Kim Kardashian Admits Insecurities and Plays Down Her Sex Appeal

01/03/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Kim Kardashian Covers the Guy Issue for 'Glamour'Courtesy Glamour

Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough of Kim Kardashian in 2010, she’s stepping into the new year with another magazine cover. But this isn’t just any issue; it’s Glamour‘s Guy Issue – and we couldn’t think of a better cover girl! The reality star-turned-entrepreneur sat down with Katie Couric in an interview that covered all bases—including her sex symbol status! “It’s definitely powerful,” Kim says of her legendary reputation. “I don’t find myself as sexy as everyone thinks. I’m a lot more insecure than people would assume, but with little stupid things. When I get dressed, I’m always so indecisive.” She may encounter occasional difficulty choosing the right outfit, but in the spread shot by Terry Tsiolis on her 30th birthday, Kim showed off her signature flirtatious style in a variety of soft, seductive looks, including a gorgeous flowing Marc Jacobs dress (above), a racy Dolce & Gabbana bustier and even some luxe Tom Ford pajamas. Her secret to feeling sexy? “You have to learn to like what you see in the mirror,” she tells Glamour. “There are definitely times when I don’t feel like myself, but you have to fake it until you make it.” Check out the rest of Kim’s Glamour spread online or on newsstands nationwide Jan. 11. –Hana Choi

Kim Kardashian Covers the Guy Issue for 'Glamour'Courtesy Glamour

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ky on

where can i get the dress?

Shawnee on

Kim looks so much more beautiful “undone”

Leah on

I don’t think she’s sexy at all, because it’s all fake. If you look at pictures of her throughout the years, it’s obvious how much work she’s had done. Her sister Kourtney has natural beauty, so I don’t understand why everyone’s so crazy about Kim.

mel on

She is so much more beautiful with less makeup!! She is a real natural beauty.

amanda on

Wow, that first pic is amazing. I love that dress on her!

True Grit on

I agree – you’re not sexy – you’re plastic.

Anyone can look like that with a wallet like your’s. All it takes is puffed lips – and no those are not natural how big she’s blown them up to be …

Her boobs are fake – she’s had those blown up, you can see the silicone base around the edges and how they don’t fall naturally.

The botox she finally admitted to and looks like a wax figure.

Kim, you don’t look like a 20 year old – you look like a 30 year old in serious crisis.

Amber on

Leah, Umm you are confused. Kourtney is the one that has said she has had implants. She is by far the “natural” one of the three girls. Kim has not and the only thing she has done is botox. How can you say she is fake. She is gorgeous even as a small child. All those girls are beautiful, implants or not.

Raquel on

Please do not take this as an attack anyone but for those who keep saying she got work done…I mean yes her upper lip looks a little bigger on this picture ok, maybe she did get something done there or it could be some kind of lipstick the makeup artist used to plump them up more like they advertise on commercials…for the most part though what I wanted to suggest was…how do you guys know that throughtout the years her bone structure just didn’t mature? I know it may sound crazy to some people but there are some people that do not contain the same baby face that they had while younger your bone structure changes throughout the years. Things fill out and you may become wider than usual. I don’t know her personally but I do know that she’s beautiful rather real or fake. She already admitted to getting surgery done to her stomach because of past abusive relationship now that’s over and done. What more do you want her say or do? No matter how real or fake she is she’s still a gem.

Tammy on

I do think Kim is beautiful but I also think it’s sad that she feels she has to wear that much make up at 30 years old. I don’t think any woman needs to wear that much make up. Kim has natural beauty and less make up would look better on her and she’d still be a knock out.

JR on

Umm…she’s right. She’s not sexy. Too conceited (who tweets endless bikini pics of themselves?!) and narcissistic. She looks SO much better with LESS makeup. Zoom in on a pic of her – between the eyeliner, fake lashes, ten pounds of foundation – it’s hard to tell where the real Kim starts.

I liked her a lot better when she was heavier, humble and sweet.

Ginger on

I’m definitely NOT a Kim lover, but I’ll have to side with her on the plastic surgery deal. Her boobs and ass are natural. She’s had botox, so what? Botox doesn’t last forever and isn’t something I would consider surgery. And for her not being sexy, she’s right. She has all the looks, but you really can tell that inside she’s not sexy. She’s way too pent up and needs to relax in order to be really sexy. If she had the right attitude she could really take off with her career as a sex symbol. She’s not the first and nobody ever gets on playboy girl’s or any other sex symbol for being untalented. That is her talent, looking good.

beyou on

…sexy is something you exude…she’s got to be one of the most insecure people out there actually…nobody chases relevance and cameras that much if life is so awesome by itself…and sucks to have men want to pee on you, pass you along but not marry you or commit to anything serious…boo hoo, lmfao

Mel on

Seems to me like she’s fishing for compliments.

