Kim KardashianKim Kardashian may have graced the cover of Vogue and attended the Met Gala in Lanvin, but she wasn't always a style icon. In fact, it wasn't that long ago that Kim looked like something out of an '80s video. She posted some pics of herself from a long-ago photoshoot for "Flashback Friday" -- taken before she was world famous -- and woah! Can't you just see her crawling over a car hood, gyrating to the sounds of some hair metal band?

In the pictures, Kim has long, straight, burnt-copper hair, lighter eyebrows, frosted lips, a chunky necklace -- and a thigh-high spiked leather boots. But the crowning bad-taste glory is that cut-out bathing suit. Is it a one piece? A two piece? A two-and-a-half piece? Reportedly, the photos were taken in 2009. She had just started to gain fame on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but was apparently still downmarket enough to pose for "calendar stuff," as she reportedly wrote in a blog from the time period.

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Say what you will about the trashy look -- Kim's body looks fantastic. Too bad she didn't turn around now so we could see if she has the same planet-sized ass she sports today.

Wow, it's a long way from that to Vogue, isn't it? I'd have to say she wins the "Most Improved" award.

Do you like this look?

 

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