eczema too CB! Rash sisters!

  11. brin says:

    Good luck in your quest to look perfect, it’s such an inspiring and admirable goal. *sarcasm*

  12. Celebitchy says:

    Aw Kaiser I’m sorry! That sucks. Just writing about it makes me itchy.

  13. Samigirl says:

    I cosign with Quest. I’ve got stress induced alopecia, and I know what it’s like to suffer from something that is a)physically unattractive, and b)beyond ones control. HOWEVER, KK is…vain, shallow, and very self-important. I feel not one ounce of sympathy for her.

    edit: @Brin! THANK YOU. I wanted to say something similar, but I can’t be really bitchy today. Too tired. Seriously, if her psoriasis got in the way of her trying to balance our nations budget or feed starving people in Somalia, that’s one story. But all she says is that she has to look perfect. Who feels sorry for that? She can leave, and hope the door doesn’t hit her where the good doctor plumped her up!

  14. OhMyMy says:

    OMG…she’s not like perfect all the time? Waaaah!

    Psoriasis is one of those autoimmune disorders that’s inherited. If her mom has it there’s a good chance at least one of her kids have it. It’s called inflammation Kim welcome to the club.

    I have a weird form of arthritis that causes joint damage and pain every day. You suck it up and deal with it.

    If these people didn’t put every single thing about their lives in front of the cameras and do interviews about it then it would be private and not public knowledge would it?

  15. gee says:

    Skin issues are a really touchy subject! I have had eczema all my life but I’ve been lucky because it’s small spots in places I can easily hide. This stuff is not only visual but it can be painful! And it’s embaressing. It’s definitely not something I would wish on someone.

  16. the original bellaluna says:

    @ brin – I guess no one has bothered to tell her that “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder. (In her case, the one staring at herself in the mirror.) SAD.

  17. melangie says:

    Jeez, these Kardashians are nitwits!
    Showed this story to my 15 yo son who howled with laughter. Just yesterday he went to his dermatologists Dr’s Itchy & Scratchy (he’s been going since he was 2) to hear that he’s got eczema on 70% of his legs.
    (& ps, never a complaint- certainly no news stories)

  18. Nanea says:

    Her career is doing what?

    AFAIK, it consist in whoring herself out to the highest bidder – be it paps, reality shows, or getting work like hosting events like the opening of an envelope.

    Who cares how she looks, given the way how frequently she has her appearance surgically altered?

    Don’t get me wrong, I do wish all the best to people who suffer from serious skin conditions.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    @ gee – My daughter has eczema so bad, even as a baby. It takes a lot to keep it at bay. When she started to get a little older, she developed a “mask” on her face. I took her to the doctor, and she was diagnosed with something else (can’t remember the name). Basically, whenever she went into the sun, it caused certain areas of her skin (mainly on her chest and face) to lighten, not tan. And she’s bi-racial, so this was a BIG DEAL to her. 50+ sensitive sunscreen became a part of her daily routine, not just when she went out in summer, but all year round.

    So yeah, colour me all out of sympathy for KK.

  20. RocketMerry says:

    “Look! Huge ring! Our LOVE is bigger and better than anything else, therefore!”

  21. kelbear says:

    I have pretty bad rosacea and I hate having to deal with just that. So I completely feel for the people who have to deal with worse skin issues.

  22. The H says:

    Perhaps celebitchy could read as celeb itchy? Oh come on, I couldn’t resist :D

  23. katnip says:

    Kim is riding a high right now. She is the reality IT girl. And the media attention is making her head big. Seh blows everything out of proportion. And with her wedding OMG get ready for the crazy.

    MY RANT
    I just can’t stand her voice. I hate that monotone and baby voice she and her sisters have. She wears too much make up

    OK.. now I want that orange top in the last pic.

    I don’t wish a skin condition on anyone. That being said maybe she needed a taste of reality. NOBODY is perfect.

  24. eva says:

    OMG! I’M HIV POSITIVE AND I’M NOT CRYING! GET YOURSELF TOGETHER

  25. mln76 says:

    I have a really good friend with psoriasis she’s been able to control (not cure it) with diet although it’s she still get flare ups it’s not as bad as it once was which was. It upsets me that someone so stupid and superficial is going to try their best to be the poster girl for this condition because she can’t form two coherent sentences in a row.

