Kate Upton has a supermodel’s dream career: she won the cover of the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover two years in a row, she has covered numerous high fashion magazines in the span of a year, and she’s managed to front high fashion brands such as Sam Edelman.
However, do the rest of the SI models hate her because of her success? US Weekly claims that the SI models are jealous of Kate’s success and don’t think she deserves it – and they think she’s a b**ch. A source tells US Weekly, “The SI models hate her. They are jealous, but Kate's also been a bitch to them."
The source also added that it’s not just the other models, but also Kate’s behavior. They explain that at a party thrown after the SI cover release, Kate wasn’t ‘friendly’ towards any of the other models, nor did she really interact with any of them.
For what it’s worth, there are many models who’ve spoken out about Kate’s success; however, there are also other models that remained noticeably silent about Kate’s success, such as SI model Irina Shayk. Many assumed that Shayk would get the cover this year before it was announced that Kate got it two years in a row. If that's the case, it's just jealousy and nothing more to it.