Kate Upton: ‘It was kind of inconvenient to be pretty, growing up’

Kate Upton

Kate Upton covers the September issue of Elle UK. September issues are usually major fashion issues, and this cover is disappointing and boring. Kate’s wearing a Prada coat and a black turtleneck that covers her assets. I know Kate wants to go high fashion, but she’s graced multiple SI: Swim covers. Why is Elle UK hiding Kate’s most prominent asset?

These interview excerpts are interesting. Kate claims to be a farmgirl, yet she’s from Florida. There are farms in Florida. I checked. They’re not the corn and wheat and cow farms that we’re accustomed to in flyover country, but they have farmers in Florida. More important than the farm discussion is Kate’s declaration that beauty is really inconvenient. Huh:

Beauty is a hindrance: “Living on a farm, beauty doesn’t get you anywhere. Because I was pretty didn’t mean I could convince my sister to do my chores. It was kind of inconvenient to be pretty, growing up.”

The rise of the curves: “When I first started modelling, I was a normal catalogue model. Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits. It’s a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, ‘Yessss!’”

The inevitable fallout: “And then people say: “Oh, wow, you’re healthy.’ And you’re like, ‘Wait — what? I’ve been begging for this body my whole life!’”

[From Elle UK]

Sigh. I am a major Upton fangirl, and even I wonder what prompted these answers. She sounds vacuous. Any discussion of context would involve a lame excuse.

Upton’s words echo those of Jessica Biel, who told Allure in 2009, “[My beauty] really is a problem. I have to be blunt. I just want an opportunity.” Biel was complaining about her lack of auditions for acting gigs. A case could (possibly) be made for Biel wanting to play “serious” roles and abandon her crippling beauty to do so. Upton is a model by trade. She scores covers and campaigns because she’s gorgeous. Her playful personality is a plus, but there’s no way she’d get hired if she wasn’t pretty.

Kate Upton

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  1. hutter says:

    And if you hadn’t been pretty, you would have been able to convince your sister to do your chores, Kate?

    • Chameleon says:

      She just wants to emphasize that she is beautiful. Paying compliments to herself…
      Praeteritum.
      She can’t openly say she is beautiful as it would sound trashy. So she pretends to complain about the many disadvantages of her unbelievably grand beauté.
      *yawn*

      And yes, she is pretty. But hardly insanely beautiful.

      • FLORC says:

        Yup. It sounds like she took the question as a way to talk about her looks.

        I do not get the fangirling about Upton. Cute personality, sure. Pretty face and nice rack. Past that I think many jumped on her bandwagon because she was “plus size” and “curvy”. That’s just good marketing and doesn’t make her any less vacuous than other models.

        P.S.
        Saw a repeat episode of Tosh. She was the 18 y/o model playing Knife or Banana.

      • Camille (The Original) says:

        I don’t get the fangirling about this person either.

    • lucy says:

      People resent people they consider to be beautiful!

      I do understand her point that beauty is not an asset when it comes to doing chores, the chores still need doing and don’t care if you are beautiful or not.

      People assume that beauty (like wealth) is an automatic advantage, an easy in, a shortcut, or whatever. It isn’t popular to set the record straight that beauty is not the advantage people assume it to be.

      Beauty can and does get in the way when others can’t see past it and they use it as an excuse to limit or take down the person they consider to be beautiful, so beauty can be a burden.

      Beauty can attract, intimidate, repel. It is subjective, and can be irrelevant. It can certainly be inconvenient when it brings unwanted attention.

      There is also a tendency for people to assume those who are beautiful are dumb. This is another prejudice against beauty, and as many smart beauties. There are as many dumb plain looking people as there are beauties, people tend to notice the beauties and take their personal resentments out on them as an easy target. Beauty can be distracting.

      It is as wrong to take one’s insecurities out on someone else as it is to provide advantages to someone based on their looks.

      Being a welder or an author with physical beauty is not inherently advantageous to the welding or writing professions. But, being a model or tv presenter with physical beauty is more relevant to those particular superficial professions because outward appearance is elemental to those professions.