  26. suggabugga says:

    HAHAHA! i hope it spreds to her face… on her wedding day. (
    sorry, but I couldn’t help it)

  27. sapphire says:

    If she didn’t dye herself orange, she might have better control over outbreaks.

  28. mln76 says:

    I have to laugh at my typos because just like Kim I can’t form two coherent sentences in a row either :)

  29. lucy2 says:

    What’s the difference, she’s photoshopped into oblivion for every photo shoot anyway!
    For everyone else suffering from conditions like that, you have my sympathy, I know it sucks.

    But for Kim I say with the utmost sarcasm:
    “Psoriasis! Dear God! We’d better do a telethon fundraiser and PSA raising awareness! I hope she can find a support group or gets some intense trauma therapy!”

  30. hateonit. says:

    I have eczema and it sucks big time its like a billion mosquito bites alll over ugh :( it’s very embarrassing…I have scars from me scratching so much on my knees and my arms so I don’t wear shorts…but i will never feel sorry for her. yes there is pressure to be perfect because you put yourself out there fir the media BUT there is no pressure to talk annoyingly like a little girl, or be extremely fake (looking and otherwise). soooo I hope it spreads to all of your legs so you can’t wear annoying short and trashy dresses.

  31. bagladey says:

    Bitch please. Who cares? Maybe this is also a piece of scripted fiction from her “reality” show; a way to explain some unsightly sores that were photoed on her feet: “I have a disease”.

  32. anonymoose says:

    Someone should give this numbskull a dictionary as a wedding gift. Does she understand that “perfect” does not mean tacky, fake, unflattering, or ugly? Because her choice of clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and makeup (and actions) are sooooooo tacky, fake, unflattering and ugly, and far from perfect.

  33. Kelly says:

    That green dress, OMG. She looks completely roly-poly. Which wouldn’t matter if she wasn’t under such INCREDIBLE PRESSURE TO LOOK PERFECT OMG!!!!

    Self-involved twit. If she really cares she should start working for non-profits that address skin disease or something else that really affects people’s lives. And I mean REALLY work, not just get dressed up and stand in front of some sort of background and take pictures.

  34. TL says:

    Of course she deals with no pressure to be talented

  35. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Over the past few months, I’ve been getting non-specific dermatitis (non-itchy eczema, basically) on my face. So redness, bumps, & scaling. On my face. It gets worse when I exercise, which is 4-5x a week. My dermatologist can’t seem to find the magic potion to keep it under control. I wouldn’t complain if it was on my legs, though. I would just wear pants & STFU!

  36. GeekChic says:

    I have severe, life-threatening asthma. I’ve literally died twice from it and have ended up in oxygen tents and on a ventilator. So, Kim, how’s this for a proposal? I’ll trade you my asthma for your psoriasis. It’s the best of both worlds for you — you can still get attention for having a disease and yet get to look “perfect” (albeit a bit blue on occasion), and I will be able to actually breathe. Win-win!

  37. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @The original Bella, is it vitiligo your daughter was diagnosed with? A friend of mine has it particularly bad on his hands and face.

  38. Tierra says:

    I wonder what she would do if she had a real problem like cancer or another life threatening disease. I’d probably be sympathetic if it was anyone else but her but I just cant.
    My aunt had it really bad so I do know what extreme cases can be like. Ill save my sympathies for those people.
    Im surprised she isnt rushing to get lipo or something done to her mid section, she’s looking a lot wider these days.

  39. TXCinderella says:

    The only one putting pressure on Kim to look perfect is Kim herself. You’ve made millions, time to start slowing down before life passes you by. Start enjoying the simple things in life.

  40. fabchick says:

    I watched the episode when she was diagnosed (Don’t judge me there was nothing else on tv) and omg what a shallow whiny bitch. Quoting Kim: “if I gain a pound it’s in the tabloids” yeah the tabloids you call with every tidbit of your life. This girl really needs to get over herself.

  41. MarenGermany says:

    I too suffer from a condition called neurodermitis ever since I was little.
    It was really really bad all those years and last year at 25 it just disappeared :)

    kim: i couldnt care less. probably karma and i dont feel a glimpse of sorry for her.
    everything about her is DRAMA, DRAMA; DRAMA.
    ugh, how about getting cancer? or you know loosing a loved one. things that happen to real people every day.
    stop whining, phony bitch!

  42. Mary jones says:

    She looks pregnant in that green dress.Get some spanx lol. Oh wait shes a size 4 she doesn’t need them.

