by Kristen Shalbinski
Kim Kardashian is going to inspire a lot of craning necks (and maybe even a few cases of whiplash) this Wednesday, when W magazine's November issue hits newsstands. As part of their third annual Art Issue, Kim posed for the mag wearing little more than silver paint and three strategically placed coverlines reading, "It’s all about me. I mean you. I mean me."
Kim definitely has the self-confidence to pose nude for the cover, and she says it's all thanks to her reality series, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." "I used to think, I have to be this or that or skinny, and now, because of the show, everyone is embracing just me, which has given me such a confidence," she said. "Now, I'm like, 'Why did I ever give that feeling the time of day?' I’m so mature now. I'm a grown-up version of myself."
But Kim's earlier insecurities are never far from her mind, as she recalled her tumultuous marriage to Damon Thomas. "For my wedding, I wore black leather pants, a black leather top, and Prada wedges. No Flowers. And no family. It was so bizarre," she said. "I was a different person then—I always wanted to be a housewife, and I wanted to have kids at a young age. I was insecure and dependent, really the opposite of who I am today." Kim Kardashian insecure and dependent? That's hard for us to picture!
What's not hard to picture? The crazy goings on at the Kardashian household, thanks to the family's super-popular E! reality series. "People would come over and say, ‘Where are the cameras?’ Everyone always said that it was like a sitcom at our house! We also knew that while we had the glitz and glam for an audience to vicariously live through, we are such a normal family that everyone can relate to."
Despite the ever-prying cameras (both welcomed and not-so welcomed), Kim has learned to handle the rabid tabloid attention."I’ve learned to ignore everything," she said. "In the beginning I thought I was too sensitive for this. I’d Google myself and it would freak me out. Now I could care less if they say I’m pregnant with twins by my brother." Um, okay?
What do you think of Kim's revealing interview (and pictures) in W magazine? Will you be picking up a copy?