  2. Amanda says:

    Wow. And I thought it was inconvenient being awkward and homely growing up. Who knew she had it so tough.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Seriously. I felt like patting her on the head and saying that being homely with bad teeth and frizzy hair wasn’t any easier for me. Poor, poor girl. And I normally like her a lot.

    • Greenieweenie says:

      I think she’s just saying it wasn’t an asset that accomplished anything for her as a child. That’s fair.

      • Kristen says:

        That’s how I took it, as well.

        Beauty (or wealth, or fame, or any number of things) comes with its own set of problems. It isn’t that those who are beautiful necessarily have MORE problems than those who are considered less attractive. They just have DIFFERENT problems. **shrugs shoulders**

    • Wren says:

      Growing up is difficult no matter what you look like. Everyone feels awkward. It’s nice to be pretty as an adult and an adult woman who bemoans her beauty is full of crap, but as a pretty child you get a lot of unwanted and sometimes frightening attention from men that you’re not yet equipped to deal with. THAT is definitely “inconvenient”. I’d choose the word “scary” personally.

      • bluevelvet says:

        This is so true. I had to do many adult chores living with a single mother, and I can tell you, I panicked each time I had to go grocery shopping at 14 and 15 years of age. I was absolutely unprepared and terrified of the sexual attention I received from older men. To this day, the thought of it disgusts me. And I never completely recovered from my panic in public places.

      • lucy says:

        @bluevelvet, aaagghh, you’re not alone in this. It was also horrifying to receive unwanted attention from my single mother’s dates! (And her not protecting me from it). It was also very off-putting to be told by well-meaning relatives how pretty I am while growing up and being praised for it. We live in such a superficial shallow judgmental society that even my own family doesn’t show interest in WHO I am, my ACCOMPLISHMENTS, or that I was an overachieving honor student and now have a masters degree. It is so contemptable to receive those condescending pats on the head (or creepy leering smiles) for being pretty. And otherwise being ignored.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      There’s ups and downs to almost every situation. If you’re homely or plain, you go unnoticed, possibly even looked down on or teased. But if you’re pretty, you have alot of people (mostly women) looking for reasons to hate you – especially in your teens dealing with mean girls at school. I get it. I don’t see this one as a humble brag. I don’t see any valid commonality between what Upton said v. what Alba said. Alba was trying to blame her lack of good roles on her self-stated beauty rather than the possibility that she’s not a good actress. Upton made a very general statement that beauty can be a hinderence. She wasn’t specific and she didn’t say it’s a complete hinderence. She just said it was kind of inconvenient. I can’t hate on her for that. Some people are drawn to attractive people. Some people hate them. It’s true.

    • Anne tommy says:

      Well said Amanda and Lady MTL. My heart bleeds for her – not. And Biel is in denial to suggest that it’s her beauty that is holding her back from getting great parts. It’s that she’s not a great actress. Plenty of othe gorgeous actresses get good parts or at least have recently, Charlize, Rachael Weitz, JLaw, Kate Winslett spring to mind to name just a few.

  3. Mzizkrizten says:

    I cringed at your first paragraph. How very NOT feminist lol.

  4. Willa says:

    How would her beauty be inconvenient on a farm? Wouldn’t it be better to say it’s not useful on a farm?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yes, I’m wondering if maybe she doesn’t understand the word “inconvenient,” and thinks it means “not useful.”

    • Kiddo says:

      I think what she meant is that it offered no benefits or greater entitlement, such as what is given in Hollywood for appearance assets.

      That may be true in re her sister, but studies show good looking people are treated better, in general. So I’m not buying that it didn’t help altogether.