Carol on

OMG…you guys are so funny. Ever hear of PhotoShop? She’s gorgeous with or without makeup, and from what I’ve seen, she doesn’t wear that much makeup unless she’s doing a photo shot. The entire family has good genes.

Amanda on

Leah, I hate to break it to you, but Kourtney has implants too!! I think that all 3 of them are beautiful. They each have a different look to them!

Jeni on

The whole family makes me sick. They need to go away – far far away.

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz on

I think Kim is much hotter without all her heavy make up. especially all that eye make up. she should fire her make up artist.

don'tkidyourself on

Kim is definitely beautiful, all the Kardashian girls are. And I agree the less is more factor stands true for Kim, and all of them really. From what I’ve heard NONE of the Kardashian girls have implants, they are just “blessed”. Kourtney couldn’t have implants, she breastfed Mason. And if you ever look at Kim, she does fall naturally, silicon breast would be perky, ALWAYS. even in the Tom Ford pic you can see she not. It’s called a push up bra….

Linda on

I don’t think she is sexy at all, so I can finally agree 100% with Kim when she says, “I am not as sexy as everyone thinks.”

mo on

Honestly I think these Kardashian “ladies” are super overrated! Famous for absolutely NOTHING, conceited and spoiled! As well fake everything and an enormous wardrobe!! Soooo tired of seeing their faces, NOT all that attractive ones, all over the place!!! Really!! Would love to hear about people that are doing good for others, not just themselves!!!

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TW on

I never thought she was sexy in the first place and this is coming from a guy. Get over yourself.

Lisa Bush on

She looks pretty.

Tiffany on

I think Kim Kardashian is always beautiful and who cares if she had some enhancements, I would too if I had the money. What really matters is her personality and that is great as well. Kim and her family are very interesting people and I love watching their reality show.

Josette on

I think that Kim is absolutely gorgeous, and her sisters are as well. You can’t hate on them for building their empire and for being rich.

rebekah on

Umm… how are you forgetting her liposuction and cellulite treatments too!

rebekah on

Umm… how are you forgetting her liposuction and her cellulite treatments too?!

jenn on

It’s sad that young girls have this to look up to. I think she is self absorbed and truly LOVES herself more than anyone else. Is she a smart business woman yes. But I still say vanity is a deadly sin.

Terry on

I agree with Leah. I think Kourtney is much more of a natural beauty than Kim. It’s not even close actually.

Honk on

Yes she is pretty! But I dont buy the “I’m not pretty” and plays down the SEX appeal. Are you kidding. If she did plays down the sex appeal you wouldnt see her boobs all the time. Or in playboy for that matter. Get for real. She knows shes pretty and flaunts it.

Sharon on

You’re not as sexy as YOU think either.

Jon on

Sorry she feels that way! But she looks great on Glamour Magazine’s February Guy Issue and The PHOTO!

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MEL on

I have huge respect for this girl b/c she WORKS. She is naturally gorgeous with or without makeup. Don’t hate.

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Isabel on

Joke of the day: she is a NATURAL beauty..lol. She is not even pretty, just a talent-free fake.

nana on

I do not think you are sexy at all..You are average big a.. woman and I guess that’s what average guy thinks is sexy.

lynn on

why are we subjected to hearing, seeing and even exposed to this witch and gold digger who loves to sleep and use rich black men

jess on

Everyone definitely doesn’t think she is sexy! This girl is full of herself, thanks to her lunatic fans. Way too much plastic surgery, including fake butt, boobs, liposuction, nose, lips and more, not to mention fake hair, fake eyelashes, the list goes on. Fake it until you make it? That’s definitely Kim! 100% fake. She just used Ray J to get famous.

Indira on

What??? You are so Sexy :D

Forget Others..:P

jeannie on

I don’t think she’s sexy in the least. Her looks are superficial.

leslie on

No Kim, You’re not as sexy as YOU think you are…

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Joan on

Kim isnt fake at all. her sister Kourtney is the one with the fake boobs.

Sarah on

I think Kim is beautiful made up or natural..she’s just gorgeous!

Sally on

Kim’s ex-husband came out and said that she was addicted to plastic surgery when they were married so she’s gotten plenty of things worked on. She is a pretty girl still though.

me on

Kim is fake all around. Everything she says in this article is bull. She doesn’t have “little insecurities” as she puts it, she has bigger ones such as hating the way she looks. She physically altered her boobs, face, got lipo, botox, you name it. She goes on to say that “you have to learn to like what you see in the mirror.” If she actually practiced what she preached, she wouldn’t have paid thousands to “make” herself look attractive. This woman is nothing but an insecure coward who has to lie to make herself feel good and important. I guess when you’ve been brought up in a family where one parent was too concerned with his job and a wife who was too concerned with her social life to lavish the attention she needed, she went elsewhere looking for it. Eloping with someone that later ended in divorce, then turning into a big time groupie, etc., it’s no wonder Kim has issues and it shows.

rowdygirl on

This is the same kind of thing you hear from the skinny girls when they say “oh I’m so fat & need to lose weight” when they definitely dont.
It’s a narcissists way to get a compliment. What’s supposed to happen now is for people to say “oh yes you are so sexy Kim.. how could you not see that?, etc, etc, etc”
Pretty sickening.

