Although this isn’t the first time Kim Kardashian has shown all of herself to the world, she recently made headlines once again for being naked- kind of. This week, Kim sent out a picture of herself on Instagram, in her birthday suit, although to her credit, she censored out the stuff that Instagram won’t allow on their social platform.
The caption that came along with the picture was “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL” which showed an image of Kim standing in front of some bathroom mirror, blonde, and looking kind of bored. Since then, other celebrities like Bette Midler, Chloe Grace Moretz and Piers Morgan all called out the polarizing celebrity for her "evil" ways.
This article isn’t about celebrity beef though; since Kim is yet again making news, now is a great time to revisit some of her most widely known and hottest pictures that she’s appeared in. Some come from modeling on covers of magazines like GQ or Playboy, while others are simply from her own social media accounts, which have millions and millions of followers. Want to see the best of Kim Kardashian? Keep on reading - yes, there will be words, give them at least a glance.
20 The Infamous Selfie
Let’s start with the picture that got this article going, a naked (but censored) selfie that was posted a few days ago (actual picture is from last year). This caused not only the internet to freak out (on Twitter it received over 116,000 re-tweets), but other celebrities, as well. Piers Morgan, Bette Midler, and Chloe Grace Moretz all called her out for her actions and how they continue to hurt women, basically as a whole. Kim pretty much brushed them all aside, and gloated about making millions of dollars in the process.
19 Fur Bikini
While spending some time in frigid Utah, Kim decided to don a bikini complete with fur texture and bright white straps. The “outfit” was completed with her nearly knee-high fur boots making for a picture that received all kinds of buzz. Apparently, her husband (you may have heard of him) Kanye West, encouraged this look and wanted to snap a picture of her in this setting. As you can imagine, Kim said she was “freezing” while getting through this quick photo-op.
18 Paper Shoot
This photo shoot's main drive was to “break the internet” and for a short period of time, it did just that. Thanks to both Kim and Kanye’s massive social media presence, the picture was shared at a ridiculously high rate, hundreds of thousands if not over a million times. Paper’s website averaged 25,000 views a day, and with her shoot it jumped to 15.9 million in one day! The cover and shoot consisted of multiple pictures of nudity both front and back, with a whole lot of oil.
17 Body Painting
If you haven’t guessed by now, losing her clothes is not a big issue for Kim, which irks plenty of people, but artistically allows for more to be done in her shoots. Take for example, her picture in Cosmopolitan where they simply painted a white line along the entire side of her body. A fairly simplistic photo with the vista in the background, using the white paint just made it that much more attention grabbing.
16 Rolling Stone Cover
No matter who you are, making it on the cover of Rolling Stone is a big deal, and they typically do their best to balance creativity with getting reader’s attention. Fair to say they didn’t go conservative with the look here; if you even noticed it was a Rolling Stone cover, then kudos for your attention to detail. Interesting that they talk about finding out about “her real world” because on her own site they actually charge you to subscribe and get access to the full site, and amazingly, people pay it.
15 She’s Back, Baby
In June of 2013, Kim gave birthday to her first child and “disappeared” from public eye for the next few months. She then posted a picture of her seemingly back to her old physical self; obviously, it made waves partly because of the pose and partly due to how fast she dropped her weight from pregnancy. You’ll also notice her hair is not all black; she tests out the blond thing from time to time.
14 Blame The Kid
Last year, this picture of Kim was posted to her Instagram (which is from around 2005) and her daughter, North, somehow picked it while she was originally playing a video game. Kim initially deleted it, but then decided to re-post it saying; “North posted this while playing games on my phone. Not sure why or how she chose it but I’m not complaining! LOL I deleted it so now reposting it myself! #FBF from 10 years ago.” Of all the pictures that Kim has in her phone, that one was a good pick by her daughter.
13 Look-Alike Halloween Costume
Typically, every year Kim will post her Halloween costume and back in 2006 she hit the nail on the head by going out as Princess Jasmine from Aladdin. Talk about looking the part; if only Kim could act, she could totally play the part in a real-life movie - oh well, there’s always Disaster Movie 2. In other years she’s gone as Poison Ivy, a Pirate, a Maid, and in another costume that will show up later on this list.
12 A Day On The Beach
This might come as a big surprise, but Kim hangs out on the beach - a lot. Sure the sun and sand is great, but so are the 10 to 1,393 photographers that are snapping pictures as fast as their finger will go. How relaxing is it to have a bunch of people gawking at you? Probably not so much, but the exposure is necessary for celebrities; so why not get a slight tan while getting your work on? Compared to some of her other pictures, this is a simple one; an all white bikini with the ocean in the background.
