Kim Kardashian may have transformed her body since she gave birth to daughter North West in June, but her trainer, Tracy Anderson, says that appearances, even ones as perfect as Kim’s, aren’t always what they seem.
Tracy, who has trained other celeb moms including Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Bethenny Frankel, says that the world's perception of what a woman’s body should look like after having a baby is wildly distorted, thanks to hugely slimmed-down photos of post-baby celebs published in magazines.
"It's insane," Tracy tells Newsday.com. "I don't think the public is even fascinated with it. I think they know it's not real.”
Tracy claims that many photos that are purported to be real post-baby pics are actually digitally manipulated Frankenphotos that bear no resemblance to how the star’s body actually looks.
"Those photographs aren't even real. I see these people all the time and I'm like, 'That photo was not from then,' or 'That was severely airbrushed,' or 'That head was put on somebody else's body.' It's the most evil trick that women play on women."
Tracy adds, “There's something really wrong with us trying to manipulate people into thinking that celebrities have some secret that other women don't have… Or there's some superhuman unnatural force that they were given that they just bounce back."
Even with her host of expertise, Tracy admits, “Even with everything I know it took time to get back."
As for Kim’s slim-down plan, while candid shots and Keek vidoes have made it clear that she’s slimmed down significantly, Tracy says none of her weight loss has come at the expense of her relationship with baby North.
“Kim is taking as much time as she wants to just be with the baby," says the trainer. "She's not even concerned with working out. Kim is amazing as a mom, she's so connected. I knew when I was training her she would be a great mom. She was concerned with all the right things."