Kim Kardashian’s Cosmo UK shoot: surprisingly pretty, or not so much?


Kim Kardashian is the cover girl for the May issue of Cosmo UK. Kim is a regular on the international editions of Cosmo, for whatever reason. Maybe her extraordinary Kat-Face is better appreciated internationally. These shots are courtesy of The Mail – I found a lot of photos from Kim’s other appearances on other issues of Cosmo, but I think this one is a brand new photo shoot. I’m sorry if I’m wrong and this is an old one. I actually kind of like the shoot – Kim’s not a very good model, and her own personal style is pretty trashy and tacky, and her Kat-face is out of control… but in this shoot, there are a few shots where she looks genuinely pretty. I’m a fan of the above photo, where she’s wearing the white feathered bustier. Her face still looks jacked, but it’s one of Kim’s best “posed” photos.

The Mail has some excerpts from Kim’s interview too – she’s just talking on and on and on about body image and stuff. It’s kind of boring, but she talks to such excess about taking pride in her curves that I now think she’s got issues with them.

In this celebrity world of size zeros and obsessions with weight, diets and body image, there’s one celebrity that has broken the mold to stand out from the crowd. And Kim Kardashian said that she loves her curvaceous figure, couldn’t care less whether she has cellulite and always finds time to pig out on ice-cream. The reality TV star, 30, said she has never aspired to be a size zero and added that she ‘couldn’t care less’ if she was a size 4 or a size 14.

Speaking to the British Cosmopolitan, she said: ‘I have cellulite. So what! I’ve never claimed to be perfect. It’s crazy anyone should assume that just because you’re in the spotlight, you’re flawless. Sometimes I pig out and I still feel great, and think, “That was so worth it!” That’s how I feel a lot of the time. I think, “See this little dimple of cellulite here? It was so worth it for that cookies ’n’ cream ice cream!”’

‘If I was stuck on a diet my whole life, I would be really miserable. I love to eat. If you can’t enjoy your life then what’s the point? You can’t torture yourself. I love Rice Krispies Treats, ice cream and frozen yogurt. I never aspired to be a size zero. Although one time I tried on a dress with a size-8 label when I thought I was a size 4. It turned out it was a UK size 8, so actually it was my normal size. But it made me think, “Why do I even care?” I couldn’t care less if it said 14. It’s just a number. Your best measure is to look in the mirror. I always say you shouldn’t weigh yourself. I don’t even have a set of scales in my house.’

Kim has often been celebrated – and criticised – for her round, curvy and sexy derriere, which she said she absolutely loves.

She added: ‘I see ridiculous stories about my butt, like how it has been insured. I feel like saying, “Hey, everyone has a butt. It’s not that big a deal!” But I suppose it’s flattering. Personally, I’ve always loved the curvy look. Even when I was a little girl and all my friends would be like, “Oh, my god, your butt’s so big”. And I’d say, “I love it”.’

She also said she loved that she and her sisters Khloe, 26, and Kourtney, 31, are built completely differently to her and that’s what makes them all beautiful.

Kim said: ‘Khloé is super-tall, with great legs; Kourtney is tiny with a great stomach. We embrace the fact that no one is really alike. Our parents always made us feel like, “This is who we are, we’re all beautiful and this is exactly how we’re supposed to be”. We never had any pressure to look different and I think that’s why we’re so confident about it today.’

Although she admitted that Kourtney did make fun of the fact that she started to grow breasts at the age of 10.

She said: ‘Kourtney would always make fun of me for having bigger boobs than she did. When you’re young, it’s embarrassing. Your body is changing and it’s scary. Then when I was 15, I realised it was great. I’ve never wished for smaller boobs since.’

And despite looking very different from her two sisters, Kim said they are great friends and boost each other all the time with compliments.

She said: ‘Having a bunch of sisters is like built-in best friends. We pump each other up and compliment one another. I don’t agree with women judging other women when they don’t know them. It’s bad for the soul and your self-esteem. Nobody has the right to judge. Especially me! I don’t have a perfect body, so why would I be mean about someone else’s?’

