Kim Kardashian for Paper magazine

Kim Kardashian's cover for Paper magazine

By now we've all seen those photos of Kim Kardashian in Paper magazine that sent the internet into meltdown last week, and we've most likely all had at least one conversation about whether or not that derriere is really all of Kim's own and not enhanced by technology in some way.

Well, now those questions and rumours have been cleared up thanks to the magazine's editorial director, Mickey Boardman. And anyone still asking if that bum is real should know that yes, it absolutely is.

'We did not create a body. We did not shave pounds of her waist,' Boardman told E News. 'That is who she is. That's what she looks like. That's why she's a superstar.'

'So many people have asked us, "Oh, is that butt… it can't be real, it's padded, you added to it in retouching…" That is all 100 per cent Kim Kardashian,' Boardman reiterated. 

However, Boardman did concede that a certain amount of retouching was used 'to clean it up and make it look as good as it can for a magazine cover.'

So what was Kim like on set? 'She's the nicest, most professional cover subject I have ever worked with in 22 years, by far,' Boardman continued.

That's quite an accolade. It sounds like Kim isn't half the diva we had her down as...

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By Olivia Marks