She wasn't thrilled to go naked for Playboy, but this time it's in the name of art. Kim Kardashian appears nude on the cover of November's issue of W, and poses inside covered only by a thin layer of silver paint.

But Kardashian, 29, wasn't always so proud of her famously curvy frame. "I used to think, I have to be this or that or skinny, and now, because of the show, everyone is embracing just me, which has given me such a confidence," she said. "Now, I'm like, Why did I ever give that feeling the time of day? I'm so mature now. I'm a grown-up version of myself."

She credits her reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, with helping her portray herself more realistically as well, distinguishing between the Kim Kardashian that shows up in tabloids and the real her. "I'm not a drinker, and when I'm up on the table dancing, it's for the picture," she said. "Then I sit right back down. I play into the perception of me, but it's not really me. And the show reveals that."

But she's learned more than just self-confidence from Kardashians. "I’ve learned to ignore everything. In the beginning I thought I was too sensitive for this. I’d Google myself and it would freak me out. Now I could care less if they say I’m pregnant with twins by my brother," she said. –AMY LEE

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