Kim Zolciak posts absurd Instagram claiming she was ‘born’ with her thigh gap

Kim Zolciak has a long history of blatantly lying about plastic surgery and many other things. She’s the kind of woman who likes to brag about being a size 4 right after giving birth. She’s the kind of woman who shows up to an event with an entirely new face and claims she hasn’t done anything. She’s the kind of woman who obviously Photoshops her social media photos and when she gets called out on it, she throws a hissy fit. And now she’s the kind of woman who posts smug messages about her “natural” thigh gap.

Kim posted the above Instagram yesterday with this message: “I don’t need to stick my butt out or point my feet in to have a thigh gap I have one even if I stand on my head #BornWithIt.” Which is hilarious, because she’s so obviously leaning forward and sticking her butt out to increase her “thigh gap.” Plus, she’s positioned her toes inward, which also increases the appearance of the gap. And I’m still not convinced that she hasn’t Photoshopped this photo. The #bornwithit hashtag is amazing too.

Now, all that being said… the thigh gap issue is one of the stupidest arguments ever. Some women have thigh gaps and some don’t. And? Why is this a thing? Why is a thigh gap a goal for anyone? Why would anyone proudly post their pro-thigh-gap photos on social media?


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  1. Delta Juliet says:

    I don’t have a thigh gap. Never have. And I’m glad I’m old enough to not give a shit about that.

    Having said that she IS standing with her toes pointed in or am I imagining things? What an idiot.

    • Santia says:

      No, you’re not AND she’s obviously sticking her butt out.

      So sad that this vapid excuse for a human being has daughters.

    • swack says:

      I have never had one either. I have what I call – jokingly – “thunder thighs”. The women in our family have very muscular, strong thighs. I’m glad I grew up in a time when no one gave a rat’s behind about things like this! And yes, even though she denies standing with her toes pointed in to make the gap larger, she is standing with her toes pointed in. It’s the first thing I noticed.

    • JudyK says:

      Yeah, almost anyone would have a thigh gap standing with her toes pointing inward…wonder if she was born with her toes pointing inward.

      This woman is dumber than a cardboard box.

    • Pamela says:

      And this is what is wrong with the world.

      There is nothing wrong with wanting to look a certain way, working at it, and being happy about it. I am carrying around some extra weight that I struggle with, it bums me out at times. I know that my life wouldn’t be perfect if I dropped a few, but I see the appeal of looking in the mirror and feeling great about yourself.

      But this? This is ridiculous. Ok, if you are very overweight, you probably don’t have a thigh gap. And if you are extremely thin, you probably do. But the vast majority of people either have one, or don’t based entirely on the way their skeleton is formed. Some people have wider hip BONES—like, their actual legs are set further apart on their body. These also tend to be the ladies that have a bigger hip to waist ratio. My hips are very narrow. I would never have a thigh gap. My body just isn’t built that way on a structural level–regardless of weight.

      That this woman thinks a thigh gap is such an accomplishment is just…..sad.

      We won’t even get into the fact that she claims she isn’t sticking out her butt, or pigeon-toeing, when we can all clearly see that she is doing *exact;y* that. So she is patting herself on the back for a really shitty accomplishment that she actually has not accomplished. WTF? And this is a grown woman with kids. This isn’t some 16 year old.

      All the lying about plastic surgery. Why? In the end if you look in the mirror and feel gorgeous, who cares how you got there? There are plenty of drop dead beautiful women who were born with their gorgeous faces. They just got lucky. That is no accomplishent. And someone like Nicole Kidman circa 1995 (I think she had plastic surgery by then,. but not all the stuff that froze her face) wasn’t any less gorgeous than someone who was naturally gorgeous and DIDN’T so much as tweak her nose.

