Victoria's Secret model Kate Upton is allegedly the brand's answer to the backlash over its use of very thin models. Last week Candice Swanepoel was criticized for looking skinny at a promotional event, though she probably wasn't any or much thinner than she's ever been modeling for the brand. The Herald Sun believes VS released new photos of the curvier, as they say, Kate Upton wearing their bras to prove they don't just promote "too thin" body types.
The 18-year-old has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and can be seen in a mildly popular YouTube video. But the strange thing was the sudden shock over VS models being thin, because guess what: They've always been thin. After all, these are women who readily admit to cutting out food groups and working out for two hours a day for a couple months leading up to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show so that they can be thin (and they most definitely look it, especially in person). The models also haven't been shy about admitting that they wear special padding in their bras to make their boobs look bigger — for it is the rare woman who is as thin as many of them with boobs as big as theirs appear. And what's almost disturbing is that the message at the fashion show is that this is the most beautiful women can look.
So yay for Kate Upton, who may represent a healthier, more attainable body type than many of her colleagues, but who may also have her fellow models in a quandary about how they should look if their current figures are no longer the ideal. For famous women, there is seldom a right weight.
New Victoria's Secret model Kate Upton has curves [Herald Sun]