Kate Upton on criticism of her body: ‘I’m in a good place in my career, so it’s all right’

Kate Upton

These are photos of Kate Upton a few days ago in Las Vegas to promote her second consecutive Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit edition cover. I’m not crazy about this purple dress at all because this type of neckline isn’t terribly flattering on big-busts (and I speak from personal experience), and horizontal stripes aren’t flattering on anybody. Let alone a model that people seem to have it out for in terms of not being good enough. Over and over again, people have screamed out for models who don’t look like coat hangers, and now there’s been a ridiculous backlash towards this lovely, 20-year-old model for daring to have some flesh on her bones.

Indeed, Kate has already defended herself against pro-ana criticisms and insists that she loves her “healthy curves.” Personally, I think it’s pretty great that she’s quickly grown so successful in the past year while still being able to eat solid foods. But the criticism is back again this year with Kate’s new parka-boobs magazine cover, and she’s managing to gracefully dodge such questions. Also, her fellow SI models (including my favorite, Chrissy Teigen) are defending Kate — which means that the stories that they mean-girled her last year are either inaccurate or they’ve wised up and realized that Kate is here to stay for awhile — in a refreshing twist. Here are the details:

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated treated Kate Upton like a dumb blonde: The top model only learned she landed on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue when the news leaked online Friday. “I immediately called SI, and they were like, ‘Don’t tweet anything!’” she told us at the issue’s official launch party Tuesday at Crimson. Upton’s on the cover for the second year in a row, and has bizarrely been bashed by some for her curvy body. “Everyone has the right to their own opinion,” she told us. “I am in a good place in my career, so it’s all right.”

While Upton brushed off criticism, her fellow bikini babes came to her defense. “Everyone is hyper-critical of women, and it’s got to stop,” Alyssa Miller said. “We should be embracing all body types.” Chrissy Teigen added, “I don’t think people realize we read everything.” While Upton was top dog, Katherine Webb — the SI babe and Miss Alabama who became famous as Brent Musburger’s obsession — turned almost as many heads. She was seen posing for pics with pageant-queen guests Alison Cronin and Brenna Mader.

[From Page Six]

Kate is still so very young, and it must be at least somewhat difficult to be in the public eye while certain people keep loudly insisting that you’re too fat to be a swimsuit model. Yet she manages to project a good-natured attitude about all of the nonsense, and she’s absolutely correct in that her career is on fire and that none of the criticism really even matters. In fact, she’s generating quite the conversation on body image, so I think we can count Kate as a modelling success on more notes than one.

In related boobery, Kate has announced that she is completely single. So I guess she’s no longer dating Justin Verlander, right? His loss.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton

Kate Upton

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  1. 2000 says:

    It`s not that she is fat. She has a very odd shape for a swimsuit model plus she looks cheap and trashy. I think she is beyond overrated and she should enjoy where she is at her career right not because it won`t last long BUT this girl is definitely not fat. Some toning wouldn`t hurt her body though…

    • Anmelt says:

      ITA. I mean, I would put her in the same category as that girl that was just slain by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius who was an FHM model and in fact I think she was much prettier. I do think curvy can mean Vogue cover but she just does not look classy or elegant, for example Monica Belucci in her young days. She does seem very sweet though and by all accounts has a good personality.

    • Jules says:

      For any young girl reading comments such as these, I hope you will realize that some of us have been so damaged by the judgements of mentally-sick others that our perspective as to what a beautiful body is has become completely warped. We accept some standard that has been thrust upon us by cruel people who don’t come close to meeting that standard themselves. Hopefully there is a still a glimmer of recognition within you that this is a healthy, normal beautiful body, the owner of which is being rewarded handsomely. Not only that, it is so unusually beautiful, it is highly unlikely that 98% of women can look like this. If there is some part of you that is asking yourself in disbelief–my god is this girl really fat–the answer is NO she is not. You know this. You absolutely know this is true. She doesn’t need anyone’s approval for being herself either. People pay a tremendous amount of money to see her in a swimsuit. Why exactly should she be concerned when sick people criticize her? What hope does anyone else have- should we all just die? Every insult thrown at her says a lot more about the mental state of the person insulting her than it does her. They are furious that anyone not “perfect” is receiving attention and they feel they gain some measure of power by criticizing her. Guess what, if someone requires you to be 100% perfect before being called beautiful, then no beautiful people exist on the planet. To all of you who feel the need to nitpick someone’s else’s body (for example, the slope of Kate Upton’s waist), please practice some acceptance and compassion for yourself. Then maybe you can have some for the rest of the human race. Otherwise you are going to have a long, very sad life and no one is going to want to be around you. You do not make yourself better by knocking others down a peg. You make me sad for you.

