Kate Upton, who is famous for not having the typical skinny model figure, just got her first US Vogue cover together with a spread that shows off a slightly slimmer (photoshopped) Kate. From Vogue:
What makes the Kate Upton era so unlikely is that the things we love about her—those curves! that personality!—defy what the word model has come to mean, at least on the runway: a seemingly endless procession of lanky, expressionless wraiths. That is most certainly not Upton’s profile. (Descriptions of her figure tend to involve euphemisms for a single word: breasts.) And yet Upton’s body has sparked debate. This year’s Sports Illustrated cover—a shot of her in Antarctica, parka open to reveal a stunning breadth of cleavage—set off a fresh round of “Is she fat?” conversations across the Internet.
“It was hard at first,” she admits of hearing such rumblings. “You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?’ ” But she’s learned to ignore her critics—and come to regard her healthy body as a point of pride. “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. 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.”
On how she lost 25 pounds recently (according to Life & Style Magazine):
“Right now, I try to go on hikes. I work out at least four to five days a week. I try, but I don’t beat myself up if I can’t and I don’t deprive myself of food. It’s everything in moderation, so if I need something sweet I’ll have a bite or two but I’m not going to binge on a cake.”
Holly Madison, who wants to lose 40 pounds in 6 weeks, showed up on the red carpet at Cirque Du Soleil’s World Water Day celebration on Friday, just 3 weeks after giving birth – and she offered a few tips on how to look as slim as possible post-birth:
How do I hide my leftover preggo belly for the red carpet? Combine all my favorite slimming tips: a high waist, a flared skirt and a wide belt. Put those elements in your outfit (Spanx don’t hurt either!) and the pounds disappear for the night!’
Back in December, Hilary got all excited for fitting back into her size 26 skinny jeans – see the story here!
And back in October, Hilary shared:
There are some women who look the same right after — I think they are freaks of nature! I don’t know how that happens,” she told Parents magazine in October. “I’m not one of those people. It takes your body nine months to get there — really 10 months. So I’m trying to be patient but I’m working hard. And I think now more than ever, I appreciate my body and what it’s done for me.