Pregnant Kim Kardashian has faced a barrage of abuse over her fashion choices, so much so both her sister Khloé Kardashian and Cheryl Cole have stepped in to blast those who choose to criticise the reality TV star. One well-heeled foot behind them is Holly Valance, who describes the criticism of Kim as "modern day bullying". "Kim is doing a good job despite all the bitter and twisted comments," Holly told HELLO! Online. "It's really difficult to dress your body when you’re tired and feeling nauseous and trying to keep your status as a style icon too. Plus she has freaks taking her photo every time she leaves the house. She's doing a bl**dy good job.”"I would swap wardrobes with Kim Kardashian, she's so cool,' added Holly. "She's actually tiny when she's not in those stretched photos. She's half my size in real life."
FormerStrictly Come Dancing
star Holly has every authority to have her say on Kim's style, after all her next small screen appearance is as a judge on new style showUltimate Shopper
. Fashion expert Brix Smith-Start, who joins Holly on the panel, is also full of praise for Kim. "She wears really body conscious clothes,' Brix toldHELLO! Online
. "She shows off her bump and she's really proud of it you don't do that if you're insecure – she's rocking it!"OnUltimate Shopper
, contestants are given a scenario to find an outfit for such as a job interview or a wedding and they then have just 20 minutes to choose. The show is a shopaholic's dream, with the winner taking home an entire collection of clothes. The loser's leave empty-handed.
Despite her kind comments about Kim Kardashian, Holly isn't always so generous with compliments when it comes to the public. "I'm a pretty straight shooter," said Holly, who wore a floor-length J'Aton Couture gown when shemarried billionaire Nick Candy last September
Half the time I bamboozle contestants with an Australian phrase and they don't know if I've insulted them or not." Adds Brix, "Holly makes me laugh so hard I may wet myself."Holly says that some of the contestants are delusional about how good they look. "I wish I had that, it'd be great."When she's not tickling the nation’s funny bone, Holly defends her new-found status as a TV fashion critique adding. 'We [the Ultimate Shopper judges] can't help having opinions but they have to be legitimate. Would you watch an hour-long show where we said people looked great? We're making a TV show so lets call a spade a spade."TheUltimate Shopper
premieres at 9pm on 6 June on TLC