'I'm down 21 pounds now': Kim Kardashian reveals she's lost even MORE weight after cutting out junk food to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress... and insists she did NOT ruin iconic frock at Met Gala

  • The 41-year-old revealed she 'completely changed' her lifestyle by cutting out sugar and junk food 
  • She said she doesn't want to lose any more weight but is enjoying feeling more 'energy' than before 
  • The mother-of-four also revealed the exact text she sent to Pete Davidson that sparked their romance 
  • She said she consulted 'a couple' of therapists before introducing the SNL star to her children 

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Kim Kardashian has revealed she has lost even more weight after overhauling her lifestyle to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress for the Met Gala.

The 41-year-old, who had lost 16 pounds to fit into the iconic frock in May, revealed she has since lost five more pounds, bringing her total weight loss to 21 pounds.

The reality star spilled on her lifestyle changes during a wide-ranging interview on the Today Show on Tuesday, where she also chatted about her boyfriend Pete Davidson and her relationship with her ex husband Kanye West.

The latest: Kim Kardashian has revealed she has lost even more weight after overhauling her lifestyle to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress for the Met Gala

The latest: Kim Kardashian has revealed she has lost even more weight after overhauling her lifestyle to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress for the Met Gala

Hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie brought up the Marilyn Monroe dress Kim wore to the Met Gala last month, which has since stirred up controversy after it was alleged she may have damaged the historic frock, which was custom made for the late movie star in 1962. 

Hoda brought up the controversy about the dress, 'We keep seeing stuff like the dress is ruined the dress is this... all of that is not true...?'

'No. And I mean Ripley's... we worked together so well. There was handlers and gloves that put it on me...' Kim said.

Savannah added: 'Ripley's has said the dress wasn't damaged. By the way you had to lose 16 pounds to fit into the dress.'

Iconic: Kim Kardashian transformed into Marilyn Monroe for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in May
The legend herself: Marilyn in the dress, which was based on a Bob Mackie sketch for the costume designer Jean-Louis. Pictured on May 19, 1962 on stage singing Happy Birthday Mr. President at his 45th birthday party in NYC

Iconic: Kim Kardashian transformed into Marilyn Monroe for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in May; as she arrived in the late star's $5 million gown she wore in 1962 (right) to wish President John F. Kennedy a happy birthday

Kardashian, 41, recently started to face severe backlash after she was accused of ripping the garment. The strap is pictured before she wore it
Kardashian, 41, recently started to face severe backlash after she was accused of ripping the garment. The strap is pictured after she wore it

Kardashian, 41, recently started to face severe backlash after she was accused of ripping the garment. The strap is pictured before (left) and after (right) she wore it

Striking: The 41-year-old, who had lost 16 pounds to fit into the iconic frock in May, revealed she has since lost five more pounds, bringing her total weight loss to 21 pounds; seen after her appearance on the Today Show

Striking: The 41-year-old, who had lost 16 pounds to fit into the iconic frock in May, revealed she has since lost five more pounds, bringing her total weight loss to 21 pounds; seen after her appearance on the Today Show

Tuesday fit: The reality star spilled on her lifestyle changes during a wide-ranging interview on the Today Show on Tuesday, where she also chatted about her boyfriend Pete Davidson and her relationship with her ex husband Kanye West

Tuesday fit: The reality star spilled on her lifestyle changes during a wide-ranging interview on the Today Show on Tuesday, where she also chatted about her boyfriend Pete Davidson and her relationship with her ex husband Kanye West

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Chat: Hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie brought up the Marilyn Monroe dress Kim wore to the Met Gala last month, which has since stirred up controversy after it was alleged she may have damaged the historic frock, which was custom made for the late movie star in 1962

Chat: Hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie brought up the Marilyn Monroe dress Kim wore to the Met Gala last month, which has since stirred up controversy after it was alleged she may have damaged the historic frock, which was custom made for the late movie star in 1962

Kim had revealed at the Met Gala she lost 16 pounds in three weeks by cutting out carbs and sugar in order to fit into the iconic dress. - something which was heavily criticized for the message it sent.

Savannah brought up the criticism of the rapid and drastic weight loss for a dress, and asked Kim what she thought of it all.

'Yeah you know I looked at it like a role. I really wanted to wear this dress. It was really important to me. It actually taught me a lot about my lifestyle and my health and since then, afterwards, I continued to eat really healthy. I am down 21 pounds now. I'm not trying to lose any more weight but I have more energy than ever. I cut out so much sugar. A lot of junk food I was eating. I didn't even realize it. A lot of fried foods. And I completely changed my lifestyle,' Kim revealed.

