kim kardashian,*Kim Kardashian is opening up about her body image, her insecurities and the nude pics of her that hit the web recently.

She graces the covers of Elle UK‘s January Confidence issue, and she’s gotten real candid about struggling with the way she looked growing up.

As a teenager, she was unhappy about her body and appearance. Nevertheless, it was her father, Robert Kardashian, who wrote her a letter when she was 13 inspiring her to become the confident woman she is today.

“He told me I had a body not many girls have,” Kardashian said, “[and] that later it would lead to attention from men, but that the most important thing was that I was a wonderful girl and I had to understand my self worth.”

“I am a confident woman, but I didn’t just arrive confident,” she added. “It has built over the years and that is a big part of who I am now.”

But with a sex tape that made her famous, leaked nudes and a nude magazine spread — Kardashian hasn’t shied away from showing off her “assets.”

“I’m on covers of magazines practically naked, so I can’t go crazy about it,” she said. “The only choice I can make is to not let it shake me up.”

Check out the other Elle UK covers of Kardashian.