Kim Kardashian Admits Extreme ‘Christian Bale’ Diet Saved Her Met Gala Appearance

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The iconic megastar, Kim Kardashian, amazed everyone at the Met Gala by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s dress at the event. It is the same dress that Monroe had worn in 1962 when she sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the former US President, John F. Kennedy.


However, she had to lose a lot of weight in a short span of time to fit in the dress. Further, the star has said that she wouldn’t have gone to the event if she wasn’t lean enough to fit in the legendary gown. We take a closer look at this story in this article.

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Kim Kardashian Wouldn’t Have Gone to The Met Gala If She Hadn’t Lost Enough Weight To Fit The Marilyn Monroe Dress

Kim Kardashian Admits Extreme 'Christian Bale' Diet Saved Her Met Gala Appearance
Kim Kardashian in the famous gown.

To fit in the famed dress, Kim Kardashian had lost 16 pounds within 3 weeks. When Kim was asked, in an interview with the New York Times about what she would have done if she had failed to lose enough pounds to fit in the gown, she said: “I just simply couldn’t have gone, which wouldn’t have mattered. It was just important to me to reach that goal.”

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Kardashian Admits Extreme ‘Christian Bale’ Diet Saved Her Met Gala Appearance

Kim Kardashian Admits Extreme 'Christian Bale' Diet Saved Her Met Gala Appearance
Kim at the Met Gala

Losing so many pounds in such a small amount of time is very hard. How did Kim do it? Well, it seems, she took a leaf out of Christian Bale’s book. Bale is quite famous for losing and gaining insane amounts of weight to fit in various movie roles in a short span of time. Kim reportedly said: “To me, it was like, okay, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that is acceptable. Even Renee Zellweger gained weight for a role. It’s all the same to me,”


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The Marilyn Monroe Dress

The famous Marilyn Monroe gown reportedly holds the record for being the most expensive dress ever sold at an auction and is worth 4.8 million dollars according to Buzzfeadnews. Phew! The dress is apparently so valuable that Kim was allowed to wear it for only a few minutes and had to change into a replica dress soon after leaving the red carpet. As aforementioned, Monroe wore this dress at an event in 1962 when she sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to President JFK.


Clearly, the beautiful gown holds immense historical value, being associated with two iconic figures of American history, Marilyn Monroe and President Kennedy.

What do you think about the dress and Kim losing 16 pounds to fit in it? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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