Khloe Kardashian ‘let down fans’ by ‘failing to support natural beauty’ with edited photos, Revenge Body co-star claims
KHLOE Kardashian failed to support natural beauty amid her photo leak row and has let down fans who look up to her, a former Revenge Body star has claimed.
Will Ontiveros, who appeared on Season 1 of Khloe’s E! makeover show Revenge Body, says he feels the star “missed an opportunity” to own the body she has worked hard to achieve.
He told The Sun exclusively: “I saw the photo and the first thing I thought was, ‘Ok, she doesn’t even look bad here.’
“I couldn’t understand the hype, but I know that family are so anal about their pictures because they’re critiqued constantly.
“Once you get in the photoshop game it’s hard to get out. Everything you see of them is perfection.
“I actually think this was a missed opportunity to be vulnerable and support natural beauty.
“She could have broken out and said, ‘Ok, this is what I really look like without Photoshop.’
“Just own it girl, people actually really value authenticity and vulnerability.
“I don’t think she’s ever been fat, but she was always deemed the fat sister comparative to everybody else.
“And even though she’s gorgeous and beautiful and rich and famous and all these things, I still sense she wanted to work harder to prove a point.
“That’s trauma to an extent. And I think she that’s what pushes her to perfection.”
Will feels her team’s attempt at damage control “100 percent backfired” after the photo leaked.
He said: “Everybody’s basically saying, ‘If you hadn’t made it a big deal, it wouldn’t have been a big deal.’
“It’s also just reinforcing the narrative that there’s a standard that everyone needs to meet.
“If a 12-year-old girl looks at Khloe Photoshopped and says, ‘Oh my God, I want to look like that.’ They’ll never be able to achieve that.”
Will, who is also a TV producer and worked on Life of Kylie following Khloe’s younger sister, branded the current situation a “circus.”
He says he wishes Khloe had shared the raw image, along with a motivational caption for her fans and taken the high road.
“I feel like she has a bigger platform and a responsibility to be even more aware of how impactful her decisions are,” he said.
“Our worth as a person shouldn’t just be how we look. I get it if you want to change your body to feel better, but nobody is perfect 24/7.
“I’m a person who looks up to her, she helped change my life.
“I understand the pressure, but I also understand that vulnerability is really, really important and this could have been a moment.”
Asked if he thinks Khloe will make things right with her fans and address the photo leak, he said he’s not holding out hope.
He said: “She’s been critiqued for the way her face and body has changed over the years and she’s never addressed it, and so my instinct is going to be that she won’t.”
Will says his experience on Revenge Body changed his life after a breakup, and he lost a total of 50lbs during and after the show, after initially tipping the scales at almost 270lbs.
Talking about his time working with Khloe on the show, he said: “We just clicked immediately. It was almost like a friend.
“She was going through a breakup at the same time that I was on the show so we could relate on that level.
“It changed my life, and I’ve been able to keep most of the weight off since.
“We’re human, food is a comfort and sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves when we’re in pain.
“And so these people took us and really tried to rewire how we think about ourselves.”