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Kate Upton for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue (Gallery)

Kate Upton managed to score the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for the second year in a row – but the blonde beauty is dealing with lots of body-related criticism – from Page Six:

Upton’s on the cover for the second year in a row, and has bizarrely been bashed by some for her curvy body. “Everyone has the right to their own opinion,” she told us. “I am in a good place in my career, so it’s all right.”

While Upton brushed off criticism, her fellow bikini babes came to her defense. “Everyone is hyper-critical of women, and it’s got to stop,” Alyssa Miller said. “We should be embracing all body types.” Chrissy Teigen added, “I don’t think people realize we read everything.”

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Debbs
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Debbs

They sure used a lot of cheap/ugly swimsuits. I feel like they could have styled her better. Oh well.

cloud9
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cloud9

no, it’s just she that is cheap and ugly, and quite possibly pregnant, in which case this shoot is even more of a question mark

Powwow
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Powwow

Ugly?? Really? I think she’s hot! When she’s skinny and when she’s gained.
The pic of her on her knees on the beach is terrible though lol it really makes her wide waist look wider.

artemis
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artemis

No, it is that wide.

bobo
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bobo

OMG!!!! Worst figure ever. No waist, this should have been photoshopped! I’m glad I am skinny from the side, not too many people are.

Gabriella
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Gabriella

Ugh at her wide waist. I don’t think this is a beach though…

Nobsnob
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Nobsnob

BODY HATE
Why do you all feel the need to rip her apart because she has an apple-shaped body and is successfull?
Enough with this tiranny of the perfect hourglass figure!
People on here can be so narrow-minded and cruel it’s incredible.
How are we supposed to feel as apple-shaped women when we read your comments about her figure??
She didn’t chose her figure, nobody chose where they gain weight nor their body frames. So why not accept them all and find beauty in them all instead of idolizing one body frame in the detriment of others??

Jenny
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Jenny

CAN I GET AN AMEN?!!!

serena
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serena
That’s complete crap. Many successful models are apple/ruler shaped and fawned over on this site. Doutzen Kroes is a blonde apple-shaped model just like Kate and gets nothing but praise – she is beautiful. The hate for Kate stems mostly from her oversexualized image; her photoshoots often look like low-budget p—, which naturally appeals to men rather than women. Kate fans want to blame it on body shape because that’s easier than the truth. I’m not trying to sound offensive to Kate – I actually think it’s a good thing to see models who are not size 00 all the… Read more »
Fielding
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Fielding

@serena

You might actually have a point if the apple/ruler shaped models got the same amount of ‘omg thick waist she’s so deformed’ comments from a majority of users.

Oh, but they don’t!

serena
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serena
@Fielding your logic is flawed. If other apple models were hated like Kate then your suggestion that apple shapes are too criticized would be correct. But the fact that other apple/ruler models are called beautiful and stunning while Kate isn’t shows that it isn’t about body shape – it’s about Kate. If lack of waist were the issue then Adriana Lima (who is practically worshipped here like a goddess) would be ugly too. The reality is Kate isn’t well-liked here because most commenters are women, and she appeals to men. Straight women don’t get turned off by her big b❆❆bs… Read more »
serena
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serena

*Sorry that should read “straight women don’t get turned ON by her big b❆❆bs and barely-covered vu—-“. At least most of us don’t, though I can’t deny she’s got a nice pair of t–s 😉

Fielding
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Fielding
quote: ” If other apple models were hated like Kate then your suggestion that apple shapes are too criticized would be correct.” Flawed logic eh? Well then, which is it? Do people zero in on Kate’s apple shape b/c she is trashy? Do people ignore the apple shape of other model’s b/c they are not trashy? Is apple shape only undesireable if the model is trashy? Why does Brooklyn Decker, who is not so ‘trashy’ also get a lot of hate for her ‘apple’ shape? If people pick on Kate’s shape b/c she is so ‘trashy’ then why don’t they… Read more »
serena
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serena
You’re clearly misreading my comment. I didn’t call Kate “trashy”, that was YOU lol. I said she dresses provocatively to appeal to men, but that doesn’t make her trashy. It simply means her target audience is men rather than women – what’s wrong with that? The majority of models are ruler shaped and still fawned over. Therefore blaming Kate’s lack of waist for the hate is illogical. If waist were the culprit Adriana would be hated and Kim K loved (obviously it’s the other way around). Even Hilary Duff, who is chubby with no waist is adored here. I think… Read more »
Fielding
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Fielding
quote: “Therefore blaming Kate’s lack of waist for the hate is illogical” Actually, I was, and the others were, referring to the fact that an inordinate amount of attention is given to kate’s lack of a waist. More so than to Doutzen’s and Adriana’s. Never have I read page after page of ‘Doutzen’s waist is too wide eww but I love her anyways b/c she isn’t trashy.’ That’s all I was getting at. And I don’t think that Kate is the bees knees. I *do* think she should tone up and lose about 15lbs. She would look A LOT better.… Read more »
Erica
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I think Serena is right that it’s hard to blame Kate’s lack of waist entirely for her unpopularity here – many of the VS models and other popular women on this site are also apple, column or v-shaped. I think it plays a part though. Personally I think it’s mainly her weight and softness that makes her unpopular here – her body shape is part of it, because most are more forgiving of body fat on the likes of Kelly Brook or Jennifer Love-Hewitt because of their WHR’s, but it’s not the major player. She’s soft, not toned like Adriana,… Read more »
Fielding
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Fielding

As an apple figure it is your job to hate yourself and realise that you are not worthy to breathe the same air as posters who have a better whr.

Fielding
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Fielding

Oh, and I forgot to add:

As an apple/lollipop shape you cannot ever be successful as a model or actress, b/c you are objectively inferior to women with a better whr and maybe you should just end it all right now you worm!!!

