Kim Kardashian Psoriasis Photo: Kim’s Breakdown over Skin Disease
Kim Kardashian gets paid millions of dollars every year for looking nearly perfect. So imagine her disappointment when she finds out that she suffers from psoriasis – a chronic immune-mediated disease that affects the skin.
The cameras were rolling for Kim’s breakdown after realizing that she suffers from the same skin disease as her mom, Kris Jenner. The red spots covering Kim’s legs quickly spread to her stomach and were described by the reality star as “burning.”
Millions of people suffer from this skin disease but few of them have as much pressure to look good as the second-eldest Kardashian sister.
“My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots,” she said in this week’s episode of KUWTK. “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots.”
She may be right about that but, the truth is, Kim will likely end up securing more campaigns now that the world knows of her disease. Why? Because it makes the brunette beauty that much more relatable and – much like Jessica Simpson and Julianne Hough have done with Proactive – will help her speak to a specific audience of teens and young women who also suffer from this skin disorder.
Personally, I have more respect for her for sharing her insecurities with the world than using photo-shop to make it seem like she’s perfect when she’s not. No one is.