Kate Upton is not the stereotypical skinny, anorexic model.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kate Upton won Model of the Year.
Professional models often push themselves to unhealthy limits for their art, forming their bodies into makeup-covered skeletal husks shambling down the runway. The stereotype of the skinny, anorexic model prevails for a reason. I remember showing up for a modeling photo shoot where everyone first met at a Chinese buffet. All the photographers chowed down but all the models huddled together and refused to eat anything.
Kate Upton is not the stereotypical model. In fact, in the past she’s been critically criticized as being “too fat” to be a model. In middle school Kate Upton’s breasts were even dismissed as “too small.” Well, honey badgers and Kate Upton don’t care, she’s eating that meaty sandwich while the other models starve.
Photographer James Weber explains that Kate Upton looks so good naked the lingerie photos don’t have to be edited:
“I haven’t retouched any of these. I just converted them to black and white. So this is all Kate.”
You would think some photographers almost seem to want their models to be so thin they look like skinny boys. Back in the day, the famous model was Marilyn Monroe. Her figure had some bounce and yet no one complained. This is probably why Kate Upton’s Marilyn Monroe photo shoot made so much sense.
But Kate Upton yearns to be more than just a swimsuit model. Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz both starred in The Other Woman, and Kate Upton’s opinions on the modeling industry are pretty harsh:
“I’m not a toy, I’m a human. I’m not here to be used. I am a grown woman, and you need to figure your [expletive] out. People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It’s actually funny. I’m always like, I’m about to pull something on you, and you’re so focused on thinking I’m dumb you’re not even going to know.”
Kate Upton is mostly known for her body but she wants to go beyond expectations. So far official photo shoots have not completely pictured Kate Upton nude, and it seems she’s unlikely to accept any offers to do so.
Do you think more models should be like Kate Upton or do you prefer the stereotypical skinny look?
[Kate Upton Image via James Weber Studio]