Kate Upton Poses For Gorgeous Unretouched Cover Spread, Calls It A ‘Step Forward’

The Daily Caller | 8/13/2019 | Staff
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@KateUpton is our September cover star—and she’s posing in a series of unretouched photos to call BS on the all-too-common notion that exercise is about fitting into a smaller dress size. “The thing about focusing on your own journey and strength is that you see the results more quickly,” she explains. “Instead of beating yourself up about the number on the scale, you notice when you get stronger. It’s a healthier mind-set, one that took me a while to get to.” . When #KateUpton first exploded onto the modeling scene just over 10 years ago, curvy bodies weren’t being celebrated the way they are today. And while many appreciated Upton’s figure, there were quite a few who told her she needed to lose weight so that she would look like other models. “I grew up in Florida—we were always in bikinis, and it was nothing weird,” she explains. “So I never realized that I had a different body type, or that people would have an opinion on my body. " . But we’ve come a long way: “Now people forget that happened, which actually makes me happy because I think it shows how much the industry has changed,” adds Upton. “In a lot of ways, I think the industry really built me up and tore me down—and then I built myself back up.” . Tap the link in bio to read the full interview and see the rest of the photo shoot. (📸: @yutsai88)

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Kate Upton posed for a gorgeous cover spread for Health magazine’s September issue and, unlike other shoots, none of the photos were retouched.

“We live in this world where we are surrounded by retouching, to the point that it has become normal to us. It’s our new norm. And then we start comparing ourselves to other peoples’ retouched selves,” the 27-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shared Tuesday during an interview with TODAY.

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“For me, this Health cover is a step forward in remembering this is real life and let’s not compare ourselves with all of this retouching,” Upton continued. “Let’s embrace and empower our real self.”

The swimsuit model also shared a picture of the stunning cover shot and admitted that doing so months after giving birth wasn’t, “the easiest choice.”

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