The full interview appears in the May issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale 7th April.

[From The Daily Mail]

Um, she fit into a size 4?!? No, Kim. I do not believe that. I think you’re lying, and because you lie about your size, I therefore think all of your happy-talk about your curves is null and void. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that Kim’s waist is a “size 4”. But there is absolutely no way that her ass or her boobs would ever fit into anything resembling a size 4.



Cosmo UK photos courtesy of The Mail.

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  1. gee says:

    She looks great here!!

  2. “I’m not calling you a liar…”

  3. Cherry Rose says:

    Why is this famewhore getting magazine covers!?

    I just don’t understand…

  4. Quest says:

    Size 4 (??????) Huh?

    It would be nice if she could close her mouth for once when taking photos

  5. OtherChris says:

    She looks good, but we all know photoshopping is her friend. I do envy her hair, though.

  6. Dixie says:

    Oh my god i need that yellow swim suit! I love it!

  7. Photo JoJo says:

    I thought Amy Winehouse was looking surprisingly good in these shots… then I read Kardashian.

  8. Snazzy says:

    What’s up with the fat upper lip? It looks like someone had just finished clocking her before they shot this photo. But yes, she does look pretty in that first photo.

  9. Oi says:

    Yeah no way to the size 4 thing. Also looks like they missed some photoshop work on the second picture. Her waist is more cinched in the yellow than it is in the black.

  10. zxc says:

    I really hate these talentless, worthless sluts. They are just wasting of space and air.

  11. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Good lighting, stylists, the hair and make-up army and photoshop. That’s “all” it takes to make anybody look fabulous. Except Kelly Osbourne.

  12. DetRiotgirl says:

    How tall is she? If she’s very short, I might be willing to believe it’s within the realm of possibity that she might fit into some size four clothing. Ok, actually, no. But, I might be willing to believe size six.

  13. Diane says:

    Her eyes look a little better but now her lips have doubled in size. And there’s no way her ass is a size 4.

  14. Kerri says:

    I am happy for Kim if she thinks she is a size 4 – i guess it goes with her theory that she doesn’t care what size she is. But i am just saying that my a$$ is about 1/4 (or maybe less, Indian genes) of hers and at 5’4″ 130 lbs – i am a size 4.

    I don’t know what kind of size four she is but maybe something is wrong with me then…..hmmm….

  15. guesty says:

    She looks fab!! BECAUSE she looks like herself.

  16. guesty says:

    With that being said…she has to have her clothes tailored in order for them to fit those curves to a tee.

  17. Kaye says:

    She looks pretty, but my initial thought on seeing that first picture is that she was being groped by a swan.

  18. Heatheradair says:

    Oi – I was thinking the same thing: her waistline and waist/hip transition is completely different between the two….

    as a short, tiny-waisted girl with some considerable hips myself, I can vouch for her size 4….in jeans, she’s a size 26-27, so that works with a size 4, especially if you’re talking skirts….

    dunno why I’m bothering to defend her – ugh. Hate it when I do that.

    But whatever – back to the pictures at hand. I like ‘em. Less structured (and more barbarella)than her usual look.

  19. Roxy75 says:

    *major eye roll*

  20. Amanda says:

    Those bikini shots are so silly, it looks like she is posing for a Sears catalog shoot or something.

  21. Amanda says:

    Oh, and in the first photo it looks like she is trying to swipe Mila’s black swan look.

  22. Theuth says:

    Eh, isn’t she like 5’2? Maybe she really is very small…a size 4 is what, in Italian/European size?
    Said that, she’s so trashy that the little beauty she has is basically non-existent.

  23. EUGENE says:


  24. Iris says:

    Dear God, that interview was boring. She recently gave an interview about how she gained weight in New York and hated it because she didn’t feel like herself.

