Kim Kardashian opens up about THAT nude photo shoot!

Kim Kardashian hit the headlines in a big way last week when she posed totally naked for Paper magazine.

Some criticised the scandalous pictures, while others praised Kim for celebrating her body and not shying away.

The diva has now broken her silence on the decision to take part in the shoot, saying she did it for completely positive reasons. "I'm never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself. I love the photos, I did it for me, I hope other people like them," she told the hosts of Australian TV show The Project.

"I was so honoured and excited to work with [photographer Jean-Paul Goude] because he is a legend, and for me that was something I wanted to do to make myself feel confident," she continued.

The reality star also hit back at critics who said she wasn't setting a good example to her fans. "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."

Opening up about the now-iconic champagne glass shot, Kim said it was all down to effort, not Photoshopping.

"My back hurt for about a week after that shoot…[Jean-Paul] has an art of posing you and it was definitely not comfortable and things were falling all over the place."

We have to say, we love how confidently and candidly Kim spoke – and she even finished things off by giving presenter Rove McManus her pro tips on balancing a champagne glass on his derriére!

Watch the full interview (complete with glass-balancing lesson) below: