It seems like we’ve seen all of Kim Kardashian, but these sultry shots obtained by The Post haven’t been viewed until now.
Months after her raunchy sex tape was leaked in 2007, the now-ubiquitous billionaire was apparently a pro at peeling off her clothes in front of the camera — so much so that she stripped down to her birthday suit during a Playboy cover shoot that wasn’t supposed to be nude.
The new snaps — outtakes from photographer Stephen Wayda’s shoot that fall — show the reality star striking sultry poses before eventually leaving less to the imagination.
“There was to be no nudity … and we wound up doing full nudity,” Wayda recalled. “For somebody that had never modeled before, she really did a good job of taking a difficult unprepared situation and making it into something.”
The shoot became the subject of the fourth episode of her then-new reality series, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
“Her mom wanted her to do Playboy to promote the show,” the 76-year-old photographer said. “At that point, the only thing she had been known for was the sex tape.”
Kardashian on the cover of Playboy in 2007.
Kris Jenner’s reaction to her daughter’s work — “You’re doing amazing, sweetie” — went viral and became its own meme. Jenner even filed to have the catchphrase trademarked.
When they arrived at Playboy Studio West in Santa Monica, Wayda, Kim and Kris thought they were there to take just her cover photo. However, the art director explained that they had to reshoot her entire pictorial, since the original, done by another photographer, “didn’t meet Hef’s standards for Playboy.”
Wayda, who shot over 35 Playboy covers, was taken aback.
Kardashian’s Playboy photoshoot was originally supposed to include no nudity.
Wayda had to reshoot the entire pictorial with Kardashian due to the original photos not meeting “Hef’s standards for Playboy.”
Wayda gives Kardashian credit for doing a “good job of taking a difficult unprepared situation and making it into something.”
“I go, ‘Well how do I do that? I have no wardrobe, no set, no preparation [and] the mom is here,’” he recalled.
Wayda was left to improvise with black bedsheets, a fluffy white jacket and strings of fake pearls. Kardashian did not bring her own wardrobe, since the shoot was initially supposed to be a quickie.
The stylist on set procured undergarments.
Kardashian behind the scenes preparing for the photoshoot.@KimKardashian/TWITTER
“She first had a pair of black underwear on, but they were too big,” Wayda said.
So they swapped those for a barely-there black thong.
The props and accessories were meant to “cover up the nudity,” he said.
Wayda was forced to improvise with bedsheets and fake pearls.
The photographer said that “nudity developed” in 40 minutes.
Wayda said that Kardashian was “a sweetheart” and “very gracious.”
“But nudity developed” within 40 minutes, he recalled.
“As she was moving, I’d take pictures … the pearls would open up as she would move … she became comfortable with it,” Wayda said.
Kardashian was a “a sweetheart” and “very gracious,” he said, and Jenner — who was “very controlling” — greenlit it all.