PHOTOS Kim Kardashian appears to be using a body double for new KUWTK episodes

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The existence of a Kim Kardashian body double has been known to fans (and detractors) of the family for months. Now, though, it appears that Kim has decided to put her double in front of cameras for the first time: photographers recently caught what looks like the stand-in posing for Kim during filming for new episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Kim shared the photo above on her Instagram page a couple of days ago; it’s a shot of Kim and fashion photographer Mert Alaş, best known for his work in the duo Mert and Marcus. Because the Kardashians’ lives are documented relentlessly–and not just by the Kardashians themselves–we know that, on the same day, Kim and Mert paid a visit to the Epione Cosmetic Laser Center in Beverly Hills. They were photographed leaving the building together:

NO JUST JARED USAGE Kim Kardashian showing off her Leather Jacket while Epione Cosmetic Laser Center in Beverly Hills Pictured: Kim Kardashian Ref: SPL1248677 170316 Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666

However, as The Superficial first pointed out, there’s no camera crew following the actual Kim Kardashian as she departs. That’s because the cameras were following Kim’s friend Johnathan Cheban and the Kim Kardashian body double as the pair also left Epione on the same day:

Jonathan Cheban is seen in Los Angeles, California. Pictured: Jonathan Cheban Ref: SPL1248573 170316 Picture by: Bauer-Griffin/

In fact, Bauer-Griffin, who took the photo directly above, referenced a Kim Kardashian body double in the photo’s description. And it’s pretty clear that the woman in the photo is not Cheban’s girlfriend: as the Daily Mail points out, Cheban is dating 29-year-old model Anat Popovsky, who couldn’t pass for a Kim Kardashian body double even if her hair were the right color. Here’s a shot of the couple together from Anat’s Instagram feed:

Threes company! Jc bday party vibes?

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Earlier this year, Kris Jenner acknowledged that Kim had a body double try on maternity clothes for her because, in the article’s words, she was “so paranoid” about her pregnancy body.

“She has somebody come over here and put a prosthesis on like a pregnant person,” said Kris, “and she makes them try on all of her clothes because she’s too tired to do it.”    

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(Photo credits: Kim Kardashian body double via / Bauer-Griffin /; hat tip to The Superficial)

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