Why Kim Kardashian’s New Bikini Pic Is an Optical Illusion

The SKKN founder took to Instagram on March 14 with a few snaps of herself sporting a black bikini top. Yet, one of those photos features a rather peculiar shape on Kim’s chest that seems to have captivated some audiences.

One user wrote in the comment section, “Is that a shadow of a ninja turtle holding the phone on her chest?”

Others thought it may be tan lines, while another user wrote, “There’s skin discoloration on your chest all the way up to your neck. You might want to get that checked out.”

The shape in question appears to actually be a shadow of Kim’s hand (and not a ninja turtle) holding up a phone to take the selfie.

Let it be known her March 14 swimsuit pics didn’t just draw in speculation about the shadow, but also love for Kim in the comment section. Ice Spice, who recently hung out with the SKIMS founder and her daughter North West, placed a heart-eye emoji under the post. Meanwhile, Kim’s friend Natalie Halcro wrote, “Sheeeeeeeshhhhhh woman” with fire and heart-eye symbols.

Beyond this post, Kim is no stranger to producing thumb-stopping bikini photos. Back in December, she heated things up by sharing a couple snaps of herself in a white two-piece. That same month, she also made it clear she was bringing back the belfie (a.k.a. butt selfie) by taking a picture of her backside in the reflection of a window.

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Kim captioned the moment, “Looking back at ’22.”

Looking forward to the rest of 2023, it seems safe to say there will be even more bikini pics to come. To see more of Kim’s steamy swimsuit moments over the years, keep reading…

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With the new year just around the corner, Kim captioned this cheeky belfie in December 2022, “Looking back at ’22.”

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Kim shared photos from the beach in December 2022, two weeks after her divorce from Kanye West was finalized.

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She captioned the shots, “Life tip- do you.”

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She soaked up the sun in a white bikini during her beach day.

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Kim ushers in July 2022 with a sizzling silver bikini snapshot on Instagram.

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“Still spamming vacay pics,” Kim shared on Jan. 28.

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Kim’s oiled up body glistens as she tans in the tropical sun.

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The mogul strikes a pose in her sexy two-piece and some seriously fierce shades.

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Party for One

“Beach Party,” Kim captions this sandy snapshot from her January 2021 Bahamas getaway with beau Pete Davidson.

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Kim sizzles in a tiny black bikini while rolling around the beach.

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Kim showed off her famed behind in a barely-there black thong bikini on Aug. 2. “Resting beach face,” the SKIMS founder playfully captioned.

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