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Caitlin McBride: Good for you Kim, if I had your body, I'd walk around in a swimsuit all day...every day

Published 18/10/2013 | 10:03

Kim Kardashian’s bum is ridiculous. There's no denying it.

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The selfie she posted on Instagram yesterday has divided opinion, with the majority maintaining that she looks 'inappropriate' in her revealing swimsuit and equally raunchy pose in the mirror.

But her body completely outdoes mine...and most people I know in the real world.

Even though I have about seven years on her and I've never given birth (let alone just three months ago), her new, toned physique smashes mine. And most of my friends in their 20s, who also haven't had any children.

But credit should be given where it's due. Not only does she look amazing for a new mother, but she looks incredible in general, baby or not.

So, why can't we cut her some slack now that she is far from overweight?

In fact, there isn't an inch to pinch. She looks healthy, toned and blissfully happy.

Kim Kardashian has a sex tape. She poses for Playboy. She wears bikinis several times a week for photoshoots.

Kim Kardashian is on a mission to show off her incredible post baby body
Kim Kardashian is on a mission to show off her incredible post baby body
She and fiance Kanye West wore matching outfits in New York
Kim stunned in a lace white dress for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Kim Kardashian looks sleek in her grey wrap dress
The new mother has embraced a more conservative style since giving birth to baby Nori
Kim has even opted for flat shoes rather than her standard high heels
Kim Kardashian went for an understated look during a visit to the doctors office with baby Nori
Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Beretta/Sims (3091981a) Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian out and about, Paris, France - 01 Oct 2013 Out for lunch
Kim Kardashian even embraced denim on denim
Every day is a fashion show when youre one of the most photographed women in the world
She wore her favourite denim shirt with a nude Balenciaga bag
Kim showed off her hourglass figure in a high waisted blush pink leather skirt
The reality tv star looked effortlessly chic in a camel coat and floppy hat in Paris
Kim opted to show off her curves during Paris Fashion Week
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week
She hit headlines for her very revealing neckline during Paris Fashion Week
Kardashian looked absoutely stunning in a slinky grey dress
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on the Avenue Montaigne in Paris
She wore white once again to celebrate her 33rd birthday in Las Vegas with Kanye West and her family. This equally sheer and tight number shows off her incredible 50lb weight loss

Her job doesn't require her wearing a pencil skirt and modest heels while staring at a computer for eight hours. There's no 45-minute twice daily commute to work.

No reading a book on the Luas, Dart of bus, no must-listen to radio station in the morning.