      I think they are asking, and she is talking about her looks, because that is basically what has driven her to fame and what she has going on. She cant really talk about craft, because she’s not really a good actor.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I don’t know what studies you speak of and I’m sure in certain situations, yes, definitely, pretty people get a break, but those are situations where a man or babies and kids are involved, ie a pretty woman walking downtown drops all her briefcase and a man stops to help her whereas if she were homely, he might not help. Or, babies are known to respond positively to faces that better match the golden ratio whereas they may have no reaction – neutrality, or even cry when a homely/ugly person gets in their face. But everybody knows that pretty women get hated on by alot of women who may not even be ugly, but for whatever reason feel threatened by women they themselves deem better looking than them. Another example: A pretty woman goes on a job interview – if the interviewer is male, she may get further because he’s attracted to her. If it’s a female interviewer, especially if it’s a homely female, she may place higher standards on the interviewee to “prove” herself more than she would a fellow homely female applicant. We’d like to think we’re above this archaic behavior, but many people are not and don’t even realize their acting on emotion or the instinctive behaviors that come with the threat of competition or superiority. There are also girls and women who are homely or plain who have been mean-girled by prettier girls/women and so they have a bias and put up a defense. I have seen women do this to other women – hurt them or shut them out first before they get hurt or shut out. It happens. Her using the farm was just a bad example.

      • Kiddo says:

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2061405/It-pays-pretty-Professor-s-20-year-study-reveals-good-looking-employees-paid-better-perks.html

        I apologize for that link, but you can do searches on your own to find different studies that indicate advantages of attractiveness.

  5. Maria says:

    You are not curvy, Kate.

    Busty, absolutely, but no waist and my wall has more of a curvature than her ass (NOTE: there is absolutely nothing wrong with her body type for the record) .

    Her delusions of grandeur and society’s blatant elevation of basic white women is annoying.

    *drops mic*

  6. Lilacflowers says:

    Sure, Kate, imagine how much more convenient life would have been for you growing up if you had to have surgery and wear a brace for scoliosis or had acute acne or any of the many other things humans endure. You still probably wouldn’t have been able to convince your sister to do your chores for you.

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Sorry I can’t type a very articulate comment as I rolled my eyes so hard they stuck in the back of my head.

  8. PHD Gossip says:

    keep in mind that Kate – looking as gorgeous as she does – can’t score a decent boyfriend. Who remembers Maksim (WTF?) and PDiddy (WTF squared).
    Why? Cuz she is a vacuous royal pain.

  9. Just me says:

    I’m rude but she sounds very stupid here the archetype of the blonde actress

  10. PunkyMomma says:

    I’m playing my little violin for you, Kate.

  11. Jules says:

    So in other words, women should be able to manipulate people because they are pretty, and it’s inconvenient when you can’t use your looks that way? Well, how 1914 of her.

  12. Illyra says:

    Yeah, she probably just misunderstood what the word “inconvenient” means.

  13. Eleonor says:

    She is a bikini model, she is not supposed to answer like a neuroscientist.

    • kri says:

      LMAO. Nope, no worry about her answering “like a neuroscientist” here. Hilarious. Her height is the only reason she got to be a model at all. She is so basic she should be on the curriculum for kindergartners along with learning colors and letters.

  14. mystified says:

    Well, I commend her for being honest about being pretty growing up. I’m glad she didn’t claim the usual celebrity blather about being ugly/unpopular/freakish growing up. A refreshing change from Lady Gaga’s not too believable memories.

  15. jane says:

    We all sometimes make the mistake of assuming celebrities might be smart or “deep.” Most haven’t the equivalent of a high school education.

  16. Observer says:

    I will never understand American beauty standards. In my country she would be very average, face and body but my friend from America said you could put a blond wig on a horse and it would be the most beautiful girl in the world.

    • Jen says:

      “my friend from America said you could put a blond wig on a horse and it would be the most beautiful girl in the world”

      your friend is pretty stupid. There are different beauty standards everywhere in the world.

    • Kiddo says:

      One word: Boobs. The face is secondary.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      What an obnoxious comment. Where are you from, gorgeous?

      • Kiddo says:

        Meh, I thought it was a joke. Is my perception off? I think Upton is pretty, but not earth-shatteringly so. She has the girl next door look, with large breasts. Isn’t that what her appeal is? Not that she is other-worldly pretty? But that she could be your neighbor but is busty?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It was an incredibly obnoxious comment. The American standard of beauty encompasses a myriad of different body types, races, and ethnicities.

