Kim Kardashian explains selfies: 'It's an emotional scrapbook'

Published Monday, Mar 2 2015, 13:37 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Kim Kardashian West has said she knows taking millions of selfies is a bit "ridiculous" but she likes doing it so she has a scrapbook of her life.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is well known for posting photos of herself on social media and even has a whole book of selfies coming out later this year.

Kim Kardashian's book cover for selfies collection Selfish, posted to Instagram January 20 2015

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The cover of Kim's Selfish selfies book.

Talking to AdWeek magazine, the 34-year-old explained just why she loves uploading selfies online and why she won't be stopping anytime soon.

"I love taking pictures and posting them on social media for memories. I genuinely love the glam of life and hair and makeup and all of that, so I love just sharing my life with people - that's who I've been. I live my life on a reality show," she said.

"But sometimes people take it very seriously, or they think it's ridiculous. I'm kind of letting them know, yes, it is ridiculous, but it's all fun. I can look at a photo on social media and see a picture and know exactly where I was by the outfit I had on or who I was with. I take it more as a fun, emotional scrapbook that I love to look back on."

Kim Kardashian posts tired selfie after getting off plane, 28 February 2015

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A make-up free selfie on 28 Feb.

Kim Kardashian takes a selfie, Melbourne, Australia
19 November

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Pouting on 19 Nov.

Kim's book of selfies, called Selfish, is due for release later this year and will include more than 300 images of the star ranging from throwback pictures to glam photos and never-before-seen shots.

She initially wanted to create the book as a gift for husband Kanye West before deciding to release it for fans.

Kim previously said: "I always say it takes about 15 to 20 selfies taken on a phone before one is posted online. There's this one I took where I was wearing a white bathing suit after I'd had [my baby]. It's a sexy picture. It took 15 pictures to get the one I posted. So you'll see all the ones that didn't make it.

"You'll always see all the selfies I've taken over the past years including my first ever selfie when I was four years old."

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