Cricket on

“Kourtney couldn’t have implants, she breastfed Mason.” Um…you can breastfeed with implants.

trose on

Cricket you certainly can breast feed when you have implants, get your facts straight chica before you make a statement like that.

spanish fly on

Kim- WAY WAY prettier with out the 10 tons of makeup. Why cant she see that?

Nila on

and just like that, my Glamour subscription is cancelled. I can’t believe they’re covering this poor deluded and pimped out girl. Thanks, but no thanks Glamour.

Elis on

Kim is beautifull no matter what !!! I agree she could use less make up and she still beautifull, also I think is hard for her be in hollywood and don’t try to do like everybody else. I mean try to loose weight and stuff …I love kim the way she really is …I mean with her natural body and all the things that she thinks doesn’t look nice. She is real…she can’t be perfect …but she can be just kim …a beautifull girl…with a good heart and with a reason to live. Maybe she need starts use her name and beauty to help people that are out there and need her help…Let’s go girl.

Marina on

No Kim, not everyone thinks that you are sexy; you are gorgeous and very feminine but that is taken away by your serial dating lifestyle…- take time to yourself missy! it’s okay to be alone :-)

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Addilico on

I love it when Hollywood people talk about how insecure they are..c’mon..knock it off. Kim is a pretty girl..she could do w/out the 80lbs of makeup though..I think she looks 1000 times better when she rocks a natural look, which we don’t see too often.

Courtney on

trose – I believe Cricket was commenting on a post by “dontkidyourself” – “Kim is definitely beautiful, all the Kardashian girls are. And I agree the less is more factor stands true for Kim, and all of them really. From what I’ve heard NONE of the Kardashian girls have implants, they are just “blessed”. Kourtney couldn’t have implants, she breastfed Mason. And if you ever look at Kim, she does fall naturally, silicon breast would be perky, ALWAYS. even in the Tom Ford pic you can see she not. It’s called a push up bra….

– don’tkidyourself on January 4th, 2011

I was about to comment on that post before I read Cricket’s response – you can absolutely breastfeed with implants, “don’tkidyourself” and I don’t know why you would have thought that you couldn’t…

Master G on

OMG!!!!! For the first time in my life I can AGREE with a Kadashian; Yes Kim, I concur, you are “NOT sexy at all” that cracked up to be. It’s ALL PLASTIC anybody can have what you have if they have the dough. U know what I mean!

cheryl on

Seriously???? Her nose is OBVIOUSLY much,much thinner than when she was younger!

Melissa on

True Grit you are just a hater! You are clearly obsessed with the girl otherwise you wouldn’t know about all her “procedures” off hand!!! GET A LIFE!

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Casey on

She’s obviously insecure. She can’t leave the house without wearing 10 pounds of makeup.

Pamela Farmer on

You people must be totally out of anything or anyone to write about if she is the only thing you can come up with. She and everyone like her is a waste of space on this earth. A case for birth control if I ever saw one.

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Kathy on

Obviously none of you have seen pictures of her or her sisters as children. Sher has always had those lips. They all have. She has always had breasts since she was arouns 11 or 12 yrs old. Amber is correct, Kourtney is the one who admitted to having had implants. Most Armenian women are full hipped and lipped and are beautiful, if not hairy (although the Kardashian women have taken care of that through laser hair removal). Kim is stunningly gorgeous, make-up or not! I have seen her on the show crying with barely any mae-up on and she still looked great. Better than 99% of most women I see every day!

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Paulina Malek on

I do not believe Kim Kardashian is a good role model for younger girls. She has a sex tape, posed for Playboy and numerous other magazines in a scantily clad fashion. In a past interview, she admitted that she doesn’t not feel pretty without makeup. Therefore, she is not confident in herself.

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adore lee on

Well, Kim kardashian has people fooles. I am not simply hating her yes she is very pretty but she isn’t a real woman. by this I mean only a real woman would admit to getting surgeries on her whole body other than saying it’s all hers. why lie??…I mean no one is perfect, getting butt implants and botox,breast implants, just makes you as fake as a standing manican..no one loves the body god gave them…it’s so sad and of course she thinks she’s sexy, if not then why would she post pictures of herself everywhere, myspace,twitter…I mean really KIM? be real, wake up and be a human being, quit trying to be perfect, it’s so sad, that many women do this..ughh pathetic

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