Last year, Burnsy wrote about the lovely troll known as “Skinny Gurl” who called Kate Upton a cannibal for eating at Carls Jr. Kate Upton’s a cow, you see. Get it? She’s fat. Kate Upton is fat. The same Kate Upton you see above, that very Kate Upton, is fat. I wonder if “Skinny Gurl” knows “Gag of Thrones.” Anyway, Upton is on next month’s cover of Vogue, and in the issue, she discussed the reaction she received from the Skinny Gurls of the world after appearing in the second most popular Sports Illustrated ever, trailing only this classic.
What makes the Kate Upton era so unlikely is that the things we love about her — those curves! that personality! — defy what the word model has come to mean, at least on the runway: a seemingly endless procession of lanky, expressionless wraiths. That is most certainly not Upton’s profile. (Descriptions of her figure tend to involve euphemisms for a single word: breasts.) And yet Upton’s body has sparked debate. This year’s Sports Illustrated cover set off a fresh round of “Is she fat?” conversations across the Internet. “It was hard at first,” she admits of hearing such rumblings. “You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?’ ” But she’s learned to ignore her critics—and come to regard her healthy body as a point of pride. “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. 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.” (Via)
See more photos, courtesy of Mario Testino, on Vogue’s website.
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