/sarcasm

serena
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serena
Adriana and Doutzen are gorgeous, that’s why. Kate is pretty but I see girls like her at the mall. No waist isn’t a big deal if the model has other attractive features – great legs or toned body or beautiful face. Kate doesn’t have any of those. Her best feature is her big b~~~~, which don’t appeal to straight women. I guarantee if she had a face like Emily Didonato or legs like Blake Lively or a toned body like AnnaLynne no one would care about her square torso. Anyway if she lost weight like you suggested her b❆❆bs would… Read more »
artemis
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artemis

you explained it very well. i don’t like all of their bodies either but they look way nicer and i would never say they are eww cause they have some things that are good looking like you said. kate doesn’t.

Fielding
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Fielding

Kate has big t–s and a fuller figure, thus, she is a ho.

That is some sound logic 😛

Alex
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Alex

It’s a models job to look after their body! They are basically judged by the way they look, especially Kate being in bikinis all the time should at least go to gym/ eat healthy since that’s all they have to worry about

Powwow
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Powwow

@Nobsnob Huh? I didn’t think I was ‘ripping her apart’… I like Kate but her waist looks bigger than normal in that one pic because its an unflattering shot! #Imjustsaying

sia
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Its not her body shape that is the problem, it’s her weight. She could look like a fabulous apple shaped model if she lost a lil.

Nobsnob
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Nobsnob

Why and when did a bit of fat become so wrong?? You can’t even talk of health matters when the girl in question is not overweight. oO
I think a hell lot of people on here are a bit brainwashed by the current worshipping of slimness nowadays. But hey of course they will disagree, people ALWAYS want to believe they are completly impervious to the culture and mentality of nowadays. u__u.

Fielding
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Fielding
She is very ‘fertile’ looking, and that makes her some kind of ho. This is nothing new of course. Look at fashion and movie stars back in the 1950s. Demure, skinny women such as Audrey Hepburn were the epitome of class – they were beautiful but sexless. Women such as Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Jane Russell were viewed as vulgar ho’s b/c they were very very sexual. You can see then, how both men and women objectify the more fertile looking women. Men are like ‘omg b❆❆bs I wanna do her’ and women are like ‘omg she has big b❆❆bs… Read more »
lol
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“Adriana Lima (who is practically worshipped here like a goddess) would be ugly too. ”

You are joking right? Adriana may not get as much hate as Kate on here but plenty of people have nasty things to say about Adriana. Such as erica talking about how she is “manly” “shapeless” and has a bad looking midsection. She and many others do it often.

Rita
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Rita

they even re-used old ideas!! look at her, pic 16 & Marisa Miller:

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Marisa’s the winner in my opinion!
(I think Marisa has the BEST BODY EVER)

Debbs
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Debbs

I like Marissa’s body but sometimes her b❆❆bs look like bolt-ons! She is incredibly sexy though. I love this pic of her:

http://bikerholic.com/2008/10/22/harley-davidson-launches-new-v-rod-muscle-ad-campaign-with-marisa-miller/

mary
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mary

really? i thought they were real..anyways, her body is 100x better than kate uptons.

artemis
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artemis

way better body than kate’s. i think her legs are too skinny imo and i personally like smaller b~~~~(but still, they’re nicer than kate’s) but other than that she has a beautiful shape, especially her torso and hips

artemis
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artemis

oh, yes, marisa actually has a nice butt, kate not.

annabanana
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annabanana

YES! Marisa is so hot. She can look a little bony around her hips/abdomen sometimes and it looks strange, but other than that I think she is just perfect.

ary
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this could have been a funny/different shoot. But it’s a huge fail. Boring! She could grab a baby penguin against her giants b~~~~, i don’t know, something a bit more creative please?

Tally
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Tally

Lol yes! I wasnt too impressed this year 🙁 usually i am drooling over the suits but not so much this year,, and only a fwe of these were actually in the magazine. Ann v did great so did jessica gnomes & i lovvee chrissy teigen! I feel like i look similar to her, does anyone know if she is native american? Also some of the girls did a shoot in easter island! How cool is that!? In my dreams i go there 🙂

Casey
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Casey

In her defense, she is shooting in Antartica in her bikini. I can’t go out in LA on a cold day without a jacket, so I can’t imagine how she was able to tolerate it.

Idk why they did that either, it seems so unnecessary.

misscheeks
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misscheeks

Tally, Chrissy Teigen is of Thai/Norwegian heritage.

Tally
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Tally

Thanks MC what a combination! Ugh her skin is just gorgeous, im so pale right now! I cant WAIT for the sun!

Fielding
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Fielding

I have learned to love pale skin.

I am almost 39 and I look 23. This is thanks to years of no sun!

Raquel100
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Raquel100

Stay away from the sun!!! Sun = aging!!!!!!!

artemis
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artemis

lol, see you at 40 when you’ll be all wrinkly

Sienna
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Sienna

Her.belly.is.huge. I’d look so tiny next to her…
But it’s great they didn’t photoshop her. At least this is real.

Bellerina
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Bellerina

How do you know that they didn’t photoshop her? Isn’t that an industry standard now especially for a men’s magazine. I am genuinely curious, not being snarky.

Tally
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Tally

Lol yeah i know i bet our b❆❆bs would look REALLY tiny next to hers too 😉

artemis
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artemis

and that’s why she would actually look sexy, not over the top ridiculous

Casey
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Casey

They did give her the standard SI treatment. These pictures are WITH Photoshop.

Sienna
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Sienna

Well yeah, the skin etc is obviously smoothed out. But THAT is her real body shape.

Aafje
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Aafje

Yeah I saw candids from this and they didn’t alter her body shape just posed her in the way to make it look best.

annabeatrice
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annabeatrice

Congratulations. I’m sure it’s a great live achievement.

