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Kim Kardashian has shared that she is no longer interested in being a sex symbol. She plans to tone down her wardrobe for her family, work, and personal mental health.
She has been known to show off her curves for the cameras but the 39 year old says that she’s entering a new phase of life. “I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons of photos in a thong bikini,” Kim said in an interview with New York magazine. “I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up.”
Recently, Kim has been everywhere from the White House to the Courthouse, working to free prisoners who were unfairly jailed. Her aspirations have shifted from the entertainment spotlight to achievements in law and being the best mother possible. She feels as if that means she will have to change her appearance. “I also did think, like, ‘Okay, I’m here in the White House and then the next day I was posting, like, a crazy bikini selfie. And I was thinking, I hope they don’t see this.’ I have to go back there next week,” she explains.
Kardashian-West intimately described how she would go on vacation with family and spend time scouting picture locations. That time she spent scouting those sites is time that she is no longer willing to sacrifice.
“I actually just want to lay out. I don’t care to take the time out of my day on vacation like I used to, where I’d pull up to the house and I’d see, ‘This is a setup, this is an Instagram pic. Now this is a different setup,’” Kardashian West said. “Now I’m just like, ‘Let’s actually live in real time and enjoy it. If we happen to get a photo, great.’”
She also shares the anxiety that she experienced as she would scroll through her Instagram with her children. “I realized I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time,” she shared.
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Who were the 2010s? For our new issue, we spoke with six people who helped shape the decade, including Kim Kardashian West. Closing out the 2010s, @kimkardashian has transcended the television show that made her famous, becoming an advocate for criminal justice reform as she studies to be a lawyer. In capturing her for the magazine’s cover—shot by Colombian-American photographer Ruven Afanador, known for his graphic, black-and-white portraits—the aim was to highlight Kim’s piercing gaze and confidence by keeping the styling and set decor as minimal as possible. Link in bio for this interview, plus more from Ta-Nehisi Coates on “Obama’s decade,” Kevin Systrom on creating Instagram, DeRay Mckesson on Black Lives Matter and racial justice, and Margaret Atwood on our current dystopia. Photograph by @ruvenafanador Story by @jonathanvanmeter Styling by @luxurylaw Makeup by @makeupbymario Hair by @michaelsilvahair Tailoring by @lucisewy Thank you to The Ritz Carlton New York @ritzcarltonnycentralpark Photography director: Jody Quon Design director: Tom Alberty Photo editors: Marvin Orellana and Cassidy Turner.