Did Kim Kardashian's wish to pose for Playboy again just get one step closer to coming true?

Kim endured a lot of scrutiny for gaining weight while pregnant with North West, and now she appears interested in showing all the haters a thing or two.

In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that Kim taped while she was still pregnant, Kim said, "As soon as I pop this thing out, I want to do Playboy or some nude shoot."

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Then, in last Sunday's episode of the show, Kim — who appeared on the cover of Playboy back in 2007 — tells sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian that she's ready to appear in all her glory one more time, post-motherhood.

"I just wanna come out to the world, like, naked and be, like, [raising both middle fingers] 'I look so hot. I'm back. You all called me a whale, Shamu, a cow...,'" Kim tells her sisters. 

"When I came back from the hospital, the first thing I did was go look at my [you-know-what] in the mirror," Kim continued. "It looks better-looking than before." Good to know.

And apparently, the world might soon get the chance to see for itself.

On October 29, Hugh Hefner tweeted his first response to Kim's comments: "@KimKardashian is looking to make it back onto the cover of Playboy, very exciting." Hugh quickly deleted the comment.

Interesting. So does this mean Kim will appear in the magazine in the near future? Or do you think she'll chicken out? And we also wonder why Hugh deleted his tweet.

It's safe to say that getting Kim to pose for the magazine would be a goldmine for Hugh, so we can imagine why he finds it "exciting."

But do you think she should pose naked? Or is this a bad move for a new mom to do?

Source: E! Online