If you’ve wondered what goes on in the mind of Kate Upton, good news: She spilled about body-image issues, why social media has prevented her from posing nude, and how a past spent without access to ultra-high-end designer wares has helped guide her career. But first things first—the naked thing. “I don’t think that my pictures would be received in the way that I’d want them to be received,” she told The Talks, explaining that social media and blogs can result in not-so-nice commentary.
As for body-image issues, she got philosophical: “Most of the time the model is retouched and too skinny and other women get depressed by it. But really that model, who is being retouched and is too skinny, is depressed as well. She doesn’t look like that photo either! It’s not realistic for that model or that woman reading the magazine to think she should look like that. I love my body, and I feel very confident with where I am and who I am as a person.”
She also revealed she gets approached about lending her face (and bod) to a lot of ad campaigns but finds herself turning them down because of a busy schedule. And while she’s been accepted by the fashion world, she still hasn’t been in any ultra-luxe ads, but there’s a reason for that too.
“I used to be in a situation where I couldn’t afford the really amazing expensive clothes, and I want to show people that there are fashionable clothes out there for affordable prices.”