  43. CooCooCatchoo says:

    Maybe this is just God’s way of telling her to put some clothes on.

  44. Rhiley says:

    If anybody needs to visit starving children in Africa, it is this princess. The Kardashians’ lives are about as deep as the kiddie pool my six month old nephew plays around in during the summer (totally supervised, of course). The Kardashians depress me and I wish they, and their gigantic asses, would GO the F$$K AWAY! Oh, PS, I wish Khole would have told her it was herpes flairing up all over her arms and legs.

  45. cprincess says:

    God this woman is tedious..
    your famous because some dude pissed on you in a sex tape …
    Oh and in that green dress you look like a hooker working hollywood Blvd…

  46. Mia135 says:

    Even if the psorasis did end her career, she is stilll an extremely privileged individual for which she should be grateful and stop whining.
    My sympathy goes out to all those who are seriously affected by psorasis, eczema and other skin conditions.

    There are so many others things that someone with her wealth and status can do in this world, even if they don’t have their looks.

    She needs to shut up and go write a book or something.

  47. Linner says:

    I have vitiligo. If you want to see disfiguring, look it up. It’s not curable and researchers don’t care about it that much because it isn’t fatal. Only to your self-esteem, if you let it. Kardashian is a silly cow with absolutely no perspective on reality. What an over-privileged, vapid waste of air.

  48. 4Real says:

    Oh boo hoo welcome to the club that shyt runs in my family so much we hold stock in GOLD BOND! She could get a Gold Bond endorsement! See! Bright side Kimcakes!

  49. Isa says:

    The story about the 9 year old girl is sad! My little girl has allergies, she is horribly allergic to penicillian and ended up in the hospital for two days with erythema multiforme. I remember the looks from other parents in the waiting room, they couldn’t help it. I would’ve been worried too that it was contagious.

    She’s currently broke out into another, different rash that I’m hoping is just an allergy to the fabric softener I started using. No more of that and hopefully it’s going to go away on it’s own.

    And Kim can suck it. She’s such a famewhore.

  50. gee says:

    @The Original Bellaluna,

    You can always tell your daughter that anyone who has skin issues or knows someone with skin issues would NEVER judge or mock her for having them. I know it’s hard, but she shouldn’t be embaressed. Best of luck finding a routine that gets it in control!

  51. Grace says:

    That green dress is not cute on her. Just sayin’…

  52. Rachael says:

    God I wish those spoiled brats would shut up. They have no perspective. “People just don’t understand the pressure?” Yeah. You’re the only woman in America with pressure to look good. Oh and you get paid 20 million a year to do so. Poor baby!

  53. Kim says:

    She looks like Miss Piggy! She is fatter than ever – is she preggers?

  54. Kim says:

    CooCooCatchoo – HILARIOUS! Agreed – thank you Jesus.

  55. I have terrible eczema, and I’ve been having issues for the last several years with sudden outbreaks of hives. I recently went to a dermatologist’s office for a suspect mole, and asked him to look at some of my scarring.

    His response? (I shit you not!) “Take cool showers and use Dove Bodywash.”

    Now, I’m a student, making my bones in the service industry (translation: I’m poor). I don’t have a comprehensive insurance to pay for a routine check-up, let alone advice I can find in any Health & Beauty magazine. Asshole.

    Now it’s midsummer and my skin has been flaring up like crazy. Arms, elbows, armpits, thighs. . . People see my rashes and speculate I’ve got bedbugs or something equally ickky. It effects my self-esteem and my income. (Your favorite baristas all live off of tips.) I’ve been working out quite a bit this summer and I feel toned and strong, but I’m still humbled by a tank top and shorts.

    So yeah, fuck you Kim. And fuck you Dr Bodywash. I’m going to go have an angry scratch then slather my body with camphor. Dicks.

  56. Notcrying says:

    I dont have psoriasis or eczema, but I used to have severe nodular acne. Painful and embarrassing. People used to say, “she’d be so beautiful if it wasnt for those ugly pimples” :-/ I went through Accutane, birth control, antibiotics and everything you could think of to get it under control, so I can commiserate with skin conditions.

    It would be depressing but I knew it wasn’t the end of the world and life goes on and other people had worse conditions than something “cosmetic”. Like actual birth defects, cancer, etc. In Kim’s case, she’s already worth millions and has more money than most people will ever have. If her fiance runs from her it will be for totally different reasons than her psoriasis, so bytch, spare me the pity party. It may be uncomfy and embarrassing, but her specific condition doesn’t seem that serious and she has the money to take care of it, unlike others without healthcare or a personal make-up artist paid to follow her around and cover all her imperfections. Perspective Kim.

