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Kim Kardashian is back in Marilyn Monroe mode in animal-print bikini: ‘Such an icon’





Kim Kardashian was back in the Marilyn Monroe mindset for a new photoshoot posted to her Instagram Wednesday.

While the reality star, 43, didn’t specify if the mostly black-and-white pics — which were styled by Soki Mak and lensed by Michael Bailey Gates — were for a specific magazine or brand partnership, she set tongues wagging in a tiny animal-print bikini and Marilyn-worthy platinum ‘do.

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Kim Kardashian modeled an animal-print bikini and matching eye mask in a black-and-white photoshoot she shared on Instagram Wednesday. Kim Kardashian/Instagram
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She showed off her curves and drew Marilyn Monroe comparisons. Kim Kardashian/Instagram
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Kim’s hair was styled in a short, shoulder-length platinum blond style. Kim Kardashian/Instagram
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It’s unclear exactly what the photoshoot was for. Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Clad in a spotted bandeau-style top, cheeky briefs and matching eye mask by iconic leather brand Zana Bayne, the mom of four showed off her famous curves for the camera.

Her hair was styled by Chris Appleton in a perfectly blown-out short crop reminiscent of Monroe’s, and Kardashian took the look even further with skinny eyebrows, thanks to makeup artist Kali Kennedy.

Friends and fans immediately clocked the connection to the iconic blonde, with model Winnie Harlow commenting, “So.. you’re telling me this isn’t Marilyn Monroe? 😍.”

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Fans praised the Skims founder’s sultry snaps. Kim Kardashian/Instagram
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Many compared the photoshoot to one Monroe did on the set of her film “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Corbis via Getty Images
Marilyn Monroe and a tiger
The blond bombshell rolled around with a stuffed tiger toy in 1957. Getty Images

“Monroe Style elegance & sexy,” one person commented, while another declared her “such an icon.”

One popular comment declared that the shoot was giving “a Marilyn Monroe tigers 1960s era vibe,” referring to a photoshoot the late actress did while on set the set of the 1957 film “The Prince and the Showgirl” with a stuffed tiger toy.

It’s no surprise that the Skkn by Kim founder might be channeling Marilyn; who could forget her 2022 Met Gala dress plucked from the “Some Like It Hot” star’s closet?

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Kim memorably connected herself to Marilyn Monroe forever when she wore the icon’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress to the 2022 Met Gala. Getty Images
Kim Kardashian with Marilyn Monroe's dress
She came under fire for wearing Monroe’s exact gown on the carpet — and embarking on a “strict” diet and exercise regimen to fit into the historic garment. @ripleysbelieveitornot/ Instagram

She swapped the controversial red carPet look — which she paired with a white fur jacket and bleached hair — for a replica upon entering the event, later changing into a second iconic look of Monroe’s post-ball.

Months after the Met, she even slipped back into Marilyn mode for a Dolce & Gabbana campaign, platinum waves and all.

It would appear gentlemen aren’t the only ones who prefer blondes.