Kim Kardashian bares her butt, and everything else, for a magazine

Television personality Kim Kardashian attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove in Los Angeles, California on Oct 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Television personality Kim Kardashian attends Charlotte Tilbury's 'Make-up Your Destiny' beauty festival at Nordstrom at the Grove in Los Angeles, California on Oct 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
On one of the two covers of Paper magazine's winter issue, Kim Kardashian is wearing an evening gown and balancing a glass of champagne on her posterior. -- PHOTO: PAPER MAGAZINE
On one of the two covers of Paper magazine's winter issue, Kim Kardashian is wearing an evening gown and balancing a glass of champagne on her posterior. -- PHOTO: PAPER MAGAZINE

LOS ANGELES - Reality star Kim Kardashian has bared her most famous physical feature, her behind, on the cover of a magazine.

One of the two covers of Paper magazine's winter issue, unveiled on Tuesday, features her well-oiled, glistening bottom. She is wearing nothing but opera gloves and pearl chokers, and holding an evening gown against her derriere. On the other cover, she is wearing the gown and balancing a glass of champagne on her posterior.

Introducing the photos, Paper said: "For our winter issue, we gave ourselves one assignment: Break The Internet. There is no other person that we can think of who is up to the task than one Kim Kardashian West. A pop culture fascination able to generate headlines just by leaving her house, Kim is what makes the web tick."

Kardashian created an online frenzy last year with a belfie or butt selfie, after photographing herself in a swimsuit with her behind to a mirror.

Her bootylicious magazine cover has inspired memes, in which her butt is Photoshopped to look like a peach, a centaur's behind, and a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut.

After the slew of memes, it turned out that Kardashian wasn't just posing butt naked. The Daily Mail later reported that the now infamous shoot included a few fully nude poses.

Kardashian "looks delighted with herself as she smiles at the camera", added the article.

The no holds barred shots were reportedly taken by photographer Jean-Paul Goude while Kardashian was in Paris for Fashion Week in September 2014, and showed off the results of her post baby diet.