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Kelly Ripa Recreates Kim Kardashian’s #BreakTheInternet Paper Magazine Cover for Halloween 2015

Kelly Ripa as Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover for Halloween
As part of her Halloween 2015 special, Live! With Kelly and Michael hostess Kelly Ripa recreated Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine cover (but not the naked one), Us Weekly can exclusively reveal. 

#BreakHalloween, Kelly Ripa. As part of her Halloween 2015 special, Live! With Kelly and Michael hostess Kelly Ripa imitated Kim Kardashian’s butt-balancing, champagne-popping Paper magazine cover, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

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In the bootylicious snap, Ripa masters the ultimate balancing act with a prosthetic derriere, a freshly popped bottle of bubbly, and a glass half-filled with champagne. The normally blonde hostess channels her best impression of Kardashian, who was photographed by the legendary Jean-Paul Goude for Paper mag’s Winter 2014 issue.

Kim Kardashian Paper magazine Champagne

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One very crucial difference from the original: Unlike Kardashian, Ripa chose to remain clothed. Kardashian shocked the world with not only one, but two nude covers for that specific spread. After dropping her dress and baring her butt in the first photo, Kardashian’s second, shocking, full-frontal nude shot was blasted out by Paper last November.

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Despite the Internet hoopla, Kardashian said the entire shoot helped boost her inner confidence. “I was so honored and excited to work with him because he is a legend, and for me that was something I wanted to do to make myself feel confident,” she later told Australia’s The Project. “As a role model I’m not saying anyone else should do that, but for me it was an art project and it taught me to do what you want to do.”

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Along with the Paper cover, Ripa, 45, has many more costumes planned for her special Halloween episode, which will air this Friday, Oct. 30. Us Weekly can reveal one additional preview shot from her dress-up session with Michael Strahan in which she channels Star Wars‘ Princess Leia. Strahan coordinates with his cohost as the venerable Lando Calrissian.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan as Star Wars characters
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