This year seems to be the time for Kate Upton who covered Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue one more time, reached the ranks of world-known Gisele and Kate Moss as a David Yurman model, covered a Vogue issue and finally was named Model of the Year.
Kate, who had earlier named “the greatest American supermodel” and “the iconic bombshell of this generation by Vogue and Elle magazine respectively, will receive her award next Wednesday at Lincoln Center during the 10th Annual Style Awards.
As The Huffington Post informs, the ceremony, scheduled for the day before Fashion Week, will be later aired on CNN on September 14 for the first time in the show’s history.
When the 20year-old beauty landed her first “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue cover, she should have felt on top of the world — but she wasn’t.
Instead, “I felt terrible about myself for a solid month,” she told Elle magazine for its September issue.
“Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something. 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 s–t out.”
Upton went onm adding that even in the modeling industry, there are misconceptions of who she is — and she uses them to her advantage.
“People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you,” she said. “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 doesn’t hide from reporters and there’re numerous interviews on her count, that can more or less unveil her habits and secrets.
Back in May the girl, who is known for her lush curves, adressed to those who don’t believe she has a traditional model’s body.
“The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change,” she said. “I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great.”
In her interview to GQ magazine earlier this year the model revealed that grew up riding horses in Florida, isn’t shy about knowing her appeal.
“I grew up in Florida riding horses, so for the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit,” she said. “I understand why my male followers like me.”
The model has two tattoos: a horseshoe on her wrist and a small cross on the inside of her finger. “You have to think hard with a tattoo,” she says. “What will I love for the rest of my life?” Horses and Jesus seem like safe bets.
Upton grew up in a traditional, all-American family: dad occupied the position of the high school athletic director and mom stayed home with the kids.
The model also cleared up rumors about her dating life.
“I really have never had a serious relationship in the industry. I’m just having fun,” she said not long time ago. “Obviously I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life, and I don’t put relationships as a priority.”