Model Kate Upton has become known throughout the world, mostly thanks to her appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine's Swimsuit Issue. Kate has admitted that the swimsuit has always been a vital wardrobe piece for her and has stated that she is happy for people to look at her body and see it as an example to follow.
Upton explained, “When I lived in Florida, the swimsuit was the key wardrobe piece. I lived 10 minutes from the beach, but I never sat there and said, 'I want to be every man's fantasy.' It wasn't a big deal to be in a bathing suit. Now, whenever girls come up to me saying they're happy to see I am confident about my body, it makes me feel good that I am contributing in a way among people my age, people who could be my friends.”
She added, “I am excited to be in a place where I can be a good example... I think it's important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable. Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I'm happy if I can have an influence. I'm sure every girl can relate. You go shopping and you're not the same size in every brand - some look good on you and others don't.”
There is no denying that 20 year old Kate Upton is a positive example for other curvy girls to follow and, although it is considered by many that Kate does not particularly conform to what is considered industry standards, she admits that she would never change the shape that she has.