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Naomi Campbell: I want children with or without a manNaomi Campbell wants to be a mom. “I do want to have children, whether I have a man or not,” Campbell, 43, told Diane von Furstenberg Tuesday during a SiriusXM Radio Town Hall, adding, “I will have it on my own.”
The star of “The Face,” who split with her longtime boyfriend, billionaire Vladimir Doronin, last year, arrived at the studio with long hair and wedge sneakers and changed into a dress and afro wig to go on-air.
She noted that fashion has made some progress with ethnic diversity.
“We are definitely making progress on the ad campaigns,” she said. “We do not want it to be a trend, we want it to be consistent .?.?. I also don’t want to see them put us in a line in the show, like we’re an act together, and it’s done .?.?. That’s also not very creative.”
While von Furstenberg said she’s met models who have admitted to anorexia, Campbell had a different take: “You cannot blame our industry for the body type of women. The food issue is a really sensitive subject for me, and it makes me nervous to really talk about it because I’ve never seen a designer in my whole 28 years say to someone, ‘Go on a diet, lose weight.’?”
She added, “You have to be responsible for your own actions. So if you decide you don’t want to eat because you feel like you have to be like this, that’s all up to you.”
Kate Upton Threatens to Sue Over Fake Topless PhotosSports Illustrated model Kate Upton is threatening to sue the celebrity satire site CelebJihad.com over fake topless photos the site has published of her, TMZ reports.
CelebJihad — which also purports to have nude photos and/or sex tapes of celebrities includingTaylor Swift, Kaley Cuoco and Emma Watson — published a (clearly Photoshopped) picture of Upton with the headline "Kate Upton Naked Outtake From SI Swimsuit 2014."
Upton has threatened immediate legal action if the photo isn't taken down, TMZ reports. As ofMonday morning, the original post was still up, as well as a second post titled "More Kate Upton Naked Outtakes."
Anne V Wanted to Be a Chemist Before Becoming a Model: "I Was Obsessed"Anne V's found great success in her modeling work, but The Face coach wanted to mix more than fashion and style as a kid--she wanted to be a chemist!
"Being a model was my ultimate dream and I never thought it was going to happen," Adam Levine's ex revealed in a Google chat Wednesday promoting The Face. "But I really wanted to be a chemist."
"I was obsessed," the statuesque blond beauty said. "Both of my parents are doctors. I had the most wonderful chemistry teacher that made me fall in love with chemistry. It was a woman."
The academic world is tough, indeed, but so is the catwalk. "I have no idea how they pull through it," the 27-year-old fashion industry veteran said of the girls competing on The Face. "Our industry is unpredictable. I think our girls did a great job with it."
Her advice for other girls wanting to make it in the biz? "You have to bring out your personality," she added. "There are so many models who are beautiful, you have to stand out somehow. You have to be nice, no one wants to work with mean people, you have to be persistent as well."|
"This is the kind of job where you go up and down," she said. "You have to have that willpower and that passion about our industry."
It certainly seems that Anne's got that passion! And hey, it's never too late to become a model chemist.
Heidi Klum Spending 'Small Fortune' as Tooth FairyHeidi Klum has being a mom of four down pat, but playing her kids’s tooth fairy may have fooled her.
“Teeth are falling out, [but] the [kids] don’t mind it because they get money. I messed it up with the very first tooth that came out — I gave 20 dollars,” Klum, 40, told PEOPLE Tuesday at a Operation Shower event for military moms, sponsored by Babies ‘R’ Us.
“I had no idea. I thought 20 bucks was the right thing to do with the first tooth, but now with four kids and all of these teeth that are coming, it’s another small fortune.”
The Project Runway host says when it comes to balancing her career and kids — Lou, 4, Johan, 7, Henry, 8½, and Leni, 9½ — she’s like every other working mom.
“I have to schedule and plan my life really well [so] that I have enough off days with my family,” she explains. “The weekends, for example, I don’t work and I’m always home at the end of the day to have dinner and bath and bedtime. I get out of the house early so I can come home early.”
She adds, “Sometimes it’s the other way around, where I have night shoots and then I’m there with the kids in the morning.”
As for what has surprised Klum the most about being a mom?
“How much you can love and that you can love them all equally the same,” she says. “Because you do get worried, ‘Am I going to love one more than the other?’ But you don’t. They’re just all amazing.”
Not only is Klum a mom and TV host, but she has also designed a kids collection, Truly Scrumptious. “Everyone is getting a crib. Everyone is getting a stroller. Everyone’s getting a diaper bag and everyone is getting my collection,” shares Klum, who gifted her goodies to all of the moms that attended the baby shower.
“I think that they really deserve to have a fun day today. I wanted to be a part of that and gift them a lot of fun things.”
Leo DiCaprio friendly with ex Gisele at Oscar partyLeonardo DiCaprio bumped into his ex Gisele Bündchen at Madonna’s Oscar party Sunday night.