    • zeldafitzgerald says:


      the saucer of milk is outside your door

    • Tiffany says:

      2000, if her shape was “odd” in a swimsuit, she wouldn’t be landing the biggest swimsuit gig two years in a row.

      The fact is, she looks amazing in a swimsuit. Her body is a unique shape, and that is part of why people are responding. Her face is so beautiful (I mean, look at the bottom picture above!).

    • Kelly says:

      I do not think she has an odd body shape. A bikini model must have good boobs and a great butt – which she totally has! But: I agree that Kate is trashy and really plain in the face. Nothing special at all. Therefore she should be more grateful or we will see her never ever again on a cover.

  2. brin says:

    I like her, she is refreshing! Glad the other SI models are sticking up for her, too.

  3. Sarah says:

    Sorry for the cliché, but she’s laughing all the way to the bank. Go Kate.

  4. mel says:

    Kate is great but, honestly, she wouldn’t hurt herself if she works her mid section a bit more with proper exercises. I still like her, she’s refreshing and seems fun.

  5. NerdMomma says:

    I am so very very confused. Are people saying that she’s FAT? She is very, very thin. For a swimsuit model, she’s thin. So a lot of that didn’t even make sense to me.

    Girl is beautiful, outrageous body, amazing boobs. I am as jealous as anyone, but I’m not going to say anything mean.

    • mel says:

      People are bothered because her midsection doesn’t look thin enough for them. The truth is, she has a weird, unusual stomach, like, she is shapeless but has big breast. She could definitely do some ab work for it, but I don’t know is she cares enough.

      • Erinn says:

        I think some of that is a posture issue… I know I have a habit of sticking my mid section out; especially when I’m doing photography… I think for me it’s a weird balance thing. But now I’m actually making an effort to avoid it.

        I don’t find that she has a refined look. I think her body is pretty awesome really- that’s not the reason I’m not loving the girl. There’s something about her that unfortunately just seems tacky.

        She has GORGEOUS eyes though.

      • mel says:

        I agree that there is something tacky. I just think that her body is insane but as soon as you put her in clothes she loses all that magic she has like, even if you put her on a Carolina Herrera dress, her breast will come out, her bum will stick out too, she cannot win with a body like that. And she doesn’t have classy features so she looks like a bimbo.

        I don’t know. I think the hate is unwarranted. She looks like any other Victoria’s Secret model out there, perhaps, her breast are bigger.

      • Jenny says:

        I don’t think ab work would help. She isn’t very toned, but not bad. I think her hip bones are very high or something which gives her an odd shape in the midsection. For the same reason, to me, she actually looks much sexier with clothes on.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        I am built A LOT like her and used to go crazy trying to achieve a tapered waist, and it was impossible. When you have narrow hips, it’s difficult to achieve an hourglass figure and impossible to change your bone structure. Her stomach is flat and she looks healthy. I wish people would stop saying she looks fat or thick in the middle.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        She has a really enviable figure IMO.

        Off-topic but crunches alone don’t do shit for your stomach. Cardio and diet is what gives you abs.

      • Amelia says:

        When I started doing interval training combined with running, that’s when my abs started to pop out nicely.
        They’d probably be more toned if I could be bothered to eat a protein heavy diet, but I love my muesli and bagels too much!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yes, Amelia (and hello, incidentally :) )

        People don’t realize that we all have abs, but most of us (except for the lucky ones) carry extra weight in our midsection. The key to “uncovering” our abs is to lose the layer of fat that hides them.

        So first you have to lose the weight, then you can start with the crunches for sculpting.

        Or you could be like Kate Upton here-she doesn’t have ripped abs but still looks really great imo.

