Long before she took her three month long hiatus from her social media accounts, Kim Kardashian was the queen of selfies. Like most social media users in this digital age, the socialite loves a good selfie or two, or in her particular case, several hundred. Kim’s love for selfies even inspired her to publish her first photobook in 2015 titled Selfish.
Selfish is a compilation of some of Kim’s most up-close and sexy selfies that she has taken over the decades. But before you go scoffing at the idea of publishing a book filled with duck-lipped selfies, there is in fact an art behind taking the perfect selfie.
Some of the elements that go into producing a flawless selfie are lighting, angling and posing. Kim Kardashian has proven herself to be a master of each technique having said in a T-Mobile commercial, “You want to blow out everything that you don’t want to see and highlight the things you want.”
In addition to posting some of her best money shots to her Instagram and Kim Kardashian West App, it should come as no surprise that she joined Snapchat earlier this year. Prior to the infamous Paris robbery that took place in October, Kim fiddled around with some of Snapchat’s most popular filters. And in typical Kim Kardashian fashion, she has broken the Internet by posting some of the hottest Snapchats. Although we may never know if Kim will fully recover from her trauma and post sexy snaps in the future, we have these Snapchats to pacify us in the meantime.
15. Kim’s Very First Snap
Watch out Kylie, there’s a new snapchatter in town! Kim finally joined the long list of celebrities with snapchats earlier this year. It was only a matter of time before the starlet allowed us to get an even more intimate sneak-peek of her day-to-day life aside from her show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It was only appropriate for Kim’s very first snap to feature a flawlessly contoured face alongside sissy Kourtney. Kim takes her own “chin down, camera up” advice and produced a perfect selfie accenting her glowing upper-cheekbone highlight.
Kim joined snapchat several days after trying out the face-swap feature on her little sis’ Kylie’s snapchat. We were stunned to see just how similar the duo looked alike afterwards. Being the Snapchat veteran that she is, Kylie probably had to do very little convincing to get Kim on board.
14. Bikini Babe
Whether she’s fully nude or wearing a nude-colored bikini, you can almost always count on Kim Kardashian to make it look sexy while doing it. Kim shared this sexy bikini snap while on vacation in Mexico. Over the years, Kim has caught a lot of flak for some of images she’s published. She’s cried in the public eye during a Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode where she vowed to never pose nude again after a magazine released a photoshoot of her posing topless. There are even studies that suggest women lose their confidence in their appearance after childbirth. A study revealed that more than two thirds of mothers feel ‘unattractive and fat’ after having children. However, Kim has decided to take control of her body in recent years and confidently pose nude on her own terms. You go, Kim!
13. No Filter
Kim Kardashian bares all and no, we are not talking about her nudes. If you’re no stranger to Snapchat, then you know how addicting and intriguing the filters can be. Most of the filters offer flattering effects such as enlarged eyes, a slim face, and even longer eyelashes.
It could be its filters but Snapchat is so popular, the mobile app gets 7 billion views a day as of 2016. You’d be pretty hard-pressed to find a Snapchat user who doesn’t like to play around with the filters but Kimmy proves she’s flawless as is by posting this snap with the hashtag #nofilter. It’s pretty obvious that she’s comfortable in the skin she is in (we are not surprised).
12. Blondes Have More Fun
Whether it’s her famous long dark tresses or a short blunt cut, Kim Kardashian can pull off pretty much any hairstyle, including platinum blonde. She is no stranger to experimenting around with different hair colors, cuts and styles. She has been a redhead, sported cornrows, and extensions. Luckily for Kim, she has a glam squad that is able to transform her look at her liking. When she was spotted rocking a blonde wig she Tweeted,”I brought the platinum back!’ she Tweeted. ‘I looooveeee being a blonde, and this time I can change it up if I want, because—thanks to Tokyo Stylez —it’s just a wig!”
Before her the infamous Paris robbery, which caused Kanye to stop during mid-performance, Kim flaunted many of her luxurious items to her Snapchat followers- as seen above. Many suggested it was her snaps showing off her sparkling jewelry that prompted the robbers. Even though there are still conspiracists who believe that the Paris robbery was a publicity stunt, she’ll always have this selfie as keepsake.