For her appearance on the Today Show, Kim showcased her incredible weight loss in a skintight white crop top with Balenciaga leggings and crystallized bag and boots.

The mom of four opted for a short bob; she dyed her brunette hair platinum blonde for the Met Gala and has since kept the bold look. 

For her appearance on the Today Show, Kim showcased her incredible weight loss in a skintight white crop top with Balenciaga leggings and crystallized bag and boots
The mom of four opted for a short bob; she dyed her brunette hair platinum blonde for the Met Gala and has since kept the bold look

Kim K: For her appearance on the Today Show, Kim showcased her incredible weight loss in a skintight white crop top with Balenciaga leggings and crystallized bag and boots

'You wore this beautiful, iconic Marilyn Monroe dress,' Savannah said, adding that she was shocked some people on Tik Tok didn't know who the legendary actress was.

'That's what was so shocking to me and that's why I was so happy to at least have that opportunity and Ripley's gave me the opportunity to share this moment so people... it could live on. I respect her.'

She continued: 'I understand how much this means to American history and with the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to the president of the United States.'

'I mean it was such a process. I showed up to the red carpet in a robe and slippers and I put the dress on on the bottom of the carpet, went up the stairs. I probably had it on for three minutes... four minutes. And then I changed at the top of the stairs,' Kim said.

Kim made history by being the only person besides Marilyn to ever wear the iconic dress in the 40 years since it was created. 

For weeks prior to the Met Gala, fans speculated that Kim was going to wear Marilyn Monroe's $5 million gown she wore when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday on May 19,1962.

The dress was based on a sketch by Bob Mackie for the costume designer Jean-Louis; the translucent gown features over 6,000 crystals.

Marilyn reportedly paid $1,440 for the custom piece and in 1999, her estate sold it at an auction for over one million dollars, per Vogue.

It changed hands again when it sold it 2016 for $4.8 million before Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum acquired it. 

A moment: Kim Kardashian transformed into movie legend Marilyn Monroe for the glamourous event, as she arrived in the late star's $5 million gown she wore in 1962 to wish President John F. Kennedy a happy birthday; she arrived with boyfriend Pete Davidson; seen May 2, 2022 at the Met Gala

A moment: Kim Kardashian transformed into movie legend Marilyn Monroe for the glamourous event, as she arrived in the late star's $5 million gown she wore in 1962 to wish President John F. Kennedy a happy birthday; she arrived with boyfriend Pete Davidson; seen May 2, 2022 at the Met Gala

Per the outlet, the dress sits on a muslin covered dress form at the museum in a darkened vault at a controlled temperature of 68 degrees with 40-50% humidity.

In April, she was photographed leaving Ripley's Museum in Orlando where the dress is housed, leading fans to believe she was going to wear it.

During the premiere of the Kardashians that month, she revealed that she has to might not go because she has to fit in the dress since it cannot be altered.

 Kim connected to Ripley's via the owner of Julien's Auctions, adding that she also loves auctions and owns several JFK pieces.

Before the museum allowed Kim to borrow the piece, they let her try a replica which fit; the next step was the original gown getting flown to California from Florida for her to try on.

After the dress arrived with guards, she tried it on with gloves for the first time  - and it did not fit.

After weeks of speculation, the 41-year-old billionaire arrived wearing the iconic gown - complete with newly dyed platinum blonde hair
While walking on the red carpet, Kim revealed that she had to lose 16 pounds to fit into the dress, opting to forgo carbs and sugar for three weeks
'This is Marilyn Monroe's dress. It's sixty years old. I had this idea to put it on and try it on. They came with armed guards and gloves. I tried it on and it didn't fit me. I had to lose 16 pounds,' she said on the red carpet

Her Marilyn moment: After weeks of speculation, the 41-year-old billionaire arrived wearing the iconic gown - complete with newly dyed platinum blonde hair - to the Met Gala in May

'I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I might be smaller in some places where she was bigger and bigger in some places where she was smaller. So when it didn't fit me I wanted to cry because it can't be altered at all,' she said to Vogue.

Kim had to either diet or wear something else but she told the outlet 'It was this or nothing.' 

She went on a strict diet of no carbs and no sugar while running on the treadmill and wearing a sauna suit twice a day, but added that she didn't starve herself but was just strict.

After one month in her regimen, she tried on the dress in Orlando and it fit: 'I wanted to cry tears of joy when it went up.' 

Kim put the dress on inside a small fitting room in the museum and revealed that she changed into a replica of the gown once she walked up the stairs, in order to minimize any damage to the fragile dress. 