      • Snowflake says:

        Exactly, if you have a thigh gap, it’s probably due to your body structure. Like you said, a bigger hip to waist ratio. This is so stupid

      • isabelle says:

        Thigh gap is actually the shape of your hips, I’m not skinny, not thin and have a thigh gap. So do the other women in my family. Which makes it even more ridiculous its an inherited thing and dieting may not work to create it. Sure really thin girls will have little fat between their thighs but would they have it if they gained a bit of weight? Obese women may loose it if they have it naturally but doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have one if they lost some weight. A real thigh gap is there when you have some fat and its still there. Used to hate mine because it can look strange when you have thick thighs, with fat and there is a gap at the top. Who and what the heck made this a thing in the first place?

    • Bridget says:

      I don’t really get it either. I mean I ‘get it’ – if you have a thigh gap then it means your thighs are skinny. But I’ve never been able to make myself care much one way or another. And I’ve never had one, and very likely never will.

      • taxi says:

        It’s structural. “Thigh gap” is caused by skeletal structure & where the hip sockets are located in the pelvis. I’ve had a gap despite fluctuating weigh because my hip sockets are on the outer part of my pelvis, not close to the center. Women with closely set hip sockets could be very thin but not have a gap. It’s easier to see from behind – very narrow-hipped women are less likely to have a gap, regardless of weight.

      • Bridget says:

        I get the physiology, I just don’t get the obsession outside of the most dire context (ie disordered eating and thinking). Personally, I have very muscular legs, and even at about a size 4 there’s significant thigh touching. And that’s perfectly okay with me!

      • Birdix says:

        I’m not sure why I thought this, but I thought a thigh gap was a gap when your knees are together? So that a thigh gap essentially means that you have relatively wide hips or not much flesh on your legs. Honestly, between this and Serena’s beautiful legs being photoshopped down–what hope is there?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree, Delta Juliet. I’m glad I didn’t have to worry about the thigh gap when I was young. Don’t have one, don’t care.

  2. zan says:


  3. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    It’s a goal because when old methods of stupidly sexualizing women fail the powers that be have to invent new methods.

    The thigh gap is so 2012, now it’s the pencil test, the heart test, the write a 500 word essay justifying your current size test.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Is this even still a thing, really?

      And she only has a hour for date night but spent how much of it posing for a selfie?

      Cynicism #bornwithit

      • Christin says:

        And she doesn’t post for others’ opinions. She’s a middle schooler in the body of a 30-something (or is it really 40-something???).

    • MadMenluv says:

      omg what is the pencil test??

      • outhousecat says:

        If it’s the same thing it was around 1980, the pencil test is when you put a pencil under your boob. If the pencil drops, you’re good. If the boobie holds the pencil in place, OMG you’re droopy and should never be seen in public again. But in 1980, it really meant time to start wearing a bra in public. lol Funny how times change.

      • Oh dear…I can hold a paperback book under mine, what does that say about me? (It means I have big boobs, I guess!)

      • Birdix says:

        I’m going to start using my boobs as a pencil case. Anytime someone wants a pencil, they’ll be thanking me for my old lady boobs!

  4. Kelly says:

    She is a blithering idiot. Really. She elevates the concept of shallow to a new level and in a land filled with too many Kardashians that’s saying something.

    Her makeup and hair age her sooo much. During DWTS there was a photo of her in the hospital over the heart issue: no makeup and she looked about fifteen years younger. Why does she wear all that stuff? Why am I even writing about this anyway?

    • Jen says:

      I honestly thought this woman was 50 ish until I googled her name and saw she’s still 30 something. And you are right: without makeup she is really lovely and youthful. Mind boggling.

  5. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    …her hashtags make me twitch. Just sounds like an adult woman struggling to sound like s teenage girl.


  6. Arock says:

    Please bish. She has always looked like a dude in a She-Ra wig (and no, not a drag queen, who usally look amazing).
    Why are d-listers always so hardline about this. Move along…she should just be excited anyone’s looking at her that hard.
    #totallycontouring #look@me

  7. Tate says:

    Oh Kim, we have seen the un-photoshopped beach pics. Just stop. You look like an idiot.

