1. She's Unabashedly Candid
Watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians for all of 5 minutes and it's clear, Khloé has never been one to eat her words. Need we say more?
2. She Handled a Painful, Public Divorce Like a Champ
In December, Khloé filed for divorce from her husband of 4 years, Lamar Odom, after his rumored infidelity and drug use. Since, then we've watched her mourn the relationship and move forward with utter fortitude — and even some of that no-hold-barred humor we know and love.
3. She Courageously Shared Her Fertility Troubles
Both on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and in interviews, Khloé has been forthright about her unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant and subsequent fertility treatments. This said, it has never stopped her from living life to the fullest. "People assume I'm desperate for a baby. And yes, I would love to have a baby. But I'm 28, and I've been married three and a half years. I love my life, but it doesn't feel incomplete right now," she told Redbook (opens in new tab) while still married to Odom.
4. Her Insights Are Always On the Money
If you need tough love, Khloé will always give it to you straight, especially when it comes to matters of the heart and rising above the bulls**t. As for dealing with those who have spited you, she's got you: "Remember to always forgive your enemies. Nothing will annoy them more."
5. She Sets Her Own Standards
Yes, the Kardashians put vanity on a pedestal, and do so in very brazen fashion, but Khloé concentrates her mind on things aside from her physical appearance. This, despite relentless pressure to do just the opposite. "My body weight will always be something that I will have to work on for the rest of my life, but I am finally in a really good place and learning to love for me and not for someone else's standards," she told Us Weekly.
6. She's Gutsy
Khloé cemented her plucky status when she bared it all for PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign. This, knowing full well she'd be egging on the incessant online bullies.
7. She's the Fun One
Whether she's forcing her family to go alien hunting in New Mexico or encouraging Kim to stop being such a bore, she's living her life decidedly #yolo and we can't get enough.
8. She's Business-Savvy
Yes, baring the Kardashian name guarantees you family money and earning power, but that hasn't stopped Khloé from seizing every work opportunity she can. Between her reality show earnings, Kardashian Kollection profits, hosting gigs, and fragrance deals, her unofficial maxim is work hard, play hard.
9. She'll Never Apologize for Being Herself
She's the loudest, raunchiest, and most in-your-face member of her family and would sooner become Kim Kardashian's bitch-dog (remember that episode?) than express regret.
10. She Makes the Best of Everything
Khloé has had an unfathomable bout of bad luck over the past few years, but instead of feeling sorry for herself, she dusts off her shoulder, looks forward, and makes it look easy.
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