Kimye have come back to the spotlight with a bang at Paris Fashion Week
Kimye have come back to the spotlight with a bang at Paris Fashion Week
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on the Avenue Montaigne in Paris, France
Kim made her first formal appearance at the Givenchy show since giving birth to baby Nori.
Whatever Kim is saying, Kanye is finding it incredibly amusing.
In that infamous Met Gala dress, Kim showed off her growing baby bump as she escorted her boyfriend on the red carpet. Kanye later defended his other half's ensemble, saying he thought she looked fantastic.
For Halloween last year, Kim and Kanye wore complementary costumes - she as a mermaid (complete with beachy blonde wig) and he, as a sailor.
Watching the LA Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets, Kim and Kanye look both intimate and incredibly relaxed with each other. Despite initial suspicians that this was a fake relationship for the publicity hungry pair, it seems to be going the distance.
The couple were friends for years before getting together. Kim's ex-husband, Kris Humphries, claims that the fact that Kanye didn't attend their wedding is proof that the two were already having an affair.
The couple attended Paris Fashion Week in July and are rumoured to be collaborating on a shoe collection together.
The lovebirds often colour coordinate their outfits. Kanye is widely credited with giving his reality TV star girlfriend a fash-over - the acres of cleavage and skimpy little dresses have gone.
Although Jay-Z and Kanye are great friends, it's said that Jay-Z's wife Beyonce is not enamoured with Kim. She seems to have put her reserves aside here at the BET awards.
The couple attended the Cannes film festival this summer and seemed to have a fine old time hanging out on yachts and posing on the red carpet.
Whenever the celeb couple appear in public, Kanye appears to be very protective of his famous girlfriend.
The rapper is very supportive of his girlfriend's career, appearing on her reality TV show, 'Keeping up with the Kardashians'. Here he is accompanying her to the launch of her jewellery line, Belle Noel.
Kanye's latest song, 'Perfect B***h' is an ode to Kim. It must be true love.
Kim makes a super-quick appearance in Kanye's video, 'I Wish You Would/Cold'.
The couple that works out together, stays together.
Kim has been telling close friends that she wants a divorce from Kris Humphries, no so she can marry Kanye but because Kris is "a cancer" that she wants out of her life.
The couple appear here in a promo for the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) which take place in September. Let's hope Kanye behaves himself at this one, unlike in 2009 when he stormed the stage and ruined poor Taylor Swift's night.
At a New York restaurant launch, they look impossibly happy as they cling to each other's sides.
The couple dressed in matching black for the New Year's Eve countdown at 1 OAK Nightclub At The Mirage in Las Vegas.
During a trip to London, the couple look effortlessly elegant.
Kim and Kanye enjoy an afternoon cinema date in Manhattan, with Kim wearing her trademark monochrome clothing of choice - and peplum top.
Kim's style evolved from tacky bandage dresses to chic Chanel nearly overnight when she began seeing Kanye.
The beaming pair first went public with their relationship last year with an afternoon ice cream date in New York City.

She has the luxury of wealth, opportunity and what seem like a very supportive family.

And she's clearly taking advantage of her many, many blessings as her latest selfie shows.