      • Tiffany says:

        “she doesn’t have classy features so she looks like a bimbo”

        60 years ago before my grandparents got married, my grandfather was told that “A real lady would never have breasts that big”. My grandmother is the most wonderful person I know.

        Are we STILL judging women’s character by their body shape? REALLY??

    • Rachel says:

      She’s not fat, but she’s not thin either. She’s just fortunate to have thin arms and legs, which gives her the illusion that she’s more slender than she is. Plus, her large breasts make her midsection look smaller.

      I was friends with a girl who had the same body type except she had rather small breasts. If she wore the right clothes (basically anything that camouflaged her torso), she looked really good and perfectly slender.

      From her and from Kate Upton I’ve essentially learned that one should focus on the arms and legs. If they look good, you’re practically golden. The person who really proves my point, though, is Kaley Cuoco. She has a tiny midsection but larger arms and legs and even though her stomach is toned and almost impossibly slim, because her arms and legs are rather large, her body has the overall impression of being a bit chubby even though she’s far from it.

  6. LadyMTL says:

    I’m curious as to whether or not most of the people who are dumping on her are fellow women – sadly, I think they are. Most of the men that I know absolutely adore this girl (and her body) and don’t give half a sh*t that she’s supposedly bigger than a swimsuit model should be.

  7. Rhea says:

    I love the picture where she’s holding M&M’s version of her parka-boobs magazine cover. And I still think of her as refreshing and nice. Go Kate!

  8. andrea says:

    Has anyone noticed how much weight she’s lost since the SI shoot? So it’s not like she’s above the criticism, especially now that she’s lost what looks like a good 10 lb. Maybe she’ll also be listening then to people suggesting she head to the gym instead of just dropping the weight like so many of the other girls do.

  9. Tessa says:

    There’s always a shadow over her lip that makes it look like she has a mustache. It distracts my eye.

  10. shewolf says:

    Girls with boobs are always going to be called trashy when they get them out. I’d chalk that one up to all the giant fake frankentits that roam this planet.

    I don’t get a trashy vibe off this girl at all. She has one of those bodies you can’t stop looking at.

    • MJ says:

      It’s true. I remember being called a slut at 13 because I had C cups by then, and it continued through high school, even thuogh I only ever wore jeans and t-shirts. I didn’t have a boyfriend or have sex until I was 19, not that it would have mattered if I did.

      I agree she doesn’t have an hourglass shape and she’s not my favourite model, but it is refreshing to see a different body type in the media, even if it’s only a slight difference. It raises discussion and reminds people that not everyone has that Victoria’s Secret body shape.

  11. virginia5 says:

    I’m sorry but for a model, kate’s face is boring, and I find it funny that in the photoshoot when she is wearing the white bathing suit they gave her a waist.

    and yeah she maybe laughing all the way to the bank, but she is only known for her boobs, which is sad.

  12. Nicolette says:

    I think she looks very pretty. Much better than the photo from her shoot that was in the paper yesterday, where she’s got nothing on but a scarf covering up her money makers. It was such a skank look, and as successful as she is does she really need to go that route all the time?

  13. Abby says:

    I really hate reading reading criticism about this girl. Yes, her career of choice opens her up to it, but good God. Don’t woman have enough body issues? She’s most men’s wet dream. Blonde, boobalicious, sporty, and fun. She’s adorable. She seems sweet. And she’s what – 20 years old? She’s one of the only models who really seems like someone’s daughter to me.

  14. Micki says:

    I think she has a great body and look well in clothes and withouth them. The supet-thin models look awfully unsexy when undressed. I only see elbows, knees and ankles pointing in different directions. And the collarbones give me an uppercut.

  15. MonicaQ says:

    Good lord, someone has the gall to look even semi-normal and they’re hideously fat and should be locked away never to model again. Please.

  16. serena says:

    She is really lovely, everything of her give me the ‘old Hollywood’ vibe.

    Then again she’s no fat, she is a slim girl with curves on the right parts.

  17. Michella says:

    Kate is beautiful. People will pick her apart, dissect her, magnify her faults. This doesn’t just apply to Kate- it happens to all women of beauty. Many people take comfort in the small ‘victories’ they feel when tearing apart those who are genetically blessed.

