Kate Upton is back!
The supermodel took a short break from fashion to star in movies, but she's hitting the modeling scene hard again with the October cover of Glamour magazine.
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And she looks FIT AF!
The 24-year-old talks both body image and bullying in the accompanying interview, revealing some very interesting tidbits.
The truth is, she's no stranger to being body shamed:
"I knew nothing about fashion growing up, because in Florida you just wear bikinis and flip-flops. But kids can be cruel, and they used to make fun of me for having long legs and bushy eyebrows. My mom would flip through magazines and say, 'Look, all these models have that too.' I decided I wanted to be a model."
She also admits that in the beginning of her career she was told to lose weight:
"[They said it] All. The. Time. 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. I think that the people who are the loudest about wanting to change you are the people with the least amount of vision and creativity."
Her confidence to be herself came from her upbringing as well as from good feedback in other ways:
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