Lini
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Lini

LOL!!!!!

sofia
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sofia

so nice to see someone we all can relate to!!

samra
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samra

say what? this girl has got the most unfortunate bodyshape ever.

eks
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Agreed! I do NOT see the deal about this girl! Fat, skinny, whatever…she just does not have a good body. (other than huge b❆❆bs but aren’t there already several girls with those?)

Chris
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Chris

I couldn’t agree more! She’s not fat, but her body shape is very odd. She’d be absolutely gorgeous if she had a smaller waist and bigger hips.

Amandazon
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Amandazon

That unfortunate body shape has made her millions.

Adele
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Adele

Agreed. She has horrible proportions. I’ve never, and I never will relate to her! D:

Hazal
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Hazal

I can’t relate to her at all. I have a very tiny waist and curvy butt. So my body shape is completely different than hers.

artemis
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artemis

no way. lol x_x

Jenn
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Jenn

Well, she does not have to lose weight but the problem here is that her figure is not the best. Other than big t–s she is a normal girl. The REAL PROBLEM here I think is that she doesnt have any WAIST!!!!! I ean her body looks like a huge rectangle with b~~~~! it is sooo weird!!! and very sad though cause you cannot make magical excercize for that.

Erica
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It’s kind of ludicrous – bikinis and ice and snow! I’m still not a fan of her modeling skills and I was really hard on her at first with the hyper-sexed commercials and videos – but I’ve come to see how she is positive for the industry – just to have someone heavier is a good thing, even if she’s not particularly attractive to me.

Fielding
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Fielding

Google ‘christie brinkley sports illustrated’

One of the top models of all time, and one of the top SI cover girls of all time.

She is HUGE. Having larger, voluptuous women is nothing new in the history of the magazine…

Raquel100
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Raquel100
Ok – seriously – I just googled the Christie Brinkley comment, who, is quite possibly the most drop dead naturally gorgeous woman ever – and her body is insane – she is every man’s dream!! She is not “huge”!! Have you ever been to a mall in middle america?? I live in LA and see skinny models & actresses ALL the time and my perception of “huge” seems so vastly different than the women here, and I am considered to be quite thin myself. I’m sorry to zone on your comment – I just think it’s quite unhealthy that healthy,… Read more »
Raquel100
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Raquel100

Also, I wanted to add that men who are HETERO generally like curvier women – I guarantee that 9 out of 10 men would rather wake up next to Kate than a high fashion bony model any day. If I were a guy, I certainly would find Kate’s body WAY more sexy and appealing than a stick figure.

Fielding
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Fielding

The women here are obsessed with WHR, but back when I was growing up men would make mean comments about women with tiny b❆❆bs small waists and big hips.

Big b❆❆bs were viewed as the thing to have.

So, whatever.

artemis
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artemis
Fielding
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Fielding

From what I understand, guys really aren’t all that picky.

About butt, boob, waist size etc.

What guys, and even most women seem to care about, is whether or not their partner is FIT. As in, in good health, reasonably toned and slim.

Your average person is not going to dump someone b/c their butt isn’t big enough, or b❆❆bs too small. Most people are not that a~~~.

Erica
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@Fielding In what world is she huge?! I would say she looks strong, curvy and athletic – maybe big compared to the majority of models today – but certainly not huge. Kate is unusual in today’s fashion world, as far as I can tell. Though you are right that SI does seem to have curvier models featured more often. But the mainstream models of the 80’s and early 90’s were certainly considerably more robust looking than the mainstream of today – hence why you might consider Christie Brinkley ‘huge’!

Fielding
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Fielding

I love the robust SI models of the 80’s and 90’s. I grew up on their amazon style of beauty. There is another blonde who is even bigger – if only I could remember her name.

I just meant to say that, kate is nothing new, and that if some of the women on this thread hate kate, they would certainly despise the SI cover models of the 80s and 90s – who were some of the biggest models OF ALL TIME.

That’s all 🙂

SarahM
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SarahM

Uhh… in what world is this huge?
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I’m quite small myself being a size 0-2 and I do not see her “huge” in any way, she is a very slim woman (by any standard in my opinion!

artemis
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artemis

christie(googled her) looks good, yeah(tho not my type)
kate. no. never

Fielding
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Fielding

I think that Brinkley is slimmer now than she was in some of her old Sports Illustrated photos.

i didn’t bother clarifying, but by today’s standards, she has huge hips and tree trunk legs in the 1980s SI photos. That’s all.

I’ve always thought she was a gorgeous, healthy, corn fed California girl.

lol
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For goodness sake erica, please change the record! Stop it with the cliche ridden lines of 90’s models like Cindy etc being large and being role models to the “real women” etc. those women wither you like it or not were THIN women, they were no more than a size 4 during runway shows. Please stop making them out to be so much bigger than todays models. There were plenty of models in the 90’s who were very skinny such as Jodie Kidd in her prime. But you are making the likes on Cindy sound “plus size” you always do… Read more »
lol
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There you go again erica. Stop making 90’s models to be something that the real women brigade can relate to. they were thin. They are hardly any bigger than todays models. the only difference is todays models are more toned.
Being a size 4 and 5ft 11, is tiny. Since the average woman is 5ft 5 and 165 pounds, you do the math.

Fielding
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Fielding

to be fair, many of the 90s supermodels were bigger than today’s supermodels

the runway models have *always* been superskinny

but many of the super famous girls of the 80s and 90s were on the robust side, whereas today, the robust girls are only really seen in SI

technically the Cindy Crawford’s of the world are TINY compared to the majority of women, but are ‘heffers’ compared to today’s supermodels.

lol
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@Fielding. I am just sick of erica telling everyone that, the likes of Cindy are like some plus size model. erica seems to think that she is some kind of role model for the real women brigade when she is tall and slim and tiny compared to someone like Christina Henricks.

lol
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Also kate moss and Jodie Kidd were supermodels in the 90’s and both were very skinny, especially Jodie at the time. so it’s nothing new. the models of the 60’s like twiggy were also very thin. it’s not something that just started in the 00’s.

