Kim Kardashian Compares Met Gala Weight Loss to Method Acting

There are no regrets. Kim Kardashian addressed concerns about her weight loss for the 2022 Met Gala — and the reality star still stands by her decision.

“To me it was like, ‘OK, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that is acceptable.’ Even Renée ZellwegerFor a role, Kardashian gained weight. It’s all the same to me,” Kardashian, 41, said during an interview with The New York TimesThe following was published on Wednesday June 1. “I wasn’t saying, ‘Hey everyone, why don’t you go lose this weight in a short period of time?’”

The Skims founder noted that she “didn’t do anything unhealthy” to fit into Marilyn Monroe‘s iconic dress. “It was just important to me to reach that goal,” Kardashian added, before explaining her plan if she didn’t lose the weight in time. “I just simply couldn’t have gone, which wouldn’t have mattered.”

In 1993, the California native made headlines when her confession that she had lost 16 pounds in just three weeks to fit into the Bob Mackie gown. “It was this or nothing,” the TV personality told VogueIn May, Monroe wore the same dress in 1962. “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”

According to Kardashian, she would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein” in order to see results.

After the Met Gala, Kardashian attended with her boyfriend Pete DavidsonKKW Beauty founder, Kimberly Kwon, shared a glimpse of her post-red carpet meal. “So, after the Met, I am starving,” she said in an Instagram video at the time. “And my favorite donuts in the entire world, in New York City are these mini donuts. You guys, they are in the room! How cute is this?”


Kim Kardashian at the 2022 Met Gala.
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Kardashian added: “Guys, I haven’t had carbs or sugar in almost a month. Definitely [not for]Three weeks. And this pizza … I’m so excited!”

The same month: Lili Reinhart took to social media to call out the businesswoman’s Met Gala preparation. “To walk on a red carpet and do an interview where you say how starving you are… because you haven’t eaten carbs in the last month…all to fit in a f–king dress?” the Riverdalestar, 25, wrote via Instagram Story. “So wrong. So f–ked on 100s of levels.”

The Hustlers star questioned if Kardashian’s comments would have a negative effect on other people. “To openly admit to starving yourself for the sake of the Met Gala. Knowing that millions upon millions of young women and men are watching and listening to what you say. The ignorance is other-worldly disgusting,” Reinhart added.

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