Spies saw Leo, who had his new model girlfriend Toni Garrn on his arm, chatting with Gisele at the party at Guy Oseary’s mansion, while Toni “sat back to let Leo and Gisele talk.”
Fellow friendly exes Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were also both there, “and seemed on good terms,” said our witness.
Meanwhile, Madonna was putting on a show: “She was literally grinding the dance floor.”
Miranda Kerr Strips Naked in New Reeboks Commercial-Watch Now!(Video) Oh, Miranda Kerr, you tease!
The supermodel flaunted her sexy figure in what may be Reebok's sexiest ad ever for the shoe company's Skyscape commercial. No, she didn't parade her naked body in front of the camera while only wearing her tennis shoes—but close!
Instead, Kerr illustrated what happens after she gets home from a workout, by stripping down to her birthday suit as she gets ready to shower.
But, as is the case with many things, it's the journey, not the destination, that had us hooked.
Kerr walks in to "her" apartment (we're guessing it's not her actual place) after working on her fitness and turns on some music.
Then, as she walks through her home, takes off one single piece of clothing at a time. First the top comes off, displaying the celeb's toned abs. Then the yoga pants hit the floor. Then her sports bra comes off—gasp!—until we're staring at Miranda's backside in a black thong.
But those come off, too.
So there's Miranda. Naked. In the shower. Until she realizes she forgot to take off her Reebok Skyscapes because they're "so comfortable, you forget you have them on."
Now, that is some genius marketing.
Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel Kick Off Oscar Weekend with Kisses in Beverly HillsThere's a new man in Heidi Klum's life.
The Project Runway host, 40, kicked off Oscar weekend at the Weinstein Company pre-Oscars Party in Beverly Hills on Saturday night with Vito Schnabel around 11:30 p.m.
As Klum, who wore a floor-length printed dress and leather jacket, stood at the base of the stairs in an attempt to gain access to the VIP area of the party, she exchanged long kisses with Schnabel, 27.
After being denied access to the section of the event, Klum exited to an outdoor area with four girlfriends to enjoy a few flutes of champagne.
"She was definitely enjoying herself," a partygoer tells PEOPLE.
The former Sports Illustrated cover model enjoyed some more champagne as she and her companions put flowers in her braided up do.
Schnabel, who was dressed casually in a long sleeve polo and jeans with a sweater tied around his waist, exchanged more kisses as they attempted for a second time to access the upstairs VIP area.
Soon after, the couple and their female friends left the party just after 1 a.m.
Claudia Schiffer Turned Down a $1 Million Date With an Arab Prince: "It's Not All About Money"Claudia Schiffer will not be bought.
The German supermodel has revealed that someone once tried to "hire" her for $1million. Recalling the most bizarre moments of her career, she said, "The strangest one was an Arab prince. He asked if he could hire me for a dinner for a million pounds. I declined, and some other supermodel took it."
Schiffer, a millionaire in her own right, is proud that her integrity remained in tact. "It's not all about money," she explained. "I just want to be able to walk down the street and be proud of what I do."
The blond beauty did not name the Arab prince, nor did she identify the model who accepted his offer.
Schiffer also said she felt uncomfortable with the term "supermodel," which was used to describe peers including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista.
"When they started talking about 'super' and 'supermodel', I thought 'this is really insulting'—I want to be taken seriously in the high-end world of Chanel, Yves St Laurent," the 43-year-old said during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, airing Saturday. "I don't want to be some supermodel."
"We all got a bit annoyed, which in retrospect was ridiculous," said Schiffer, who considered herself "really, really shy" during her heyday in the '90s. "'Supermodel' sounds like a tabloid name, but then we realized, 'Hold on, maybe actually this is a good thing,' because when we left fashion shows, suddenly there were thousands of people. I'm not exaggerating! You had to have security people get you to your car—it just went crazy...It was like [being] a rock star," the 5-foot-11 stunner added. "I loved it."
She married director Matthew Vaughn in 2002. They are parents to Caspar, Clementine and Cosima.
Kate Upton Is Overrated, According to Supermodel Carol AltKate Upton may be one of the world's most popular supermodels, but her appeal isn't universal.
Supermodel Carol Alt, 53, told the Huffington Post recently that she thinks Upton, 21, is overrated. "What I don't understand with Kate is, like, what's all the hullabaloo?" Alt told HuffPo. "I don't get what all the hullabaloo is."
Alt was referencing Upton's cover photos for the 2012 and 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and her presence in the magazine's 50th anniversary issue. She credited Upton's burgeoning success and popularity to her presence on social media. (Upton has more than a million followers on Twitter and recently joined Instagram.)
"I think what it is, is in this moment there's just so much social media, and that's why she's had more word of mouth than anybody," Alt says. "I mean, I like Kate. She's a pretty girl. But all the girls are nice and all the girls are pretty."
Colin Kaepernick and Chanel Iman Hang Out on the Beach in Miami, Spark Dating RumorsAre Colin Kaepernick and Chanel Iman a new couple?
