Kim Kardashian -- who famously regretted posing nude for Playboy -- is stripping down again.
Wearing only silver body paint, the E! reality star, 29, appears on the November issue of W.
In the issue, she opens up about her public perception.
"I'm not a drinker, and when I'm up on the table dancing, it's for the picture," she says. "Then I sit right back down. I play into the perception of me, but it's not really me. And the show reveals that."
She credits her E! reality show for improving her self-esteem. "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 says. "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's changed in other ways too.
Recalling her 2000 wedding to music producer to Damon Thomas (they divorced in 2004), she says: "For my wedding, I wore black leather pants, a black leather top, and Prada wedges. No flowers. And no family. It was so bizarre. I was a different person then — as I said, I always wanted to be a housewife, and I wanted to have kids at a young age. I was insecure and dependent, really the opposite of who I am today.”
When it comes to tabloid rumors about her life, Kardashian says, "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."