Fans left confused over new Khloé Kardashian picture
As well as revolutionising the way that we interact with our friends and family, modern technology has also allowed us to alter our appearance as we see fit. Certainly, the past few decades has seen a rise in the number of people who are having plastic surgery. And even if we can all still raise our eyebrows, no one can say that they're particularly surprised by the statistics. According to Science Daily, there were a whopping 17.1 surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016.
And social media undoubtedly plays a big part in all of this. When you're constantly bombarded with perfectly retouched images of impossibly lean, lithe models, you can't help but compare yourself against society's beauty ideals. I mean, just take a scroll through your Instagram account and you'll inevitably come across legions of so-called "Instagram models", in all of their filtered and posed glory.
And apparently the top 1 per cent aren't immune to a bout of insecurity either. Certainly fans of the Kardashian clan were left baffled yesterday, after Khloé Kardashian looked practically unrecognisable in a recent Instagram post.
Those who choose to Keep Up With The Kardashians, were rather taken aback yesterday, after Khloé Kardashian uploaded a picture of herself where her face looked decidedly different. The reality television star, who is purportedly pregnant, shared a snap of her smiling at the camera, cuddling an adorable brown puppy. The caption read "How cute is this little tater tot? Puppy Love."
But the 33-year-old's Instagram followers quickly noticed that something was off, and some even accused her of having a nose job.
One Instagram user was pretty convinced that Khloé had chosen to undergo rhinoplasty, writing "Ohh she got her nose done", while others thought that filters could possibly be to blame "I hope this is a filter and she didn't touch her nose".
However, some chose to attribute the change to her rumoured pregnancy. "She looks different here? I wonder what she got done now? Or is it the preggo glow?" one Instagram user pondered.
Last month, US Weekly, TMZ and People Magazine reported that Khloé Kardashian was pregnant and cited "multiple sources" as confirmation. This would be Khloé's first child with her boyfriend, professional basketball player, 26-year-old Tristan Thompson, who she has been dating for just over a year now.
We have good reason to believe that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is thrilled by the news, as she has continually spoke about wanting to start a family. When interviewed by ES earlier in the year, Khloé elaborated on her relationship, and talked about her plans to have children with him. After saying that she's "never been in this type of love" before, she stated:
"I would love to have a family. We've talked about it [...] He's [already] a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father.
"I definitely want to be a mom. But I don't put the pressure on it. It's not like, 'the clock is ticking'. I feel in my soul it will happen".
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