But according to the on set makeup artist, North West was totally au naturel. "She didn't need it! She is such a little cutie," Aaron de Mey revealed to Cosmopolitan. And while their cover has certainly inspired some backlash from Vogue readers, it turns out Kim was in high demand among competing fashion magazines.
The E! reality star was reportedly being courted by Harper's Bazaar for their February cover, but she ultimately chose not to go with them for two reasons. Firstly, they wanted to use a beauty shot of just her face instead of her full body because the editor thought she looked "overweight" and they also wanted Terry Richardson to shoot her, according to WWD. The famed photographer has had allegations of sexual assault by some former models he worked with and Kim wasn't crazy about working with him.
We have to give Kim credit where it's due: it's cool that she stuck up for herself and the end result is pretty fabulous.