The Internet was greeted with the shocking photo of Kim Kardashian's completely naked body yesterday (it was all out there, y'all), and numerous thoughts instantly ran through the minds of anyone who saw the pics—Is this real? Why is she naked? What's going on? But seriously, is this real? OMG, it's real...are just a few examples.
Another common question regarding her racy photo shoot: Just how much did Paper magazine pay her to go full-frontal for the issue? And the answer to that interesting little tidbit will surely surprise you.
Many may assume that the mag forked over a huge chunk of cash to get the Internet-breaking snapshot (understandbly so), but E! News learns that's not the case. Whatever figure you're guessing in your head is probably not correct.
So how much are we talking here? This much: Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Yeah, seriously, Kim didn't get a cent for her naked pics.
"Kim was not paid to appear in the magazine," a rep from Paper tells E! News. "She was very excited to work with French photographer Jean-Paul Goude. Paper has never paid anyone to be on its cover."
But then again, there was never a plan to pose completely naked, anyway.
"Kim went into the shoot with just the one cover image in mind: the champagne pic, because Jean-Paul Goude wanted to recreate his pic he took 30 years ago. That was it," a source tells E! News exclusively of the shoot, which took place back in September during Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015.
"But Jean-Paul and Kim hit it off and they asked everyone to leave and they both got creative. No publicist, no magazine execs."
"He had to be inspired and sketch her first and have a vision," the insider adds. "So he came up with that—ripping the dress off. Kim loved it!"
And she was completely comfortable during the racy NSFW nude photo shoot. "Kim was all game for anything and the art of it," the source said. "He's iconic."