Carol Alt, who covered the 1982 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, is not what you'd call impressed by 2012, 2013 and 2014 cover girl Kate Upton. Like at all.
"What I don't understand with Kate [Upton] is what's all the hullaballoo," Alt, 53, said of the 21-year-old beauty. "There are many covers of Sports Illustrated."
"I don't get what the hullabaloo is. I think what it is is that in this moment there's just so much social media and that's why she's had more word of mouth."
While she may not get the mass appeal, Alt is not dissing Kate Upton personally; Carol says she's as just as deserving of her success as the others.
Therein likes the issue, though, as far as she's concerned. The hype.
"I like Kate, she's a pretty girl," she continued. "But all the girls are nice, and all the girls are pretty. Every cover, to me, deserves to be talked about."
Well yes, but this is worthy of SOME hullaballoo ... don't you think?!