Kate Upton Hates Her Boobs, Is Own Worst Critic (Just Like Us)

When I was 14, I desperately wished I had a rack. I know at this horrible age we all wished we filled out a little more somewhere, but I was still wearing the Xhilaration sports bra my mom bought me in fifth grade, you guys – and I didn’t even need it back then, she just bought it to make me feel better about myself. I’m almost 24 and as confident as I am about myself, I still dislike parts of my body that I can’t change. I feel like with many of us, these issues with our bodies are almost like a prerequisite for adulthood. Do I get an A for effort? If it makes any of us feel better, Kate Upton also envisions As –as in, an A cup. I know. Gorgeous model (and actress) Kate Upton is unhappy with her breasts. She told The Sun that she “wishes for a smaller rack everyday,” adding that smaller breasts would be easier and more convenient. As a response to this recent confession, many are outraged, stating that she has “nothing” to complain about and meanly suggesting her boobs are her selling point.

First of all, even though I have the opposite problem, I totally feel for her. No matter how others view us, sometimes we just want to look differently. Even if we are complimented day and night about our hair, legs, noses, eyes, whatever – it doesn’t change the fact that we are just so effing hard on ourselves. Kate hates her boobs, and this shows that she is exactly like us. It doesn’t matter whether we think she is “wrong”; it’s her body, and just because she is unhappy with a part of it doesn’t make her ungrateful or misguided.

Secondly, I’m pretty upset by some of the commenters on the Internet who claim that she wouldn’t be successful if she didn’t have her boobs. This awful conversation reminds me of how some people responded to Angelina Jolie’s preventative mastectomy she had due to her high risk of breast cancer. If you don’t recall, many joked about her breasts, claiming she wouldn’t be “hot” anymore without them.

If you reduce a woman to her breasts, you’re objectifying her body and disregarding her as a person. Kate Upton is not her boobs. Kate Upton is Kate Upton. I’m well aware that Kate is a model who has posed for Sports Illustrated, GQ and Esquire, and has made a great deal of money by doing so. Men (and women) adore her for her curves, face and yes, her breasts. But just because she chooses to model doesn’t mean we’re allowed to judge her unhappiness with her body. Even if Kate chose to surgically reduce her breast size, we have to remember that this is her body. Not ours. We don’t get to make the calls.

Kate Upton’s admission about her boobs reminds us that even women we think are “perfect” find something about themselves to hate on. We’re just picky like that. Kate is beautiful, and she genuinely seems like a great person. Even if she’s bummed out about her boobs, she still rocks it in every single magazine cover she’s featured on. If anything, this shows us that no matter how feel about ourselves, we should always celebrate our bodies with confidence.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002435836632 Beka Vinogradov

    Just wanted to point out that she is definitely NOT a 34D. Maybe that’s what everyone tries to shove her in, but her chest is decidedly larger and she might be a little happier if she was properly fitted. Most women are not wearing the correct bra size. See: http://www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=184702433 Amanda Aude

    I agree and disagree with this. If I hated my butt, I wouldn’t exactly try to be a butt model. I would try to hide my butt every chance I got. She’s doing the opposite with her boobs. If she hates them, why is she flaunting them? For money? I am all for women empowering each other and I agree that we’re our own worst critics, but there’s no way I’d go around talking about how much I dislike my butt if I was on the cover of multiple magazines flaunting my butt. Does that make sense?

    Also, I’m pretty sure she has enough money at this point to get a breast reduction, right?

    I don’t mean to be a Negative Nancy, I just don’t really understand the logic. If she wasn’t posing for Sports Illustrated, I might feel differently.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=587477829 Marlana Hobden

      Hmmm, maybe I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying, but how can you be for empowering women, but feel okay with shaming them for allowing themselves to be open and vulnerable with something they don’t like? Is she not allowed to be human just because she’s in the public eye? Do you know how many models have come out and said they don’t like their faces, yet have a career out of it that might help them in other ways? Should they put a paper bag over their head, should advertising cease to exist. Maybe Kate enjoys her job for the most part, the clothes, the makeup, getting to travel. Should she allow something she dislikes to overshadow something she might love? I feel bad that if you were to actually dislike your bottom that you would try to hide it. Wouldn’t it be more empowering to focus your energy on something you love, and try to highlight that, rather than spending your energy trying to hide what you hate?

      Also, there’s ALOT more that goes into even considering breast reduction surgery, than just the money aspect. Food for thought.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=184702433 Amanda Aude

        I’m definitely do not shame women for being vulnerable and open for things they don’t like… All I’m saying is that I think it’s kind of weird for a woman like Kate to come out and say she wishes she had smaller boobs when she poses for photos like this: http://media.komonews.com/images/130212_upton.jpg

        I can also understand the difficulties of having a smaller frame with a larger chest, but at the same time, I’m not trying to make a living as a model who showcases my chest for money. Know what I mean? That’s the difference. “Oh boy, I sure hate the size of my boobs,” and then getting paid $$$ for posing in shoots like the one above is sort of silly.

        I definitely get what you’re saying, I just simply thought it was a bit strange is all.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=587477829 Marlana Hobden

          I guess I can understand what you’re saying, even though I don’t 100% agree. I’m not a model, so for me its a moot point. And her nipples are covered. I don’t find cleavage all that shocking. The thing is some journalist ASKED her about her boobs, and she gave an honest answer. It wasn’t like she just randomly started talking about them. There wouldn’t even be a discussion if these journalists and others would stop bringing them up. Boobs are boobs. They aren’t that shocking.

