Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian announced the news by tweeting a picture of cover.Vogue

Kim Kardashian has proved that perseverance pays off after bagging her first Vogue cover.

The reality star covers the April issue of the fashion bible with fiancé rapper Kanye West.

In the image, the 33-year-old dons a strapless wedding dress as the Yeezus hitmaker snuggles into her neck and puts his arms around her waist.

Her look is completed with smokey eyes and her hair in a chignon. Her Lorraine Schwartz-designed 15-carat diamond engagement ring takes centrestage.

"Kim & Kanye Their fashionable life and surreal times. #worlds mosttalkedaboutcouple," the cover reads.

She shared a picture of the cover, captured by renowned celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, on Twitter, telling her 20.3 million followers:.

West, who is will marry the Keeping up with the Kardashians star this summer, expressed his gratitude by simply tweeting "Thank you" with a link to the cover on the Vogue website.

The mother-of-one's quest to win over Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was no secret.

In October 2013, West insisted that the mother of his daughter North West deserved a cover because she was one of the most influential women in the world.

"There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue," West told Ryan Seacrest. "She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday."

And while some critics may claim that Wintour buckled under pressure, she says the decision was based on the duo's rising status as a power couple.

"The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn't true," she wrote in her editor's letter.

"There's barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven't been able to master, and for good reason."

She added: "Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world's spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that."