Fielding
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Fielding

@lol

yeah, I believe that I am familiar with erica vs. others here regarding Hendricks

I am enjoying your takedowns however 🙂

Bellerina
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Bellerina

I certainly don’t expect high fashion from Sports Illustrated, but wow, those are some ugly swimsuits. Kate looks chesty, like last year. It’s SI, they have a one note image they are going for.

Sienna
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Sienna

I think men might like her because she seems so approachable. Not a great beauty, not very striking or unique looking, but pretty enough, with a soft, cuddly body.
Women such as Natalie Portman (face) or VS secret models (body) might look too “icy perfection” for most guys. And I’ve heard this a loooot of times: most guys won’t talk to a really beautiful woman because she seems out of their league and they presume she is arrogant. Instead they’ll approach the bubbly, laughing, “cute” girl. Easy.

Lucy
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Lucy

Agreed, good point.

lena
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lena

is that you in your picture, sienna? hm…

lena
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lena

you have the ”psycho-look”. just sayin’

Debbs
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Debbs

RUDE. I think Sienna looks gorgeous in that photo.

misscheeks
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misscheeks

Lena, lol no she doesn’t. And [email protected] you posting that little after comment almost two hours later…as if you’re just plucking up the courage to be snarky. Sienna looks fine and lovely imo. I actually think you look like the “cute”, approachable girl you just described Sienna maybe because like I said the other time, you look like one of my friends.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

well lena you’re making “psycho” comments.

Sienna looks gorgeous

mary
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mary

we see things as we are Lena 😉 . Sienna looks adorable

Junior
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Junior

lmao…..

Raquel100
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Raquel100

lol – Siena looks very pretty & your comment is psycho I agree w/Sienna but also think a guy will approach a girl who gives off a more sexualized appearance regardless of whether she’s more aesthetically stunning.

Isabel
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Isabel

You sound like a nice person.

lc
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I have heard that before too, Sienna.

lc
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Oh and Sienna you’re gorge 🙂

Adele
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Adele

I’ve never thought about that, but you’re right! Very good point. Kate Upton certainly looks very… available.

Ana
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Lol available is the right word.

La la la la
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La la la la

available.. hehe. yeah.

artemis
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artemis

that is one of the reasons, yea.
vs=/=perfection tho, maybe just for a minority

Marcus
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Marcus

Don’t get this comment. I’ve had a crush on Natalie Portman since I was a kid and find Kate sexy. Hoards of Comicon dudes have been devoted to Queen Amidala for years and tons of guys dig Kate. Your trying to conclude a general statement about men thru the lens of your opinion. Tastes are very idiosyncratic. If it wasn’t, so many people would be single.

Junior
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Junior

I agree with this. She’s got that casual “surfer-chick” look going on, like someone that you can just hang with.

Lucy
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Lucy

1) I have to give her props because she doesn’t look cold at all and it’s Antarctica. I would have died, seriously.
2) I am sooo glad I have my body and not hers and I don’t say that very often.
3) Those swimsuits…clearly a man was the creative director on this shoot. Yuck.

silvia
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silvia

how is this girl a model again? I don’t know… I have nothing against her body in general, but obviously as a model.. , she’s a thing just because of her breasts..that’s all there is to her…

neri
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neri

i am pretty sure she gained. She could weight about 68 kg i think

Hazal
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Hazal

She isn’t curvy PERIOD

Lauren
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Lauren

I die inside every time an article calls her ‘curvy’

Marie
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IMO, big b❆❆bs does NOT equal curvy. Curvy to me is the waist to hip ratio, and she has a non existent waist, flat bum, skinny legs, and massive b~~~~. Kudos to her for being a successful model, but her body shape is not attractive to me at all.

artemis
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artemis

true :)))

lena
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lena

she’s cute. not the best model out there but cute. it would be nice to see lots of other successful models (short, voluptuous…) with different bodyshapes. apparently society is ready for it.

artemis
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artemis

no, it isn’t ready. kate is the same type of huge boobed blonde that has been around for ages, only in the worst way possible.

Michelle
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Michelle

oh god, this shoot is awful. Why is she in antarctica but wearing a super tiny bikini? and then she’s in the beach. And then she’s in the pool. And then she has this kind of necklace covering her b~~~~.
No but really, why do they insist on making her wear bikini tops that are at least two sizes too small. I guess men like that, but im a woman and it just makes me uncomfortable

Tally
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Tally

FYI the necklace is paint! Pretty cool

HazeL
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HazeL

The bikini bottoms are also paint if you look closely in pic 16, although they appear to have altered her modesty lol.

Michelle
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Michelle

wooow i hadnt noticed about any of the two. Well, to me it looks kinda weird, like it’s super duper photoshopped so it’s hard to tell at first sight that it is actually paint.

Dani
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Dani

She’s a cute girl. Yes she’s bigger than the usual model but I have seen a lot of high-fashion models who seem absolutely miserable. She seems (in interviews and candid shoots) that she’s happy and enjoying her fame, not taking it too seriously etc. Good for her.

The suits were ugly and they could have done better but I still like her. She’s not the most beautiful but she has mass appeal to men apparently and I can see why. She’s like the south Florida girl next door. Very approachable and of course the huge b❆❆bs help 🙂

lena
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lena

i agree. she looks like fun and not like she’s starving herself and on a 24/7 diet. i don’t think most guys are into the always dieting girls…

it just would be so nice if we’d have more not-super-thin-super-tall-models. kate is a good start but we need more girls like her.

Pixie
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Pixie

I completely agree with you, Dani!! 🙂

Raquel100
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Raquel100

Great comment!! I just posted about why VS models appeal to me but high fashion ones in general don’t & I think you hit the nail on the head – a lot of high fashion models really do appear to be miserable looking – cold. And VS models (like Kate Upton – who could be a bit more modest!) seem HAPPY and that makes them appealing & sexy.