          Frankly, I’m far more fascinated with that arm of the 2011 AL MVP pitcher she’s dating (big Tigers fan, right here!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502571165 Teddy Monte Verde

      You are spot on. If you hate them so much, don’t go flaunting them around and making bank off them. It kind of invalidates other people’s personal fears.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=582573133 Nina Galíndez

    Either way, people can say she has nothing to complain about but she might be thinking the same about people with smaller breasts. So how do you justify this?

    Everyone should try to learn to be comfortable within their own skin but if that is too difficult…we should not judge people because they aren’t or because they have “no reason to be”.

    We should encourage one another, plain and simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1802337 Reena Leone

    I can see why Kate Upton would feel like her boobs are a hassle. Even though she is beautiful and — in the words of a 12 year old boy — has a “sweet rack”, it’s not easy to have large breasts when your a model. Many designers are still designing for the thinnest of the thin and they have very small chests. I always say that’s the trade off; either you get to be super thin and have no boobs or you have awesome curves but aren’t teeny tiny. I’d personally take the latter and I’m grateful for Kate Upton for bringing all her curves, even if they annoy her, to the runway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=587477829 Marlana Hobden

    I feel like this headline is so misleading, as are a lot of headlines. If you read the articles, what she actually says is “it would be easier having smaller boobs.”. That is a HUGE difference, than saying she hates her boobs. And coming from someone with a 34DD chest, I can tell you, a smaller chest would be easier, especially in terms of clothes (which is another point she brought up). For instance, button down tops are difficult to find, because my chest needs an L or an XL, while my stomach is actually an M. So it takes a little more effort finding a button down, or pretty blouse. Forget wearing those bandeaus that are so popular. They don’t work on my figure. But, I can find some amazingly flattering and cute V-neck tees and dresses.. Kate also says in those interviews “But the grass is always greener”, which kind of says she realistic about it, and doesn’t focus on it too much. Can you imagine if someone went up to one of your friends, and wanted to talk about her breasts all the time? It would be kind of annoying. NOWHERE has she come out and said “I hate my boobs”. I wish people wouldn’t misrepresent what she has said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640890792 Monserrat Jiménez Rodríguez

    When I was in my teenage years I was a doble 36DD , I hated it. I was having issues with my parents, with the boys, and on top of that I wanted to hide my body, plus, I got weight so my breast started to grow even more, and not to mention the back pain! and the difficulty of finding bras. I was one unhappy girl.
    I live in México city and men sometimes can be very disrespectful (to say something), my breasts were soooooo big I coudn’t hide them, not even with enormous t-shirts, and men loved it in a very, very morbid way, wich isn’t nice for a teenage girl.
    In my twenties when I began to be more concious of my body I kind of learn how to wear them, I loose weight, I started paying attention on the clothing that looked “good” or “decent” with my size and things began to get better but when the oportunity of getting a breast reduction came by four years ago, I took it with no hesitation.
    Now I have a pretty decent C cup that go along with my curvy and healthy 125 pounds body, for the first time in forever I love myself in my own skin.
    I understand Kate Upton, and she has the right to feel the Heck she wants to feel, lucky her that what she doesn’t like of herself is functional.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001031869107 LaTonya Roberts

    I don’t think all models go into modeling thinking their body is perfect. All you need is confidence and a love for fashion, photos, etc. No blame on anyone, but I think more women with curves don’t feel confident enough to grace the covers of magazines. If more “plus-size” women and various other shapes showed up to casting, maybe there would be a bigger variety of models on the runway and such. It’s not just the designer’s being picky and shaming bodies, women have to feel like their bodies are worthy of being seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003170175142 Kim Shelton

    This article needs to be edited. She didn’t say she hated her boobs. And she states that very clearly right here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QfdW6vIjPn4

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  • Chelsie

    As a person with a small frame, I have always wanted smaller breasts too and can see where kate is coming from. The constant upper back pain, never being able to find a decent fitting bra (and when you do find one it’s around $100), never being able to wear certain tops because your breasts don’t even fit in them, trying to look modest but even in a T-shirt you still look “slutty” or “promiscuous”, always trying to figure out how to make a strapeless top/dress work, the shock and gossip at pool parties when your normally smashed-down-in-your-bra breasts are truly revealed for their full size. These reasons are plenty for a girl to hate her breasts at times. And for those of you saying she “flaunts” them… It’s hard to hide breasts that big okay! Mine arent even as big as hers and i have a hard time trying to look modest so i cant even imagine how it would be possible to hide hers. And in her modeling career she is often half naked. You can’t hide breasts that big when you’re half naked. And don’t give me that “then why did she chose to be a model” bullcrap. Maybe because it was her dream and she didnt want to let her boobs stop her??? And all models wear revealing outfits in photoshoots, even ones with small breasts, its not that kate is flaunting them or showing them off, she is just doing her job and her boobs happen to be more noticleable than other models.

  • Tino Gutierrez

    They are just fine. Trust me. FINE.

  • Micke Siren

    i did not know that Angelina Jolie had a preventative mastectomy

  • Jack Lawley

    Real easy solution to these “problems”. Breast reduction surgery for the big-boobed women and breast enhancement for the flat chested women.

  • Jack Lawley

    Real easy solution to these “problems”. Breast reduction surgery for the big-boobed women and breast enhancement for the flat chested women.

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