Opinion: She continued: 'I understand how much this means to American history and with the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to the president of the United States'

Opinion: She continued: 'I understand how much this means to American history and with the theme being American, I thought what is more American than Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to the president of the United States'

Her side: Kim denied damaging the dress during her appearance on the Today Show

Her side: Kim denied damaging the dress during her appearance on the Today Show

She was asked about her vacation with her boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, and how it went, which she said: 'I would say the best way to describe it is really relaxing. Like to be away from four kids for just even a few days is heaven. I love my kids but you know. Any mom knows what I'm talking about.

Hoda said the fact that what she loves about Kim and Pete is that Kim pursued Pete: 'What I love about this too is... what I love about your relationship with him, you pursued him. You asked for his number.'

Kim said: 'Yeah I know. That's so not me.'

Savannah Guthrie asked what the first text she sent to Pete.

Kim revealed: 'Yeah it was just... well he gave me advice... I ran into him a little bit before the Met [Met Gala, September 2021] and he gave me good advice, knowing that I was going to be on it [Saturday Night Live].'

Candid: Kim said: 'Yeah I know. That's so not me' when she was asked about pursuing Pete instead of him pursuing her

Candid: Kim said: 'Yeah I know. That's so not me' when she was asked about pursuing Pete instead of him pursuing her

In love: Kim recently returned back to the states after a tropical vacation with her boyfriend Pete Davidson

In love: Kim recently returned back to the states after a tropical vacation with her boyfriend Pete Davidson

Adding: 'So I just reached out and said, "Hey thank you so much for that advice it was so much fun. Just something cas[ual] like leaving it open,' she said with a laugh. 

On how she decides on when to introduce Pete to her kids and how much to share with her kids, Kim said: 'Luckily I have a sister that has been through it all,' referring to older sister Kourtney Kardashian, who has three kids with ex partner Scott Disick, and is now married to drummer Travis Barker.

'And we talked about it and I consulted with a few therapists and friends that have been through it, so I definitely wanted to wait six months and that was like the marker. And I think its different for everyone and different things work for different people but you just have to do what feels right and try to just be as respectful and cautious as possible.

Love: Kim revealed the first text message she sent Pete: 'So I just reached out and said, "Hey thank you so much for that advice it was so much fun. Just something cas[ual] like leaving it open,' she said with a laugh

Love: Kim revealed the first text message she sent Pete: 'So I just reached out and said, "Hey thank you so much for that advice it was so much fun. Just something cas[ual] like leaving it open,' she said with a laugh

On if the relationship took her by surprise: 'It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you're ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise.'

Rumors of a possible romance with Pete were first sparked when the two kissed during an early October Saturday Night Live skit as she played Princess Jasmine and he portrayed Aladdin, and while initial reports claimed they are just friends, fans believed something more significant was brewing.

Weeks later, she was spotted at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California for the theme park's annual Halloween event with a group of friends, including Pete, her sister Kourtney and now-husband Travis Barker.

So this is love: On if the relationship took her by surprise: 'It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you're ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise'

So this is love: On if the relationship took her by surprise: 'It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you're ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise'

Pete and Kim reportedly enjoyed a private rooftop dinner at Campania in Staten Island in November, followed by a group outing at club Zero Bond the following night.

Kim and Pete were seen sweetly holding hands in November while celebrating his birthday in Palm Springs, California, as seen in Dailymail.com exclusive photos.

She went Instagram official with Pete in March, marking the first time she has shared him on her Instagram page; the images she posted were taken on Valentine's Day 2022.

Getting serious: Pete and Kim appeared on Saturday Night Live together in October

Getting serious: Pete and Kim appeared on Saturday Night Live together in October

Where it all started: Rumors of a possible romance were first sparked when the two kissed during an early October SNL skit as she played Princess Jasmine and he portrayed Aladdin

Where it all started: Rumors of a possible romance were first sparked when the two kissed during an early October Saturday Night Live skit as she played Princess Jasmine and he portrayed Aladdin, and while initial reports claimed they are just friends, fans believed something more significant was brewing

Cuties: She went Instagram official with Pete in March, marking the first time she has shared him on her Instagram page

Cuties: She went Instagram official with Pete in March, marking the first time she has shared him on her Instagram page

Hoda brought up Kim's sweet tribute to ex husband Kanye West, whom she shares kids North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three, with.

The host asked how it was going with Kanye and the split, to which Kim said: 'You know it's going good. We had Father's Day at the house. The kids spent the day with him and then we had a big Father's Day dinner, and North cooked.'

'Of course I wanted to honor and respect the amazing people and fathers, the men in my life that have raised me and raising my children so everything is going good,' she said.

Kim filed for divorce from estranged husband Kanye, 45, in February 2021 after seven years of marriage.