The 26-year-old 49ers quarterback and the 23-year-old model were spotted hanging out together on the beach in Miami recently, sparking rumors there might be a budding romance between the two.
The pair was all smiles while lounging in chairs on the sand surrounded by lady friends. The football hunk sported black shorts, a gray T-shirt and black cap during the outing while Iman showed skin in a loosely-knitted tunic top and short shorts.
In addition to their day at the beach, Kaepernick and Iman were also photographed hanging out poolside at Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel.
While we're totally not sure if there's anything romantic going on between the good-looking twosome (Iman has been dating rapper A$AP Rocky), Kaepernick did take to his Twitter page to retweet a revealing message from a fan.
"So when I hear about @Kaepernick7 it's always he was spotted with ... Is he possibly off the market the media gotta chill," the fan wrote, followed by, "Every girl @Kaepernick7 hangs with the media put a story out ?he can't have friends or nah #lameMTO."
Guess that's Kaepernick's way of shooting down the dating reports.
Heidi Klum Arrives in L.A. Accompanied by Rumored New Beau Vito SchnabelHeidi Klum and her rumored new love interest Vito Schnabel seem to be going public with their budding romance.
The 40-year-old model arrived at L.A.'s LAX Airport Monday night smiling from ear to ear, perhaps because her new man was by her side.
Klum, who was dressed in boots, tight leather Paige pants, a black top and long furry coat with sunglasses was photographed making her way out of the terminal. Meanwhile, Schnabel, who sported dark pants, a jacket and a beanie hat, was snapped leaving the airport too.
The two reportedly arrived together but snuck out separately as to not be photographed together.
Klum and Schnabel, a 27-year-old art dealer, were first linked earlier this month after they were seen dancing, kissing and packing on the PDA at Hollywood nightclub Bootsy Bellows.
In January, E! New confirmed the mother of four and her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Martin Kristen parted ways, both personally and professionally. Since breaking up, the two were spotted together visiting an L.A. area lawyer's office.
Schnabel previously dated Demi Moore. The two were caught making out back in December 2012 during a party in Miami Beach.
SightingsJohn Legend with wife Chrissy Teigen at Moët Hennessy’s The Q at Delano
Charlotte Dawson, Judge of Australia's Next Top Model, Found DeadCharlotte Dawson, a model, actress and TV presenter best known for being a judge on Australia's Next Top Model, was found dead on Saturday. She was 47.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, a realtor had entered Dawson's two-bedroom waterfront apartment to prepare it for a viewing. The agent found Dawson's body and notified police. Authorities say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
The day before her death, Dawson – who had a history of depression and reportedly attempted to commit suicide in 2012 – supposedly filmed a morning TV show, had brunch with a friend and was photographed walking in the sunshine, looking happy and relaxed.
The New Zealand-born Dawson left home at 16 and signed with Ford Models in New York City. In the early 1990s, she relocated to Australia. Working as a fashion director and editor, she took several acting roles before settling into television hosting. She was a judge on Australia's Next Top Model and hosted the boxing reality show The Contender Australia.
In 2012, she competed on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, raising money for the Smile Foundation, an organization that provides operations for children born with cleft palates.
A Personal Life in Turmoil: Despite her professional successes, Dawson's personal life was often tumultuous. In 1999, she married Olympic swimmer Scott Miller. Although the marriage ended after a few short months, she struggled with the breakup and said he was the only man she would ever marry.
After Miller recently gave a tell-all interview to 60 Minutes in Australia, Dawson spoke out: "I continue to fight my depression," she told Fairfax Media last week. "I fear that watching [the interview], as it's about the most painful time in my life. [The divorce] broke me very much. I had to go away for five years and rebuild my life. I've adjusted and moved on, but it is still very painful."
Online Death Threats: In August 2012, she received hundreds of online death threats after she became involved with anti-cyberbullying organization Community Brave. An online group began a sustained campaign of Twitter harassment, telling her to "stick your head in a toaster" and "go hang yourself." After fighting back against the bullies, it seems she finally gave up.
"Hope this ends the misery," she reportedly Tweeted, attaching a picture of a handful of pills. "You win." She spent two days under psychiatric observation. In an interview with Australia's 60 Minutes, she called the incident "really humiliating and embarrassing," but claimed to be recovering from it.
Dawson's sudden death has left many in shock, as they mourn her passing. John Key, the prime minister of New Zealand, said that he was "shocked and saddened" to hear of her death.
Russell Crowe, a friend for nearly 30 years, also Tweeted about her death. "Charley D...just don't understand," he wrote. "There's not enough kind souls as it is. Rest in Peace."
Look: SI Swimsuit Cover Model Nina Agdal Steams Up New Carl's Jr. Ad(Video) Forget supermodels, Nina Agdal has found a new beach buddy.
The 21-year-old, who recently joined Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge on the 50th Anniversary cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, is now appearing in her second ad for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's.
