Kate Upton has become one of the country’s biggest supermodels in a very short amount of time, and she owes it all to Sports Illustrated.
In a new interview with the Thread, Kate explains the grueling shoot for her second Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover, explaining, “When I went to Antarctica, it was a pretty crazy shoot because usually it’s like bikini, warm weather. It was about fifteen to twenty degrees, and with the wind chill it made it feel like 1 degree. No other fashion magazine has ever been there or shot there so no one knew what to expect.”
She also discusses her curves, explaining that she prefers string bikinis because of the support they give – “I think finding clothes is a challenge because of my body…..and you just need to aware of that and find something that works on curvy women. I prefer string bikinis, just seems like it fits better. I think going a little bit smaller is better because it offers you more support.”
Kate’s body has been endlessly discussed the past few days, especially with the amount of backlash she’s been getting for her curves. However, it’s clear that Kate is setting a great example for young girls, and her curves should be celebrated, not picked on.