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In our exclusive interview, Kim talks extensively about her journey to self-esteem, not least with regards to her infamous body, which has broken the mould of current beauty standards.
"It’s taken me a long time to be happy with my body and for my confidence to grow to what it is today," she admits. "I grew up when the body to have was the tall, slim, supermodel one, like Cindy Crawford’s. No one looked like me. It’s good to break the mould and recreate one.
"I’m an Armenian girl, I have shape, and it turned out people liked that. That makes me feel good about myself and about other women for being so supportive. I am a confident woman, but I didn’t just arrive confident – it has built over the years and that is a big part of who I am now."
One of the primary motivations for learning to believe in herself came from her late father, attorny Robert Kardashian.
"When I was 13 my father wrote me a letter. I was unhappy with my body – I developed really early. Every night I would sit in the bath and cry, I prayed my boobs would stop growing. He told me I had a body not many girls have, that later it would lead to attention from men, but that the most important thing was that I was a wonderful girl and I had to understand my self worth."
She also learned to understand her choices in life, and how to respond to the haters. On the the nude pictures of her which leaked earlier this year, she says: "I feel violated because these are private pictures. I didn’t choose for them to be out there. But I’m also realistic. I’m on covers of magazines naked, so I can’t go crazy about it. The only choice I can make is to not let it shake me up. I’m not having that choice taken away from me."
Kim is fairly sure she's not going to be the most famous woman in the world for long. That honour will go to her youngest sister, Kendall Jenner. "I think she will be a huge star. I definitely think she will be bigger than I have ever been."
Meanwhile, Kim has other plans for herself. Namely a sibling for daughter North, by any means.
“I want a boy and another girl; I want it to start happening straight away. I loved being part of a huge family – and I want that for North. We’d do IVF if nothing happens, but we both want to keep trying naturally.
"A few years ago I was told I could never get pregnant. Three different doctors told me the same thing, which is why I wanted to have my eggs frozen. I was just about to do that when I found out I was pregnant with North.”