Kim Kardashian really is a changed woman.
And this is very bad news for horny young men around the globe.
Just over two years ago, Kardashian crossed the 27 million follower mark on Instagram and celebrated with a seductive photograph of herself in bed.
“27 mil!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I love you all!!!!!” Kim captioned the very sexy snapshot in February of 2015.
When her follower count subsequently climbed to 42 million, Kardashian dropped a MASSIVE cleavage selfie on fans in recognization of the achievement.
When she hit 45 million not long afterward?
You guessed it: more cleavage!
But that was before Kim was a mother of two.
It was before she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris this past October and forced to truly re-evaluate nearly every aspect of her life.
Kardashian has understandably become far more guarded since this incident and, by extension, far more clothed.
Earlier this week, she accomplished a true Instagram feat, becoming just the sixth person to reach 100 million followers.
However, she didn’t strip down in celebration. She didn’t show off her boobs. She chose to show off her family instead.
“I CAN’T BELIEVE I’VE REACHED 100 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM, THANKS TO YOU GUYS!!!” she wrote as a caption to the above family portrait on her official website.
“TO CELEBRATE, I WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK BACK AT MY MOST-LIKED POSTS. I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS SO MUCH, MORE THAN YOU KNOW,” Kim added.
On Instagram itself, meanwhile, Kardashian not only didn’t reward followers with a new naked selfie.
She didn’t even feature a new picture of herself!
She went with the following image of daughter North West and wrote as another caption:
“She has no clue what 100 million followers means but she’s excited cause i’m excited lol thanks for the follows and the love.”
This brand new Kim Kardashian is probably good for the reality star’s mental health.
But is it good for her future as an actual reality star? Can a buttoned-up, responsible, conservative, more private Kim Kardashian remain a legitimate A-Lister?
No. Not if the failing ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians are any indication.
After the aforementioned robbery in Paris, Kim stepped fully away from the spotlight.
She didn’t share anything at all on social media and she didn’t go out in public.
Following several weeks of being on a self-imposed lockdown, however, Kim re-emerged little by little, posting various pictures of her husband and children at home.
“It was time for Kim to get back on social media and back to work,” an insider told Entertainment Weekly in January, explaining:
“That is a huge part of her career. She has obligations to support her family and has an entire team working for her. It was time to get back to normal.”
Well, not normal.
Normal would have previously meant a Kim Kardashian nude spread in honor of this social media milestone.
The new Kim Kardashian normal is a portrait of her loved ones.
We’re sorry, fellas. But you had to know this day was coming sooner or later, robbery or no robbery.
As for where Kardashian stands in the grand scheme of Instagram, she still has a ways to go before she can threaten Selena Gomez as the most popular user.
That singer is the most followed person on the platform by far, with approximately 120 million fans.
She is followed by: Ariana Grande at 105 million; Taylor Swift at 102 million; Beyonce and Cristiano Ronaldo, both at 101 million; and then Kim.
Kardashian is a solid 20 million followers ahead of the next person in her family, however, although we could actually see Kylie Jenner catching up someday.
She has her own reality show coming out and she remains very open to taking nearly everything off on a weekly basis.
That’s a tough combination. It’s one Kim can’t really compete with these days.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on both Instagram accounts to see if Kylie can someday usurp her sibling. Stay tuned!