In March, an LA judge ruled Kim legally single as they sort out custody; she originally filed for divorce February 2021.

Happy: On if the relationship took her by surprise: 'It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you're ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise'

Happy: On if the relationship took her by surprise: 'It did. Well I waited a while. I waited a good ten months before I was ready to open myself up and I think you definitely need that time to yourself and then once you're ready to get out there I just felt like I wanted new energy. Something different. And it definitely took me by surprise'

Tribute: Hoda brought up Kim's sweet tribute to ex husband Kanye West, whom she shares kids North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three, with; Kanye with North and Saint as well as Reign, the son of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Tribute: Hoda brought up Kim's sweet tribute to ex husband Kanye West, whom she shares kids North, nine, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, three, with; Kanye with North and Saint as well as Reign, the son of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Her words: Kim posted the two images on Sunday with a heartfelt message to Kanye, the father of her four kids; she became legally single in March 2022, 13 months after filing for divorce

Her words: Kim posted the two images on Sunday with a heartfelt message to Kanye, the father of her four kids; she became legally single in March 2022, 13 months after filing for divorce

Kim also talked about her new skincare brand, called SKKN, which dropped on Tuesday, June 21.

The entrepreneur revealed the nine-step system is what she uses - there is a day and night oil so a person only uses eight of the products in the am and then swaps out the am oil for night oil at night.

'I think people were really wanting me to go with just a few products and launching with something. At my age there is a lot that goes into making sure that my skin is well taken care of and I wanted to share exactly what I use,' Kim said.

Savannah brought up what Kim said in the New York Times about how she  joked would eat poop if it would make her look younger.

The host commended her for not just saying she 'woke up like' and that it takes work to look the way she does.

The way they were: In March, an LA judge ruled Kim legally single as they sort out custody; she originally filed for divorce February 2021

The way they were: In March, an LA judge ruled Kim legally single as they sort out custody; she originally filed for divorce February 2021

Available now: The entrepreneur revealed the nine-step system is what she uses - there is a day and night oil so a person only uses eight of the products in the am and then swaps out the am oil for night oil at night

Available now: The entrepreneur revealed the nine-step system is what she uses - there is a day and night oil so a person only uses eight of the products in the am and then swaps out the am oil for night oil at night

'I think you get to a place where you're at peace with aging and I'm totally there but I will do everything I can to make sure that it is... I look and feel my best...' Kim said.

Hoda said she knows Pete uses some of her products, and then asked Kim what were his favorites. 

'He really loves... I mean I have learned so much about skincare actually from him. He's really into skincare.' Kim said.

The hosts were shocked and asked her 'really,' to which she said 'Yes he is.'

'That's like our thing, we go to dermatologists and facials.. yeah.... I think our vitamin C serum. It's really amazing,' Kim added.

Hoda asked if there was an ingredient in her products that make it standout from other brands.

Morning show: Savannah brought up what Kim said in the New York Times about how she joked would eat poop if it would make her look younger

Morning show: Savannah brought up what Kim said in the New York Times about how she joked would eat poop if it would make her look younger

'Well I think everyone loves the description of using a hyaluronic acid serum which plumps up all your skin and it kind of allows your skin to take in all of the serums but then that's when you put your vitamin C serum on and the moisturizer kind of just tops it all off and holds it all in,' Kim said.

'Kylie has posted about our moisturizer and has already requested me to send her a truckload,' Kim joked.

The last topic of the interview was about Kim's journey to becoming a lawyer.

'I have to ask about lawyer Kim. You passed the baby bar,' Savannah said. 'Yes,' Kim answered.

'I'm proud of you,' Savannah added, which Kim then said 'Thank you. Two years to go.'

'So two years to go and then you take the California one?' Savannah asked.

 'Two years in, two years to go,' Kim said.

'But you're still committed and still going forward?' Savannah, who is a journalist and attorney, asked.

'Yes. Three hours a day. Meeting with professors. I'm studying civ pro and and crim pro now and then I'm doing evidence next.'

Last question: 'I have to ask about lawyer Kim. You passed the baby bar,' Savannah said. 'Yes,' Kim answered

Last question: 'I have to ask about lawyer Kim. You passed the baby bar,' Savannah said. 'Yes,' Kim answered

Looking good: Kim spotted leaving the Today Show studios on Tuesday morning after her interview

Looking good: Kim spotted leaving the Today Show studios on Tuesday morning after her interview

Iconic look: She carried her Balenciaga crystallized bag while sporting futuristic sunglasses

Iconic look: She carried her Balenciaga crystallized bag while sporting futuristic sunglasses

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