Take a good look at Kate Upton’s second Vogue editorial in six months! Why the special treatment? Vogue is promoting Upton because they think she sets a “good example” for the fashion industry. I couldn’t agree more! Seeing more body and ethnic diversity in fashion is refreshing for us all! What does she have to say about her influence over the industry? Find out here:
“I don’t want to starve myself. I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself. I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable. Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence.”
Since Upton is, in fact, smaller than the average American woman, it’s almost absurd that anything is said about her weight at all. She looks extremely healthy and beautiful, so I can’t help but feel that expressed “concerns” about her “weight” are just… sad. Either way, Vogue’s decision to promote Upton for her healthy image is much appreciated and respected. Seeing the same look over and over on runways and in editorials not only has a negative affect on women’s body ideals but is also just plain boring. Innovate! There’s so much beauty in the world, let’s explore it instead of boxing it into something so dang predictable. Amiright? [via Vogue]
What do you think of Upton’s success? Is she a positive role model in the fashion industry?