    But her beauty isn’t related to you, so it really shouldn’t bother you. Its not a competition. Her beauty has nothing to do with you.

    I am sure people will respond “Its got nothing to do with me, she has terrible [INSERT BODY PART] and she’s [NEGATIVE WORD] but as a whole if you can’t see she has very many lovely features, and that no one is perfect, then you are delusional.

    • Lolly says:

      Well said Michella. To my knowlegde Kate has never said she has the best body ever & all women should aspire to look like her. She’s not a diva so why does she bring out such rage in people? The usual excuse is that as she’s a model she should expect to have her body picked apart but that’s not fair. Besides I think some people go too far. This is the same thing women complain about men doing holding them to impossible body standards. Aren’t you doing same to Kate? Hypocrisy is never cool

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      Very well said.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      YES, Michella. Everything you stated.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Applause for everything you said.

      Girl has amazing eyes and the sweetest smile.

      • nicegirl says:

        I am a 38 year old woman, with imperfections galore;many more than simply physical! When(IMHO)stunningly physically beautiful Kate Upton accepts her body in the face of such criticism, IT HELPS ME TO ACCEPT MY OWN.True Story. I also appreciate that she must have some real inner beauty and strength to keep a positive spin on such obvious BULLYING, which just happened to Melissa McCarthy for her physicality as well! No one is immune, if Kate is not good enough, who is? I only note this because of y’all’s (again,IMHO) BS “tacky” mentions of this young lady – wtf, girls? Aren’t we all in the same gang here? PLEASE, outline what exactly you find so tacky about this lady – (I can see it if we’re talking about COURTNEY STODDEN, yo), but what is so tacky about Ms. Upton? smells like JEALOUSY to me, ladies. not a good look on any of us.

  18. Dawn says:

    She is a very pretty girl and her body type is what we should be celebrating for our young women. We are supposed to have curves and she has curves so good for her. More than likely she really is a size 2 or 4 even with those boobs! It wasn’t until Twiggy came along that designers wanted women to look like adolescent boys with no boobs or no hips. It is time to shed that look after 50 some years.

  19. Miss Kiki says:

    Kate isn’t fat by any stretch of the imagination, my only issue is that people keep describing her body as ‘curvy’, when she is certainly not. Kate has a very a boxy mid-section, there is nothing wrong with that shape but it is NOT curvy.

    I’m looking at her eyes for the first time and they are amazing.

  20. kitkerenina says:

    Got the cover of SI twice. She knows she’s hot, and she knows curves are in. She wouldn’t be working otherwise. To try to put a drama on it, like “my curves are so controversial.” B*** please.

    No, the choir and Gloria Allred aren’t going to extend your blip on an already over extended radar.

    • Arabprincess says:

      She doesn’t have a Butt. Her butt is flat. Other models have curvier bodies bc they have HOURGLASS shapes. I’m sorry but big boobs do not mean curvy. Most men I know love hourglass shapes– small defined waists and round hips. Kate has very boxy shape and narrow hips. Fat doesn’t mean curvy. And FYI this girl is very thin with big boobs, but she isn’t curvy

      • nicegirl says:

        I am sooo glad I have never met any of the men you know, arabprincess! Again, my 38 year old WHOMPIN ASS gets as much play as I can handle!

        Go Kate!

        So bummed the rest of y’all have not heard about NOH8, but I will keep wishing your hearts catch up with your judgement

  21. ycnan says:

    Bedhead you nailed my thoughts on this too. We have been crying out for a model who isn’t unrealistically thin, then we get one and everyone calls her fat? It really speaks to how screwed up our own body images are. I remember 20 yrs ago thinking I needed to loose weight in High School. When I look back at pics I was 5.7 and 125-130 lbs. Crazy!

  22. LBNYC says:

    More importantly, there’s just something so blah about her — absolutely no charisma and there’s nothing “sexy” about her at all, even though she’s stacked. She just comes across as extremely vapid with the same bland facial expressions all the time.


  23. bopit says:

    AGHHHHH. Why is this even a THING?! I don’t get why her body is such a big deal? She is on the cover of SI, not any one of the other 3.5 billion women in the world. She is obviously smoking hot. People need to give this girl a break.

