Kate Upton gave her fans a treat on Thursday when she shared a photo of herself on a beach wearing a white swimsuit under a matching button-down cover-up. The cover-up was buttoned at the waist, which helped show off the curves of Kate’s figure. It was open at the neck, however, giving fans a sliver of a peek at Kate’s décolletage.
In the photo, the model sat on a craggy large rock formation with her bare toes buried in the sand. Her blond hair fell past her shoulders in loose waves that were swept to one side. Her lips were coated in a matte red and her eyes were accentuated with dark shadow, liner, and mascara. The shared snapshot was a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a photoshoot.
In the caption, Kate shared a quote by poet Rupi Kaur about the artificial nature of beauty standards. The 27-year-old stunner has become known for being a body positivity advocate, so the message fit in perfectly with her cause.
The photo attracted over 20,000 likes within the first half-hour after it was posted. In the comments section, fans showered the former Sports Illustrated cover girl with compliments.
“You are gorgeous,” one fan wrote. “Verlander’s a lucky guy.” This comment referenced Kate’s husband, Justin Verlander, a pitcher for the Houston Astros.
Another commenter thanked her for being a positive example for young women when it comes to body confidence.
“YOU ROCK!” they wrote. “I’m a Michigan girl with natural curves and what a role model for young women! Rock it!”
But even though the model was clearly at a beach, one commenter made a quip about the fact that she wasn’t wearing any pants.
“U should get someone to manufacture u some pants now and then or a sponsor,” they wrote.
A lot of the comments were positive, with many emoji used to express admiration for Kate’s beauty.
While the model didn’t tag the publication in her caption or the photo itself, the upload seems to be from Kate’s cover photoshoot for Health that was shot earlier this year. Back in August, Kate posted an unretouched version of the cover image. In that photo, she posed in front of a similar rock formation. In the caption of her previous post, Kate shared a message about natural beauty that echoed her most recent social media share.
“We live in a world where we are constantly surrounded by retouching and filters, and we don’t even realize it – it’s become the new norm, creating unrealistic expectations,” she wrote. “That’s why I loved the idea of doing this shoot unretouched…”