Sonia Horon, Global Animal
Aside from her all-too-public (and extremely short-lasting) marriage to Chris Humphries and her Brady Bunch-esque family of celebs, Kim Kardashian is becoming known for her particularly strange beauty regimen. From blood facials to all body laser treatments, Kanye West’s counterpart is never too shy about trying any bizarre treatment. But it seems this time, she might have crossed the line.
The TV star is filming her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Greece at the moment, and while on a break she decided to pamper herself at the local nail salon with sister Kourtney.
Unfortunately, instead of a good old mani/pedi, the Kardashian sisters decided to get a fish pedicure.
A fish pedicure is a disgusting trend involving Garra Ruffa fish, also nicknamed “doctor fish,” who are starved in order to entice them to gnaw away at the dead skin on your feet.
Fish pedicures are not only harmful to the poor fish involved, but they’re also potentially dangerous to humans.
There is a reason this gross practice is banned in 14 states, including California. A study showed that the bacetria associated with the fish can cause drug resistant infections in humans.
The pregnant reality star did not not seem to enjoy the procedure as much as her sister, and started shrieking soon after the fish began feeding on her dead skin, so hopefully she learned her lesson and will no longer promote this harmful trend.