        In my opinion the most beautiful woman in the world in Angelina Jolie, an American.

      • Kiddo says:

        Yeah@TheOriginalKitten, but there is no denying that the American archetype of sex symbol is the blonde bombshell, girl next door. We have seen this played over and over.

        Angelina Jolie is incredibly beautiful and breaks that mold. Her career was not propelled by being the standard sex symbol, although clearly she is sexy.

        Look back to Marilyn Monroe and farm-girl appeal, Anna Nicole Smith. Pam whatsherface, etc.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        TOK, I ALWAYS agree with you (except when it comes to Chris Pratt 😜). But the American standard of beauty is almost always white, in my opinion. A certain look is preferred over others. For example, I had a subscription to Allure magazine for 2 years. They are supposed to feature women considered beautiful. Never once did a woman of a different race appear on the cover. Generally, I believe that white women are perceived as more beautiful, especially when they have blond hair. Observer’s comment may have been obnoxious, but I think what their friend meant was that blond women are almost automatically considered beautiful, even when they’re really just average looking. Just my humble opinion.

      • Kiddo says:

        @AlmondJoy, totally agree, and sadly so.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I didn’t think it was a joke. She said that Kate Upton is just average for her country, in other words, they’re all so much lovelier than Kate. And we think anyone with blonde hair is beautiful. Including a horse. Because we don’t have anyone here that’s actually beautiful, like she does in her perfect country. Lol. Sorry, I find that to be really obnoxious, conceited and rude.

        Just because someone is blonde and girl next door doesn’t mean they aren’t beautiful, or that they look like a horse.

        I guess I don’t like it when people make sweeping generalizations about another country. It’s bound to offend, and is rarely accurate or intelligent.

        ETA: Almond Joy, I think you have an excellent point, but you are giving this poster way too much credit.

      • An says:

        @AlmondJoy

        Agree so much. I recently went to Ethiopia and Morocco and the women there were SOOOOO beautiful, it was incredible. I don’t think Angelina is the MOST beautiful woman in the world, but to each their own.

      • Kiddo says:

        @GoodNamesAllTaken, It’s just not hitting my outrage button. I don’t think the OP was saying that in the US, the women are average, but as AlmondJoy said above, that the blonde bombshell is passed off as an ideal, the blonde/white being a large part of that determinant. I don’t think it necessarily meant that Upton wasn’t pretty. Just that she wasn’t extraordinary. Shrug.

        The American image of beauty: Media representations of hair color for four decades
        http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00289999
        The Rise of the Blonde Playmate
        http://evoandproud.blogspot.com/2008/06/rise-of-blonde-playmate.html

      • AlmondJoy says:

        GoodNames and Kiddo, thanks so much. I didn’t want my comment to seem offensive and I was trying to word it properly.

        An, Morrocan and Ethiopian women are shockingly beautiful! Their beauty is rarely celebrated. Have you ever seen Liya Kebede? She’s been a supermodel for years and she’s from Somalia. Many people have never even heard of her, though. I think she’s one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen.

      • Kiddo says:

        @AlmondJoy, never heard of her before, but wow, stunning:

        http://max-pix.com/data/media/4708/_3.jpg

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’m with Goodnames on this one.

        You mention Marilyn Monroe and yes, I think that was the case 40 years ago but times have changed.

        The American beauty standard is not the blonde-haired blue-eyed girl-next-door anymore and it hasn’t been for quite some time.
        Hell, Rihanna’s looks are more universally-praised and admired than Taylor Swift’s.

        If the point is that Upton isn’t extraordinary, well I think most of the comments on this board would agree with that statement. In fact, every time there’s an Upton thread, there’s a huge amount of comments stating how basic she is. If you want to question why she’s popular then, well maybe it’s her glorious boobs and BTW, brunettes and WoC can have big boobs too so..eh.

        I think maybe the American Standard of Beauty is big boobs, I’m not so sure about the blonde hair part of it.

        Just my opinion.

        *shrugs*

      • K says:

        I have! She’s gorgeous! One of my faves along with Jas Tookes and Alex Wek. But beauty in women around the world isn’t really praised in media unless it’s American or European so that’s no surprise.

