Kim Kardashian has opened up about her "emotional" and "life-changing" trip to Haiti, insisting she was there to support relief efforts and not to "pamper" herself.
The reality TV star flew out to the Caribbean country with her mother Kris Jenner earlier this month (Dec11) to help actress Maria Bello with her We Advance charity scheme.
However, the trip was blighted by reports suggesting Kardashian was just there to take in a fashion show and do a spot of shopping.
The socialite has now taken to her blog to write about her time in Haiti, revealing she used her trip to support a good cause.
She writes, "As some of you know, my mom and I flew out to Haiti earlier this month to meet with Maria Bello and embark on an amazing journey together in Haiti. Our mission was to learn more about Maria's charity, We Advance, meet the Haitian people who have made such amazing progress since the devastating earthquake in 2010, and celebrate the women of Haiti, who inspired me more than I ever could have anticipated...
"My experience was completely life-changing... a very emotional and surprisingly positive journey that I will never forget... The National Enquirer wrote that I went to a fashion show in Haiti and then spent a fortune pampering myself! The truth is that I was at the Haitian Artisan Fair, where the amazing men and women who make their jewellery and crafts sell them to visitors to make a living, and I bought some of their beautiful jewellery after the fashion show!!...
"I think it's important that I share my experiences with you all, rather than you read false reports in the media. I have some really great stories and photos from my trip and I'm so excited to share them with you all!"