KATE UPTON has said, far from being hurt or angry at those who have spoken negatively about her body, she is actually grateful for their comments – and what their detraction has given her. The model shared her thoughts on body confidence for a Facebook Live discussion with three other stars of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, for which she is the cover girl.
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Kate Upton: Everyday Supermodel
“I got my first cover when I was 19,” Upton said, People reports. “After my first cover, critics were discussing whether I was fat or not. I had this huge moment in my career and they were tearing it apart. I have to thank the people who did that because it really made me sit back and find out who I was and what meant something to me, and how I thought about my body. At 19, I wasn’t thinking about that. I sat there answering all these questions I had about my body because I really didn’t know.”
Upton’s sense of humour and effervescent personality have buoyed her career alongside her looks, and now – aged 24 – she said she has made her peace with the trolls and haters.What Kate Upton Learned From Negative Comments
What Kate Upton Learned From Negative Comments
“If you don’t have haters, then you’re probably not successful,” she laughed, reasoning: “They lashed out on me because they felt insecure about themselves. I realise that the confidence that I had in my body was actually meant to inspire women to love themselves for all their different flaws.”