She boasted she was going to break the internet.
And if Kim Karadshian’s nude booty cover didn’t quite do the trick, her newest pictures surely will.
For the reality star poses full frontal nude in two extremely risqué new shots from her much-talked about Jean-Paul Goude shoot, courtesy of Paper magazine.
The images, which MailOnline has chosen to censor, make no attempt at discretion as the naked Kim faces the camera front on, grinning happily.
And if anyone wondered if Kim had to be talked into posing for the naked shot, they can think again.
In an interview published on Yahoo Style, Paper’s editorial director Mickey Boardman explained that it was all Kim’s idea.
‘Kim’s attitude was “if we’re gonna do it, let’s really go there,”‘ he said.
‘And it was her idea to take off her clothes and show more than her butt. But we [Paper] didn’t say “let’s do a cover with your butt hanging out.”
‘She said she was willing to take her clothes off and one thing lead to another.’
And Kim certainly shows no sign of nerves in the shoot, as she holds her dress down around her knees.
In a second new photo from the inside spread Kim can be seen slipping out of her sparkling cocktail dress, her shining behind turned towards the camera to reveal her bare breast.
Smeared in baby oil, Kim looks delighted with herself as she smiles at the camera.
And as for who had the task of oiling up that much talked about bottom?
‘It was the make-up artist,’ revealed Boardman. ‘It was someone who she works with a lot so she felt comfortable.’
And as for the talk that the booty had been digitally enhanced, Boardman had this to say: ‘[There was] much less [retouching] than people think.
‘That’s really what she looks like. That’s her. I would say it’s the normal amount of retouching that’s on a normal cover.’
He also revealed: ‘It is not padded. It is not augmented. That is all really her.’
The images, shot while Kim was in Paris for Fashion Week back in September, reveal the results of her post-baby diet following the birth of little North over a year ago.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kim shared the two cover shots with her 21 million Instagram followers, captioning the derriere shot with the magazine cover line: ‘Break the internet’.
But already, the cyber world was overrun with memes parodying the cover, which exploded onto the internet on Monday evening.
A second cover showed Kim wearing a cocktail dress and recreating Goude’s well-known Champagne Incident shot, with bubbly shooting into the air and landing into a glass,perfectly placed on her posterior.
But it was the booty shot which captured everyone’s imagination, with Chelsea Handler being one of the first celebs to take a stab at mocking it.
Referencing what is most certainly a Photoshop-enhanced bottom, Handler posted a side-by-side comparison of her bare bum with Kim’s on Instagram.
The comedienne, 39, captioned her image: ‘Can you believe more than 2 a** can fit on the same screen? Guess which one’s real. Your move, instagram.’
In the image Chelsea wears nothing but her bra as her underwear is pulled down while she snaps a mirror selfie in a bathroom.
Glee actress Naya Rivera – whose looks (and style choices) have been compared to Kim’s – also had something to say.
‘I normally don’t. But… you’re someone’s mother…’ the 27-year-old actress commented on Instagram, referring to Kim and husband Kanye West’s toddler daughter North.
Kim got some support though too, including from MailOnline’s US Editor At Large Piers Morgan who described the image as one that will be ‘forever etched in the memory’.
Pouring cold water on the internet trolls who had come out to mock Kim, Piers continued: ‘It’s time for me to make a shocking admission: I like and admire Kim Kardashian-West.
Meanwhile, the internet continued to go to town creating their own versions of the image, from centaurs to docking stations.
Twitter user @KelKulus was reminded of a mythical creature when he saw the Paper magazine image, tweeting his own version with the caption: ‘Kim Kardashian looks so much like a centaur in Paper Magazine, I figured I’d take it one step further.’
Kim’s rear becomes the rump of a horse, turning the reality star into a centaur.