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Kate Upton: I'm Not Going to Starve to Be Thin

By MindBodyGreen
Promoting a positive body image is something we think is hugely important here at MBG. If you haven't heard about this yet, 20-year-old model, Kate Upton, was recently slammed for her weight by a pro-skinny website. (Yes, this is ridiculous.) Here's what they said about Kate:
Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition – she looks like a squishy brick. Is this what American women are “striving” for now? The lazy, lardy look? Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for? Sorry, but: eww!
Are you serious???

If there's a silver lining here, it's that Kate isn't letting this slide. She tells The Daily Mail:
‘It was hard when I was first in the industry and people were like: “No, you are fat.” 
‘But my body is something that you have to work out and eat healthily for. I’m not doing drugs or not eating. I want to enjoy life and I can’t be enjoying life if I’m not eating and miserable.
'Young models – these agents are horrible to them they treat them so badly. I went to Australia and my agent there said don’t call me if you need anything, just show up on these castings.  Some models don’t say anything [about being sleazed] on but I’m very verbal I always said something.'
We think Kate is gorgeous and we bet you do, too :)

Photo credit: Shutterstock

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Replies (11-20):
CrazedMomof2
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM
I think she looks great!!
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reneawesley
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I think she looks great.
Schleetle
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM
My husband "likes" her. Lol
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ZakkarysMom
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM
1 mom liked this
She is very beautiful. Alot better looking than borderline anorexic models.
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 12, 2012 at 7:43 AM

She's gorgeous!

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 12, 2012 at 7:44 AM

Miranda is beautiful!

Quoting AleaKat:

Pretty
I like Miranda lambert, not a model but she is curvy and beautiful


Basherte
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Originally, it was because they wanted people that fit the size clothing that they made for samples.

The less amount of material used the cheaper it is to make. 


All those pro skinny people seem to forget is that it wasn't always like this. It wasn't always about being skinny. There was a time when heavier women were searched for and wanted over the thin/skinny girls. Because back then being heavier meant that you were wealthy. And influential. Money and power were attractive. There were lots of things that only the rich could afford food wise. So to be heavy meant that you were rich. 

Quoting Alyson121:

I think she looks great.  I wonder what all the fuss is about a model's size?  Where did it  come from?


timon95
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I think she looks great! I can't stand seeing nothing but bones on models, that is just gross!

Hannahsmommy816
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:32 PM

 i think she looks great!

MamaMandee
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Wonderful 

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