Kate Upton's Vogue Cover: Model Wears Bathing Suit, Fights Back "Fat" Comments
It's not always easy being -- as Vogue puts it -- "the hottest supermodel on Earth." Gracing the cover of the preeminent fashion magazine for the first time, Kate Upton, 20, looked gorgeous showing off her famous bod clad in a floral-printed bathing suit, her blonde hair teased up into tousled waves.
In the interview, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model spoke candidly about the struggles of having curves while living in the size-0 supermodel world.
Referring to the online commenters who've called Upton "fat," she told Vogue, "It was hard at first. You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?'"
She continued, “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things."
"I really just live my life," she shared. "I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great. It’s kind of funny to think, 'Oh, wow, the news is talking about whether I’m fat or not.'”
The model explains that by maintaining her down-to-earth personality -- tweeting daily and making funny Keek videos for fans -- she hopes to not to be defined as just a supermodel.
“I didn’t buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn’t know them," she said. "So I think this kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with."
Upton appears on the June issue of Vogue, which hits newsstands on May 21.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kate Upton's Vogue Cover: Model Wears Bathing Suit, Fights Back "Fat" Comments
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTadvertising issue
From Crowd Ignite