Kim Kardashian West feels more confident after posing nude.

The reality TV star has no regrets about baring all in the now infamous photographs for Paper magazine and doesn't think she is setting a bad example for her younger fans.

The 34-year-old star said: ''I was so honoured and excited to work with [photographer Jean-Paul Goude] because he is a legend, and for me that was something I wanted to do to make myself feel confident.

''As a role model I'm not saying anyone else should do that, but for me it was an art project and it taught me to do what you want to do.

''I'm never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself. I love the photos, I did it for me, I hope other people like them.''

The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' beauty's lower back ''hurt for about a week'' after she posed with a champagne glass on it for the same spread.

She told Australian TV show 'The Project': ''My back hurt for about a week after that shoot...I used muscles. [Goude] has an art of posing you and it was definitely not comfortable.''

Kim travelled to Australia without husband Kanye West and their 17-month-old daughter North for a ''short trip.''

She said: ''Last time we spent some time at the Brisbane Zoo and we loved it. My husband took my daughter to the Zoo in Los Angeles yesterday and was calling me saying he missed Australia and how jealous he was that I'm here because the zoos here are amazing. My daughter's obsessed with animals.''