Kim Kardashian’s pregnant bikini photos cover Us Weekly: tacky or cute?

This is quite honestly one of the funniest things I’ve seen all week. Remember how the Kardashian-Jenner clan went on an all-expenses-paid (by E!) vacation to Greece a few weeks ago? Kanye West couldn’t/wouldn’t come on the vacay, so he hired a private jet to pick Kim up and he brought her to France after a few days. The whole trip was filmed by E!’s cameras, of course, but Kim was not content to simply allow the reality show to air intimate footage from vacation months from now. No, Kim organized a photo shoot with Us Weekly, and the pregnant-bikini photos scored her the cover. Let’s be fair to Kim – I’m sure these images were airbrushed, but even then, she looks absolutely fine and normal as a pregnant woman. The problem is not her body. It’s how she dresses her body.

Looks like someone’s got her groove back! After suffering through months of fat-shaming and criticism over her ever-evolving pregnant body, Kim Kardashian decided not just to embrace her curves but also to show them off in a bikini on her recent vacation to Greece — and Us Weekly has the photos!

Proudly baring her seven-month bump in a series of trendy two-pieces, the 32-year-old reality star soaked up the sun on the island of Mykonos, where she and her famous family spent several days at the end of April. (Also along for the Grecian getaway: mom Kris Jenner; sisters Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie; Kourtney’s love Scott Disick; and their two kids, Mason and Penelope.)

Rocking a bikini is a big step for Kardashian, who has been bullied for her weight ever since announcing in December that she and boyfriend Kanye West would welcome their first child in July. “I struggle finding things that don’t make me look heavy,” she blogged earlier this year of the challenges she’s faced in dressing her new curves.

No longer. “She’s loving the seventh month,” a source tells Us of the pregnant designer. “And she thinks pregnancy is so cute.”

For many more photos of Kim and the rest of the Kardashians in Greece — plus exclusive details on the mom-to-be’s newfound body confidence, her relationship with West, and the couple’s post-pregnancy plans — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday.

[From Us Weekly]

I have mixed feelings about Kim trying to make this whole “I’m being fat-shamed!” thing into some huge deal. On one side, the body-criticism of Kim has been off-side and gross in some quarters, and she has every right to fight back. On the other side… she invites the criticism, she loves the attention, and the criticism scored her an exclusive photo shoot with Us Weekly and this week’s COVER. Whatever. When I first saw this cover, my first thought was “Wow, she looks good. So why does she keep dressing so poorly?”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Chicagogurl says:

    Say something nice….I really like her hair braided like that.

  2. DeltaJuliet says:

    I don’t know. The body in that bikini is not the same as the body in that brown mumu or even the floral catastrophe. I’m calling major photo trickery on this.

  3. L says:

    That’s a total photoshop job. Does she think we’re stupid?

    And I agree, it’s about how’s she dressing her body-not the body itself. I’ve got nothing but praise for the loose maxi dresses and softer jeans/tops. But the squeezing into sausage like casings has got to stop.

  4. HH says:

    Oh, so she has no stretch marks ANYWHERE or cellulite?! As big as her boobs and but are… US Weekly and Kim better stop playin’!!

  5. says:

    There is no way that tiny bikini bottom stretched all the way around her ass.

  6. Ellen Smith says:

    Every time I look at her I get knee-jerk phantom pains. She looks so uncomfortable and swollen. Her breasts are enormous and her ass is out of control. Pregnancy does not look good on her.

  7. Kate says:

    The more I see KK the more I truly believe Beyonce faked her pregnancy. THIS is how a pregnant Beyonce should have looked. Neither of them are petite-framed or gangly like Kate Middleton. Meanwhile Beyonce gained nothing but a small bump. At the very least, KK has dodged the fake pregnancy rumors. She preggo.

    • squeakie says:

      I totally agree with you. I am built slightly like Kim minus the fake boobs and butt implants and I know if I ever get pregnant its not going to be just a cute bump. If Beyonce really wants to put the rumors to rest she should flash her c section scar. Im sure she doesnt care what us peasants think tho..

