"When I first started modelling, I was a normal catalogue model," Kate tells the magazine when discussing body image.
"Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I'm from Florida, it's all about being in bathing suits. It's a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don't have a curvy body. And I didn't have one, and then I got one, and thought, "Yessss!"'
"And then people say: "Oh, wow, you're healthy" and you're like, "Wait – what? I've been begging for this body my whole life!"'
Yes, Upton has a killer figure and while she's all about modelling the latest in beachwear for those Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues, the 22-year-old model can definitely do A/W high fashion too.
See the full photo shoot and interview in the September issue of Elle which goes on sale 1 August 2014.
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