After a series of unedited photos went viral earlier this week she (and her looks) have been at the centre of an online furor.
But despite reportedly being moved to tears due to a backlash over her looks, Kim Kardashian defied her critics and flaunted her hourglass figure on the beach in Mexico.
Heading out to top-up her tan on the sand in a tiny blue bikini, the 36-year-old reality icon looked the picture of body confidence as she strolled along the beach and into the sea.
It was reported that she had been “crushed” by people’s reaction to her cellulite in a series on pap pics released earlier this week.
However, Kim looked to have brushed off any upset over the matter as she headed out onto the shoreline in her daring swimwear.
Opting to flash a serious amount of flesh, Kanye West’s wife ensured that nearly every inch of her famous figure was proudly on display.
Putting on a rather eye-popping display thanks to her plunging bikini top, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s star also ensured her trim and toned waist (as well as her peachy bottom) were also on display thanks to her matching bottoms.
Wearing her raven locks loose, Kim’s famous visage was perfectly framed as she strode into the waves.
Getting some respite from the heat, the mother-of-two paddled around in the shallows before making her way back to the shore.
Her defiant display on the beach comes the same day that sources close to the star claimed she had been shaken by her fans’ reaction to her body, with several commenting about how it looked ‘ruined’ by plastic surgery and pointing out her apparent flaws.
“Kim is crushed that people are being so mean to her about the cellulite on her butt,” a source told.
“Kim was almost in tears, almost crying about how sadistic people are.”
On what was meant to be a happy vacation to celebrate Kourtney’s birthday, Kim has been trying to put on a brave face in spite of the backlash – even tweeting a jokey message about her “flawless body”.
“Kim feels like she just gets abused over everything lately and it is depressing for her,” the source went on. “She isn’t used to being so hated.”