Finally, we have it in her own words! Kim Kardashian West posed nude for Paper magazine last week so she could show off her post-baby body to the world in all of it's glory.
The 34-year-old beauty who traveled to Australia without husband Kanye West and their 17-month-old daughter North for a 'short trip' to promote her perfume, in a new chat today with Channel Nine's Today entertainment said she felt the lowest she has ever felt when she was pregnant with North and so used the Paper magazine shoot to help her feel good about her body again.
Kanye's wife said:
'I had a really bad pregnancy and I gained a lot of weight and I did not feel good about myself. I felt probably the lowest I have ever felt in my life. Just yesterday I saw a clip of me when I must have been about eight months pregnant - huge! I said, "guys, just wait until I have this baby, as soon as I get my body back and I feel good about myself, I'm going to do some naked shoot so just be ready.
It's empowered me. I actually think I have a better body now than I did before. I'm curvier, I feel sexier and it's all about my feeling. I felt proud to show my post-baby body off,'Meanwhile, she laughed off the many memes and parodies that are going around about the shoot. According to her, she has no regrets whatsoever.
'You just have to have a sense of humour. It's entertaining and some of the things I thought were really funny and you have to laugh at it.'Kim also said she posed because she wanted to:
'I was so honoured and excited to work with [photographer Jean-Paul Goude] because he is a legend, and for me that was something I wanted to do to make myself feel confident.
As a role model I'm not saying anyone else should do that, but for me it was an art project and it taught me to do what you want to do. I'm never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself.
I love the photos, I did it for me, I hope other people like them. My back hurt for about a week after that shoot... I used muscles. [Goude] has an art of posing you and it was definitely not comfortable.'Meanwhile, Kim has been missing one-year-old North and her rapper husband ever since she's been away. She continued:
'I've been begging my husband to figure out Facetime so I can Facetime him and my daughter. He just got his new iPhone so I don't think it was all hooked up yet. My husband took my daughter to the Zoo in Los Angeles yesterday and was calling me saying he missed Australia and how jealous he was that I'm here because the zoos here are amazing. My daughter's obsessed with animals.
Even my daughter was supposed to come on this trip and then I sat down and looked at the schedule and I thought, “this is too much for her to travel” and she can be alone with her dad this week that I am gone,'The most important thing to Kim is family time and she told Channel Nine Mornings Show that she is already looking forward to going back to LA to spend time with her husband and her little girl.
‘When I get home we have our family time and everyone is off for a week and we’re just going to spend Thanksgiving together. We do make it a priority that our schedules really do match up.'