Kim Kardashian took some heat last month after revealing she dropped 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress for the Met Gala. The way she sees it, it's no different than actors shedding weight for a role.
"To me it was like, 'OK, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that is acceptable.' Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a role. It's all the same to me," she told The New York Times.
Under the watchful eye of her trainer, the reality TV star lost the weight via diet and vigorous exercise, noting she "didn't do anything unhealthy." Kim also insists that her decision to shed the pounds wasn't intended to influence anyone.
"I wasn't saying, 'Hey everyone, why don't you go lose this weight in a short period of time?'" she said. "I just simply couldn't have gone, which wouldn't have mattered."
Kim added, "It was just important to me to reach that goal."
While Kim and her inner circle were pleased with the results, others criticized her, including "Riverdale" actress Lili Reinhart, who dubbed "The Kardashians" star "other-worldly disgusting."
After the Met Gala on May 2, Kim indulged in doughnuts and pizza because she was "starving."
"I haven't had carbs or sugar in almost a month, definitely three weeks," she told Vogue. Proving that her mindset hasn't changed, at the time Kim equated the body transformation to "preparing for a role."