PEOPLE enjoyed an exclusive sneak peek at the new spot, featuring a smoldering Agdal indulging in a Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich. To promote the favorite menu item, the model donned bikini bottoms once again – and a damp tank top – for a delicious, surfside stroll that ends with a big bite.
Agdal is not the first celebrity to get hot and hungry for the restaurants. Paris Hilton, Kate Upton and Kim Kardashian have all appeared in steamy ads for Carl's Jr. in the past. Watch Agdal's addition to the oeuvre, and witness just how sexy cod sandwiches can be before the rest of the fast food-loving world.
Chanel Iman almost bitten between breasts during SI shootChanel Iman was almost bitten by a lemur on the Madagascar set of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shoot.
The model, along with Irina Shayk, Jessica Gomes and Marloes Horst, were shot on the island in the Indian Ocean, where she posed with the furry creatures.
“They’re really soft and gentle, like cats,” she told us. But,“I almost had a bite right between my boobs. It was my fault because I put a banana between the two of them. All you needed was a little food, and then they all jumped on you.”
SightingsChristie Brinkley and Alexa Ray Joel seeing Nellie McKay play Café Carlyle
Kate Moss Wears David Bowie's Old Costume to Accept His Brit Award(Photo) The dress code for the Brit Awards seemed to have been “sparkles and more sparkles,” but there was one very noteworthy non-complier: Kate Moss. And for a very cool reason: She was wearing one of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust tour costumes instead, to accept the star’s “Best British Male” award on his behalf.
As a photo of Bowie in his iconic rabbit costume from his 1972 tour flashed on the screen behind her, Moss strutted onstage after being introduced as “Bowie’s representative on earth” wearing the vintage look, which was was designed by Kansai Yamamoto and has appeared in London’s Victoria & Albert museum. Of course, Moss gave it her own twist, adding tights, sky-high heels and bangles, with no neon Ziggy Stardust mullet in sight.
She then read from a statement prepared for her by Bowie: ‘In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume that Kate’s wearing live on the moon. ‘Kate comes from Venus and I from Mars, so that’s nice. I’m completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male, but I am, aren’t I Kate? I think it’s a great way to end the day,’” Moss announced.
Between the always-influential Bowie and Moss’s status as muse to many designers, we have a feeling we’re going to see model/Stardust mashups on more than a few runways after this.
Carol Alt says SI covers today are sexier than hers in 1982Carol Alt says much has changed since she was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 1982.
The models are “certainly much sexier,” she told us. “If you look at my cover, I look like a little boy. I’m wearing a little one-piece, I’ve got no breasts at all.”
Alt believes the magazine would have gotten complaints then if models had posed like Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge on the new cover: “Today, you can have three girls touching each other and no one says anything.”
Kate Upton pops up in Miami to celebrate her SI coverAmid rumors of a model catfight, Kate Upton finally was due to join her fellow stars of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue Wednesday in Miami for a promotional appearance at LIV at Fontainebleau.
Upton was conspicuously absent Tuesday night at the SI party in downtown Manhattan to celebrate the 2014 issue.
Buzz swirled that Upton, who was given the back cover of the magazine after being the front cover girl in 2012 and 2013, was upset at being the runner-up to this year’s trio of Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, and saw the back cover as a consolation prize.
Upton has appeared on Vogue covers and has a role in the upcoming movie “The Other Woman.”
But her rep insists Upton didn’t attend Tuesday’s party because she fell ill, not because she’s unhappy about bringing up the rear.
“She’s very happy,” the rep said.
But we are told that after landing her first movie role, Upton wants to focus further on her acting career and wants to be known as more than a model.
Still, it’s the first time a model has been on the back cover of the issue, and SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day explained, “We had been talking about multiple covers in one way or another for years now, and everyone decided that the 50th anniversary would be the time and place for it.”
We Hear...That Adriana Lima, Selita Ebanks, Deborra-Lee Furness and Alina Cho are among those celebrating the launch of jewelry brand Lauren X Khoo to benefit New Yorkers for Children on Thursday evening at a private Manhattan townhouse.
Heidi Klum and Seal Have Not Reunited as a Couple Despite ReportsThings aren't always what they seem.
E! News has exclusively learned that Heidi Klum and Seal are not getting back together, despite reports to the contrary.
"Seal and Heidi have not reunited as a couple," Seal's rep tells us. "Their children will always be their priority, and their focus remains on co-parenting."
The famous duo, who is currently going through a divorce, has been the subject of speculation that claims they had rekindled their romance.
Klum split from her boyfriend (and former bodyguard) Martin Kristen earlier this month, and was spotted with him at a lawyer's office in Los Angeles days after the split announcement.
A source told E! News at the time that "Heidi Klum and Martin met with a lawyer to dissolve a guardianship agreement. Martin had the right to make decisions about the kids if they ever got sick while she was traveling."
After their meeting with the lawyer, the 40-year-old supermodel and Martin got into two separate cars and drove off in their respective vehicles.