    • Becky1 says:

      Yeah, I agree. Frankly, I think it’s sad that people are scrutinizing her body like this. This sort of thread really illustrates how many women have body image issues. Very, very few women (or men) have “perfect” bodies. Most people’s definition of perfect varies, anyway…it’s not an objective thing. I think she has a great figure but I also think Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Aniston (women who obviously have very different body builds) have great figures, too.

  24. HouseofBeatrix says:

    Minus not having a waist (which looks so weird, it’s now become cute and funny to me) she has the body for swimsuit and lingerie. She’ll be a great commercial model, but I don’t think she is couture.

    There are REAL, PLUS SIZE models out there that have curves all over (the “good” and “bad” kind), like Mariesther Venegas, who can pull off couture but will never get the opportunities Upton is getting.

  25. Jayna says:

    Men aren’t ripping on her body or being overly critical. Just sayin’ . . .

  26. A. says:

    She’s cute. Her critics are just catty, shallow idiots who are obsessed with her and think they’re ”fashion experts”. Boring.

  27. Starlight says:

    The reason she was selected because she looks like a girl who eats normally and still looks sexy. Her face is pleasantly pretty. But of course, I would rather prefer Bar Rafaeli.

  28. fd says:

    I think she’s great. Her body is to die for and she’s adorable.

  29. Skesis says:

    Uh, a model telling me that we should embrace all body types is a bit too much. Honestly, though, I’d rather look like Emma Stone than Kate Upton. Kate looks like a showgirl.

  30. A Fan says:

    She looks great – she’s young, with big, bouncy, NATURAL young boobs, and a soft, feminine look (which needs no toning). While her shape is not hourglass, it is still very feminine and beautiful.

    I find her much more feminine and attractive than the other toned-up, muscled-up, bony, sinewy VS girls with rock-hard tits…and I would guess many men feel the same.

    It is that natural difference between the sexes that makes each other attracted. Think about it – if men were (through mainstream media) slowly made/shamed into being softer and less muscly, would women like it? Would they be attracted to it? Why is it that the reverse has happened and it’s desirable?

  31. Madriani's Girl says:

    God, people need to stop saying she is fat. She is so not but she isn’t toned, either. As always, my problem with her is her breasts. She needs to start wearing a bra because they are drooping already. heavy breasts do that and it isn’t because of body weight, it’s because of boob weight. But fat? Please! If my daughter had self image issues, I’d point towards Kate as a role model rather than a model who starves herself and looks it. Then again, I don’t want my daughter picking a swimsuit/runway model as a role model. I want her to look up to women who DO something and who are educated.

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    I really like the dress, and the color.

  33. lrm says:

    omg-her body is amazing.
    i don’t even think her mid section needs anything-she is not built like that.
    i am so tired of women with men’s bodies….even if they are not rail thin or adolescent, then they are buff and rock hard. it’s gross to me. though i understand some women are very physical and athletic and have that body type, same way some women have a curvy marilyn monroe type body and don’t particularly enjoy weight lifting….

    i think our vision has become extremely skewed-even when we shun the crazy hollywood extremes, as a society we are def. a bit off in what we are thinking is optimal, IMO.
    wow. i cannot believe people think she needs to work her midsection. Her body is incredible, to me…and i am a size 6 , have been for over 2 decades and very slender….i still would not in a million years think she looks out of shape. i like when you cannot see a woman’s muscle outline [not flabby or untoned/unhealthy, but just full bodies but fit....]muscle definition in women kind of grosses me out, when it is hardcore….it’s just so angular [again unless it is someone's body type of lifestyle calling].

  34. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I still think she looks really good. That said, I don’t wanna hear it about body acceptance from a model and someone earlier in the thread mentioned that SI thinks it’s being revolutionary with a ‘new’ look when really all they’ve done is feature another blonde/blue-eyed with even bigger boobs– not that she should turn down work for political reasons. Again, she’s great-looking as she is.

  35. Ginger says:

    I think this woman is drop dead gorgeous and by all accounts as consummate professional. I’d hire her in a hot second if I could afford it. I see room for all body types and ages in modeling so I really don’t understand the rampant criticism. I think part of it is jealousy and mostly hypocrisy. You can’t complain that models are too thin and then slam a curvier girl like Kate.