Kim and bump are the ladies (she is having a girl!) in red on holidays with the Kardashian clan in Mykonos, Greece.
Kim and bump are the ladies (she is having a girl!) in red on holidays with the Kardashian clan in Mykonos, Greece.
Having fully embraced her bump, she wears a black top with sheer stomach.
The shoes that set the internet alight. Kim wears a form fitting white dress and uncomfortable looking Givenchy heels.
The shoes that set the internet alight.
She looks relaxed, comfortable and stylish in this black maxi dress, flip flips and Hermes Birkin bag.
Kim Kardashian misfires at the Met Ball in a slit-to the-thigh floral custom Givenchy gown with matching shoes. Someone didn't get the punk theme memo!
The only Kim K pregnant bikini shot you'll find - her on holidays in Mykonos in Greece with her family was featured in Us Weekly and subsequently became their best selling cover of the last 12 months.
Despite her growing bump, Kim has still stuck to her favourite tight and bright dresses.
Table for 3! Kim Kardashian dines out with beau Kanye West in a navy ensemble and gladiator heels
Kim Kardashian poses to promote the "Spring 2013 Kardashian Kollection" while showing off her blossoming bump in a black shift dress with crossed leather panels, finishing off with fierce cage shoe boots and a high ponytail.
Kim Kardashian keeps it casual in one of summer's hottest trend denim, as she arrives at LAX showing off her growing baby bump
Kim Kardashian's inner bootylicious emerges as she slips into leather shirt and tight trousers for Beyonc concert in London
Lady in Red! Kim Kardashian look stunning in a pretty sleeveless red lace dress, matching red lipstick and braided updo.
Kim wears a similar babydoll dress to her very busty nude coloured piece she wore earlier this month.
At eight months pregnant, she's stuck to a simple monochrome style.
Kim joins mum Kris and sister Kourtney for a shopping outing in this beautiful black dress.
This dress does little for her changing shape, but her hair and makeup is flawless as usual.
Kim proves flats can be fabulous in this summer combination.
She's a teal goddess in this skintight dress.
Here, she wears a form fitting grey dress with embellished detail, which shows off her shape to perfection.
March 26: Her third outfit of the day. Kim proudly shows off her (very!) expanding bustline in this pretty pink dress.
March 26: The reality star wears her second outfit of the day. Whoever told Kim that head-to-toe leather was a good look on a pregnant woman was very, very wrong. We do love her gladiator heels though!
March 26, 2013: One of three outfits Kimmy wore in just one day. The high waisted shorts do little to accentuate her pregnancy curves.
March 21: Kim wears her favourite black and white leather combination while out and about in Los Angeles.
Kim Kardashian's maternity style
March 2013: This oddly-cut, ill-fitting white suit leaves a lot to be desired. But her hair and makeup are flawless.
March 2013: Finally, we get to see the Kimye bump! Relying on leather once again, Kim's maternity style is shaping up beautifully.
For her divorce hearing with husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, she dresses conservatively in a patterned smock and white capri pants.
At the MTV Movie Awards. Kim rocked an LBD with simple gold chain.
February 2013: A little thing like pregnancy isn't going to stop Kim from wearing her beloved black leather trousers.
February 2013: Kim shows off her billowing curves in this beautiful white gown at the Elton John Oscar part.
FEBRUARY: Kim rocks a pair of leather leggings and feather shift top.
January 2013: Kim's maternity curves start to show in this black lace blouse and pencil skirt.
January 2013: One of Kim's best fashion moments...ever. She is the epitome of elegance in this monochrome suit. And that fur clutch is to die for.
The uber-feminine model rocks a rarely seen look: her take on androgynous. We're lusting after those shoes!
Kim is joined by her big sister once again for promotional duties, and looks classically elegant in her silk navy dress.
January 2013: Kim shows off her still-teeny waist in this boucle peplum dress while promoting the new series of her reality show.
JANUARY 2013: The reality tv star wears a flowing white dress during Paris Fashion Week.
January 2013: During a Balenciaga shopping trip in Paris, the pregnant star looks immaculate.
January 2013: How to airplane chic, Kardashian style.
December 2012: Kimye wears coordinating black ensembles on New Year's Eve. Kim's lace boucle midi dress isn't exactly traditional maternity wear.
December 2012: Kim wears a little navy dress as her curves start to get curvier.
Kim relies on her favourite leather trousers paired with a classic beige trenchcoat.
One of our favourite Kim maternity looks so far - her red lace dress complements her makeup beautifully.
November 2012: Before the bump starts to show, Kim wears a skintight white cut-out dress in Kuwait.
November 2012: Kim and big sister Kourtney pose in Miami. The expectant mum is in the very early stages of her pregnancy and opts for a pretty white and lilac peplum dress.
Kim ditches the heels for a pair of cosy looking leggings and flats for a flight at LAX.
In February, Kim shows off her curvaceous figure when leaving the gym in tighy lycra workout clothes.

Good for you Kim, if I had your body, I'd walk around in a swimsuit all day...every day.

I'm 26 years old, so I don't have that same desire as young teens do to emulate glamorous celebrities, but I am partial to hair extensions and a bit of fake tan.

And when I was as skinny as Kim is now, I was no stranger to a skirt that was a little too short.

Her strategically posed selfie, which accentuates her backside, has only reignited the debate of whether her assets are all rel as she says, or cosmetically enhanced.

A more cynical person than myself might point out that this is yet another of the Kardashians' infamous publicity stunts.

Sure, the pose is outrageous, as is her low-cut white swimsuit, but if  you were a new mother enduring gruelling sessions in the gym every day for hours at a time and painstakingly watching every calorie you consume (thank you Dr Atkins), wouldn't you want to show off the fruits of your labour?

Her body is her career, it's her income.

When I saw Adriana Lima walking down the Victoria's Secret runway last year just weeks after giving birth, she looked simply sensational.

That's also her job. And she was praised for her incredibly physique.

Where was her criticism? Where were the thousands of commentators telling her to go spend time with her child, rather than strutting on the runway and spending hours at the gym?

Theirs is not real life.

Real mothers don't have an army of nannies at their disposal, many work full-time, then return home to a manic house, screaming kids and face yet another sleepless night.

But when your income is literally dependent on your physique, wouldn't you consider it a full-time job?


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