In her interview with the magazine Kate reveals how growing up on a farm grounded her.
"It made me very goal-oriented and focused. I'm not opposed to a hard day's work for a good outcome," she says.
"Living on a farm, beauty doesn't get you anywhere. Because I was pretty didn't mean I could convince my sister to do my chores. It was kind of inconvenient to be pretty, growing up."Yes, she did chores too.
"No, everyone in the industry seemed to accept it and love it. I didn't go through any hard times. Agents have put me under pressure to lose weight in the past. I would go on set and clients loved me."And then I would go into an agency and feel like crap about myself. They would say: 'Just lose five more [pounds]!' But I couldn't give a crap. I still don't. To me, agents don't necessarily understand the realities of the industry; they're sitting behind a desk.
See Kate Upton's full photo shoot and interview in the September issue of Elle, on sale 31st July 2014.
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