      • Jen2 says:

        Agree with Almond Joy. The other thing is why are “America’s Sweethearts” always white and mostly blonde. I have never seen an non-Caucasian called America’s Sweetheart and there are many women of color who are just as beautiful and just as talented and just as NICE.

        What amuses me is that most of the beautiful “blondes” in show business are in reality, born with dark hair (even some African-Americans who have become bottle blondes). So, the whole, blondes have more fun has been used as the epitome of American beauty for years. Please, nothing against blondes and those that want to be, but the truth is, it has been elevated to the hair color that depicts beauty for many years, artificial as it may be in some cases.

        And Upton is attractive with a buxom, boxy (nothing wrong with it) figure and flat rear. If she is comfortable in her body, that is all that counts.

      • Kiddo says:

        The study was up until 2000, and there was an increase in the blond-ness represented as sexually desirable FROM the 60′s, O’Kitt, not a downward trend. There may be changes in diversity moving since that time, but there is no denying that it has been a modern phenomenon, as opposed to something that happened in the past, 50-60 years ago.

      • MaiGirl says:

        Also agree with Almond Joy. Not saying that there isn’t some diversity, but the gold standard of beauty in America is still a young, blonde, white woman with big boobs. When anyone says “All-American Beauty”, that’s pretty much what people picture.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      All-American implies a blond, corn-fed type of average American, it is a stereotype but that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate all types of beauty. I have never been partial to blondes myself and tend to favor brunettes. I also love beautiful skin whatever the tone. I consider Halle Berry to be one of America’s great beauties but to each their own. Upton does nothing for me, she’s pretty and I have nothing against her, but I don’t find her interesting or particularly memorable.

  17. Mrs. Darcy says:

    They couldn’t get a better anecdote than that, really? I imagine she had to deal with a lot of creepy Florida rednecks (um yeah I was born in Fl.) growing up but I guess that is less savoury than an innocent farmgirl story? Why not ask her something interesting, like why she chose to work with Uncle Terry, what that was like, etc. Vanilla vanilla.

  18. TG says:

    And just as I was coming around to liking her and now this. What the heck is she talking about when people call her healthy and she goes “wait – what?” Is she referring to healthy as meaning fat? I basically can’t understand anything she is saying in this seemingly simple interview. It also sounded like she had no curves until she purchased a set of boobs but not sure about that. What I do know is what someone said above and that is she has no curves just big boobs. Same goes for Jessica Simpson.

  19. AuroraO says:

    I’ve spent 20 years in Florida in a rural community and there are pretty women everywhere. They seem to be doing just fine.

  20. Cora says:

    “You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body”.

    Wow, did she seriously say that? I guess I must be the ugliest woman in the world then. Mother nature didn’t bless me with “curves”. Thanks for the body-shaming Kate.

  21. Tig says:

    The Elle cover and this interview are both pretty lame. I am surprised she didn’t mention dealing with unwanted attention as she hit adolescence and her breasts began to develop. That I can see being a nightmare for a young girl.

    As far as her looks go-she’s cute but certainly not stunning/unique. Why she lands covers over than to showcase her breasts is lost on me.

    • swack says:

      I can tell you having large breasts as an adolescent is not easy to live with. My youngest had at least DD’s by 5th grade (she looked like a high schooler). She eventually had breast reduction during her college days. When she did she said she should let all the guys who wanted to see her breasts when they they were DD’s (or larger) see them right after surgery with the incisions and stitches.

  22. videli says:

    What would Blerta/Tina Fey say? ‘Don’t speak, if you speak they’ll know you’re simple, and they’ll drawn you in the river.’

  23. GeeMoney says:

    “It was kind of inconvenient to be pretty, growing up.”

    Being black was an inconvenience, too. Just saying. *hee hee hee*

  24. MinnFinn says:

    Pam Anderson, Sofia Vergara, Christina Hendricks, Kendra Wilkinson, Jenny McCarthy, Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, Jessica Simpson, Tiffany A-T, Salma Hayek, Stephanie Seymour etc. All of these women have no talent and they only became celebs because of their bodacious ta-ta’s. Without the implants, they were pretty faces going nowhere fast.

