Kate Upton has set the record straight about posing nude, and it may come as a disappointment to some.
“For me those photos are art. Your body is art, your body is beautiful, and to be photographed in that way is amazing and it’s received in a very positive way” said Upton. “But with social media and the Internet and not so great blogs and the attention like that, I don’t think that my pictures would be received in the way that I’d want them to be received.”
That doesn’t mean the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model doesn’t appreciate a beautiful, well-done nude shot of women.
“That’s why I’ve stayed away from them. I really appreciate those photos and I think those women are beautiful, but I think social media and the Internet has prevented me from putting myself out there like that,” she said.
— ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) August 14, 2014
Upton also took some time to explain why she chooses certain modeling gigs over others.
“I think that sometimes I take more commercial brands because I want it to be affordable,” said the conscientious 21-year-old. “Not because I’m trying to plan it out, but because I used to be in a situation where I couldn’t afford the really amazing expensive clothes and I want to show people that there are fashionable clothes out there for affordable prices.”
— Eurosport.com (@EurosportCom_EN) August 11, 2014
The curvy model doesn’t mind being known as a bombshell, but says she has certain goals she wants to accomplish in her career.
“It’s where I’ve started and it’s what I’ve accomplished, so I’m happy about it. But the more my career grows, I think that people will see that I have a lot more to offer and a lot more to give, but I want to do it right and that’s why it’s taking me time. I’m patient about it. Now it’s out of my hands—it has kind of been rolling on its own—but at the beginning I was micromanaging every little step. For example, I felt that my agency before wasn’t helping me in the direction I wanted to go, so I approached IMG myself. I always had in my mind where I should be at a certain stage.”
— VH1 (@VH1) August 4, 2014
Image via Kate Upton, Instagram