  57. zesty says:

    We probably don’t understand her immense pressure because we’re so carefree trying to keep our regular-joe jobs with our regular-joe salaries…without all the perks and downtime. I can’t imagine the pressure she must be under!!! How awful. She truly has the weight of the world on her shoulders.

  58. aj says:

    WHY WHY WHY do we buy into this family??? They bring absolutely NOTHING to the table of life and yet we are all filling their pockets with gold – We MUST STOP THE INSANITY NOW!!! on a brighter note, Kim looks like she’s packing on the lbs.maybe she should worry about her fat gut and cellulite legs since that should affect the career of a “model” more than a skin rash! PLEASE make them go away…STOP watching and buying anything they are associated with – it really is up to us!!!

  59. Kelly says:

    Just realized who she reminds me of in the green dress – SNOOKIE! She just needs a poof! I find her newfound chubbiness kind of endearing, just like I do Snookie’s. You just want to roll them around.

  60. 4Real says:

    Whoever said she looked cute with her popbelly in that dress…is not her friend.

  61. Barbara says:

    @katnip….I agree their nasal whinney baby voices drive me crazy…that is why I do not watch their show.

  62. fallen says:

    I have eczema, it been getting better recently but its still concentrated in some spots, it was much worse when i was a kid. I find that my skin is usually better in the summer, and it is hard to wear some clothes when your eczema is showing or all the scars that i now have on my body from it.

  63. TL says:

    If they did a porn version of Alladin I’d have to say Kim would make a good Princess Jasmine… any thoughts to the name of said porn? I’m verklempt like Mike Myers.

  64. star says:

    Dear Kim and all other posters who have issues with Psoriasis:

    95% most likely that your bloodstream is acidic (stress plays a factor too but this isn’t the cause). Go on a cleanse – modify it depending on who you are – can do FRESH RAW ORGANIC juices for a couple of weeks…focus on fruits and veggies and all other Alkalizing foods. Pound back pure water!! CUT OUT ALL DAIRY, MEAT, BREAD PRODUCTS, BEANS, ETC. No heavy foods. Add some nice cleansing teas (for the kiddies use something mild, like red clovers, for grown-ups, can go with burdock etc.) GREEN DRINKS (fresh or use a powder)and green produce with help HUGELY also. Take alfalfa tablets daily (they might make you farty for a bit but it’s just cleaning u out, don’t take too many). Google online lists of Acidic vs Alkalizing foods. FRESH SQUEEZED LEMON IN WATER DAILY IS HIGHLY ALKALIZING.

    Anyway, took the time to give you all this heads up since I hate to think you’re all suffering without knowledge on how to correct this.

    My credentials? I’ve helped TONS of people with this problem in my 20 yr practice as a holistic nutritionist. Google holistic remedies for Psoriasis, and you’ll find the info I’ve just given you, plus advice on natural topical applications to soothe while your internal system re-balances. And for those who are really serious, go for some colonics and get rid of all the build up re-circulating in your system.

    Med docs diagnose but tell you there is no cure. That’s a big fat lie. The above mentioned has cured the WORST cases imaginable in my practice. Once your skin is looking better, start re-adding foods to your daily diet but keep it clean and you’ll be fine. Oh, DEFINITELY NO SODA ON THIS PROGRAM!! Obviously, since its pure ACID!

    Hugs.

    Love.

  65. i.want.shoes says:

    Psoriasis is not her major problem. It’s having sh!t for brains.

  66. star says:

    OMGOSH you poor darlings! Reading your posts breaks my heart to know you are all suffering with these skin issues and feeling helpless (told there is no cure – what rubbish!!!!). I’ll check back here on the comments section over the next 24, and if any of you want some one on one consultation, let me know how to reach you – email or messenger, and I’ll happily point you in the right direction in terms of how to get rid of it. AND YES, it’s easy to do, really! No need to suffer with ugly itchies anymore. Actually, let me go out on a limb – I’m not sure if I am allowed to post my email here, but I’m a regular reader and all you gals seem very cool, so here’s one of my general mail accounts: ishtaramonroe@aol.com

    Hit me up there if you want to chat on this matter personally. Cheers!

