The curvaceous model, Kate Upton is known to be a favorite of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue fans. But she got an unpleasant and unsolicited dose of truth from former supermodel Carol Alt recently.
Carol Alt herself appeared in Sports Illustrated way back in the 80s. Today she has other interests. Yet she did find the time to criticize the curvy and sexy Kate Upton (for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues) in an interview to the HuffPost Live on Tuesday (Feb. 25) .
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Carol Alt, who is nearly twice the age of Kate, said that she just could not understand what all the fuss was about. "What I don't understand with Kate is what's all the hullaballoo," Alt said.
She agreed that Kate Upton had her assets. But then so did every other girl who appeared on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue. It was not like she was the only one who had to be given all the attention.
Alt went ahead and spoke of how there were girls who were topless in the photo shoots and sometimes all they had on were a few strings of beads. She said that while she liked Kate Upton there were other pretty faces and bodies too and they deserved to be in the limelight on an equal basis.
Alt also commented on Kate Upton's Sports Illustrated covers. She said, "I like Kate [Upton], she's a pretty girl, but all the girls are nice and all the girls are pretty." Kate has not responded to the harsh comments by Carol Alt yet.
In a way Carol Alt is right since Kate definitely is from another generation that came long after Carol’s salad days. She has the advantage of social media such as Facebook, Internet and the television networks not to mention many magazines which would gladly put her on their covers in a bikini.
The changed circumstances, and the addition of a media machine that is getting wilder and wilder by the second, makes for popularity and publicity. Carol Alt mentioned that the trio consisting of Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen appeared in the current Swimsuit Issue too and they matched Kate figure for figure.
The fact that Kate has come up on top is pure sheer dumb luck, according to Carol Alt who is a raw food enthusiast. She spoke her mind and went the whole hog in berating Kate for what she actually is instead of praising her like the rest of the world.