Kim Kardashian sizzles as she puts famous curves on display in nude illusion bikini
Kim Kardashian certainly turned up the heat with her latest attention-demanding reveal.
The reality star turned business entrepreneur, 41, dazzled away in a pretty much non-existent bikini as she wowed on the front cover of Sports Illustrated.
Looking scorching-hot, Kim slipped one of her SKIM’s collections for the racy shoot – a barely-there two-piece that was nude in color.
The mum-of-four flexed her toned body and famous curves as she showcased years of experience in front of the camera as she gazed straight into the lens like a queen.
The Kardashian’s bombshell was joined in the special edition by singer Ciara, 36, model Yumi Nu and Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, 74.
According to the editor and chief MJ Day, the four women were selected “to headline one of the most diverse issues in the magazine’s history”.
Kim, who was clearly overjoyed to have been asked and selected for the shoot, told fans on Instagram: “OMG I’m a Sports Illustrated cover girl!!!! We shot this back in January and it’s been so hard to keep this cover a secret!
“For the location, we went back to one of my favorite places in the world, the Dominican Republic!”
She added: “It’s such an honor and a dream to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Bucket List goals!!!!
“Thank you to @mj_day, the @si_swimsuit team, @gregswalesart, @superrrdani, @mariodedivanovic, @chris workedappleton1 and everyone who incredibly hard on this shoot to make it happen.”
While many of Kim’s 311 million Instagram followers were very complimentary about the front cover, others were slight more critical.
Some questioned whether Kim was the ideal candidate to represent diverse women.
“This is embarrassing. After all you’ve been working towards to show regular day-to-day women who are incredible.. this is what you do? Yikes,” penned one user.
“Kim K is the exact opposite of a naturally beautiful woman. She encourages disordered eating and photoshop because she hates herself. Booo” echoed another.
While a third encouraged: “To the young girls who are looking at this cover. You do not need plastic surgery to be beautiful! Ignore the cover. There are plenty of inspiring women inside the magazine to look up to being themselves.”