Once-shy Kim Kardashian wishes she 'had more confidence' as a child

The queen of selfies, one would think Kim Kardashian has all the confidence in the world, but the outgoing star revealed that she wasn’t always this way. “I wish I had more confidence when I was younger,” the 34-year-old admitted, saying she struggled in certain social situations as a child.

Surprising viewers and Today Show host Matt Lauer, the reality star said she was less self-assured: “Not really insecure, I was just really shy.”

CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGEKim Kardashian admitted she used to be shy

Kim also opened up about her first love, admitting that she didn’t know as much about love as she thought she did.

“You think you know so much about love when you’re really young and you look back later and probably realise it is not what you thought it was."

The mother-of-one was interviewed on the show as part of a discussion with some of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Kim was joined on the list by her husband Kanye West, and the pair pulled out all the stops to attend the star-studded gala in honour of the list’s release.

It was a big night for Kim, who landed a place on the annual list after receiving praise from fellow female mogul Martha Stewart for her “energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness and happiness.”

Despite being shy as a child, Kim is no longer lacking in confidence and posted a photo of herself in a bikini on Instagram to mark Earth Day on Wednesday. The picture was taken from her new book Selfish, a publication dedicated to her unseen selfies, which is due for release in May.

“In honor of Earth Day here is my best plant selfie from my new book #Selfish coming out May 5th! #Ivegotaselfieforeveryoccasion,” she wrote.

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