Kate Upton reveals she’s ‘still not confident in a bathing suit’
Kate Upton may be one of the most famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models, but that doesn’t mean she always feels great in a bathing suit.
The bride-to-be told Yahoo! Style that she struggles with body image issues.
“I’m still not confident in a bathing suit. That’s why you eat healthy and work out, to feel your best. You always have struggles. It’s not like I always feel my best. Everybody has moments where they don’t feel confident in a bikini … When I don’t feel my best, that’s OK,” said Upton.
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“The Other Woman” actress also talked about the high beauty standards of the fashion industry.
“Honestly, because coming from the fashion world, weight — when I first started modeling — was very important. How much you weighed, how much you needed to lose, whatever it was,” the 24-year-old said. “[Agents] insinuated, always.”
Upton has not been immune to body scrutiny.
Early in her modeling career, she said she tried to appease critics who thought she should look a certain way.
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She told Glamour in October 2016, “At first I tried to diet to become their image, but eventually I realized that it wasn’t realistic—that this is just the shape of my body. So I had to block them out.”
Upton is now more confident and won’t be dieting for her wedding, she recently revealed.
She is engaged to Justin Verlander.