She has kept a low profile since becoming a mother but it looks like Kim Kardashian is keen to return to the limelight with a bang.

The reality star, who welcomed her daughter North with rapper Kanye West in June, has vowed to pose naked for Playboy again.

"As soon as I pop this thing out, I want to do Playboy or some nude shoot", she said on the reality show.

According to reports, the 32-year-old wants to show off her post-baby body on the cover of Hugh Hefner's raunchy publication in an attempt to wow fans once she sheds her baby weight.

"She's extremely self-conscious about her current body," an insider said. "She says she hates looking this way and won't go out again until she is skinnier. She thinks it will take her at least another month and a half to get to where she wants to be."

The sources added: "When she comes out and gets photographed for the first time, she wants to look hot, hot, and hot."

Kardashian originally posed for the magazine for the first time in 2007 in the wake of her sex tape scandal.

She was not pleased when Playboy published the photos again online in 2010 and later voiced her regrets.

"I'm sorry I did Playboy. I was uncomfortable," she told Harper's Bazaar.

She claimed that her mother Kris Jenner had insisted she pose for the steamy pictures .

"They might never ask you again. Our show isn't on the air yet. No one knows who you are," Kardashian recalled her mother telling her.

She later backtracked in 2011 and told Glamour magazine that posing for Playboy gave a sense of independence.

"I was always by the book, such the straight arrow when it came to pleasing my parents and being a good daughter," Karadashian said.

"I felt like this was one decision that only I could make. And I think it looks great. I'll have those pictures forever."