    Is she too dumb to stick to one story? It’s not that hard.

  25. Franny says:

    I’m her exact shape, minus the big boobs…I have a teeny tiny waist, short curvy legs and ample derriere. And I rarely fit a size four…not unless I’m doing one of my juice diets, and I can’t maintain that for long. Kim, you and I are a size six, and on heavy bloated days, our butts can probably fit an 8. Stop lying, and embrace your lovely body…not many women are blessed with those super curves.

    I like these pics, but someone was a little heavy-handed with the photoshopping. She looks too plastic.

  26. nicolle buchelli says:

    SHE LOOKS SOOO SOOO FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. PrettyTarheel says:

    Meh, she’s pretty, but it’s moving to generic pretty vs. unique Armenian beauty pretty.

    Also, if all you b*tches don’t shut up about your tiny waists and how little ya’ll are, you’re going to send ME into a cookies and cream spiral.

  28. junipergreen says:

    I’m 5’3″ and 109 lbs and I’m a size 3 (and actually my size 3s are too big…I’m not even sure what comes next as far as downsizing…zero? That’s scary to me.). I’m very small. So I have a hard time looking at her and believing size four. Unless she is just absolutely tiny in real life as opposed to pictures. I agree that she does’t actually feel any of the confidence that she babbles on about because she is clearly lying about her size. And if she doesn’t care so much, why even mention size? It’s like, “I don’t care about size or anything, but just so you know I’m a size 4. Just so you know…”

  29. junipergreen says:

    Also, before she went all surgery crazy she really was a beauty. Very exotic and unique. Now she looks like Cat Barbie.

  30. LadyBert62 says:

    Well since her curves are created thorugh plastic surgery (if what I have read about her is true) and since her lips seem to be channeling Jolie, I am not impressed with her looks. Also her face has had major work done to it to get that Kat look. Some of the other comments are hysterical about her and I agree that she has no class and no skills apparent to me.

  31. jover says:

    My thoughts exactly cherry rose – something has to be going on behind the scenes that this plastic bozo is getting mag covers – what, does England have a shortage of beautiful models/actresses that this talentless plastic ho gets covers. The editors of these mags are slumming, indifferent to quality, no longer know what a good fashion photog looks like, simply don’t care, are getting paid off,etc. – somethings happening thats driving pop culture into the trash can. Does anyone have a different take on the situation.

  32. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Snazzy – HEY! Her lips swell when she has the flu, alright? It’s totally not lip injections/implants. ;)

    (Don’t you wish body parts of your choice swelled up when you had the flu?)

  33. the original bellaluna says:

    And what is with the face fillets? YIKES!

  34. dahlia1947 says:

    Blah, I’m sick of this ho, but I’ll say something I guess. Um I think I would like to see pics of her when she was a little kid just to see if her butt was bigger than her friends’ LOL I would! Cause I do believe that that butt is fakety fake fake! LOL

  35. TXCinderella says:

    There is no way she could squeeze that ass into a size 4!

  36. Victoire says:

    Who is she ? So now you make a sex tape and you’re know internationaly ? Then, it’s easy to guess what is her only talent. Slut ! Slut ! Slut !

  37. Jenny says:

    At first sight I thougt thats Amy Winehouse

  38. MrsOdie2 says:

    She’s famous for being born to a rich man and for being a porn star. Sometimes U.S. culture nauseates me.

  39. Kate says:

    She is fat – photoshop or no photoshop – A SIZE 4????????????? No f-ing way!!!!

  40. nanster says:

    Has anyone looked at Kim’s face? Good Lord, she looks nothing like she used to and she was such a pretty girl. Why do people who are attractive feel that they have to continuously “plastify” themselves? Sorry, Kimmy, but people who are truly confident don’t need so much plastic surgery to feel good about themselves.

  41. Ally says:

    @JoJO—hahaaa! I was thinking the same thing!

