Kim Kardashian: I Was in Haiti for Charity -- Not Image Rehab!

The reality star denies tabloid reports that her recent trip to the earthquake-ravaged country was to improve her public image

Kim Kardashian is lashing back at a recent story The National Enquirer ran about her trip to Haiti, taking to her blog to set the record straight about the charitable visit and clarify some of the nasty comments the Enquirer made about her time in the earthquake-ravaged Carribean country.

The Enquirer claimed that Kardashian "strutted down the runway in a fashion show" instead of visiting nearby poverty-stricken refugee camps. Kardashian says that the show was a part of the Haitian Artisan Fair, which she went to in order to support the local artists.

"The truth is that I was at the Haitian Artisan Fair, where the amazing men and women who make their jewelry and crafts sell them to visitors to make a living, and I bought some of their beautiful jewelry after the fashion show!!" the 31-year-old writes.

The Enquirer goes on to cite sources -- both named and unnamed -- who say that Kardashian intent in making the trip was more about getting an image boost than actually helping the locals. Needless to say, Kardashian disagrees.

"While my experience was completely life-changing ... a very emotional and surprisingly positive journey that I will never forget, some media outlets have tried to tarnish the motive behind my visit and have written completely ridiculous and untrue things," Kardashian writes. "Our mission was to learn more about Maria (Bello)'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."

And, despite what "some media outlets" said about her trip, Kim seems to have had a positive experience.

"I have some really great stories and photos from my trip," she writes, "and I'm so excited to share them with you all."

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