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Kim Kardashian West changed by pregnancy

Kim Kardashian West changed by pregnancy

Kim Kardashian West's first pregnancy "changed her personality".

The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star - who is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West - admits mean comments about her weight gain while carrying daughter North, now two, took their toll and, as a result, she stopped smiling in pictures.

She said: "I couldn't help it, and everyone would say, 'She can't stop eating.' I delivered at 180, and they were like, 'She's 210 pounds. She's getting dumped because she's too fat' and all these ridiculous stories.

"It really took a toll after the fact, when I was losing weight.

"I gained 50 pounds, and it's tough to get it off. I was dedicated, but also, it changed the way I viewed wanting my picture taken.

"Before I was always smiling, and so into being out and about. After I had the baby, I was like, these are the same people that made fun of me, and posted the stories that were so awful, calling me fat for something I couldn't control. I don't want to smile for them. I don't want to be out.

"Even if I was more confident, I just didn't feel like being that girl who was going to be smiling for every photo. It changed my mood; it changed who I was; it changed my personality a lot."

The 34-year-old beauty suffered a string of health problems during her first pregnancy, and is thankful she is having a smoother ride this time and is hopeful she won't suffer pre-eclampsia - a condition which causes dangerously high blood pressure - again.

She added in an interview with C magazine: "I feel lucky that, as of right now, I don't feel like I'm gonna get pre-eclampsia again, which last time [contributed to] not only the weight, but also the swelling."