CK
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like the hair and make up, very subtle.the only swimsuit i loved is in pic 20 and on Kate’s body it looks very flattering, the rest few are not only ugly but of course too small for her, am starting to think they chose Kate not only cos she’s popular now (=more money) and cos SI sw.issue is always about half naked/sw-suited models posing sexy (or trying to) and she’s also all for that but cos they didn’t seem to be able to afford or find any really interesting and beautiful swimsuits, so they thought they’ll just compensate that by… Read more »
JennM
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JennM

I agree about pic 20. I don’t think Kate’s body is that horrid, but I wish stylists would learn how to dress it. She doesn’t have the waist for a tiny string bikini. The one-piece with the cutout at least gives the illusion of a waist.

Kay
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I also agree about the cut out one piece–its obviously the most flattering. I also agree with JennM, that if we are indeed going to call her curvy then she should be dressed as a curvy woman should–in a flattering way considering that there is more of her, not as if she is toned and teeny tiny…dressing her in these tiny scraps is just giving big-chested women more of a unfavorable reputation…it would be the same if a big-bummed lady was dressed in something tight and short–think of how much people complain when Xtina wears something unflattering. There’s nothing wrong… Read more »
Fielding
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Fielding

I think she would look amazing in more fitted clothes. Often she is dressed wrong, I don’t get it.

The best theory that I can come up with is that they want to highlight her b❆❆bs and don’t really view her flaws as something all that negative. The people behind SI are great at marketing, they are not idiots.

There must be some reason behind the apparent madness…

Raquel100
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Raquel100

Yes, they ALWAYS dress her wrong – it’s like she is being dressed by a hormonal 15 year old boy’s sex fantasy!! The bikini tops are ALWAYS too tiny, and these suits look dreadful – she should be wearing more things like the cut out one piece!

Fielding
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Fielding

I think that she has the same body type as Catherine Zeta Jones.

Notice how CJZ is never photographed in a bikini?

And how CJZ always looks classy in *fitted*, emphasis on fitted, clothes!

CJZ has huge knockers, a wide waist, and a flat butt. Yet she is known as an hourglass precisely b/c she knows how to dress for her body type..

However, I am not going to blame kate for poor fashion choices. I really do think she is at the mercy of her handlers!

Yup
Guest

I think part of it is that her bottoms are so freakin low that it makes her stomach look a little off.

ebby
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ebby

i noticed that too! in photos she’s always wearing really low hanging bikini bottoms. maybe stylist think it will help elongate her torso and give her a slimmer look but it doesn’t.

deppfan
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deppfan

she isn’t skinny fat at all. She is toned and lean and thin. And her belly area is wide not beacuse she is fat but because of her bone structure. She isblessed with a very pretty face, long legs, big b~~~~, curvy butt and nice skin. She is above the standarts..

Debbs
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Debbs

Where is the muscle tone? I don’t see any whatsoever. This is not the look of a lean and toned woman. It’s just not.

deppfan
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deppfan

The fact that there is no visible muscle bulks surrounds her body doesn’t mean she lacks muscle mass. She is firm and that is enough for a women to be considered as toned on my terms.

Debbs
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Debbs

But she doesn’t have muscle tone anywhere. Your terms are quite loose.

Aafje
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Aafje

She could have muscle under a layer of fat I have that. I don’t look very muscular until you poke my thighs and then its like OH it is hard under there

Debbs
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Debbs

Ok – but then would you expect people to call you “toned” or would you be surprised if they did?

Aafje
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Aafje

haha no i would not expect people to call me toned

Rachel
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Rachel

Are you serious??? If you google the human anatomy, you’ll see that there isn’t any bone structure in the midsection besides the spine. It’s ribcage and spine, spine then hips. The midsection is entirely organs, muscles and fat.

misscheeks
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misscheeks

But the shape and size of the ribcage plus the width and position of the hips (Kate has hips which “sit” very high on her body because she has a short torso) dictate how a person’s midsection looks. If Kate lost weight (and she was slimmer earlier in her career…I liked her body at that weight), she would still have a “wider” midsection.

artemis
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artemis

very pretty face? it’s plain and short. i only like her eye color the rest of it it;s ok

curvy butt? LOL :))) delusional

kay
Guest

Artemis, did Kate Upton bully you in grade school or something? Why so much time, energy, and multiple post’s on your disgust towards her? We all get your point of view already-geez.
Kate’s not for everyone, that’s for sure, but she generates a lot of buzz and that’s good for the company’s that hire her.

artemis
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artemis

’cause i’m bored and it’s nice to express my opinion
why are YOU here? lol

Fielding
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Fielding

artemis is here b/c she wants to share her fine intellect with the rest of us mere peons

*heart* artemis!

HazeL
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HazeL
Her body looks a lot different in these photos to the candid ones from the shoot, I think she looks really fresh faced though and I quite like the shoot – apart from the photoshop overload. I think she’s pretty but the fact that she is everywhere makes me feel like she’s overrated. I personally think Hannah Davis stands out the most in this years issue, she’s soo beautiful! In fact I think the rookies were the best in a long time, Hannah, Emily DiDonato, Natasha Barnard etc. I kind of think KU fades into the background next to the… Read more »
Ash
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Facially she is very pretty. But her body is just average, the only valuable part of her body are her Dcup boobies. Other than that her body looks round and smooth. There is no muscle definition at all.

Pixie
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Pixie

Other than some of the bikini bottoms being too tiny, I think she looks good. There’s just something about her I find appealing! 🙂

petpeeve
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petpeeve

All I can say is that my waist looks like that after two kids…it kinda disappeared, so all I can say is: Good luck girl!

