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'Nude selfies until I die!' Kim Kardashian accepts Webby Award

Published 17/05/2016

Kim Kardashian vowed not to stop stripping off for selfies as she accepted the first-ever Break the Internet gong at the Webby Awards on Monday night (16May16).

Kim Kardashian has vowed never to stop stripping off for selfies.

The 35-year-old reality star picked up the first-ever Break the Internet gong at the Webby Awards in New York on Monday night (16May16). Mother-of-two Kim looked stunning in a black Vivienne Westwood dress as she arrived at Cipriani Wall Street for the ceremony, which has previously been labelled the Oscars of the Internet.

As she took to the stage to accept her award, Kim complied with the organisation's five word acceptance speech limit, choosing to say, "Nude selfies until I die!' to cheers from the audience.

Kim has courted controversy with several seductive snaps she has posted for fans, with one that she shared in back in March (16) showing her completely naked, with just two black censor strips protecting her modesty.

Kim was slammed by many, including Bette Midler, Chloe Grace Moretz and Piers Morgan, for the picture, while others praised her for her confidence in sharing the shot.

Regardless of the nature of the response, Kim's pictures always garner attention from her followers - of which she has over 70 million on Instagram and 45 million on Twitter. She also has a hugely popular mobile game entitled Kim Kardashian's Hollywood.

Kim's gong was given to her "in recognition of her unprecedented success online and the bold and creative ways she has used the Internet, social media, apps and video to connect with a truly global audience", Webby organisers stated.

Kim's husband Kanye West was also honoured at the ceremony, picking up the Artist of the Year award following the release of his new album The Life of Pablo.

Rapper Kanye is famous for his long and rambling acceptance speeches, but he also stuck to the rules as he picked up his gong, choosing "I can't stand short speeches" as his five words.

Other winners included Jessica Alba, who took home the Entrepreneur of the Year award for her work with The Honest Company, as well as Lena Dunham. She accepted the New Founders of the Year award alongside Girls writer Jenni Konner for their Lenny Letter newsletter, and the pair chose "Is Drake in the house?" as their five words.

Late night chat show host Jimmy Fallon had pre-taped his acceptance speech for Best Social Content and Marketing, saying: "Kim, Kourtney, Kylie, Khloe, Kendall".

The main winners at the Webby Awards 2016 are:

Kim Kardashian - Break the Internet award

Kanye West - Artist of the Year

Krysten Ritter - Actress of the Year

The Onion - Lifetime Achievement

Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner - New Founders of the Year

Jessica Alba - Entrepreneur of the Year

#BlackLivesMatter founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza - Social Movement of the Year

Making a Murderer - Film & Video Breakout of the Year Award

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Best Social Content and Marketing

First Lady Michelle Obama – Two Webbys in the Online Film & Video Category

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Best Writing in Social

Funny or Die – Best Individual Short (Comedy)

Tracy Morgan – Best Scripted Branded Entertainment

The Weeknd – Best Music Video

Tyler Oakley – Best Web Personality

Straight Outta Compton – Best Digital Campaign

SNL 40 – Best Events and Live Webcast, Online Film & Video: Variety

Game of Thrones – Best Overall Social Presence

Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Online Film & Video: Viral

Vanity Fair – Online Film & Video: Documentary

Zoolander Returns to the Runway – Three Webbys, including Best Live Experience in Branded Entertainment

The 69th Annual Tony Awards – Best Event in Social

YouTube Music Awards – Best Music Video Channel

House of Cards – FU 2016 – Best Integrated Campaign

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