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Kim Kardashian may be regretting a recent social media post. While teasing a new secret product for her KKW Beauty line, Kardashian posted a photo to Twitter and Instagram writing, “My ultimate body perfecting secret is launching to @kkwbeauty on 6.21.19. Can you guys guess what is it is?”
While the answer is probably something along the lines of self tanner or body oil, the Internet used the opportunity to offer guesses like “photoshop” and “your surgeon.”
Rumors about Kim Kardashian and plastic surgery are far from new, and the beauty mogul has spoken up in the past multiple times denying the use of a doctor to help her achieve her famed look. While she’s admitted to using some fillers, like Botox, she’s stopped short of admitting that she’s gone under the knife for cosmetic reasons. Instead she credits things like contouring on why her appearance has changed over the years.
“Everyone always thinks I’ve had my nose done or my lips done or just anything to my face like besides Botox, which to me isn’t plastic surgery,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2012. “People always say I’ve had a nose job and they’ll use before and after pictures but the after picture is really taken before. It’s so funny, it just depends on how your nose is contoured.
After the birth of her first child, North, in 2013, rumors began circulating that Kardashian had used surgery to get rid of her baby weight, which she addressed on Twitter.
“I am very frustrated today seeing reports that I got surgery to lose my baby weight! This is FALSE,” she tweeted. “I worked so hard to train myself to eat right & healthy, I worked out so hard & this was such a challenge for me but I did it!!! I’m so proud of my accomplishment & NO ONE will take this away from me with fake reports!”
Another controversy arose in October 2017 when paparazzi pictures of Kardashian on vacation wearing bikini bottoms sparked cries of possible fillers. She later addressed the photos during an appearance on The View, saying that the media was altering the photos.
“I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico and people were Photoshopping them and sharpening them. I mean, I definitely was not in my best shape—I hadn’t worked out in 12 weeks. I had two surgeries on my uterus,” she said.
“I was already not feeling like myself. And then when people were sharpening them and making them look way worse, and then those were going around.”