Heidi and Seal announced that they were separating after almost seven years of marriage back in January 2012.
"While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate," the duo said in a joint statement.
The German beauty and the singer tied the knot May 10, 2005, after Seal popped the question to her in an igloo that he built at a Canadian ski resort for the occasion.
The couple has three biological kids together, Henry, Johan, and Lou, and Seal is the adoptive father of Klum's daughter Leni.
Heidi Klum's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Features Her First-Ever Cover!(Video) Heidi Klum is one of the most iconic Sports Illustrated models ever — and for the 50th anniversary issue of the magazine, she proves it by modeling a bikini featuring her first cover (1998!) on one triangle and the first-ever SI cover starring Babette March on the other. Oh, and Elle Macpherson makes a cameo on the string bottom! Swimsuit designer Lisa Cabrinha gives us all the exclusive scoop on the custom creation.
“When I heard it was going to be the 50th anniversary, I wanted to come up with something really unique,” Cabrinha, co-owner of Letarte Swimwear, tells PEOPLE. “I thought, the covers are what make every issue so important. I laid it out first on the computer, and I had to figure out how I could print the fabric. I knew if I printed in the U.S. it would get leaked. So I actually sent it to Portugal to a small printing company over there.”
Cabrinha, who has worked with SI for the past 14 years (including Kate Upton’s memorable bikini bottoms in 2013) didn’t even tell the team what she had in mind. “I wanted to surprise the girls at Sports Illustrated so I sent them the suit [without any notice]. They had no idea!”
She also created a one-piece (which the Klum wears in an online exclusive) and another bikini featuring all 50 covers for the new coffee table book, Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful. But unfortunately for fans of the suits, Klum will be the last to model them. “I live in Hawaii, and all the guys I know are like ‘Can you make us some board shorts out of that fabric?’” Cabrinha shares. “But they won’t be sold. They were only for the anniversary.”
As for Klum, she loved honoring SI in the look. “I can’t even tell you how excited I am that I get to wear the suit with all the beautiful covers that Sports Illustrated has ever done,” she says in the clip below. “I love it. I’ve done Sports Illustrated so many times and I’ve traveled the world. That I get to do this issue is pretty special.”
SI models compete for spotlight with Kate UptonAfter heated speculation, Sports Illustrated gave Kate Upton a cover of its 2014 Swimsuit Issue after all.
The magazine has put an alluring Upton shot on its first ever back cover of the swimsuit issue — while Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge were previously unveiled as sharing the front.
Now, sources say, the models are all vying for the spotlight in a series of promotional events for the magazine. An insider told Page Six, “The trio of cover girls weren’t expecting to compete for attention with another girl on the back cover. Kate Upton didn’t land the front cover, but she still might steal the show.”
Upton, who appears on the back cover in a pink bikini in the Cook Islands, was a front-runner to be this year’s SI star, having scored the cover in 2012 and 2013.
Speculation further soared after Page Six exclusively revealed last month that SI photographed her in space last March in the Zero-G chamber, a specially equipped Boeing-727 that simulates zero gravity in flight. The pictures were revealed Tuesday, along with a Zero-G release which read, “Upton bounced and soared through the plane for the cameras.”
Word is Upton didn’t find out she was getting such prime placement on the back cover till after the front cover was revealed last week.
Upton was expected to join fellow SI models Anne V., Chanel Iman, Hannah Davis, Jessica Gomes, Ariel Meredith and Irina Shayk at a party celebrating the issue’s 50th anniversary Tuesday night in Tribeca, but was noticeably absent. A rep for the model told us she fell ill, but that she still plans to attend SI Swimsuit events this week in Miami.
Kate Upton a no-show at Swimsuit Issue PartyKate Upton was noticeably absent from the SI Swimsuit Issue cover party and 50th anniversary bash in downtown Manhattan last night.
Upton, a two time SI Swimsuit cover star, earned the back cover of SI this year, the first time SI has ever featured a model on its back cover. Upton was photographed in the Cook Island wearing a pink bikini with her ample bosom on display. She was also photographed for the issue in a zero gravity chamber, which made the curvaceous Upton look as if she were floating in space.
But the model didn’t come out to celebrate the issue at last night’s celebratory bash at 372 West Broadway, which meant this year’s main cover stars Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen, and Nina Agdal soaked up much of the spotlight.
SI Swimsuit legends Rachel Hunter, Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley and Molly Sims, were also attendance at last night’s bash, as well as fresh SI faces Gigi Hadid, Hannah Davis, Hannah Ferguson, Kate Bock and Chanel Iman.
A rep for Upton confirmed to us last night that the model fell ill, but is planning to attend SI Swimsuit events planned in Miami later this week.
Chrissy Teigen Talks Sports Illustrated Photoshopping-Find Out Why a "Bunch" of Her Shots Have Needed It!It turns out that the wizards who put together the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue every year have had to employ a little extra trickery when it comes to Chrissy Teigen.