  36. Heather M says:

    I am sure that someone else mentioned this already, but the DM has an article discussing the EXTREME measures that her trainer took for the shoot. Like, um, eating solid food only 2 weeks in one month and working out twice a day, etc. INSANE measures…

    Yet, she is still considered chubby by model standards?! Goodness gracious. A lovely girl, and there would be zero issue if she were a Playmate, but we are all just used to seeing Giselle types as “magazine/runway” models.

    I say, yay for SI for changing the stereotype! I also noticed that a lot of their models appear to be quite busty and naturally busty-?! I wonder if this is going to become the trend…

    Now let’s banish airbrushing!!! That would be AMAZING. :)

  37. Havik says:

    I know I’m a bit late to the party, but I thought I’d add my two cents.
    I should preface this by saying I quite like Kate Upton. She’s got a very pretty face and seems to be improving as a model. Her body is fabulous and I’m glad she’s achieving some level of success.
    What I don’t like, however, is people acting like Kate is REEALL WIMMENZ and other models are not.
    Naturally slim girls DO exist, I’m not one of them, but there was a girl I knew in school who, height issue aside, could easily have been a model. Rumors of eating disorders followed her all through school, and even for a time I believed them until I got to know her. All the women in her family have that body type, more or less, and they consume food like normal people.
    I’m happy, though, that the modeling industry is accepting another body type, it’s good progress.
    Ideally, women of all (presumably healthy) body types would find success like Kate does. We shouldn’t have to put down one body type to praise another!

    • Heather M says:

      Well said, and I agree. I think there is something beautiful about many body types, and we should not put down one in favor of another. I think what annoys me the most is when we get bombarded by unrealistic images of women, which just makes us all feel badly about ourselves!

      I have a pretty ideal body and work really hard at it, but I see myself in crap lighting and am not airbrushed, so I wish at least we could get rid of the airbrushing (like some other countries) so that I could feel better about myself and so that young girls would not believe that models are as perfect as they appear (thus damaging their body image).

      Kate is tall and not “average,” but we are just used to seeing skinny/tall on mag covers. I would love to see shorter models, etc., …if that happened, perhaps people wouldn’t be criticizing one in favor of another…?

      Like if Kate was an actress and was being advertised as one, I think people would not be so harsh b/c actresses (RELATIVELY speaking) come in a few more sizes and shapes than models…

      Just a thought…

      Okay, done rambling. :)

  38. Molly says:

    She’s obviously more attractive than the vast majority of the population, but in the model/hollywood world, she doesn’t strike me as anything special. I just.. I can’t with her tummy.

    And for what it’s worth, not all men love her. My fiance basically shrieked when he saw her legs in the MB superbowl ad– just thin and knobby and untoned. He disliked that way more than her stomach. She’s got big tits, I get it. Moving along…

  39. Joanna says:

    okay, so many people are insulting her, saying she’s not special. well, evidently, lots of women want to look like her. how many fake blonds are there? like one out of every four is a bottle blond. so evidently, blond hair is desirable. and most women wear pushup/padded bras. so obviously, lots of women want to have big boobs. so maybe that’s why she’s so popular for ads/magazines? b/c most women want to be a hot blond with big boobs. and obvs, many men find bigboobed blonds attractive. and before you dispute that, think about how many of you dye your hair blond and/or wear a padded bra? so evidently you think those characteristics are desirable. so why are you so shocked other people agree? and most men say they like the girl next door look, right? i would say kate upton embodies that idea. so if you’re hating on her, imo, it’s straight up jealousy.

    i say go, kate. go on with your bad self.

  40. cruiz2 says:

    Why is everyone picking on this poor girl? She looks fantastic – natural, healthy & pretty! Geez, all the men are loving her and for good reason. Really, go away anorexic, skinny females.

    • Sachi says:

      Praising one body type while body-shaming another. Good job!

      Why can’t you praise Kate Upton without putting down other women?

      Women come in all shapes and sizes. Skinny doesn’t mean an eating disorder.

