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Spotlight: How Khloé
Kardashian's Turning
Her Life Around

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She was always the family outcast, but Khloé Kardashian is finally coming into her own and taking control of her life.

The star— who’s always played second fiddle to her sisters, Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kourtney Kardashian, 33— is more confident than she's ever been... and she's letting the world know.

“Khloé always felt Kris [Jenner] favored Kim, and that made her insecure,” says a pal of the star's mom. But she’s not taking the backseat anymore.

Here’s How She's Turning Things Around:

Looking Better Than Ever: “Khloé was tired of being the ‘ugly sister.’ She’s looking amazing and loving her body,” a family friend says of Khloé, 28, who recently dropped 25 pounds. “She’s always had body issues, and with Kim and Kourtney, she felt like the fat one in the bunch. But she’s owning her new, sexy image.”

EXCLUSIVE: Khloé to Kris: Tell Me Who My Father Is!

Marriage on the Mend: After a rocky few months with her husband, Lamar Odom, 33, including his excessive partying and rumors of infidelity, “They’re back on track,” says the family friend.

Career Rebound: After Khloé’s disappointing turn hosting The X Factor last year, she’s got her mojo back. Khloé “got a great response from her appearance on Chelsea Lately,” says a pal. ‘E! is interested in giving her a hosting job.”

Confronting Her Fears: Khloé has suspected for some time that she doesn’t share the same father— the late Robert Kardashian— as her siblings, Kourtney, Kim and Rob. Now, after years of hiding her head in the sand, Khloé is ready to hold her mother accountable and ask her about the identity of her real dad. Sources tell In Touch she plans to spring it on her famous “momager” while cameras are rolling for the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

For more on how Khloé plans to confront Kris and how she’s turning her life around, pick up the latest issue of In Touch— on newsstands now.