No, not because she has some sort of physical flaw that needs masking. Hardly that, as you can see on the 2014 cover, featuring Teigen, Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal standing knee-deep in the ocean and wearing only the cheekiest of bikini bottoms
Despite having worn a lifetime's worth of swimsuits over the years, Teigen revealed in a sit-down with Bethenny Frankel on Tuesday's Bethenny that she actually can't swim, and has needed some graphic-design help to make her look more at ease in the water.
"I can't swim and I actually hate sand," the veteran model said when asked what it was like to travel to all of those beautiful beachy locations.
"There's actually a bunch of shots in the past issues where I'm in a pool or floating and I'm laying on a boogie board, and they just Photoshop it out."
And the 28-year-old beauty insists that it's too late to learn now.
"I feel like I'm too old to go to the Y now with a bunch of 4-year-olds," Teigen said. (Though wouldn't all of the kids' dads be happy to see the Y's newest student...)
Frankel offered to take Teigen to swimming lessons along with her own daughter, 3 1/2-year-old Bryn.
"I can't go with her," Teigen protested, "we're both wearing floaties..."
It's not as if she's going to be pressured into jumping into the deep end while on vacation with hubby John Legend or anything, either.
"John can't swim either, actually," Teigen added.
And now we find out the couple's hot beach bodies are just so much window dressing! (Video)
Kate Upton's zero gravity photo shoot(Video1) Kate Upton floats through a zero-g chamber in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which hits newsstands today.
After Page Six reported in January the curvy model was shot for the issue in the zero-G chamber, photos were released today of the curvy blonde floating around in an anti-gravity chamber, operated by Zero-G Corporation in Arlington, VA.
“Upton flipped, floated and modeled in true weightlessness – as if in outer space,” Zero-G said in a press release on the photo shoot.
The shoot was set up last March in the Zero-G chamber, a specially equipped Boeing-727 that simulates zero-g in flight. “Upton bounced and soared through the plane for the cameras,” the release said.
Upton, a two time SI Swimsuit issue cover girl in 2012 and 2013, appears in an inside cover of this year’s issue, but the 2014 cover went to Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge.
SI celebrates 50 years of the swimsuit issue this year and included sexy new photographs of past SI cover models, including Christie Brinkley, Petra Nemcova, Rachel Hunter and Heidi Klum. (Video2)
Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen & Nina Agdal Grace Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue!(Cover) (Video) Talk about a triple threat!
The coveted 50th anniversary cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue goes to models Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal.
Wearing only barely-there bikini bottoms, the beauties get cheeky in the golden anniversary issue as they turn to the camera and show off their perfectly toned backsides.
Shot in the sunny Cook Islands, the cover is in stark comparison to the arctic temperatures last year's cover girl Kate Upton had to endure.
Not since 1994's "Dream Team" of Kathy Ireland, Elle MacPherson and Rachel Hunter has a trio appeared on the cover.
While Teigen, 28, and Agdal, 21, are veterans of the annual edition – making their debuts in 2010 and 2012, respectively – 28-year-old Aldridge is a newcomer.
"I feel so lucky. It's the perfect introduction," Aldridge, wife of Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill and mom of a 19-month-old-daughter, Dixie, told PEOPLE. "It's just such a dream come true, and to just be a part of the 50th anniversary cover is just insane. I think I was in total shock when I found out!"
Adds Agdal, "I'm speechless. It was my goal. I couldn't be happier to be on this year's cover. Absolutely amazing!"
As for Teigen's reaction: "I started crying. It was a weird shaking [and] trembling, because I didn't believe it," said John Legend's wife, who like Aldridge, first called her husband to share the good news.
The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's anniversary edition goes live online and across mobile platforms Feb. 18.
Miranda Kerr Not Estranged From Family, Despite Parents' Comments About Not Seeing Grandson Flynn for Over a YearWhile Miranda Kerr's family may have noted in a documentary that aired on Australian television today that they're looking forward to reconnecting with the globe-trotting supermodel, E! News has learned that, despite reports to the contrary, the requisite geographical separation while Miranda works all over the world does not in any way mean that she and her loved ones are estranged.
"There is no truth to her being estranged, she speaks to her family members regularly," a source close to the family told E! News exclusively. "She directly employs her dad, brother, aunt and uncle, she recently flew her cousins out to spend Christmas with them in New York."
The source went on to say that many of Kerr's fellow Australians "feel incredibly sorry for her" in the wake of the family's interview with the TV show, which could be viewed as an exploitative move on the family's part.
Per the Sydney Morning Herald, her mom, Therese Kerr, laments in the Feb. 11 episode of Australia's ABC1 docudrama series Family Confidential, "Miranda's life is so different now. She's surrounded by 'yes' people all the time. It's so important for me to be real, to be true, to be who she needs me to be."
