"You have to have a sense of humor every once in a while. So many people think that taking so many selfies is just ridiculous. For me, what's so funny is I love taking pictures and posting them on social media for memories," Kim said. "I genuinely love the glam of life and hair and makeup and all of that, so I love just sharing my life with people—that's who I've been. I live my life on a reality show. But sometimes people take it very seriously, or they think it's ridiculous. I'm kind of letting them know, yes, it is ridiculous, but it's all fun"
For Kim, the allure of documenting her life in online photos is that it serves as a way to preserve her experiences and share them with the world.
"I can look at a photo on social media and see a picture and know exactly where I was by the outfit I had on or who I was with," Kim continued. "I take it more as a fun, emotional scrapbook that I love to look back on."
Kim recently passed an Instagram milestone when she reached a staggering 27 million followers. She'll be able to look back on that page in her emotional scrapbook and see the thong pic she posted to thank her fans.
For more on Kim's love of selfies, check out her interview with ET below.