Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, at least according to Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes “MJ” Javid.

The reality star caught our eye last month when she channelled her inner Kardashian and recreated Kim’s revealing swimsuit selfie. You know, this one.

In her photo, MJ posed exactly the way Kim did and wore an identical white swimsuit with matching exposed sideboob and all. So why did MJ snap the racy pic?

“I just think it’s another opportunity to celebrate a real figure, self-confidence at any size, any shape,” she told E! News. “It was a spoof. I’m a huge fan of Kim.”

Click here to see the photo of Mercedes posing as Kim Kardashian!

We love the message that MJ is sending to her fans about positive body image and the fact that she’s clearly able to have fun with her own sexy photo.

“I thought it was hot,” Javid joked. “I’m still waiting for my commission.”

MJ’s show, Shahs of Sunset, returned for Season 3 last night on Bravo and according to the reality star, we’re in for some surprises this season.

“We’re all in really big transitions in our lives,” MJ said. “There’s so much change that’s occurred in us from last season to this season.”

Source: E! News