11. Sisterly Love
There is nothing quite like sisterly love, and if there are any group of sisters that show support and love for one another it is certainly the Kardashian-Jenner sisters. Although it is not quite a selfie, Kim still shows off her supermodel little sister Kendall Jenner, and her BFF Gigi Hadid who are equally as hot. Sometimes you can’t hog all the shine!
Earlier last year, there were rumors which speculated that the two were feuding when Kendall landed the cover of the prestigious Vogue magazine. Those rumors were surely squashed when Kendall abandoned Paris Fashion Week while partying and rushed to be with her sister. Now that’s what we call sisterly love.
10. Kinky With Kanye
While celebrating a friend’s wedding, Kim shared this intimate pic of her and her hubby Kanye West. Kim, who wore a very intimate expression while Kanye sensually touched her collar bone. Although both of their eyes are closed, Kim has a sixth sense when the cameras are around and made sure to throw up the peace sign as someone snapped a pic of the lovebirds.
Between the Paris robbery and concert rants, 2016 was a hectic year between Kim and Kanye. Shortly after Kim was robbed, Kanye went on disturbing rants during his concerts from the Saint Pablo tour. Fans were upset that Kanye would not perform certain songs. During his performance in Los Angeles, Kanye went on a rant about Beyonce and Jay-Z and why he was upset that the two didn’t console him and Kim after the robbery.
Apparently, this shook him up a little too much to the point where he canceled the concert and shortly after ended the Saint Pablo tour despite having other cities to perform in. He checked himself into the hospital for dehydration. During this time, many media outlets said that Kim was preparing for a divorce quoting that she ‘felt trapped’. However, the two seem to be in good spirits this New Year despite all of the turmoil from the previous year.
Who says moms can’t be sexy and have fun? The reality star let loose while shaking one of her most famous assets while on a girl’s boat trip. Kim was photographed earlier that month on the beach while caring for her two children North and Saint. Not for nothing, there is a good reason why Kim has a peach emoji placed next to her display name on Snapchat.
When the world was first introduced to Kim, it was under conditions in which I’m sure Kim could take back. But in recent years, Kim is now flaunting her body now more than ever and is making no apologies for it. Given her stance on body-positivity, many believed that Kim would be a feminist. However, Kim actually does not want to be labeled as one. On her website, she penned, “I’m all about empowering and uplifting women. Obviously, there are things about me that people might say make me a feminist: I work hard, I make my own money, I’m comfortable and confident in my own skin, and I encourage women to be open and honest about their sexuality, and to embrace their beauty and their bodies.”
To add to her statement, she claimed that terms such as ‘feminist’ and ‘bisexual’ are labels which divide and separate society.
8. Curves Galore
When it comes to curves in the Kardashian family, Khloe and Kim are a close match. Their curves are so impressive, there are rumors that Kim’s derriere is fake. While she denies wearing butt pads, she does admit that she wears shapewear. After wearing a sheer outfit which revealed more than intended she explained, “I definitely never want that to happen again, so now I always wear shapewear. Sometimes, they have a sheer cutout like these capris from Body Wrap.”
She took a more aggressive response to the fake-butt rumors when she posted on her Twitter: “I’m seeing all these nonsense tabloids claiming I have butt implants-injections. Get a life! Using pics of me 15lbs skinnier (before I had my baby) comparing to me now! I still have weight to lose.”
Even though she’s denied allegations against the authenticity of her backside on multiple occasions, it’s a sure guarantee that people will continue to form their own conclusions.
Kim Kardashian undoubtedly wears the crown of being the queen of selfies but being the queen of Snapchat is a close second. Filter or no filter, Kim certainly knows all of her most flattering angles. In this Snap, Kim’s long hair casually frames her face she effortlessly produces another gorgeous snap. Whether she’s lounging around the house or on the way to a wedding, Kim lets us know that you can never have too many selfies.
