Kim Kardashian celebrates 40 with 'fire' string bikini snaps

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Kim Kardashian West is proving that 40 isn’t slowing her down, wowing fans with jaw-dropping bikini photos snapped on a private beach to celebrate her milestone birthday.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been regaling fans with sneak peeks of her lavish birthday celebrations on Instagram over the past week, and her latest post may be the most popular birthday tribute yet.

Kim Kardashian bikini beach photo
Kim K is proving that 40 won't be slowing her down with a set of sizzling seaside snaps. Photo: Instagram/ kimkardashian

“This is 40,” the mum of four captioned the sizzling snaps.

The photos seems to have been taken on the private island where the star reportedly held her 40th celebrations for a select group of family and friends, shown to be a white sand and palm tree tropical paradise.

Image opf KLim Kardashian in undisclosed tropical location posing in high-fashion swimsuit and head scarf and sunglasses to mark 40th birthday
Kim showed off her best angles in the barely-there nude swimsuit. Photo: Instagram/ kimkardashian

In the photos, the megastar posed up a storm in the barely-there nude number that showed off her famous curves.

Leaving little to the imagination, the swimsuit features a G-string cut, that stretches well over the hips to create a flattering final fit.

Kim Kardashian is a. ude string bikini and Louis Vuitton head scarf and sunglasses on tropical beach 40th birthday
Kim held her hair back with a Louis Vuittopn scarf. Photo: Instagram/ kimkardashian

Kim let her hair down for the shoot, holding it back with a Louis Vuitton scarf fashioned into a bandana, a pair of futuristic wraparound sunglasses reminiscent of the early 2000’s when she found her fame, keeping her eyes safe from the dazzling sunlight.


Fans lose it over ‘fire’ snaps

Needless to say, fans both famous and otherwise were gobsmacked at the photos, with over five million liking the photo, and tens of thousands leaving comments

“Stunning Birthday Babe!!” friend and former boss Paris Hilton wrote on the photo.

“Looks better than 39!!” another agreed.

“Better than ever!” makeup artist Mary Phillips wrote.

Some pointed out that it was only celebrities like Kim who could afford expensive beauty and cosmetic treatment who could look like this at 40, urging other women not to compare themselves to the star.

Kim Kardashian appears with Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian in black leotards for 40th birthday performance of childhood dance
Kim gave fans a sneak peek at her lavish celebrations last week. Photo: Instagram/kimkardashian

Kim’s latest snaps come after she revealed her family had put on a lavish and detailed celebration for her birthday, recreating all her milestone birthdays in a series of walk-through settings based off home videos and memories.

Sharing the touching effort her family had gone to on Instagram, Kim revealed that down to details like the car she had been gifted for her 16th, to a dance routine her sisters had performed for her 10th, every detail was perfectly recreated.

Image of Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe Kardashian holding a 'KIM' sign on Kim's 40th birthday
The family pulled out all the stops for Kim's milestone birthday. Photo: Instagram/ kimkardashian

“All I can say is WOW!” she captioned a post that went on to detail all the efforts that had been gone to. “My mom and my sisters threw me the most epic surprise party that was so special in my heart.”

Reports from US press claimed the star’s close friends and family were flown to a private island location for the lavish celebration.

Page Six reported that guests were kept in the dark as to the location and that COVID-19 testing was done in the lead up to the party, and before guests boarded the private plane.

Image of Kim Kardashian West Kanye West and children North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint
The mum of four reportedly flew guests out to a private island for the ultra luxe celebration. Photo: Instagram/kimkardashian

“All the guests know is when to be ready to be picked up for the flight, which will leave the Los Angeles area early next week,” the outlet quoted a source last week.

“The destination is being kept strictly under wraps for privacy reasons, but that isn't stopping everyone from speculating.”

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