  8. Mayamae says:

    Where did this term “thigh gap” come from? I have long skinny legs and they usually don’t rub together when I walk, but I have narrow hips so no significant thigh gap. Man I’m glad I didn’t know about this crap growing up. I have a small butt and thin lips and I had no idea these things are supposed to be unattractive. And I didn’t know the term muffin top. Wish I still didn’t know it. Why do we constantly think up terms to tear ourselves down with? Men stare into mirrors admiring their beer guts and thinking they’re hot.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      That’s because we call those beer guts “love handles”. And then there’s the dad bod. Whereas apparently the “mom bod” needs to snap back after 4 weeks.

      Honestly, I think we brought the thigh gap on ourselves, meaning it originated on those tumblr accounts of doom where young girls admire models whose thighs wouldn’t touch if they tried. If I’m wrong, someone correct me please. But much as I would love to hate on marketing people and fashion mags for this, it was probably women/girls. Which of course could mean that this culture has conditioned us to the point where they don’t need to come up with these things anymore, we punish ourselves now.

      • Pamela says:

        I assumed the “thigh gap” phenomena originated on pro-anorexia websites. Not that only unhealthily thin women have them, as said above it is a skeletal thing., not a fat thing.

      • Mayamae says:

        When I was growing up Darryl Hannah and Lori Singer had a big (what’s now called) thigh gap. At the time I found it kind of gross, but I think both were naturally thin with wide hips. Funny how that’s now ideal.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Pamela, yes I meant those tumblr accounts and forums mostly.

    • Granger says:

      You know what term I hate even more than thigh gap and muffin top? BAT WINGS. I hate the person who coined it, I hate that everyone thinks even the smallest amount of fat on our arms deserves ridicule, and I hate that celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow try to tell us their lives are so much better because they don’t have flabby arms — or thighs, or tummies. It’s all such bullsh**.

      • Mayamae says:

        OMG, I’ve never heard of that one. It’s disgusting.

      • Pamela says:

        My husband has a whole different definition for “Bat Wings”, Let’s just say iy occurs when you have testicles and it is hot out. So I just lol’ed at your comment.

    • Bridget says:

      Because women aren’t supposed to love their own bodies. We’re supposed to try to fix every tiny “flaw” before we’re considered presentable to do things like wear a bathing suit. There’s an entire multi-billion dollar industry built on exploiting women’s insecurities.

  9. Talie says:

    Um, she is pointing her feet in… Kim, you need to stop.

  10. Tifygodess says:

    the thigh gap thing is ridiculous and it doesn’t prove anything. I’ve got big ol’ thighs and a big ol’ booty and still have a gap and I’m no where near thin. She’s insecure. No one goes to this much trouble to prove how great they are. She’s trying to convince herself.

    • isabelle says:

      Same I have thick muscled thighs and a thigh gap. Didn’t even know that was a thing until this recent fad. Who the freak even thought of it before then? Its the shape of your hips, genetics, that make a thigh gap not your size necessarily. My niece has it has well and we laughed over the fact that it even mattered. My mom said back her day she was teased over her too skinny thighs. Times change and the thigh gap will soon be out of fashion.

  11. Tiffany27 says:

    This can’t be real life. Girl, you’re a mother of 6 at 48. Have some chill.

  12. kai says:

    I don’t even see a gap?!? Don’t your knees have to touch? She’ just standing with her legs apart.

    • isabelle says:

      It doesn’t look like she has one. A thigh gap is when your legs are touching and there is a gap at the very top of your thighs. I have one and hated it growing up because it looks strange to have thick thighs and then a gap.

  13. MonicaQ says:

    Thigh gaps can be a product of being smaller but it comes down to how your hips are simply constructed. Some women naturally have them. Some don’t. Hence I roll my eyes at an acquaintance who actually uttered the phrase, “I don’t know what I’d do with out my thigh gap”. Um, continue to exist?

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:


      “I don’t know what I’d do without my thigh gap”

      I want her life, because I have to assume there is absolutely NOTHING else for her to worry or stress about if she thinks her thigh gap is a point of achievement.