  42. Novaraen says:

    She is more of a delusional size 4…which means she’s probably closer to an 8. All these famewhores lie through their teeth…

  43. dj says:

    I saw my copy of “Self” or Shape (can’t remember) and K.K. was on it’s cover. I did not read it but threw it in the recycle bin. I too am ask what is going on that she is getting magazine covers? I am so disgusted with this family. Please go away.

  44. Becca says:

    She also has breast implants which, in my opinion, disqualify her as a “real woman” role model.

  45. Ms. Candy says:

    She is popular I guess-
    I think her mom said something about they work for a living it was quoted in Kris Interview (I think CB has it somewhere around here on this site)

    she is pretty but the size 4 comment- don’t agree with it so much, she is pretty

  46. Turquoise Blue says:

    I have never commented on a Kardashian story before (if you ignore it it’s supposed to go away!) but I wanted to say that she probably is a size 4. She’s supposedly around 5’2 or 5’3 and despite some of these comments she’s not fat.

    The photoshop work on those bikini pictures is really weird. Her hip-waist ratio is completely different in the two photos. Really makes you wonder what she looks like in real life (other than, you know, a plastic surgery victim).

  47. lisa says:

    Wtf is going on with her stomach in the bottom pics. Btw, is it just me or does her mouth in the first pic look like a horse’s mouth.

  48. Sassy says:

    Okey-Dokey…lemme see if I got this right…This quote is taken VERBATIM from the article included above:

    ‘Our parents always made us feel like, “This is who we are, we’re all beautiful and this is exactly how we’re supposed to be”. We never had any pressure to look different and I think that’s why we’re so confident about it today.’

    So is this why just about all the Kardashians are “okay” w/being airbrushed to hell and back on their various ego-feeding “photo-shoots?” Is this why Kim’s face looks FROZEN due to the numerous procedures she’s had (when, in reality, Kim’s a pretty girl WITHOUT ruining her face)…. and why the Kardashian girls love to “enhance” their features, but I know, I know…their parents taught them to be confident and appreciate their own unique beauty……I’m so sick of these celebs LYING to the public…urinating on us and telling us it’s raining….whatever.

  49. beth says:

    i wish i liked the looks on her – even a wee bit 0 i can sort of understand the admiration, but there’s this girl where i work who looks exactly like her -same facial features, same hair, same height, same dark skin, who is a total hellbitch… thank god, she has less chest and ass to speak of, not to say thats been a humbling experience as far as shes concerned – we all hate her, and we hate her even more because she’s unforgivably smart, rich and spoil for someone who so bitchy and politically-inclined.

    to be fair, kim is prob a lot nicer, though but i cant help loathing the sight of her because i have to swallow back the vomit that comes up, every time i see her and am reminded of the other by association

  50. malachais says:

    I think she’s a size 4, but she probably buys alot of stretch jeans so they fit properly. I haven’t seen her wear denim so she is more than likely a size 4 in dresses or something. Dumb catface. Its annoying – people that don’t even watch their shows know about them because their faces are plastered everywhere.

    I can’t wait for the day she’s on late night infomercials plugging penile dysfunction meds.

  51. Mei-Lu says:

    Why is it that EVERY celebrity INSISTS she’s a size four? Like size six is obese. (Well, in fashion terms it is since fashion models over a size 4 are considered plus size.) I actually did not recognize Kim from these pictures. I don’t know if it’s that the hair and makeup is so different from her normal drag queen style or if I’m just confused by the fact that she’s wearing clothing (well, her nipples and ass crack are covered, anyway). She’s actually not a very good model – she always makes the same facial expressions and strikes the same poses. Meh.

  52. Eleonor says:

    Yes she fit that size, just as her lips are real, and that photos aren’t photoshopped.

