Kate Upton may only be 20 years old, but she’s made an international name for herself as a model. This year, she became the first woman to twice grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition, with a photo taken in Antarctica. The shoot will be covered on Travel Channel in a special Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit ’13 – 7 Continents, 17 Wonders, which will be the perfect fix for my America’s Next Top Model withdrawal! In an exclusive interview with Have U Heard, Kate talks about the shoot, her career, and how she keeps her curves in check.
Kate is happy to have a unique frame for a super model, and is happy in her own skin. “My curves are natural,” she explained. “They’re not going away no matter how hard I try!” But having a curvy frame doesn’t mean she can binge eat. She “tries to stay healthy and work out as much as possible,” but it’s hard to stick with a regular exercise routine while traveling and working so much. “There’s no down time,” but she’s made a healthy lifestyle a priority. Staying fit helps her to “feel comfortable in front of a camera, especially being in a vulnerable state, like freezing in Antarctica.”
This bikini shoot is the first ever in Antarctica, and the Florida native wasn’t excited about the freezing temperatures. “I was thinking warm thoughts. The whole team was there to help me and support me by bringing me blankets and heaters and hot tea, so it ended up working out.” The shoot wasn’t originally billed as a cover shoot, and the crew wasn’t even sure if they’d get any print-worthy photos, due to unpredictable weather and harsh conditions. Despite her huge success, Kate isn’t making big plans. “I’m just going to kind of go with it and see where it takes me.” Will you tune in for her special?
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