Calia
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Calia

Lol, you all are so pressed and it makes me laugh and laugh.

Kay
Guest

Hahaha thats why this site is so much fun! 😉

Fielding
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Fielding

Is “pressed” slang for ‘you take yourselves too seriously” or something along those lines?

Winnie
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Winnie

it’s pretty much another way of saying bitter, or butthurt lol

Fielding
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Fielding

A very concise summation 🙂

lc
Guest

Lol keep laughing. The joke’s on you anyway.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn
I was talking to the guy I’m dating about Kate Upton yesterday, he doesn’t find her body very attractive when she’s not photoshop (except he did admit that she had great b❆❆bs when i was trying to point out positives about her). He’s a very typical guy who likes long-legged girls in tight skirts sooooo everyone making the argument that she appeals to men… keep in mind that a lot of men do not find her body THAT attractive except for the b~~~~. I actually like Kate Upton kind of. Its not a body I would want to have but… Read more »
lol
Guest

you sound just like your deluded friend on here. telling us all what ALL men want and like. I feel sorry for you. the fact that you even had that convo with your bf is crazy. that’s if it actually even took place at all, in any place other than your head.

vanessa
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vanessa

I wish I had her body!! such a lucky girl to have a natural hourglass shape. I don’t really think she is that pretty face wise, but who cares when you have a body like that. She’s not exotic looking, which I prefer which makes her the typical looking blonde haired blue eyes thing.

Rachel
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Rachel

You have to have a waist to have an hourglass figure. All she has is a slight muffin top.

artemis
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artemis

LOL, if you were trolling then bravo.
if not, that’s sad.

anonymous
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anonymous
Kate is not an hourglass, actually an hourglass shape is the most rare. Most women have a more straight body shape with a less defined waist… Kinda like Kate. Kate looks like an apple or lolly-pop shape. Apart from her bigger bust, she is not curvy. She has skinny legs and arms, but a bigger bust and thicker waist. There is nothing wrong with that. Its just her natural shape and lots of celebs and models have a similar shape. Kate is not fat at all and does not need to lose weight, in fact I think she looks good… Read more »
lol
Guest

Don’t you recognize sarcasm. erica? the person was trolling obviously, so your long rant under anonymous wasn’t needed. we already know what you think about kate.
your comments are so predictable anyone can spot them.

Fielding
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Fielding

@lol

Again, to be fair, the person *might* have been serious.

Provided she is completely naive about body types.

I have come across many many people over the years who think that:

1) big b❆❆bs and ruler shaped body = hourglass

2) completely flat chested with small waist and super wide hips = hourglass

If the poster was genuinely naive, I could see how she might have been serious about Kate being hourglass.

Helen
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Helen

Seriously.. what’s the hype about this one?? I just don’t get it. She is chubby, her b❆❆bs are just big and flobby and not shaped very nicely, and her belly is not very flattering. BUT her face is suuupercute and thats the most important thing. Her legs aren’t chubby though, her upper body just makes it look that way.. Candice or Rosie H.W is 10000000000000 hotter than Kate 🙂

Jenn
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Jenn

Seriously, her breasts look ridiculous in some of these pics. The 4th picture on the top row – it makes me kinda nauseous looking at it. She doesn’t even look pretty in the picture, but I guess that doesn’t matter since I’m sure guys aren’t focused on her face as much as they are on those jugs.

Observer
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Observer
regardless of what people here say, she DOES represent a different body type form what’s the current “desired norm” and she is curvy regardless of what sort of curves she has. I do think she is being overly exploited for her large b❆❆bs and it’s laughable at this point but at least she’s not ultra lean/slim. The suits are boring but this edition usually isn’t really for the suits, just mostly for the men. I’m more interested in the other models’ quotes…they sound a little um..odd coming from models. Miller being a regular standard model wishing people would stop being… Read more »
lc
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No…this girl just doesn’t impress me, at all. This shoot definitely does not alter that view.

mary
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mary

men love her for reasons:
-because of her b~~~~
-because she is blonde (blonde hair any tone makes someone instantly atractive, even if they’re not)
-because they don’t like stick thin women, and she could care less about her weight, apparently. She’s careless, even in the way she acts.
But mostly because of the b~~~~… Remember Brooklyn Decker? Me neither…
Men see the big picture, we see parts of the body, so we concentrate on what’s negative.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Actually, from the men I’ve talked to and the articles I’ve read, men do see women based on parts. They are very good at seeing certain parts, such as b~~~~, waist, butt and legs. Men and women see women as body parts, whereas men are viewed by men and women as whole. And not all men view blonde as more attractive. Several of my male friends strongly prefer other hair colors.

Fielding
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Fielding
Men see women as objects of desire. Women see women as objects of beauty. However, I do think that men are capable of distinguishing between beauty and j~~~~~~~ material. One funny thing that I noticed while reviewing “hot or not’ back in the day is that the ugliest girls would often get the highest rating. Same deal on the gamer sites I used to visit. Basically, if a girl looks like good ‘beat your meat’ material, a guy will consider her to be ‘hot’ – however, this does not necessarily mean that he considers her to be beautiful. Men *can*… Read more »
Mary
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Mary

I know, blondes are not necessarily hot to men… what I wanted to say is that a blonde woman draws attention. All kinds of it. And in most cases, a woman who is not blonde, may look hotter if she dyes her hair blonde.
And men do

lol
Guest

Projecting as usual Kimbely? Yes we know you have brown hair, so anything different to you will always be seen as a threat. Instead of the usual “what all men want…” line why don’t you find something more productive to say? no wonder you and erica get along so well.

artemis
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artemis

those that do, lol, not all.

Adele
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Adele

“We should be embracing all body types.”

Sure. We should have world peace, too.