      • MonicaQ says:

        Oh she has buck all to worry about but staying skinny for her husband she married after 2 months. He pays for everything. I pretty much give her your user name all the time because it’s pretty apparent what’s going on.

    • mia girl says:

      Yes, I continue to exist just fine with my…
      (hmm…what is the opposite of gap? closure?)


    • paranormalgirl says:

      Yup. No thigh gap here and I run marathons.

    • Bridget says:

      I knew a girl in high school that would say “When my thighs start to touch I know that it’s time to work out because I’m getting fat”. Now mind you, my thighs have touched my entire life, no matter what shape I’m in.

  14. Jess says:

    Does she think we can’t see that she’s doing all the things she said she doesn’t have to do? Ha, she’s just so ridiculous. She’s obsessed with herself, and I realize a lot of people are these days, but I can’t imagine spending so much time in front of a mirror taking pictures for strangers, it’s weird.

    Edit-a quick google search also shows she does not have a thigh gap naturally.

  15. SKKC says:

    I’m so confused about the thigh gap thing, it seems like someone pulled random words out of a hat to decide what to bully women with next. I imagine the back room exchange going like this:

    “Let’s see … we got “elbow pinkness”, “eyelid length”, “thigh gap”, “hair piety”….”
    “Wait wait, go back one!”
    “Thigh gap?”
    “Yeah, that sounds like a thing, right? Pull some images of celebrity women and write me up a story comparing their thighs to each other, will ya?”
    “You’re brilliant, Joe.”
    “No, YOU’RE brilliant, Dave!”

    At this point I then imagine they make out on a pile of invasive photos and misogynistic articles.

    • BendyWindy says:

      You’re really winning at life today.

    • Wilma says:

      I think it’s actually something from the Ana-online-community? Something anorexic girls aspire to achieve?

      • MonicaQ says:

        Yeah, that and bikini bridges are things from the Pro-Ana community.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Oh God! Dare I ask – What is a bikini bridge?

      • MonicaQ says:

        The space between your stomach and your bikini where your bikini is suspended by your hip bones.

      • Jess says:

        Oh god, I ended up going down a rabbit hole on one of those pro anorexic sites and it was truly sickening, and very very sad. I couldn’t believe the things they wanted to achieve, and the nasty and hateful comments about other women.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Thank you for making me laugh. I was afraid my face was gonna stick in permanent stank eye at all this thigh gap f-ckery.

  16. msw says:

    I don’t post for your opinion, just your approval. A little transparent.

    I can’t wait for this stupid thigh gap thing to go away. Natural body types should never be a style.

  17. cindy says:

    Growing up, in the 1980′s, a thigh gap was considered a sign of a girl who was “easy”. We thought thigh gaps were created by having men between your legs. So, needless to say, NOBODY wanted a thigh gap!!!

  18. NeNe says:

    Somebody needs to give her the STFU Hoe look!!

  19. Fluff says:

    The only time I’ve used #thighgap was when I ‘grammed a picture of my cat asleep with his legs splayed out. But he did have a thigh gap so #legit.

  20. Angelica says:

    This is stupid. I have a thigh gap and its based on my ass being super wide, lol, not because I’m some super hot, gifted, milf. A lot of women have natural ones with less than ideal bodies. Idk what she’s trying to prove.

  21. Renae says: says:

    This woman defines obnoxious and what Bravo calls a “real housewife”! She posts her denial of the obvious for attention and it works. It mystifies me how she got her own spinoff show being nothing but fake and loud. What amazes me more is that she has fans and viewers.

  22. Cinderella says:

    The only time there is space between her thighs is when she’s having sex or giving birth. She needs to get real.

  23. db says:

    Mental midget.

