The reality star revels in her first solo cover of US Vogue, taking to instagram to share “I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long, many said it would never come. Words cannot begin to express how much of an honor it is”. Kim went on to thank the team and editor Anna Wintour, as well as hubby Mr. West for “speaking into existence that one day I would grace the cover of Vogue when everyone told me to be ‘more realistic’.” The mother-of-three is pictured on the cover drenched in water as she faces the camera head-on in a knitted tawny body suit and minimal makeup. Inside, the mogul is photographed by Mikael Jansson in several glamorous outfits with her kids in her palatial Calabasas home.
Kim later posted BTS footage of her flaunting a flowing black gown, revealing the shoot had taken place late January
The May issue feature is titled “Taking A Stand – The Awakening of Kim Kardashian West”, as her article focuses on motherhood, marriage and the business woman’s ambitions including her plans to study law. The E! personality is due to take the bar exam in 2022, saying “I had to think long and hard about this”. Last summer Kim decided to begin a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco after playing a key role in the release of Alice Marie Johnson, the 63-year-old woman who had served 22 years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug charge, without the chance of parole. Kardashian has since been working with lawyers and activists on a national bipartisan advocacy group on criminal justice reform.
She revealed in the interview how inspired she was learning more about law, saying that what motivated her most was “seeing a really good result” with Johnson and feeling out of her depth, sharing “The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, ****. I need to know more. I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
Upon starting the image slideshow online, Vogue adds “Kim Kardashian West is used to being underestimated. If the media mogul/beauty entrepreneur/soon-to-be mother of four’s next act – studying law – seems unlikely, perhaps it shouldn’t.” When asked if Kim’s pursuit of criminal justice reform surprised him, Kanye West says that she has “always had it in her”.