    • MonicaQ says:

      Nah, she ain’t dodged all of it. World Star Hip Hop or w/e was like “SHE’S FAKING IT!” as recently as 2 weeks ago.

      Then it went from “she fakin’” to “Here comes the Hindenburg to crash and burn on top of Kanye Airport. Reports of two unidentified bodies burnt beyond recognition but investigators say they are large and still full of hot air so it must be their careers.”

    • Moneypenny says:

      I disagree. I’m shaped a lot like Beyonce (thicker legs, smaller on top) and I looked nothing like KK pregnant. I actually looked just like Beyonce did: small bump, not much else. Bey isn’t short either, so that changes the pregnancy look.

  8. janie says:

    I think she looks cute in the bikini.. I don’t see the fat arms? Isn’t that the reason for the sleeves on the Met dress? I still don’t think she was the worse dressed at the ball, the host looked tackier than her. Do we need 2 stories about Kim today? Love your column Kaiser!!

  9. Dawn says:

    She looks like the cheap ho that she is. Nothing lovely about her or him for that matter. She is a sociopath and has no shame and there is NO line that she will not cross to retain what she has now thanks to her sculpted by surgery and lipo body. She has zero personality and no talent. She gives the world nothing to celebrate and yet….the media won’t let it go. Money rules is all I can say.

  10. emmie_a says:

    I call that airbrushing.

  11. Lem says:

    She looks nice. One well lit photoshopped photo from a really great angle.
    It says ‘ pregnant designer’ I hate that

  12. DanaG says:

    It’s not her body IT IS the way she dresses that most people have made fun off. If your going to squeeze into something a couple of sizes too small you are going to be laughed at and when your pregnant and do it even more so. These pictures are photoshopped that is why she did them she still has 2 months to go so she is going to get even bigger. I’m more worried about her flying everywhere it’s supposed to stop at 7 months surely that is soon for Kim. Then Kanye will have to go to LA to visit her unless she is having the baby in Paris.

  13. ycnan says:

    Spot on, it’s how she dresses herself which is so so so bad. She looks absolutely normal and not even that big in this pic and in the pics where she is dressing in mat clothes. But that being said, famewhore of not, it’s out of line how everyone is going off on her about her body.

  14. truthful says:

    err, that MET clown outfit is still chisled in my memory, this is all too much.

    no wonder she was covering up for the this reality show vacation, she was shilling the air brushed photos to a mag.

    I wish she’d sit down somewhere.

  15. lindsey says:

    Last night in the check out line at the grocery store my husband called her….
    Kim Gargantuan. I thought it was hilarious.

  16. elceibeno08 says:

    I don’t like Kim Kardashian. It won’t matter to me whether she’s dressed as a fairy-tale princess sitting on a giant wedding cake. I couldn’t care less about these photographs of her pregnant body. What are we supposed to say about them? Only the simpletons who fawn over her and who watch her useless, pointless, assinine show, and buy her brand probably want to see her naked. Her way of dressing is horrible. Miss Piggy dresses better than she does.

  17. kc says:

    I wonder how Mama Kris aka Lucifer’s Homegirl likes her prized pig being on the cover with Mama June. I think Mama June actually classes up the cover a bit.

  18. Smer says:

    Everything about her is tacky and trashy. She probably sold this picture to the paps anyway.

  19. m says:

    Shes not fat, her legs and arms abd face are fine, its her fake boobs and ass that look terrible. Funny how they failed to show off the real problem (that her clothes dont help) areas but put extra emphasis on her stomach area in order to gain sympathy.
    And why should we be surprised? This is the same woman who sold her honeymoon pictures to the highest bidder.

  20. Sue says:

    Why do pregnant people (celebrities) assume we want to see them in a bikini while pregnant? Some things are better left to the imagination…..

  21. Jane says:

    Funny tweet from Robin Williams.

    He is absolutely correct!