  67. Kelly says:

    @star, thanks for sharing your information, but the chances that Kim actually reads this are slim to none!

    Also, the thought of huge farty Kardashian asses is way too much for me.

  68. star says:

    @ Kelly – I didn’t post for KK really, so much as for the benefit of all the nice ladies who post here. You’re all effing hilarious and CB/Kaiser give me my daily dose of humor, so I’m happy to assist. Cheers!

  69. Firecracker says:

    That dress looks horrible on her!

    And Missy Aggravation and all, I have had bad eczema and skin problems my entire life. Missy, that Dr really DID give you good advice. I only use Dove bar soap, and have for years and years. It really does help. I had horrible eczema on my arms, and I’ve been free from it for a while. Also, every time you shower, moisturize your legs/arms every single time. Vaseline Intensive Care works good for me but I use the Walgreens brand. Never use shaving cream on your legs, it’s basically soap. I use cheap hair conditioner, and that works great for me.
    Edit: Guess that’s all I can think of for help! These are all tips that I’ve gotten from Dermatologists over the years, not just my own crazy ideas.

  70. Thea says:

    I have had psoriasis since I was 6 years old. I have been laughed at, ridiculed, men have refused to date me as it was on my arms, knees, elbows. My hair was so long I had to cut it all off. Solution! I started bleaching my hair, and that took care of the scalp issues. Then I started using UV light therapy and that took care of that. I also use jojoba oil and my tanning bed and now you cant tell. It is an inconvenience and when flareups occur, it gets really really bad, but is manageable. The bad part is you have psoriatic arthritis. Thats the worst part.

  71. Sami says:

    Doesn’t this rolly polly have enough money? She doesn’t need to work anymore. Apparently a stress free life will help the situation so why doesn’t she just chill? Go be a wife and mother and STFU. It’s kind of karma that this would happen to someone so vain and full of herself.

  72. Kelly says:

    @Sami – if dumbass wasn’t about to spend $20M on her wedding (still cannot believe that), she would certainly have enough to live on, quite comfortably, for the rest of her days. But no, she’s a tacky, spendy, famewhore.

  73. Lady Satan says:

    Oh puh-leeeze … like all her photos aren’t already ‘shopped to the limit and beyond.

    With all the photoshopping that gets done to her pictures the girl could grow an extra head and it still wouldn’t make a damn bit of difference to her “modeling” career.

    Her biggest problem isn’t a little patch of psoriasis, it’s an acute case of Dramaqueenitis.

  74. Ellie says:

    It seems as though we all feel the same way about these people. Let’s all boycott and stop putting them on this website. Out of site, out of mind. Maybe they’ll go away. It just toally disgusts me with everything going on in the world. people like this who have a good solid platform to do good and address some of the issue going on in the world, choose to be selfish. GO AWAY!

  75. May says:

    Wait… wait, wait… She thinks she’s perfect ? Kim, get real, you’re fat ;)

  76. Meanchick says:

    She also suffers from delusions of grandeur. I have to laugh at KK every time she opens her mouth now! WHO CARES about her damn skin condition? WHO pressures her to look “perfect?” Did this chick graduate HS?

  77. Ann C says:

    WOW, I thought she was preparing for her BIG day with that BIG doormat of hers — “working out like crazy!!” Well, KK, it ain’t working out!! She’s looking like twenty pounds of sausage in a 5-pound casing!! And deep-six that dress — and forget about the plague of psoriasis — and get those lumpy knees and dimpled thighs fixed. For someone only 35 years old, she’s aging fast and furiously!!

  78. hateonit. says:

    @missyaggravation yu can get aveno oatmeal body wash it’s quite soothing. keep anything fragranced away from your skin at all times. go for ointment instead aquaphor has a tub of ointment it’s like $20 but so worth it. in the summer try to stay as cool as possible. heat and sweat are automatic triggers. keep away from those rele fluffy pants they irratate the skin as well. try to put ointment on when yu get out the shower and before you go to bed. if it itches rele bad put an ice pack on it. then put ointment. I hope this helps. I’ve been through so much with it…mine is stressed related and heat activated. hate it :(

  79. Camille says:

    My hubby has mild psoriasis so I know how horrible it is, however when it comes to this b!tch and her family- I have no sympathy for them, at all.