Miranda's father, John Kerr, was quoted on the documentary as saying Miranda didn't personally inform her parents that she was ending her marriage to Orlando Bloom in 2013, saying that her ex broke the news to them instead. "I remember him saying, 'We're always going to be family,' and that's how we'll treat Orlando, Miranda and Flynn," John says. "We're all family."
Miranda's Australia-based parents claim they haven't seen their grandson in "over a year." John says he hopes to one day teach Flynn how to "milk a cow," "ride a horse" and do other "country things."
"[Miranda's] career was never going to keep her in Australia," our source also told us. "To flourish, she had to venture overseas, like many aspiring models and actresses [from Down Under] do. Most Australian expats don't get home once a year, especially with a toddler."
"Miranda is more in demand than ever all across the globe," the source said. "She is a huge Australian success story."
In hindsight, John isn't so sure he'd support Miranda's modeling career given how successful she's become, at least according to what he told Family Confidential. "After what I know now, I would rather she did just marry a nobody because you really can't get that family time by yourself," he's quoted as saying. "I just hope Flynn grows up and he wants to be with his nan and pop."
"I wish she was just a normal, everyday girl," John adds. "I really do."
Therese acknowledges that her daughter's fame has given her "the platform to be able to have a voice'' and develop businesses outside of modeling, though she call is "a double-edged sword."
"You have to be in the media to be able to get your message out, but then our little Flynny doesn't know what it's like to walk outside without paparazzi," the mom of two explains.
"What I have had to do is let go and allow her to be assertive and lead her own life, and I guess for any mum that's a little bit challenging sometimes to do that," Therese continues. "We have been best friends for most of our life. We used to talk just about every day. I send her messages, just little texts to say 'I love you honey, let your little light shine, my arms are wrapped around you.'"
Miranda's paternal grandmother says she's "worried'' about the former Victoria's Secret Angel, who divides her time between New York and L.A. "I miss the baby and I think he's missing out on family, that closeness that we have always had," Ann says. "It's very nice where they are but nothing like Australia, nothing and I think hopefully Flynn might end up here. We just keep our fingers crossed."
So why wasn't the lady of the hour interviewed as part of the big feature?
The fashionista's Australian rep said in a statement last week that Miranda "wasn't able to be back in Australia to film this episode due to her busy international work schedule but is grateful to her parents, brother and extended family in Australia for their ongoing support and love. The Kerr family have a special and unique bond and I'm sure this intimate insight will be viewed fondly by all."
Christie Brinkley and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Star in Flight Safety VideoHere's one way to get people to pay attention to the in-flight safety video – have it star ageless Christie Brinkley and a bunch of other beautiful bikini models.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue teamed with Air New Zealand to create a cheeky, four-minute-plus in-flight instruction video that considers "the beauty of safety."
Models Chrissy Teigen, Ariel Meredith, Hannah Davis and Jessica Gomes go through the safety info while lounging in their swimsuits on the Cook Islands. Seatbelts appear on lounge chairs, oxygen masks drop into beachside hammocks and inflatable life jackets are, well, suddenly very sexy.
"If you need to inflate your life jacket a bit more, blow into the mouthpiece," says Davis as she demonstrates.
Not to spoil any surprises (see the video below), but consummate Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brinkley, who just turned 60, appears briefly and looks stunning in a white bikini.
Sports Illustrated will reveal its swimsuit edition cover Thursday on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, on which Kimmel will interview this year's cover model.
Check out the safety video below – and don't forget to buckle up.
Heidi Klum Gets Cozy With Demi Moore's Former Fling; All the Details on Her 27-Year-Old New Beau!Well, that didn't take long.
Fresh off the heels of Heidi Klum's split with her bodyguard boyfriend of over a year, the 40-year-old stunner was spotted getting very cozy with Vito Schnabel, a 27-year-old art dealer from New York who most recently romanced Demi Moore.
According to a source, the two were seen dancing and kissing up a storm on Saturday night at Hollywood hotspot Bootsy Bellows, where the budding couple was anything but shy as they packed on the PDA.
The insider says that Klum and her "young and super-hot" man were flirting and all over each other during their intimate outing together before the pair was photographed exiting the club separately (Heidi's rep had no comment on the rebound romance).
Klum was dressed sexy in an all-black ensemble, rocking a semi-sheer top, fishnet tights and a short skirt that showed off her long supermodel gams. She paired her nightclub look with a scarf, leather jacket and high-heeled pointed-toe pumps, proving she has no trouble still turning heads.
E! New confirmed the mother of four and her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Martin Kristen parted ways, both personally and professionally, at the end of January, with the split reportedly occurring a few weeks prior.
"Martin was there for her during a challenging time in her life and it was something she will always be grateful for," a friend close to Klum told People, which was first to report the breakup news.
Another source explained that their professional relationship also ended with their romance. "They are no longer working together," the source said. "Life is about timing. He was incredibly supportive and they were there for each other, but they're moving on now. They still have a great friendship."