      Kate Upton’s body is not revolutionary. She has a good body and pretty face, but she’s not exactly an inspiration. She’s just another extreme of the fashion industry. Now that her big breasts are making news, she’s being hailed as a role model and representative of “real women” when she’s just another unrealistic beauty standard for women to try and live up to, and thin women who don’t have big breasts and round thighs are being labeled as “adolescent boys” and “anorexic” because they don’t have Kate Upton’s body, the same way Kate is being called fat by some people.

      It’s all just one vicious cycle.

      Why don’t we just say our bodies are like DNA, they vary from one person to another, and there’s nothing wrong with it?

  41. Mandy says:

    I don’t understand why some people have such a hate on for this girl. She’s cute and harmless. We need more girls like this in the public eye. Much better than looking at unhealthy stick figures.

  42. Annie says:

    The main difference between Kate and other models isn’t that she is fatter and eats more, sorry to burst all your bubbles. Her body has the same measurements and bodyfat% as the average model. It’s that she has a rounder face…if she had the same identical body, but harsher, more angular, more androgynous facial features, you would all be moaning about how she needs to eat a sandwich, stat, which is garbage, you can’t cure an angular face by eating more!

    • minime says:


      doesn’t matter how many times this is stated, people don’t get it. The same ones that defend her beauty because of her size, are the ones who are actually calling her fat (or fatter than the normal models) when she is not.

      • Annie says:

        Ehhh, it’s SO annoying, isn’t it? So much of weight and fatness is not reality, just perception. I’m a bisexual woman, and when I dress more androgynous, NOBODY ever mentions my weight, but when I dress more femme I suddenly get a lot of comments like “are you sure you’re eating enough?” even when I’ve actually GAINED weight. I can only presume because in the first instance it is assumed my slimmer than average frame is unintentional, in the second case it is assumed it’s something I’m actively striving for. In reality, my body is similar to Kate Upton’s but with smaller boobs but my face is verry different (I get compared to Keira Knightly and Agness Deyn)

        Kate is not fat, unless you also want to define half the women you lot all moan about as being “too skinny” as also being fat.

  43. minime says:

    Celebitchy is really trying to shove her “down out throats” isn’t it?

    These arguments are getting old. She is not fat, she is super skinny, as any of the other models, only that she has XXXL bobbies. Not special, not interesting, and she looks cheap. I guess a lot of people is not going to change their opinion just because they are bullied with the “you’re calling her fat”, when it was stated by a million people that she is only fat up there in her bobbies. No, it’s not refreshing some cheap chick, ultra skinny, with disproportional bobbies. Refreshing, curvy and pretty is Sophie Vergara and so on.

  44. Bodytypes says:

    She has a cute face. And a large chest.

    Her waist is broad. It does not appear to be 25 inches which is very small. How some of you can believe that her waist is that small is beyond me. When clearly she has a wide mid-section. That is clear as day. Perhaps some of you have never seen a 25 inch waist in person and don’t know any better.

    Having said that, I give her credit for embracing her shape. And making the most of it. She represents a very common body type in North America.

  45. Adrien says:

    She has sex appeal. Her boobs are magical. Part of her appeal is that she is non competitive unlike most underwear models who launch some crazy organic diet and intensive exercise program just to stay in shape. She’s a natural.

  46. anonymous fan says:

    I don’t have a problem with this Kate Upton personally.I just hate the way cb fawns over her like she is a fantastic role model just because she is 10 pounds heavier than other models.If you were lucky enough to be born with good genes that make you millions.Fine.Good for you.But why does this blog act like she is such a hero because she has high self esteem and likes herself as a busty blonde with huge breasts.Oh Kate,how do you manage it all? (insert eye roll)

  47. Caroline says:

    I just don’t understand her appeal.
    There are so many girls like her everywhere, and with all that money she earns, she won’t even go to the gym to work on her tummy; and she’s getting praised for said lack of work ethnic…

    • jil says:

      Seriously, that’s so judgy. I know nothing about Kate Upton, but she (or her agent) must be doing something right. And what do you know about her work ethic anyway? And why does her not having a flat stomach equate with having no work ethic.

      And somewhere, someone is judging you on your poor literacy or poor typing skills or poor proof-reading skills. Is that fair based on this one post?

    • Joanna says:

      why would you go to the gym to change the body that’s making money as is? if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it