11 W Magazine Shoot
Earlier it was mentioned how photographers get to do different things because Kim has no problem shedding clothes. Well in this shoot they decided, why not paint most of her in silver paint? Well, that’s exactly what W Magazine did in 2010, leaving the face alone so people didn’t think she was trying to be a sexy version of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. In an episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kim cried over the cover, thinking it looked too much like adult entertainment; she said she would never get naked again after this fiasco!
10 The Sisters: Kim, Kloe, And Kourtney
Thanks to E!’s undying love for the Kardashians, Kim along with her sisters have been a staple on the channel since 2007. Kim has had a major role in Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, and Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Her sisters eventually got their own shows as well, but none ever caught on like Keeping up with the Kardashians, which is still going strong for E!
9 Hit The Cover Of Playboy
Fairly early in her career she decided to shed everything and pose in a full spread for the now nude-less publication. For many, it’s an honor to be included in Playboy so just to get that much more buzz, Kim decided to follow suit. This came not long after her leaked sex tape in which she took Vivid Entertainment to court over, eventfully settling out of court for five million dollars.
8 Leopard Print Costume
As promised, here’s the second of Kim’s great Halloween choices: a leopard costume with the middle area in all see-thru black material. Shown on her social media accounts, it’s kind of funny to think of her just going to some random Halloween costume place and using their bare bones dressing room. Looking at the other outfit behind her, the Sexy Leopard outfit was a better choice and what she ending up wearing in 2012. You’re probably wondering if she ever has any bad Halloween costumes, and she did; a blond mermaid (looked kind of like Courtney Love) and a terrible looking homemade skeleton costume.
Kim must have know she’s being written about, because as this article gets finished up, she just tweeted out a “#Liberated” photo of her with nothing on (big surprise!). In black and white, she covers up with her hands, but apparently this picture is in response to the haters of her selfie that was mentioned at the beginning of this article. This list was supposed to be only 20 pictures, but the Queen of Social Media might get a few more pictures added before this thing gets finished!
6 GQ Cover
Rocking the dirty blond hairstyle, Kim was given GQ’s “Woman of the Year” in 2014, complete with interview and full photo shoot. The entire spread had a darker, sultrier vibe that had Kim wearing only pink heels as an accessory, while lying in bed. Of course, showing off some booty, she also made the comment: “I don't have anything against my butt. I've got a lot to thank it for, perhaps.” Not “perhaps” Mrs. West - definitely.
5 2015 Met Gala
For those who don’t know the Met Gala is an annual fundraising event for the Museum of Art’s Costume Institution in New York City. Each year it brings out the big names to not only show off some fashion forward ensembles, but help raise money for art, so everybody wins. This past year, Kim showed up in a beautifully detailed white dress that shows nothing and everything at the same time. More people would have talked about it had Beyonce not shown up in something that showed more “everything” than nothing.
4 Paper, Not Plastic
When a photo shoot breaks the net, one picture will not suffice, so here’s one of the more well shared pictures that involved Kim balancing a champagne glass on her booty, while popping the cork at just the right angle so the champagne would go into the air and down into the glass. Now that’s some real talent. Okay, maybe she didn’t do all of that, but it still looks cool. In fact, this was not the first time this pose was used; back in 1976, Jean-Paul Goude (who also took the original) did the same thing with another model (Carolina Beaumont) who did it in the nude, unlike Kim.
3 The Other (Half) Sisters: Kylie and Kendall
If you’re not a fan of the Kardashians/Jenners, unfortunately for you there’s a second wave of them coming through in the form of Kylie and Kendall. Here the three sisters are seen posing together, Kim did a great job matching the other two, not standing out at all. Kylie (or is it Kendall?) is a force on social media and looks to become even more well-known than older sis. At ages 18 and 20, both got a huge jump start on Kim, dipping their toes in plenty of different ventures, including music, modeling, movies, and endorsements.
2 Steely Look
Again from her Instagram, Kim posts a picture of her giving the camera a very serious stare, possibly this comes from Kanye who tries his best to never smile for the camera. Rocking all white with a gold and white collar, Kim makes sure to get a little chest in the picture too (seriously, she never fails to do this, ever). Between Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram she has over 130 million followers and it’s reported that she makes between $15,000 and $25,000 per sponsored tweet on Twitter, which is both infuriating and amazing!
1 Keeping It Classy
As Kim approaches her mid-30s, married with two kids, she’s seen at events more often like this, trying to slowly change her image. Of course, not being afraid to bare it all might make that change a bit tougher in the minds of a lot of people, it’s still a great look on her (especially the all black hair, forget the blond nonsense). Even with all the haters (which sometimes is better than being loved) Kim has been able to build an empire, making money hand over fist by diversifying her ventures and continuously staying in the public eye.