  25. Bshg says:

    I recently watched The Other Girl and have a few comments on Kate Upton: she’s naturally charming and can boast about a her long, lean legs, a great smile and an impressive bust. Apart from that, I think she must consider herself very, VERY lucky for making it in the modelling world, not because she’s undeserving of it, but because she’s neither the usual skinny-emaciated type, nor does she have remarkably unique facial features (I know I sound a bit analytical, but this is not meant to be offensive). I am pretty sure she’s still good-looking even without make-up, but my point is: there are many girls who are just as beautiful as her, no big deal. OK, she looks good in pictures, but If I was her, I wouldn’t try to make beauty my main strength: she sounds vapid and self-important. There are girls everywhere in the world struggling with REAL problems, which these days is even more apparent than usual. I’m talking about war, violence, rape, famine, disease, and whatnot. I’d rather hear her talking about how forgettable her so-called “inconveniences” while growing up are in comparison to those.

  26. Nosy says:

    I’m a mostly former model, I’m way old now and way fat! (In model land-since I’m nosy I’ll tell u, fat for a model is me, like size 8-10 I’m 5″11 almost 40 with a 3 yr old) I’m lucky to do the random local commercial and get some extra $$. Anyways here are my takes on her, she’s not the brightest bulb. But! The not so brightest models I’ve known have always been successful b/c they don’t overthink everything! She’s soooo young! So she’s not thinking about her every word being out there. Also, all models go through the awkward phase. We are too tall or something for our bodies and look strange, everyone does the eye roll, but it seems to happen to every single girl. And kids are mean. I can still remember everything I was made fun of for and it hurt. Also, her boobs are not normal in high fashion! Size negative zero with no noobs is. So she really has broke the mold I think. I think in an era of pretty much no name models she is a true supermodel. She reminds me of my fav era-the eighties! Where he had these amazon gorgeous women gracing covers of mags, not stick celebs or the random Gisele (gag) and she reminds me of Cindy. But I do not think she is very polished but she’s a baby! I think she will slip up and say kind of idiotic things like this but she’ll land on her feet. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders and my God, she’s been a huge success to much chagrin to many fashion’ elite! I mean, do you guys remember that awful quote someone said abt her from Victoria’s Secret? They said they won’t be hiring her bc basically she had a face any woman could walk in off the streets and go buy! Awful. But that stuff happens everyday, to a models’ face! You are told you are fat, your nose is too big, I was too fat for the entire country of Japan! (Weighing in at a whopping 115 at 5″11 at 18yrs old!), your collarbone is ugly, lips are uneven, the list goes on. So, good for her, good for her landing covers, and I’ll forgive her immaturity, for now! Sorry so long I just couldn’t stop! :)

  27. Melissa says:

    It wasn’t inconvenient to the heiress to the Whirlpool fortune though was it Kate?

  28. Naddie says:

    You don’t hear Marion Cotillard, Amanda Seyfried, Natalie Portman complaining about their beauty. Why? Because they don’t make a big deal about it, they rather show some talent before. Now women I’ve heard bitching about beauty: Evangeline Lilly, Jessica Biel, and this one. Now, go figure.

  29. word says:

    Are we really supposed to feel sorry for someone who has been pretty their whole life and now makes millions off of their looks? Really? Yeah, she must have had it so hard, being a pretty blonde caucasian girl in high school. Try being the only non-white kid in your school…not so easy.

  30. Nicolette says:

    Right Kate, keep telling yourself that.

  31. Hanna says:

    It is weird but being a blonde and buxom model is rare today. Most swimsuit and lingerie models are gaunt and gangly like Alessandra Ambrosio. The VS lineup looks like a crew of super villains with razor sharp elbows and cheekbones. This is not the era of Tyra and Heidi. So even if Kate Upton is a throw back and nothing new, her success diversifies standards of beauty.