Jacky Daniels
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Jacky Daniels

she is a beautifull healthy young woman with pretty blue eyes, long legs and nice b~~~~, and seems such a fun to be around her, whats not to like about her!

happygolucky
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happygolucky

Sponge bob triangle bikini.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
Whilst I completely understand everyone’s opinion and how her shape isn’t some people’s preference I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents… Please don’t hate me for this but I feel like some of these comments are a little harsh especially statements included with the gallery. I personally feel that it’s refreshing to see someone without much of waist in magazines and what not because, even though may not be common or true for you, some women, even very slim ones have wider waists and aren’t lucky enough to have a chest like hers. I think its nice that… Read more »
Fielding
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Fielding

It always feels ‘good’ to sl*ut shame!

“she’s too sexy! thus, she is a worthless piece of skin!”

I Loves it 😛

artemis
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artemis

but she is NOT liked for her shape, she is only liked for her b❆❆bs by those that only care about that. happened before and always will

Fielding
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Fielding

@artemis

you act as if liking b❆❆bs is something bad lol

Raquel100
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Raquel100

I think so, too. She is also completely comfortably (or seemingly so) about her body.

jay-lisa
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jay-lisa

What is that? Am I supposed to want to buy tacky undersized swimsuits? Is it a new thing? Should I start wearing my little sister swimsuit? What’s going on here?

Liv
Member

You do realize that SI isn’t selling swimsuits and is a Men’s magazine right… I am sure they aren’t selling you body paid and bikini’s… yeah pretty sure about that

Liv
Member

body paint*

jay-lisa
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jay-lisa

Thanks for the info, I actually didn’t know that, I thought that was some kind of ad for swimsuits! Thank God it’s not because those are ugly as hell!

Soph
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Soph
She’s pretty to most women and amazingly hot to most men. She looks happy, funny and like you could invite her out for dinner and she’d enjoy it. Go to a club, dance have a few drinks and she might even get chips ‘n’ cheese at the end of the night. I look at some of these people and wonder by how good they would be to hang out with and most the skinny ones look sooooooooo boring and like their legs would snap on the dance floor. I think my husband and friends and I would rather hang out… Read more »
Soph
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Soph
She’s pretty to most women and amazingly hot to most men. She looks happy, funny and like you could invite her out for dinner and she’d enjoy it. Go to a club, dance have a few drinks and she might even get chips ‘n’ cheese at the end of the night. I look at some of these people and wonder by how good they would be to hang out with and most the skinny ones look sooooooooo boring and like their legs would snap on the dance floor. I think my husband and friends and I would rather hang out… Read more »
Soph
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Soph
She’s pretty to most women and amazingly hot to most men. She looks happy, funny and like you could invite her out for dinner and she’d enjoy it. Go to a club, dance have a few drinks and she might even get chips ‘n’ cheese at the end of the night. I look at some of these people and wonder by how good they would be to hang out with and most the skinny ones look sooooooooo boring and like their legs would snap on the dance floor. I think my husband and friends and I would rather hang out… Read more »
Soph
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Soph
She’s pretty to most women and amazingly hot to most men. She looks happy, funny and like you could invite her out for dinner and she’d enjoy it. I look at some of these people and wonder by how good they would be to hang out with and most the skinny ones look sooooooooo boring and like their legs would snap on the dance floor. I think my husband and friends and I would rather hang out with her than a lot of the other women on here! Maybe it’s an English thing. We like food and drink and enjoying… Read more »
Soph
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Soph
She’s pretty to most women and amazingly hot to most men. She looks happy, funny and like you could invite her out for dinner and she’d enjoy it. I look at some of these people and wonder by how good they would be to hang out with and most the skinny ones look sooooooooo boring and like their legs would snap on the dance floor. Maybe it’s an English thing. We like food and drink and enjoying the very short lives that we are given. Although the rest of Europe do too, we obviously like the food a bit more!… Read more »
vivi
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vivi

I like my short but hourglassy figure much better than hers (I still think she’s really pretty, btw, just not suited for swimwear modelling) but i’d TOTALLY be willing to swap bodies if that meant I’d get her success and money! oh hellz yeah!

Soph
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Soph

Sorry, it said my comment had failed. I tried taking out words and tried again. Obviously they didn’t all fail!!!

Chelsea
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Chelsea

I have always wanted big b~~~~, but seeing her’s, I’m okay with my B cup.

TonyFae
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TonyFae
I am not apart of the ‘Upton Bashing Troll Wagon!’. And i especially HATE that people call her fat and just completely RIP this girl apart for not looking like the convential skinny ‘Karlie Kloss’ model type! (and these will be the same people who b*tch about wanting to see more models that should be curvy, realistic, look like real women etc etc)…. She’s not fat. NOT EVEN CLOSE!…But it’s her body SHAPE. It’s very un-proportional and i’ve never seen a body like her’s before. Very skinny legs, but a very ‘heavy shaped’ stomach.. What kind of body type would… Read more »
Liv
Member

Karlie gets a lot of S*&# too on this site…

kbaby
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kbaby

I am thinking she is an apple/banana mix. She carries most of her weight in her stomach and doesn’t have a define waist at all.

serena
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serena

She is a “Lollipop” which is a top-heavy body type. Big b~~~~, wide midsection, and long skinny legs are lollipop features.

Magda
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Magda

I totally agree.She is a lollipop
I do not like when people call her apple shaped. She is not.
Apple shaped have always a bigger stomach than breast.

lillaliket
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lillaliket

according to Trinny and Susannah, a lollipop has “large but not heavy b~~~~.. proportionally small waist”, so I don’t think she’s a lollipop either! maybe she’s a mix between many different bodyshapes?

