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The queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, has a new Selfish glossy coffee table book highlighting almost 10-years worth of her own snaps. It's fitting since over the years, she's taken thousands making her an expert on the subject. She even took a selfie with Madonna at the venertable 2015 Met Ball despite the rule banning guests from sharing social media from inside the event.
Kardashian’s new book visually documents her rise to fame through her personal pics. From revealing snaps of her ample curves, to shots with her celebrity friends, to intimate family photos with her famous siblings, husband Kanye West, and baby North — you see her transformation from fame-chaser to paparazzi target. The pictures include a gorgeous one of Kardashian trying on her custom Givenchy wedding gown at the designer's Paris atelier.
With the book, Kardashian (and her publisher Rizzoli) is trying to make a statement that selfies are more than just casual photos, but worth highlighting as art. In Kardashian’s eyes, they are a way of documenting her life and connecting with fans. Her selfies have earned her 31 million followers (and counting), unprecedented fame, and millions in endorsement deals. While the pictures fool fans into thinking they are seeing her real life and connecting with her, it’s really all calculated PR. People feel like they know her, but are left wanting more. The show, the book, the products — it’s never enough. Which is exactly the plan.
Here are our favorite selfies from the new book, Selfish.
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