She told the publication of making it to SI (see video below): “I vividly remember Tyra Banks on the cover and women with curves. I remember thinking that is so cool. But, I still didn’t think I would have — I thought you had to be a professional model and a runway model.”
“It was always really young girls. I don’t want to date myself or sound old but in my 40’s? That’s crazy! I never thought in a million years I would be shooting one myself.”
The 41-year-old also penned a letter to her younger self for the publication.
“It’s easy to say to just ignore the criticism, but another thing you’ll learn is that at some point it will click in your head that it’s not about you anymore,” Kardashian says in her note.
“It’s about family. It’s about helping other people. For years you’ll be putting yourself out there… But you’re going to become a more private person and you’re going to come to realize that the way to get your story out there—the actual narrative, the truth—isn’t by engaging but by doing.”
“But know this. When you get here, to May 2022, you’re not going to be content. You’re still going to be looking for that next ‘it’…And when you find it, you’re going to do it — we’re going to do it —like we always do: to the fullest.”
The other cover models for this year are Ciara, Maye Musk and Yumi Nu. The issue hits newsstands May 19.