  22. mar says:

    the thing is that people are talking about her maternity style, not her weight

  23. Simply Red says:

    I wonder sometimes what goes through Kim’s mind because the energy/ vibe you put out there is what you get back from people..

    She does look nice in the pic even if its photoshop slightly

  24. JudyK says:

    She looks better in that bikini than anything else I’ve seen her in since she started showing.

    She looks great.

  25. swack says:

    I thought she said she would not be doing a cover of her “nude” body while pregnant because she didn’t like how her body looked. This picture shows as much as the pictures of Demi and others showed. BTW the bikini is too small as you can see it really cuts into her body under the arms and at the hips.

  26. Jolinda says:

    She looks beautiful. I wish she wouldn’t have cut into her face though.

  27. Jolinda says:

    Everyone complains that her clothes are too tight, but she wore a damn muu-muu and no one was happy either.

  28. The Original G says:

    Sigh. Isn’t this just some set-up for her post pregnancy weight loss endorsement deal?

  29. Justin says:

    haha .. or well photoshopped.. BTW am I the only one who thinks that this is todays cover because kris told them so and sold the pics?…..

    you know, to get the heat of the MET gala dress disaster?

  30. Dorothy says:

    Desperate for attention, it’s getting more and more pathetic.

  31. Ginger says:

    That angle and photoshop are flattering

  32. PinkG says:

    Congratulations to Reggie Bush and the birth of his daughter.

  33. novaraen says:

    Fat and photoshopped and the ONE part of her that is ginormous is cut off in the photo…..her ASS!! Seriously…it’s bigger than her belly.

    Oh and those blinds about a fake belly bump are just that…blinds. No one has confirmed that they are about Kim. It was all speculation.

  34. The Original Mia says:

    Photoshopped to within an inch of her life and it still won’t stop people from laughing about her upholstery dress.

  35. KellyinSeattle says:

    Kayne has a clothing line, doesn’t he?? Does Kim wear his stuff? Yet another celeb with a clothing line, a fragrance, a cookbook, etc etc…

  36. Mirna says:

    Her ass is bigger than her belly …

  37. Len Edwards says:

    She was fat BEFORE she was preggers. It’s just way worse now.

  38. Zana says:

    I will never believe she is pregnant. She could have posed naked by now if she was. She is just a famewhore. This photo is photoshopped to look like she is pregnant. She is just fatter.

    • Simonette says:

      I agree with you. I don’t think she’s pregnant either. Her belly in this pic is smaller than when she clothes it, but even when clothed it changes size and shape constantly. She declined to do magazine covers except this one because she had her photographer with her on vacation and then had the control of the image and was able to manipulate it by photoshop. If you compare this photo with the selfie she took weeks ago showing her belly, it is funny how the bumps look so different.

  39. crazycatlady says:

    (Side Note): I just found out the other day that they employ their own “paparazzi,” so they can dictate and get a cut of their photos. I don’t know why I was surprised to hear it. It makes total sense.

    Like (most) everyone else here, I’m not fooled by the Photoshopping here. And of course we don’t get to see the view from the back, that Mack Truck of an a$$ she’s created for herself and its unfortunate response to pregnancy.

  40. gistine says:

    You call this fat? No. I call this garbage.

  41. mkyarwood says:

    Her butt is behind the other story… not ‘shopped out.

  42. Really? says:

    Say what you will – and i’m totally neutral about her – but at least she’s showing her pregnancy hence no pillow conspiracy to follow like with a certain singer who shall remain nameless.

  43. Kim says:

    It seems like it’s only cute or beautiful for pregnant women to show off their pregnancy if they were a size 0 before they got pregnant. Otherwise, they’re a big, fat cow – at least that’s how the media sees it and how the media really, really wants us to see it.

    Well, bullshit. Kim K looks absofreakinglutely gorgeous here and everywhere else I’ve seen photos of her with a derogatory headline or an attempt to cut her down. Shame on you! She may not be an A-lister but she’s a human being. Give her a break.