  32. Mrs McCubbins says:

    I dont find her exceptional as far as looks go. Beauty is subjective. My husband thinks Salma Hayak is beautiful. I think she’s homely.

  33. Lady says:

    I dont mind Kate but I don’t love her either. She’s harmless and I don’t think anyone should read into what she says too much, I don’t think she’s trying to share anything earth shattering or important with the world and I find that refreshing.

    It’s ridiculous to say she is average looking though. She’s not average by any standard, I’d have to walk around outside for hours before I could find someone as beautiful as her. Is she average in terms of hollywood beauty? Yep, but not outside hollywood.

  34. T says:

    Biel’s comment made me laugh hysterically. I don’t think Angelina Jolie’s incredible beauty has hindered her career at all. Most industry people take her pretty seriously and she is damn near flawless.

  35. Reece says:

    BS! It was awesome growing up pretty! I never had to pay for anything. She just didn’t know how to work it. ;)

  36. Snap Happy says:

    Her poor sister. She just made sure the world knew she was the pretty one.

  37. Jenny12 says:

    Ai ay vi…. well, no one is hiring her for her brains. Just pat her back, give her a cookie and tell her to smile for the camera.

  38. First of all says:

    When you’re hollywood pretty in an everyday world, guys get creepy. I had a beautiful coworker and just going to lunch men were always leering.

  39. anne says:

    What I would love to know is why oh why did Bobbi Brown just pick her as their new representative???? Isn’t that against their whole brand image (that I love)? Hoping this isn’t true, makes no sense to me at all…I mean not totally idiotic like a company picky wretched GOOPY or something but…? Know nothing really about Kate so am NOT comparing her to Gwyneth – I can promise you she is not THAT bad but not really fair to judge her at all from what I know or even these quotes. But the Bobbi Brown deal? Huh? At least Katie Holmes had the smarts and courage to get away from Tom for her child (among other accomplishments so okay…but Kate Upton? Guess trying to change target audience but like Bobbi’s working Mom easy philosophy and Bobbi herself so just stymied over this one. Is it just rumor? As for the pretty thing, pros and cons IMO, and to yap about it or flaunt it is not cool. No need to hide it or not to pretty up now and then, but I am so sickened by emphasis on it these days I often play it way down myself.

  40. LilyT says:

    On one hand I get it.. Sometimes being pretty can be a slight hinderance.. I.e talking to someone (usually a man) for more than five minutes and having him comment “oh, and you’re smart too!” (Like he’s shocked).
    So ok, sometimes it takes more effort to be taken seriously. That’s said, I will admit it has helped me get jobs, get great service at various locations, free stuff, doors opened and drinks bought for me etc…

    To deny that would be to deny that we live in a society where appearance (and age for that matter) is considered a measure of a persons worth.

    However, Upton is in a unique position in that her success is due almost entirely to the fact that she won genetic the lottery and is a conventionally pretty Caucasian woman. For her to then complain about it is rather nauseating and seems disingenuous.

  41. LurkinCrayzee says:

    I cannot imagine anyone other than frat boys and old men fanning for this girl. She is average looking in the face and always saying dumb stuff. Big boobs does not make one curvy either. She is very disproportionate in body and her everyday clothes never seem to fit correctly. I doubt she would be famous if not for being from a very wealthy and connected family. Why does she never talk about that in her interviews? She only talks about how inconvenient it is to be pretty, how terrible it is to have big boobs and how her no ass gets no attention. Seriously, what woman would fan on her?

  42. Nosy says:

    As soon as I posted that I was at the mall face to face w/ the Bobbi Brown counter. I’m
    Sure they thought I was strange bc I stood and stared for a good 20 min. The pics are average at best for a beauty campaign. When u are next to Chanel and Dior, u gotta step it up. So I say, pretty, yes. Supermodel, maybe bc of $$$ she’s made, but she’s no Cindy, Christy, Claudia for sure, and if we are talking current, I think she could be beat by Lily Aldrige or Doutzen any day. Those two are so underrated! OT-overrated-Coco Rocha?!? And Karlie/Taylor Kloss/Swift??? Don’t get those 2. At all.