  53. Dea says:

    Size 4 my ass. I have breast exactly her size (and they are real :) ), am 5.4, have thinner thighs and less ass and am size 6. And it also depends on the designer I wear as for some designers such as ZARA I would buy 8 on top because they come in small sizes.
    What shocks me with these shots is that they are photoshopped so much that she looks different person in each and every photo
    CB/Kaiser: why you don’t stop writing about them really? That is the only way they will go away I assume. Although I love having the chance to write things that they really deserve to hear the truth :)

  54. handbag_fetish says:

    Photoshopped or not she always looks so pretty. I dont understand the line about her face still looking “jacked.” It never looks jacked to me. I mean everything is so proportional and perfect. I think that sends a bad message to woman to say her face looks “jacked.” Im sitting here thinking if her face is jacked, then what does that make mine? People are always going to hate on this girl because she is drop dead gorgeous and there is no denying it.

    That being said she constantly contradicts herself and I dont believe she is a size 4 but that doesnt change that she is still gorgeous.

  55. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    “Kim Kardashian said that she loves her curvaceous figure, couldn’t care less whether she has cellulite”

    if this was the case, then why was she getting those cellulite treatments on her show?

    ‘Our parents always made us feel like, “This is who we are, we’re all beautiful and this is exactly how we’re supposed to be”. We never had any pressure to look different and I think that’s why we’re so confident about it today.’

    over at Jezebel, there’s a completely contradictory interview with Kloe, where she talks about how their mother constantly pointed out their differences (and how it contributed to her insecurities).

  56. George says:

    Nope, not pretty. Still a two cent gutter slut.

  57. junipergreen says:

    @Kate– She is definitely nowhere near fat, overweight, slightly overweight, or anything hovering near that realm. She may or may not be a size four, but fat she is definitely not. What a thing to say!

  58. LuckyLilGem says:

    Kim looks stunning in these photos! Her new beau seems to be inspiring her to get back to being her best. Towards the end of her relationship with Reggie Bush, she looked so unhappy even when she was putting up the happy front.

    Girlfriend is naturally a knock out. Hope she lays off the excessive fillers. They were making her look too cat faced.

  59. Phoenix says:

    Brilliant that Kim can admit she has cellulite. How big of her. Maybe one day she admit her face was stolen from a cat and that her ass is fake.

  60. wtf says:

    eww she looks horrible!! ;/

  61. honeyv says:

    her body is different in all pics! major photoshopped. still fake. but i gotta admit she’s pretty cool for not caring about her size/weight/inches or whatever. i’m sick of those skinny bitches who brag about how they eat a lot but they’re still anorexic. or the fast metabolism..dude, gimmie a break!

  62. Hakura says:

    I’m not sure about the size 4 thing, I guess it really depends on what sort of pants/cut/who makes them. Certain styles, like hip huggers, will require different sizes sometimes.

    I’ve always been very small (with a tiny frame). I’m 5’1, 115lbs, a very small waist, medium bust size & considerable behind. (Probably my best ‘body’ feature, so I’m pretty proud of it xD). I always wear a size 2 (US) (or ’3′ if from juniors).

    … But my backside isn’t as large as Kim’s is, so it’s hard to tell, but I think her hips might be a bit wider. Size 4 just *sounds* like it would be too small to fit over her hips, even if it would fit her waist.

  63. Dea says:

    @honeyv: I think you are missig something. You say “she’s pretty cool for not caring about her size/weight/inches or whatever”
    She sure cares!! If she did not care she woulds not allow to be photoshopped so you can’t see any normal skin which I mean showing the cellulite in the photos. I mean she definitely cares. These photos tell 3 different persons – they are photoshopped to the max.

  64. ordinarygirl86 says:

    (To Kim) Bitch please, you are a size 6-8! You and I are built the EXACT same (except you’re man-made and I’m all real) the only way THAT ass is fitting into a size 4 is if half of it is spilling out of the top. Why must you put up a front like this?! It’s embarassing and I’m embarrassed for you.

    Unless your mom or stylists are ripping off the labels and sewing them on before you see them there is no excuse!

    She’s not fat at all but I wish she would stop re-enforcing a lie like that!

