Will Kim Kardashian’s Psoriasis End Her Modeling Career?

Movies & TV

By: GangStarr Girl / July 26, 2011

Kim Kardashian was recently diagnosed with psoriasis, a potentially disfiguring autoimmune disorder on a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and now she’s worried it could end her career.

Via Bossip: “My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots,” she said in the episode. “People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots.”

She was talking about the “red, flaky dots” that had shown up on her legs.

There’s no doubt psoriasis can make life complicated, even for people who don’t get paid to show off their bodies. Nearly 60 percent of people with psoriasis say it presents big problems in their everyday lives, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. And while the condition is best known as a cause of skin problems, it can also cause arthritis and other problems.

Sounds serious. But why do we get the feeling that this will somehow lead to an endorsement of some sort of psoriasis treatment? We wouldn’t be surprised. But all shade aside, we hope everything works out for Kimmie K.