  24. JenniferJustice says:

    She’s dumb as all get out, but do we expect anything more from any of the Real Housewives women? I would only be surprised if she were not shallow and obsessed with getting affirmation that she has a nice body, especially with her being married to a man seven years younger than she is. I’m sure keeping him interested is a top priority in her life. And it wouldn’t matter if her thigh gap were real or manufactured. Everything else about her is manufactured – one natural trait isn’t anything to brag about. We all know she has fake boobs, had nose jobs, wear wigs, has lip injections, face lift, you name it – she’s done it. I actually think it’s funny she cares that people think her gap is natural.

  25. Elle says:

    This woman needs to get the f over herself .

  26. AmyB says:

    Can you imagine having this train wreck as a mother??? Amazing how truly shallow one can be.

    • co_ra says:

      Right?? And she has teenage daughters, poor girls. They’ll never be skinny enough or pretty enough for their skinny obsessed and platic mother.

  27. unicorn says:

    What a complete idiot, she is totally positioning herself in the pic to get the thigh gap, I wish that was the biggest worry I had in my life! Real people have real people problems!!! Get a life!

  28. Sarah Ziman says:

    Surely she has a thigh gap because…she’s standing with her legs apart? A real thigh gap (if we must discuss it) shows when your legs are together!

    • word says:

      Well celebs think us normies are stupid. We ain’t smart enough to know their tricks. Nothing on instagram is real…nothing.

  29. It’s a thing…bc eating disorders. And it’s super sickening to see grown women buying into the pro-ana BS.

  30. Hotpockets says:

    I remember watching Oprah in the 90′s with my mom and Oprah and a guest were talking about the ideal body build. They concluded that your thighs should have enough space between them that you could at least effortlessly slide a quarter through the thighs without it touching them. Seriously. The thigh gap has been around for a long time. I’ve always had one, but that’s just how I am built.

  31. Robin says:

    Any person can have a thigh gap if their legs are far enough apart.

    Also, her husband wears a backward baseball cap for date night?

    • JenniferJustice says:

      His name is Kroy for crying out loud. Doesn’t that say it all? Her thigh gap might be real, but I’m guessing his name is not.

  32. catwoman says:

    I think she meant she was born with a brain gap

  33. FingerBinger says:

    Kim made another absurd claim about being 37. I’ll wager that’s not true either.

  34. word says:

    But in that pic she IS sticking her butt out and pointing her feet in. What is she talking about? I’d like to mention the only women who can naturally have a thigh gap are ones with wide hips (in comparison to their body). You can not have a thigh gap with narrow hips (unless you got lipo on your thighs). Lastly, who the f*ck came up with this “thigh gap” nonsense anyways? Motherf*ckers.

  35. word says:

    I just realized we could easily cut and paste all these comments and put them in any Kim Kardashian post. Kim and Kim should be besties…so much alike.

  36. AnneR says:

    Was she born with wig-like hair, spider-leg-like eyelashes, swollen cheeks, and extra gallons of silicone fluid in her breasts?

  37. Lenan says:

    I just can’t with this species of human beings. I don’t know how you can live thinking 24 hours in how to improve your selfies and your body. I just got fed up just thinking about it. What a boring life.

  38. Ginger says:

    So is standing pigeon toed supposed to be attractive too? I see so many starlets, actresses, models even standing that way in photos. It just looks awkward to me. And I really don’t get why the thigh gap is a thing. If you have one naturally then great good for you. But that doesn’t mean we should all aspire to it.

    • Lisa says:

      This bugs me too! I think it’s supposed to make them look girlish and coy which is weird, to say the least. I also think a lot of them do it w/o realizing because of over supination of the foot.

  39. Lisa says:

    lol, I am so tired of this, She’s almost 30 years older than I am, and she’s not yet? God. I will never have a thigh gap because I have the most narrow-ass hips you’ve ever seen.

  40. Cirque28 says:

    Yes, dear, there you are not pointing your feet in or sticking your butt out at all. I’m sure your parents took tons of photos of you as a newborn because they were overwhelmed with pride at your infant thigh gap.

  41. Isa says:

    Even when I used to weigh 105 lbs I didn’t have a thigh gap. I will never have one unless I pose like Kim. 😒

  42. Murphy says:

    She is such a moron, she’s going to be broke as a joke the minute her husband retires.