  65. Amie says:

    This is a fantastic photo shoot. I watch episodes of Kardashians on line. It’s really simple. I am glad I work at DISH Network. I use my DISH Online application to watch thousands of free TV episodes and movies online. The application is easy to get to either on the computer or on a tablet. The price point that DISH Network offers is still the lowest digital pricing even with the conveniences they offer.

  66. Eleonor says:

    If she was soo self confident with her figure, she wouldn’t lie about her size.

  67. Kim says:

    What a hypocrite! She embraces her curves??!! Could she be any more photshopped and her body any more airbrushed in these photos! And why does she endorse weight loss/diet products if she is so happy with her cellulite? She is just not an intelligent girl.

  68. Kim says:

    Eleonor – exactly or be honest about all the work she has had done! Fake butt, fake boobs. Just look at pics from years back and its quite obvious because she doesnt have either. She didnt suddenly go through puberty in her mid 20′s!

  69. Caz says:

    She’s my height. There’s no way those legs are hers. There’s no way she’s a size 4, as most have noted. The amount of photoshopping is staggering. Would love to see her without the make up slapped on to see if she really is pretty. “embraces her curves” yet criticizes Khloe for being “big”? Doesn’t she realise we know she’s a fibber?

  70. missbabylon says:

    “I have cellulite”
    “I have cellulite”
    “I have cellulite”
    “I have cellulite”
    “I have cellulite”

    bitch, find something else to talk about!!!!

  71. Rosie says:

    Damn haters…. Kim is gorgeous and good hearted so everyone stfu.

  72. Girly says:

    Hey, For those that don’t know why kim lips are so blown up in the photo. Let me tell you she had something to suck before the photo shoot. Let’s see ummmm….. It rhymes with stick.

  73. por says:

    Her face looks jacked? You just love the boring no lips no edge purely caucasian look. I like that but I like more interesting looks as well. She has a beautiful face, I like lips and eyes on a girl.

  74. filthycute says:

    Did this worthless skank get new veneers? I spy Hilary Duff’s old set.

  75. Venefica Delirium says:

    She almost looks pretty in these pictures. Almost. If you look closer, she looks like a drag queen. She really wants to look like Jennifer Lopez but fails. She gets an A for effort, but an F- for performance.

    She’s ruined her face, and that’s fine by me because quite frankly, I believe her surgical alterings don’t have jack shit to do with body image. I believe that she’s afraid of aging, in fear of inevitably outgrowing her fanboys and having to be judged on merit or personality.

    I find her stance on body image really inconsistent. When she’s not talking about dieting or liposuction, she’s talking about embracing her curves. Pick one. When she isn’t on about her dress size, she’s congratulating herself on being “realistic”.
    Newsflash: Liposuction, injections, weaves, fillers, cheek implants, pulling, airbrushing, and LOTS of photoshop don’t qualify as “real”.

    If Kim Kardashian was as comfortable with her “curves” as much as she says she is, she wouldn’t require so many “corrections” upon her image. She’s full of it.

    Nice photoshop to make her waist look smaller, by the way.

    Also, this may be an unpopular opinion, but her ass is ugly real or not. It’s out of shape and shagging. It makes her legs look about two inches long.

    In general, I’m so sick of these chicks like Kim Kardashian acting like they deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for having a nice rack or big flabby ass.

    And, Por, quit projecting.
    I have nice full lips and big eyes, but my lips are actually shaped like lips and not garden slugs. I get complimented on my eyes and lips all the time.

  76. Elisa Dumpru says:

    She looks good, but we all know photoshopping is her friend.

  77. islandbabe75002 says:

    i dont get why people are so UPSET that Kim is a size 4 lol. so what if she is??? so what if she isnt??? women are so judgemental against other women. maybe its jealousy…i dont know but its very pathetic. whatever size she wears, she is worth millions and millions of dollars while yalls sorry little ass who keep trash talking her is more likely not even worth half of that lol.