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?!
1. Kate Upton Bikini GIF
Kate Upton showcases her beauty in a bikini for us to enjoy. It's what Kate Upton does for a living, and she does it so well.
2. Kate Upton Nude GIF
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4. Kate Upton Wet T-Shirt
Another fantastic Kate Upton GIF. Thank you very much, and you are welcome.
5. Kate Upton Body Paint GIF
A GIF file of Kate Upton in a body paint bikin and that's it. Goodness.
8. Kate Upton Bikini Montage
An amazing Kate Upton bikini montage in GIF form. Guys, you're welcome. We try.
9. Kate Upton Twerking
Kate Upton Twerking up a storm. It is what it is, people. Enjoy it. Relish it.
10. Kate Upton Cat Daddy
Kate Upton doing the Cat Daddy. One of the best moments in the history of the Internet now in GIF form!
15. Kate Upton Bunny
Kate Upton is a bunny in one of the greatest GIFs ever produced by the Internet.
19. Kate Upton on Boobs
Kate Upton discusses her boobs in a GIF that really needs no additional comment.