It turns out the 31-year-old's gorgeous pictorial spread for Complex magazine's August/September issue, which shows the celeb working on her fitness in the most seductive of ways (we wish we looked like that at the gym), actually happened because Kim gave her younger sis the nudge to really go for it.
Yep, as hard as it may be to believe, Khloé was a little apprehensive to go through with the whole shoot, but we're sure glad she did (thanks Kim!), and now the sultry star has taken to Twitter to credit Kim for giving her the confidence she needed.
I have been procrastinating it because I was too scared to do the shoot! But Kimberly made me and had more— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 27, 2015
confidence in me then I had myself!! I love you Keeks!— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 27, 2015
Kim also took to Twitter to give Khloé props for going after it:
Khloe was always so hesitant about doing a sexy shoot just out of fear but she conquered her fears & went for it!!! I'm so proud of her!!!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 27, 2015
However, as we all know, her amazing release also came with a side of shade from the haters (what else is new?). Dealing with negativity is not new territory for the E! star, so she had the perfect response for those who accused the magazine of airbrushing her appearance a little too much.
Not one to mince words, Kardashian fired back by sharing an unretouched photo via Instagram Monday and silencing her haters.
"This one is for all the troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts! The image on the left is an unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image. Flaws and all," she told her 27.7 million followers. "Hi hater!!!"
Kardashian added, "Click on it...I know you want to."
Double tappin' all day.