  80. dleen says:

    as if she ever looks anywhere near perfect, just a big fat stupid bore, please

  81. chasingadalia says:

    If Kim can cover that with makeup and photoshop, it’s not going to be THAT damaging to her career. Every job has pressures, hers is merely to look good. Heaven forbid she have the pressure of properly constructing a bridge to not fall or saving someone’s life on an operating table.

    I’ve had face/scalp eczema since I was a few months old – seems to be a trend with Celebitchy readers.

  82. Dea says:

    @Meanchick: LOL I so agree with you. I am not a doctor but if she goes to a psychiatrist that would be the diagnosis for sure. She believes she can sing, dance, model, is a fashion designer, is an author, wants to become a famous actor (it has not happened yet), etc, etc.
    Such a shallow human being.

    And, she has gained so much weight I think – good luck trying to fit to a Vera Wang bridal dress.

  83. Dea says:

    Look at Daily Mail link, Kaiser – the photo showing her so “famous” behind which I think is very ugly. I can’t believe she says she is a size 4. She is really delusional if she believes that. I am a size 6 and I am half of her.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2019173/Kim-Kardashian-spotted-wet-hair-NO-make-up.html

  84. Emily says:

    I feel a little bad for her. My housemate has psoriasis quite badly on his elbows, so I feel for anyone who suffers through that.

    That dress would make a cute top, if it were a little shorter and looser. Would look good with jeans.

  85. palermo says:

    I wish this entire family would go away, they are all spoiled brats, vain and stupid. Bruce Jenner used to be an Olympic athlete, now he is treated like a fool in his own home. Mama Kris would sell any one of them out for a nickel.

  86. faye says:

    Pressure to look perfect? from who? her mom?

  87. samab says:

    both sisters have horrible legs.

  88. court says:

    ive had psoriasis since i was born, and when i had just started primary school, we had swimming lessons.
    my teachers wound up calling my parents and accused them of abuse because i had perfect little psoriasis patches that look like cigarette burns.

    it used to look like the type kim had but as ive gotten older, its gotten worse.
    ive got no sympathy for her, it could be a LOT worse than a couple of tiny patches.

  89. VeneficA Delirium says:

    Oh boohoo.

    As someone who suffers with a severe case of low self-esteem, I’d love to trade my problems with her. I’d love to see her in MY place.

    You go ahead and feel sorry for yourself, KK, while you’ve already been placed on a pedestal (undeserved, IMO, but nonetheless) for your looks. You’ve forged your career on having a big ass and getting your picture taken.

    So many young women must suffer with being judged, by comparison, as “inferior” to this bitch, and she has the nerve to exploit people’s insecurities by creating a media circus over having psoriasis? Good thing she doesn’t have anything that is seriously disabling *and* affects your appearance like ichtyosis. This subhuman would be shallow enough to alert the presses about getting a pimple or ingrown hair. It must be so hard to look like her!

    It’s not like anyone can tell she even has it without the six layers of foundation and photoshop anyway. I hate this woman. I guess her recent endeavor to sue Old Navy for more publicity must have failed.

  90. Annie says:

    @ 65 (star) I went on the alkalising diet recently and my psorasis has flared up *terribly* – oozing and flaking patches all over the place (I usually only get the rare tiny barely-noticeable patch). It hasn’t been this bad since I was a kid. Cleansing reaction maybe? It certainly does seem related to body pH that’s for sure.

  91. Anonymous says:

    Missyaggravation: I have it, and you should listen to your doctor, he gave you good some advice instead of manipulating you into wasting money on BS ‘treatments’ that are annoying, stinky, painful, and 100% don’t work (oftentimes even making them worse)!

    Both of these things help mine immensely, particularly the Dove Body Wash (for sensitive skin, no fragrance et cetera). Hot water is majorly drying, so that’s a given. Look into Keratin serums, too (even serums for your hair containing keratin suffice, so long as there is nothing particularly harsh included in the ingredients), the more pure the keratin formula the better. I learned this trick in Korea and it worked wonders. Vaseline is a great way to trap in moisture, so apply that over the keratin. Lotions are usually bad news, Lanolin and other ingredients can be bad for the condition, so stick with this simple method for moisture. Also stay away from shampoos, body washes, etc, that contain both Sodium laureth Sulfate and Sodium lauryl Sulfate, these irritate the hell out of psoriasis. All of this will make a huge difference. You don’t need fake medications that don’t work. The rest, if there is any, can be treated by eating a psoriasis friendly diet (the above poster took care of this quite well). Psoriasis and Asthma usually go hand in hand, as well as diabetes. It isn;t uncommon for a person to have at least two if not all three of these things. If something irritates one of these conditions, it can usually be determined that it will irritate the other two as well, so look into treating your psorisis as if you are treating asthma and diabetes as well (even if you don’t actually have either); the triggers for any one if these things serve will as triggers for the others. I hope I made sense there.