During an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim even made time to squeeze in a selfie in spite of her little sister Khloe going to jail. While she was on vacation in Mexico, Kim admitted to taking 6,000 selfies. The reason for so many selfies, you ask? Kim revealed that the weather was overcast and was not able to spend a lot of time in the sun. She took the opportunity to do her own photo shoots.
6. Fine and Fit
Who knew going to the gym could look as sexy as Kim makes it. Kim rocked a two piece gym attire but made sure to capture the moment. If you want to be as fine as being fit feels, you may want to take a note or two from Kim. She regularly shows herself working out with her personal trainer while running up hills and other exercises. Her workout regimen includes running 4 miles, planks, push ups, jump rope and abs.
After giving birth to her son Saint, Kim dropped 70 lbs. She is now down to a 26-inch waist. If you’re wondering how she lost the weight so quickly, Kim did the Atkins 40 plan and ate roughly 1,800 calories a day to supplement her intense workout routine. Dieting is never fun, but when you’re rich like Kim is, you’re able to hire the top of the line chefs to turn any meal into one looking forward to.
5. Closet Selfie
Leave it to none other that Kim to pose in a closet full of expensive clothes with a swimsuit on. Now, that’s confidence. Kim posted a following snap prancing around in a closet with clothes everywhere but informed her followers that that messy closet did not belong to her and was in fact her step-father’s Caitlyn Jenner‘s. It is said that Kim was helping Caitlyn pick out an outfit for the ESPY awards. Kim jokingly posted another snap with the hashtag #AnnoyingAlert poking fun at herself as she snapchatted away in Caitlyn’s closet.
Caitlyn later took to Instagram and made a post thanking Kim for her help for styling her. But that is not the first time Kim showed off her stylist skills. Before the immense amount of fame she has accrued, Kim had humble beginnings as Paris Hilton’s personal assistant and stylist. It may seem like a nice gig, but Kim eventually decided to make a name and empire for herself.
4. Turbo Thot
Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, it is obvious she is a marketing genius. Kim sported a one piece which read “Turbo Thot”. The phrase is part of her Kimoji app which features hundreds of customized emojis.
The app, which has been in the works for two years is available for both iPhones and Androids. On her website, Kim stated, “It’s been so fun coming up with these different ideas. I wanted it to be fun and relevant. I wanted to create emoji that everyone wishes they had. And we wanted to push the limits as far as we could, LOL!”
Even when she’s casually taking a picture while on vacation, she is still working on her brand. Now that’s what you call being business savvy, smart and sexy!
3. The Duck Lips Master
One of the keys of taking a perfect selfie is lighting. Kim, a master of selfies, captured this selfie while intertwining natural sunlight with dark shadows. She even showed a cleavage as a bonus in the full shot. But one would be surprised to learn that even Kim is weary of using duck-lips. “I love it because it gives you cheekbones—though it does make people mad,” Kim said as she gives a heads up.
The duck-lip craze has certainly taken over social media, thanks in part to the Kardashian family. And Kim has brought other celebrities into the selfie game with her including everyone from Britney Spears to Emily Ratajkowski and even Hillary Clinton.
2. Kim’s Komeback
Social media and selfie enthusiasts were on edge wondering when Kim would return to social media. Her much publicized robbery in Paris, France, scared the reality star out of the spotlight for months. The entire Kardashian team and millions of fans couldn’t wait for her return to normal.
She finally made a cameo appearance in Khloe’s Snapchat which shook everyone Kim was shown wearing a low-cut gold dress and a lip ring. It was an unexpected yet refreshing look to see her in mellow-goth attire. Welcome back to social media, Kimmy!
1. Midnight Spray Tan
You’ll never know what to expect from the Kardashians, especially Kim. Kim K posted this Snapchat showing off her spray tan baring it all. “Nothing like a midnight spray tan, you guys,” Kim said. Kim was in Miami supporting her husband’s Saint Pablo tour.
Despite her being in the gorgeous sunshine state, Kim opted for a spray tan in her own hotel room rather than soak up some sun rays. Who knows why she chose to go for a spray instead of a natural sun tan. Maybe it was rainy outside, or perhaps she wanted to avoid her droves of fans and opted for the privacy of a salon.