1988: The First Time Kim Kardashian Appeared In A Magazine. Yes, Really

1988: The First Time Kim Kardashian Appeared In A Magazine. Yes, Really
Rex Features

Kim K is a regular cover girl now, but we bet you've never seen this magazine spread...

The Kardashian-Jenner clan have clocked up innumerable cover girl appearances between them, but they had to start somewhere. And who knew that Kim's debut was for Barbie Magazine, way back in 1988?

Kim gave us the ultimate Throwback Thursday moment, when she took to Snapchat to share the photo of her 8-year-old self posing for the “Special California Issue” alongside other young girls.

“You guys, my first debut was in 1988 in Barbie Magazine,” she says. “Look at, what a star! Reading star maps.”

And there's more; in a second snap, the 34-year-old shows off a photo of herself posing at Universal Studios, kneeling at the walk of fame. Clearly she was a natural from day one.

It wasn't until 19 years later in 2007 that Kim scooped her first magazine cover. Aptly, she then went on be transformed into a real-life Barbie on the cover of Kurv magazine in 2007, and as a paper doll in AdWeek magazine in 2015. 

 
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