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The Kardashian sisters admit it—there's no such thing as wearing too much makeup.

And you're not going to believe who first turned them on to slapping on the face paint...

Kim says she was about 14 years old when their late dad, Robert Kardashian, hired a professional makeup artist to give them lessons.

"He said, 'My daughters are going to start to wear makeup and I want you guys to look at least presentable,' which I thought was really cool," she says in a new interview with Jane Pratt's website, "And we've turned out to be the biggest trannies because of it."

But not everybody around them has always been as supportive.

"We had like publicists and people who would tell us, 'Girls, tone it down. Stop wearing all the makeup,'" Kim said. "But then we would read on our blogs—like in the comments and everything—and everyone was like, 'What lipstick is this, what mascara do you use?' We were like, 'We love makeup—so why try and be what we are not?'"

Khloé cracked, "We joke and say we are like trannies because we love hair and makeup."

But could they do without it? Probably. "I don't think we necessarily need it, but we love it," Khloé said. "But Kim definitely, if you take off what's on her face, her face is the exact same. She doesn't need it. It's just like a mind thing to her."

We have to agree. We've seen Kim's face up close and we gotta say her skin is flawless.


Update: Soon after this story posted, I was contacted by GLAAD about the use of the word "tranny."

"Many people do not realize that the word "tranny" is one of the most hurtful and dehumanizing slurs that transgender people hear. Most transgender people associate that word with personal experiences of violence, hatred and derision," the media watchdog group said in a statement. "Its use carries a negative connotation even when the person saying it doesn't mean it in a derogatory way, (i.e., "fierce like a tranny.") The vast majority of transgender women don't look and behave like over-the-top caricatures, and reducing an entire community of people to that stereotype is inaccurate and hurtful."

The statement also said. "Unfortunately the larger problem here is that the word "tranny" has also become an easy punch line in popular culture and its continued use in the media further legitimizes the word, thereby further marginalizing the transgender community."

I want to thank GLAAD for reaching out. Those who know me and my reporting, know I would never knowingly insult or discriminate against the transgender community. I am grateful to GLAAD for educating me on the issue and I sincerely apologize for any offense caused by my story.

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