Kim Kardashian knows how to rock a bikini better than anyone else. The 41-year-old sizzled in a barely-there thong bikini in a new Instagram photo posted on Friday, May 20. Kim flashed the camera a sexy smile with her fully exposed derrière as she walked along the sandy beach. “sun bum,” Kim captured the image, which featured a beige-colored two-piece.
The Kardashians on Hulu star has previously opened up about why she loves posting bikini photos — especially after turning 40 in 2020. “Like, f— I’m 40 and I’m in the best shape of my life and I want to post a bikini studying if I want to,” she said on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reunion last June after coming under fire for a particular photo that showed her studying in a two-piece. At the time, Kim was putting in several hours a day to prepare for the baby bar exam on her law school journey, which she passed in Nov. 2021 after previously failing.
Kim also said it was “freeing” to share photos of herself in a bikini, and explained “there’s something empowering about that.” Of course, as a mom to North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2, with ex Kanye West, 44, the KKW Fragrance founder is careful to avoid “embarrassing” her kids. “I also don’t want to embarrass my kids or make them feel a way if they’re in high school and I’m the embarrassing mum that’s like posing in selfies in bikinis. There will be limits,” she said to Andy Cohen during the reunion.
Earlier this year, Kim also launched her first-ever swim collection with her shapewear line SKIMS, which hit the market in 2019. The body-positive line offered Kim’s signature tiny bikinis, but also bike short, long sleeve, and crop top versions for those seeking more coverage and support. “The idea is to build your looks from a large assortment of separates—we have a total wardrobe of swim looks, from skimpy bikinis to sculpting one-pieces to sexy cover-ups,” she said of the line.