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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
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dream528
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 8:45 PM
1 mom liked this

I don't get the modeling industry...

I think the most beautiful women are ones with healthy curves. Those who clearly take care of themselves - their weight, their skin, etc. Those are the women I want my daughter to look up to.  And I'm glad to see the subtle cracking of the modeling industry in this regard.  Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes.

Kate Upton looks great. How anyone could call her 'lazy' or 'lardy' is beyond me. 

Threes.Company
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

She looks very healthy.

You do not need to be anorexic to be beautiful.  It took me a long time to grasp this.  Now that I am an adult and I have taken up fitness training as a hobby, I am very happy with my body.  I'd rather be muscular and fit than bony and overly thin.

norahsmommy
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM
She looks like a very healthy youn lady. She is not boney and not fat. She is just right. I think she is right where she should be , weight wise.


Quoting Alyson121:


Quoting LaDonna_d:

I LOVE seeing a healthy looking model. You SHOULD NOT be able to see the outline of your bones (like most models), period!

Exactly!  I like seeing  healthy models too.


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alc4evermom
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:32 PM

A lazy lardy look?  She's not fat---I don't get it. 

alc4evermom
by Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:38 PM


Quoting Threes.Company:

She looks very healthy.

You do not need to be anorexic to be beautiful.  It took me a long time to grasp this.  Now that I am an adult and I have taken up fitness training as a hobby, I am very happy with my body.  I'd rather be muscular and fit than bony and overly thin.

Wow my boyfriend and I were just talking about this last night!!  I have taken up fitness training as well, and that's what I'm going to school for.   that skinny look that I wanted when I was younger no longer appeals to me at all, and it's so hard for me to see girls at the gym at school that have the same issues I had when I was younger.  but that's why I want to become a professional motivator lol  

mommythree0508
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 11:38 PM


Quoting Amberleigh81:

Wow! She's gorgeous!
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LindaClement
by Gold Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Look at that thigh definition!!

BabyTeki
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I think she looks great and I know DH thinks so too
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Basherte
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Yeah. 

The wealthy were not healthy because they were overweight. But the poor were unhealthy because they weren't getting enough. Kinda strange don't ya think? I do. The ones that could afford stuff over indulged. 

Had they not been so worried about how they "appeared" to the lower class, more people would have been healthier. Including themselves. 

But, I digress. I hope you have a wonderful evening. It's around 1:30am here so I'm going to bed. NIght all


Quoting Alyson121:

Figures it was about money initially - want to cut cost and just fit everyone into one clothing size so they didn't have to pay more.

And yeah, i was familiar with the more "rounded" and "fuller" a person was that it meant they had wealth since they could afford things like milk, butter, meat, etc.

Quoting Basherte:

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?




Heatherahh
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:41 AM
Beautiful
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