  43. Josefina says:

    I’m stunned this woman is actually close to her 40s. If you only showed me the message of her IG, I would’ve guessed she was 13.

  44. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    She’s gross & idiotic. And she’s doing exactly what she says she’s not doing (sticking butt out and pointing toes inward). Sigh…doesn’t she have a lot of kids? I am fruitlessly hoping they don’t turn out like she has.

  45. Sara says:

    I don’t want thigh gap at all. I’m shooting for the muscular thigh without the gap.

  46. Katie says:

    Her “thigh gap” is probably the only thing on her body she was actually born with…

  47. Katie says:

    Also I’m 4’10″ tall and weigh 90 lbs. I have no thigh gap because I have muscly legs. I don’t want a thigh gap!

  48. pacsgirl says:

    She is such a liar she keeps getting caught yet keeps lying I will be glad when her and the other liars go away now its just ridiculous

  49. shannon says:

    I have a natural thigh-gap and I don’t get why it’s a thing. It bugs me and makes me feel kinda gross. I certainly don’t try to flaunt it, I try to hide it. She’s dumb, needs to grow up, won’t. I can’t stand when women my age are still stuck acting like they’re 14-years-old.

  50. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    This woman is just plain bizarre. If you notice, she had a nose job to have the same nose as her daughter. She has even posted pictures on Instagram trying to claim that her nose is real because of the similarity her nose bears to her daughter’s now. Her nose is really freakish looking after the surgery because you can tell it isn’t natural, and it’s bizarre that she denies things because a quick Google search proves that her face was completely different before, and that her body doesn’t look the way it does in pictures she posts on Instagram. There are tons of pictures of her in a bikini on the beach with a bit of a gut—still looking great, especially for a woman who has had quite a few kids and is over 40.

    I need someone to explain the obsession with thigh gaps to me because I just don’t understand. Who cares if a their thighs touch or not?

  51. Miran says:

    Forget the thigh gap Kim, let’s talk about your Muppet face.

  52. Charissa says:

    When my son was a toddler, this how he would stand to drop a turd in his diaper.

  53. amber88 says:

    I do like Kim and I watched her Don’t Be Tardy show when it was just on, but she never looked as skinny on the show as she does in all the pics she posts. And she posted a lot of pictures at the same time the show was taping. She also posted pics while on Dancing With The Stars and she always looked bigger on the show than in the pictures. What’s sad is that she’s is in good shape without doing all her photoshopping.

  54. Andrea says:

    Peeps, she’s clearly joking. Jokes on us, because we’re actually discussing this non-sense. I also just trolled her and her daughters instagram. Every time she is mentioned in the media she makes money. $$$$ It’s the Kim Kardashian business model.

  55. na na says:

    As someone that has a thigh gap (and hates it) I really don’t get the obsession. It makes you look unhealthy… or is that the point??? i don’t get Hollywood…

  56. Elena says:

    It’s really sad, but there are actually blogs and memes dedicated to ‘thinsperaition’ it might now seem like a big deal or a goal for you, me, or someone with a healthy self-esteem but I have had two friends with EDs, one was bulimic and the other had general body dysmorphia (she had a blending of the eds, she’d starve, binge, purge, and even keep a diary of all the calories she took in whenever she actually ate. She’d also over exercise and get extremely difficult to be around unless she went to the gym for several hours a day)

    The way my skeleton is built ensures even if my metabolism slows down, I will always probably have a bit of a gap. This was something she just didnt understand and as time went on, she got more and more distressed that no matter what she did she didn’t have that gap, or my build in general. This was always something that broke my heart, I would of given anything to switch body types with her, and to know I was a source of pain and stress to my friend, even unintended, made feel shitty in so many ways.

    This broad actually enraged me posting things like this. Does she not realize the effects that kind of thing can have on people with BD, or an ED? Or does she just not care? Either way her ignorance is showing.