Fielding
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Fielding

She might be brick/lollipop

Or lollipop/goblet

La la la la
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La la la la
you would think SPORTS illustrated would use a model who looks like she exercises. any muscle tone would be nice, even if she just had *one* toned area. i know this is a lads mag but what kind of image does kate send out, especially to young women? she’s pure sex appeal, as if all you need is a chest to get ahead. i like models like marissa miller who you can tell work out. even rosie hw and miranda kerr, although they may be slightly too thin (i don’t know), promote healthy lifestyles. in her mercedes benz commercial, like… Read more »
misscheeks
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misscheeks

Not everyone works out to be “toned” (as in have a lower bf%) though. Not everybody who works out is “toned” anyway. In fact from watching the Olympics I found that a helluva lot of athletes like discus throwers, powerlifters, swimmers, hammer throwers etc are very “soft” in appearance and would probably be ripped apart on this site for their lack of “tone”.

serena
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serena
Great comment Misscheeks! I’m a swimmer and I know so many female swimmers who are a bit soft. But they’re extremely fit athletes and do strength training in addition to cardio. Muscles are not going to be visible if they’re covered by a layer fat and all women need a healthy amount of body fat (usually if you stop menstruating that’s a sign you’ve gone too far). Runners are typically very lean in comparison but not all are tiny like some think. I know many athletic women, slender but not visibly toned, who would get comments of “She needs to… Read more »
misscheeks
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misscheeks

*plus Marissa, Miranda, Rosie are relying on their “pure sex appeal” too, what message do you think *that* sends to “young women” hmm?

La la la la
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La la la la

it’s not that those others models aren’t sexed up too, its that they also project healthy eating habits and exercise. i think the message they intend to send that exercise and healthy habits can get you far, which i find is true. sex appeal is just part of their image. kate is all sex appeal and nothing more

Liz
Guest
It requires a pretty low body fat percentage to have a lot of muscle definition….which it what people mean when they say “toned”. Many…I might even go so far as to say most people can work out every day and even eat sensibly and not have low enough of a body fat to look like Candice Swanepoel. Exercise can only do so much. I have no doubt that she works out with a personal trainer quite a bit. She probably also parties a good deal and eats more like your average person and less like a model. I hate it… Read more »
La la la la
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La la la la

it might require a ton of exercise to have *a lot* of muscle definition but kate doesn’t have even one sort of toned area. any girls i know who are even modestly in shape have one area at least that has some visible muscle. i still am wondering why they put someone without any muscle definition on the cover of sports illustrated. kate is clearly not an athlete or in shape

charlotte
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charlotte

does sports illustrated equal playboy now??!

La la la la
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La la la la

good question

misscheeks
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misscheeks

This is just the “Swimsuit Edition” though…which has been a feature for almost 50 years.

violet
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violet

She has a massive bottom now and the smallest squinty eyes ever!!! Geez, why didnt they atleast put some mascara on her eyes to open them up?!! GROSS, I really can’t belive how large she’s gotten, her bottom is HUGE and her stomach looks pregnant – she needs to stop eating for atleast a few days!!

vivi
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vivi

lol, yeah i’m sure that a few days of starvation will equate to substantial, long-term weight loss! the secret doctors dont want us to know!

violet
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violet

Thats a good one 🙂 You are right, it would take weeks of starvation to even get her to a reasonable model size!

artemis
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artemis

lol her ‘bottom’ is wide but flat af

charlotte
Member
i dont see how she has an unfortunate body shape? i think all body shapes have beautiful aspects to them and that all bodies can be beautiful in their own way. wether you are short, tall, medium height, skinny, fat, medium weight, apple, hourglass, athletic body shape it can all be beautiful. why is it wrong for someonen like kate upton who provides a bit of diversity to the modeling world to be on the cover of magazines? why do people complain about underweight models giving girls the wrong body image when the moment someone who looks pretty healthy and… Read more »
Liv
Member

I agree! I really hate body hate…

On that note… anyone who says that this woman isn’t beautiful is full of it. She is, and there is no doubting that that face is gorgeous. I like her body too, so it’s not super thin or overly shapely (I never wanted wide hips) and sometimes I think they over do her b~~~~… she is still beautiful.

lex
Guest

I don’t find her beautiful. She’s okay. It doesn’t me I hate her or am jealous of her. It simply means that I do not find her attractive.

Fielding
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Fielding

I love the kate upton threads, mainly for all of the sl*t shaming that goes on.

“she is too sexy she objectifies women by being so sexy”

“hey, I am going to prove that she is trashy by objectifying her in the process”

The hypocrisy is delicious.

jemima
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jemima

bless this post

Winnie
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Winnie

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Aafje
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Aafje

Ahahahaah excellent

Junior
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Junior

lmao!!! perfect comment. I can’t stand it when I’m around women who are too comfortable throwing the words “trashy” or “s—ty” or “w—-” around like it’s nothing. It’s unnecessarily degrading.
I feel like it’s one of the reasons why women have such a hard time progressing as a whole. We’re too busy judging the hell out of each other’s lifestyles and wardrobes and career choices….

Fielding
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Fielding

I missed this earlier. GREAT comment Junior.

Women spend too much time fighting over men:P

I’ve always loved the bombshells, and I don’t care if men find them attractive.

The *only* women I will s—-shame are women like Paris HIlton and Kim K and that is only b/c they engage in dishonest business practises and literally w—- themselves. But, to be fair, I do think it is wrong to even shame actual prostitutes/strippers etc.

Veronique
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Veronique

Best comment on this post, I agree completely! 🙂

Raquel100
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Raquel100

Thank you so much for your comment – I was thinking the same exact thing. People hate her because she’s overtly sexual. That’s what I think.

Si
Guest
Seriously what is wrong with all of you , all you can say its negative all youre standarts about the girls got so high , that nothing is right, it’s like saying all those mean things gonna change anything. My opinion I’m not a fan of her , but she is pretty girl , and if magazine has their own opinion and ideas for choosing her well its fine , I’m actually so surprised that the haven’t choose one of the high fashion skinny girls , I mean you need some meat to pose outh side when it’s freezing cold… Read more »
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