Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who recently posed nude for Paper magazine, says she did it for herself.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian. Pic/Santa Banta 

Kim, on the show "The Project", told hosts Peter Helliar, Fifi Box, Natarsha Belling and Rove McManus Tuesday, that the photo shoot was "an art project for me", reports huffingtonpost.com.

"I looked back at a clip of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' last season and I was really heavily pregnant, I was about eight months pregnant, and I looked at my sisters and said, 'You guys, when I feel like I have my body back, I'm doing a nude shoot'," she said.

"When I got the opportunity to work with the photographer Jean-Paul Goude, who photographs everyone nude, that's his thing, I was so honored and excited to work with him, because he is a legend. And for me that was something I knew I wanted to do to make myself feel confident.

"I'm not saying anyone else should do that, but for me, I did it as an art project that was going to make me feel confident and feel good. And it taught me to do what you want to do," she added.