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Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 | 8:24 p.m.
Kourtney Kardashian has hot cravings for something cold.
Instead of pickles or ice cream, however, the pregnant reality TV star nibbled on fruit while she lounged in one of Wet Republic’s poolside bungalows on Sunday.
She said her baby-induced cravings have been healthy ones.
“It’s weird, I have more healthy cravings than my normal eating habits,” she said. “I crave fruit and cold things like smoothies.”
Still, the mother-to-be has hardly shunned sweets.
“I definitely eat junk,” the petite brunette, who is barely showing despite being five months pregnant, said. “Yesterday I layed in bed and ate Pinkberry and Twizzlers and we had Mexican food.”
Her younger sister, Khloe, joined her at MGM Grand this weekend. She said she is helping make sure her future niece or nephew is well-fed.
“If she just says, ‘Let’s just have a banana,’ I’m like, ‘No, I’m going to make you pancakes (and) bananas.’ I’m a little crazy,” she said, noting, “I feel like I have to take care of her more” since she discovered she is pregnant.
Still, Kourtney Kardashian maintained that she doesn’t need much help when it comes to eating well.
“In the mornings I eat very healthy,” she said. “I wasn’t normally a breakfast person, (but since becoming pregnant) I eat breakfast the second I get up.”
“I’m definitely hungry all throughout the day,” she said.
Though it’s hard to tell, she said she has gained about 10 pounds during the first half of her pregnancy.
“When I left for my trip I had gained 10 pounds and I definitely gained some since then,” she said.
The still slim-looking star said the weight gain doesn’t bother her one bit.
“I am totally excited to gain, I feel like embracing it,” she said. “I like when my body changes, I like when you can see it.
She said she likes to flaunt her expanding frame.
“I, like, run around naked all day at home,” she laughed. “Khloe lived with me before and her best friends would be sitting downstairs and I would run down doing laundry, naked. But I think it’s a beautiful thing and I am totally embracing it and I like that my body is changing.”
The eldest Kardashian kept her changing body mostly covered on Sunday, wearing a loose-fitting yet stylish studded top with shorts.
The sisters nibbled on fruit platters and sipped virgin “Miami Vice” cocktails that afternoon as they prepared to toast the premiere of their new series, “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” later that night.
Kourtney Kardashian’s unexpected pregnancy was discovered a few months ago while the reality show’s cameras were rolling.
The surprise will be featured in an upcoming episode of the new E! reality series.
The 30-year-old star kept the news a quiet until her secret was apparently spilled through other sources.
“It wasn’t supposed to come out when it did,” she said. “I think it was leaked.”
Kardashian confirmed rumors on Aug. 12 and revealed the soon-to-be daddy’s identity a day later.
She said her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Scott Disick, is the father of her child and she expects to give birth around the holidays.
Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.