Kate Upton Covers Elle UK September 2014: “I Like Myself In General”
The curvy Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stunner explains, “It made me very goal-oriented and focused. I’m not opposed to a hard day’s work for a good outcome.”
"Living on a farm, beauty doesn’t get you anywhere. Because I was pretty didn’t mean I could convince my sister to do my chores. It was kind of inconvenient to be pretty, growing up."
And despite her ever-growing net worth, Upton insists money isn’t important to her. "I feel like I’m rich because I love my family and friends. I love my horse and my dog. I would be fine leaving all of this behind and living on a farm somewhere."
As for body image issues, Kate confesses, "Everybody at some point in their life doesn’t like themselves. It’s not like I look in the mirror and think, ‘I’m killing it. My eyes are killing it.’ No, a lot of times I’m puffy and bloated. I like myself in general, but there are days when you just don’t."
Furthermore, Ms. Upton couldn’t be happier with her fabulous physique, as she dreamed of having curves as a youngster. "I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits. It’s a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, ‘Yessss!’ And then people say, ‘Oh, wow, you’re healthy.’ And you’re like, ‘Wait – what?’ I’ve been begging for this body my whole life!’"
Photo Credit: Matt Jones for ELLE UK