    All of the above can also be applied to eczema.

    I, personally, can sympathize anyone who has this shit, even Kim K. It’s beyond a pain in the ass. I am glad she didn’t just tr to hide and deny it. Probably her mother has come to terms with it over the years and seeing that helped her to, as well. However, this was so ridiculously scripted. Firstly, a derm would never diagnose psoriasis like that on sight, they do tests and determine first if it is really IS psoriasis and also what kind, and secondly, no way in hell if her mother has it she had no clue it could possibly be that. But that this show is completely scripted is hardly shocking news.

  92. star says:

    @Annie – I’d be happy to help but need more specifics on the diet you went on, etc. My goal as a practitioner is to help make the symptoms less uncomfortable, while one goes through the process of internal correction. As I said, I have helped MANY people with the WORST cases imaginable, with 100% success, through dietary changes and cleansing/balancing the body. I posted my mass-mailing email address in the comments, you are welcome to write, as is anyone else who would like assistance. No charge ladies. I’m not selling anything here. I happen to sympathize with issues relating to vanity, and sincerely care to help. Also as I said, CB posters really make me laugh everyday – so I’m just paying it forward!

    @Anonymous – you are correct about the irritating chemicals in commercial body products. Avoid like the plague. A few things to note – topical applications will provide relief of symptoms, but not provide the CURE. The cure is an internal matter. Both work hand in hand – while re-balancing the body inside, use gentle soothing topicals outside for relief. Regarding the use of commercial products that contain mineral oil – avoid! Mineral oil (taken orally or applied to the skin) leeches oil-soluable vitamins from the body. Vaseline is made from the filthy by-product of the petroleum industry – it is actually a black stinking goo, that they essentially bleach and fragrance – ew! For those on a budget – olive oil, oatmeal, etc. Too many to list here – write me for more + links. Shopping the health food store is EXPENSIVE, as in the case of a nice balm that has beeswax in it (beeswax does the same thing as vaseline, but it’s healthy for you) – so here’s a FANTASTIC CHEAP TRICK – buy a natural, plain lip balm in stick (made with veggie oils and beeswax). They sell them at Walgreens for like, 2 bucks. Make sure it’s 100% natural – read the label. Carry with you in purse, and rub onto patches for relief. Convenient, and cheap!

    Lastly, for those ladies who are “self-directed” if you write and request, I’ll send you my complete holistic psoriasis 411 links archive, so you can Google and heal yourself without needing moi!

    Have a lovely day all!

  93. ZenB!tch says:

    What is the difference between eczema and psoriasis anyway? I think I may have one on my arm. If I do it’s very spotty when it shows up – looks like ringworm, itches like hell, disappears, leaves a discoloration scar – can go years between itchy splotches.

    It may be eczema because I started exercising a month ago… am I really allergic. LOL!

    Yes, I laugh because whatever it is and as ugly as it is, it’s mild.

  94. ZenB!tch says:

    Mine is eczema – love you Google. I looked at Psoriasis and I feel bad for anyone who has it with the exception of Kim K. I am gleefully trying to imagine her dealing with a huge, giant white splotch – preferably on her face!

  95. Ana says:

    Oh girls.

    I have extremely sensitive, dry and allergic skin (melanoma on face too) and it is such a pain in the arse but reading your testimonies gave me a new perspective.
    I learned a lot by reading the comments here, my 100% simpathy goes to you all. I know that skin is such a complicated matter, specially for women and a nightmare for kids (and moms).

    I don´t care about KK but I won´t make a sour comment about it.

    Seems that the prejudice can be worse than the condition sometimes.

  96. Thanks for the advice, ladies. I really appreciate it.

    As for the Dove Bodywash – I’m a bit incensed because I *do* use Dove religiously, and I have been using it for years (albeit the Dove Bar for sensitive skin). I started using Dove exclusively after a full-body hive breakout years ago. It’s just my eczema has been getting progressively more severe and the “professional” I sought out didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. . . and then charged me $200 for it.

