Khloe Kardashian has always been vocal about how she never felt enough in the shadow of her other famous sisters, Kourtney and Kim, and has now taken to Leomie Anderson's Role Model podcast for a candid discussion on the topic.
The 37-year-old admitted that she never 'felt safe' during her time at school because she was constantly quizzed about why she didn't look like her siblings, and the comparisons made her feel like the "fat, ugly sister".
"There was so many other kids at the other school and it just wasn't my thing. I kept getting questioned if I was really related to my sisters, because I look so differently, I just kept getting it," she said.
"I didn't feel comfortable. I didn't feel safe there. Not like in a way I would be attacked but I just didn't feel like I connected. And so I did what I had to do and I actually thrived and I graduated with honours and I graduated early."
She became so unhappy, she even attempted to forge her parents' signatures, which would allow her to move to a new school.
Khloe said of the incident: "We lived in Hidden Hills and I ended up finding this school and it was a homeschool called the Alexandria Academy. I have no idea how I found it and I ended up enrolling myself.
"I forged my parents' name or something like that and when my dad found out, he was really p****d off to say the least, but he said, 'I can't believe how much effort you went through to do this. So I'm going to let you ride it out but if your grades go under...'
"I think it was like, some crazy GPA. He was like, 'I'm ripping you out in two seconds, you're going back to Marymount'. And I ended up really advancing and I needed that one-on-one focus. And, I think I just needed to feel just that someone was paying attention to me."
"I tried to live a very honest life, both on camera and off-camera and hopefully people respected that even if I'm criticised for mistakes that I've made, at least I hope people can walk away and say, 'at least she was true to what she was doing' and I wasn't putting it on a show for anybody, if that makes sense," she said.
"But I think that's why I chose to be so vulnerable as much as I could showing, like, okay, this was a choice I made, I made a really bad decision or I showed my DUI and I expressed how stupid and careless and irresponsible that is."
Despite reflecting on the hard times, the now-business woman extraordinaire told model Leomie she's striving to do better: "For me, it's such an honour that people feel so connected and I don't take that lightly. And I definitely tried to be as respectful and aware of that as possible, but at the same time, it's also a great deal of pressure too.
"So as grateful and honoured as I think all of us are, and we know there's a great responsibility that people are looking up to us at the same time. We're like, as you said, I was 22 or 23 when I started, I'm going to make the mistakes that any person in their twenties does just trying to figure out life. And I don't want to have that held over my head for the rest of my life."
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