Long before Kate Upton covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in back to back years, Carol Alt took the cover of the annual issue in 1982.
Three decades and 500 magazine appearances later, the 52-year-old is still at it, and she looks amazing on the cover of Galore this month. Beautiful.
Less beautiful? Her opinion of Kate Upton, whom she dissed as "a product of great media hype" and a "large size model." Ouch. The claws are out!
"Without Sports Illustrated, I’m not sure she would’ve made it in the industry as a high fashion model. Because she is more of a large size model," Alt says.
"And even if I’ve seen her in person, and I don’t think she’s in any way fat or overweight or anything. She is just more large-size than fashion models are."
"I think Kate is very good at hmmmm, how do I put it? She’s engaging. She comes to the set prepared to work, and in a good mood, she engages her client."
She sure does. We are engaged with Kate Upton bikini photos. Big time.
"She looks at herself as a business. To expand more on that thought, what I’m trying to say is: after she got herself into Sports Illustrated. She wasted no time."
"[Kate Upton] put together a team of people: agents, managers & publicists that were ready to go regardless of whether or not she got the cover."
"They were willing to take the chance. Once she got the cover she was already in a position to move forward. Of course, the cover was just a fluke."
"Because nobody knows who gets the cover. But she looks at herself as a business, and I admire that,” Alt told Galore, making her praise clear.
Still, is her praise more of a backhanded compliment? Or is it a fair critique, positively or not, of how Kate Upton has come to own this planet?
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