    But I suppose it’s worth it to hear shining testimonials for real-life sufferers. Thank you all, sincerely! I’m off to the store to get some Vaseline. . . and more Dove Bodywash! That’s DOVE Bodywash!

  97. Ruffian9 says:

    “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect.”

    Pressure? Actually, Kimmy, we don’t give a shit.

  98. gothicwriter3 says:

    I think everyone’s hatred of her is missing the mark of what this means to people with this disease. I have had it for 38 years and can tell you it evolves into arthritis, crohns disease, lupus, artery disease and heart failure. It is a genetic disorder which causes inflamation of the entire body. Her coming forward with this when she didn’t have to means that more attention will be shed on something that many people classify as an overglorified rash. After all, I’ve been hoping for a cure since I was 5 years old.

  99. VeneficA Delirium says:

    So apparently, my comment didn’t get published, but here’s my moreover…

    Moreover “pressure to be perfect”? The world’s tiniest violin plays for you, KK. Apparently millions of people have your diagnosis and quite frankly, I’d be pretty offended if I was one of those people because of you trivializing it and managing to make me feel like a hideous monster in the same breath.

    The truth is, that your case of psoriasis will remain unacknowledged by your fanboys who are so set in their ways believing that you’re perfect and anyone daring to disagree is a bitter, lonely hag. Regardless, you will continue to be painted, airbrushed, and photoshopped to hell and back.

    “Pressure to be perfect?” The pressure has been relatively “light” on you since we’ve all been exposed to an excess of you. Despite what you’ve done to your face, your thunder thighs, and elephantine freakshow you call an ass, the media’s been rather lenient on you and yet you’ve managed to pollute magazine stands with your presence. I’d feel more sympathetic with your “pressure to look perfect” tripe if the media wasn’t always kissing your ass about how great your body looked in a bikini by comparison to other stars who probably didn’t tip out the paparazzi.

    A lot of girls feel pressured to look like you. The least you can do is not cry to the media that psoriasis will make you ugly, and that it’s clearly your most significant worry over it. You’ve insulted a bunch of people who have psoriasis by insinuating they look like monsters. Congratulations.

  100. Jen says:

    I was merely flipping through the channels when I caught this episode; I think KK minimalized/insulted SO many people with chronic diseases. As someone who has a serious chronic illness and is in and out of the hospital frequently, I was very angry when I watched this show. Everyone has their own issues to deal with, however, when you have the resources to deal with a disease, like she does there is no reason to act like that. That is the perfect outlet to raise awareness for a disease. If she knew her mother had it, then she should have sought support from her mother but instead insulted her and pushed her away. Also, even in the event her illness/disease started to prevent her from making as MUCH $$, she has the resources to live a perfectly profitable life. Some of us still work full time, do volunteer work, live our lives and don’t even have close to a percentage of her support or resources. I could go on and on, as I am still so aggravated that there are people in the world who are so self centered and act like this…it is time to think of someone else.

  101. Str8Shooter says:

    Of course there is, Kim…when the ONLY thing you have going for is looking like a porn star.

    What a twat.

  102. VeneficaDelirium says:

    Maybe if she developed some talent, or even a personality, maybe that would take the edge off.

    Not saying that beauty and talent are mutually exclusive, but when looks are the ONLY thing you’ve got going, you’re screwed and 35 is old by fanboy standards (the only fanbase she has) but quite frankly, she’s already pushing it because she’s been looking put away wet for at least a year now. She physically peaked about three years ago. She looks funky now.

  103. pinky2003 says:

    What timing this is. I haven’t slept in 24 hrs. due to my psoriasis and came across this story this morning. While I’m glad Kim is handling her psoriasis with humor I worry that it’s going to back fire. I’ve read a dozen related articles about her psoriasis and each one made it sound like this is just a “little skin trouble” or the like. She is posting photos of her “cute heart shapped psoriasis” on twitter but she doesn’t seem to really get it. Either the Dr.’s are down playing it or she is in denial or she’s just very ignorant and selfish. I’m sure she saw her mother go through difficult ime with her psoriasis. Kim has Guttate Psoriasis and it spreads like fire. She
    could be covered within months. What will happen when she realizes her future will likely include scratching, bleeding, peeling, shedding skin like a snake and crying over the piles of dead skin on her floor. And the pain? OMG. Hers may look like a cute little heart right now but I hope she’s prepared for reality. Wish her the best but hope she wakes up and does all she can to slow it down