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Kim Kardashian Dubbed an International Symbol of 'Confidence'

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Photo: Elle UK

Shortly after her nude Paper Magazine cover collectively shocked eyes all over the world, three Elle UK Kim Kardashian covers have hit the internet. This time around, they feature a clothed Kim posing and eating a cupcake. The reality TV star was shot for the mag's "Confidence Issue," with EIC Lorraine Candy explaining that Kim genuinely possesses confidence:

I noted some people questioning our choice, querying Kim's credentials as a successful woman and ours as a feminist magazine. I wish women would not judge other women in this critical way. Everyone is entitled to their opinion; but for me, Kim's success should be applauded, not sneered at or, indeed, denigrated. She is the perfect face for an issue devoted to self-belief. She has built a staggeringly influential business empire and inspired many young women to be more confident about their bodies. And let us remember, no one woman can embody all the hopes, beliefs and ideals of everywoman.
This is definitely about confidence, full stop. It's not at all about selling magazines on the newsstand.

Photo: Elle UK