The Project Runway host began dating Kristen shortly after announcing in January 2012 that she and her former husband Seal were separating after seven years of marriage. Klum officially filed for divorce in April 2012 and Seal subsequently filed his own papers just four days later, although the pair, who have four children together—Leni, 9, Henry, 8, Johan, 7, Lou, 4—have yet to officially divorce.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model Dumps David Letterman For Younger Guy - Jimmy KimmelAnother late-night torch has been passed. This time, the “torch” is the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model, who’s being passed from David Letterman to Jimmy Kimmel. Actually, “passed” may not describe it so well as “snatched.” Last year around this time, CBS issued its annual announcement about the reveal of the year’s SI swimsuit cover and cover model on Dave Letterman’s late-night show, along with the reading of Dave’s Top-10 list by 10 of the issue’s models. In that announcement, CBS noted that “in what has become a tradition on the broadcast, this will mark the sixth consecutive year that the swimsuit cover is revealed on [Letterman's] show.” It also marked the last consecutive year.
This afternoon, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live announced SI was celebrating the golden anniversary of its swimsuit edition by dumping Dave to reveal the 2014 cover on Kimmel’s show Thursday at 11:35 PM ET. This year’s cover model will appear February 17 for an exclusive late-night interview; the issue goes live across the web, mobile, tablet and newsstands the next morning. This matters to a late-night show because the issue has a total audience of more than 70 million adults. If this is what Kimmel does to his idol, Dave, wonder what he does to his enemies? Oh, right — he issues tweets saying: “Issues aside, 20 years at #1 is a remarkable achievement. Congratulations and best wishes to @jayleno on an incredible run.”
Stephanie Seymour Is the New Face of Estée Lauder: See the First Photo!(Photo) Stephanie Seymour has been modeling for nearly 30 years, and her career just keeps getting bigger. The 45-year-old bombshell recently signed to be the face of Estée Lauder. (We told you ’90s supermodels were on a roll right now!)
“I am honored to be part of the Estée Lauder family,” Seymour said in a statement. “As a young girl my mother had a dream for me and that was to be an Estée Lauder model! So this is truly a dream fulfilled.”
When we first saw this photo on the Estée Lauder Twitter account, we thought it might be an early Throwback Thursday post — she hasn’t changed a bit since her early days of modeling. She’s giving major model attitude in the behind-the-scenes shot, which shows off her radiant skin and fit figure.
“Stephanie is the ultimate modern beauty icon,” said Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Estée Lauder’s global brand president. “Beautiful and accomplished in fashion, entertainment and in life, I am thrilled to welcome her to Estée Lauder.”
Seymour joins current brand ambassadors Joan Smalls and Hilary Rhoda as a face of the brand (we’d love to be there when they all swap supermodel stories!). What do you think of Seymour’s new gig?
Miranda Kerr Is the New Face of H&MFirst Miranda Kerr‘s hair landed a major modeling job, and now the rest of her is following suit. The model will be the face of H&M’s spring campaign, the mega-retailer announced on their Instagram Tuesday.
Fans got a glimpse of the supermodel’s famous smile in the early morning hours when H&M challenged them to guess who’d be starring in the brand’s upcoming ads. Shortly thereafter, they made the big reveal, posting a video (below) of Kerr confirming her new gig. “Hi H&M followers, I’m Miranda Kerr and I’m the new face for H&M’s spring campaign,” she says. “Stay tuned for more.”
Of course, H&M is no stranger to sexy ads — you may have seen David Beckham‘s pantsless dash on Sunday or recall Beyoncé‘s sultry, tropical shots — so we think this could be the perfect collaboration for the former Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey splits with supermodel squeeze Anne V.It’s over between Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Sports Illustrated model Anne V.
The two spent Super Bowl weekend apart — Anne V was on the West Coast while Harvey attended the Men’s Fitness/Shape Super Bowl Party at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, where he was seen “desperately trying to hit” on “Orange Is the New Black” actress Laura Prepon.
Harvey and Anne V, who previously dated Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, were first linked in May after attending a Rangers game together.
Model says Naomi Campbell bullied herNaomi Campbell is so difficult to work with that a Russian cover girl who stars in the second season of Campbell’s show, “The Face,” says she is still recovering under psychiatric care.
Kira Dikhtyar, a gorgeous former gymnast, said Campbell was spiteful from the start, partly because Campbell’s Russian boyfriend Vlad Doronin had dumped her for one of the contestants on the show’s first season, former Miss China Luo Zilin.
“Naomi hates Russians,” Dikhtyar told me. “She’s an amazing woman, but it’s very hard to work with her. She put all her [negative] energy on me. After filming ended, they sent me to doctors. I’m still recovering. The network is still paying for my psychiatrist.”
The second season of the Oxygen show debuts March 5.
Dikhtyar, who is hoping to transition from modeling to television, is being talked about as the potential host of a Russian version of “The Face.” Campbell will not be pleased.
A friend of Dikhtyar’s told me, “No matter what Kira did, there was no way to please her.”
Campbell, who has anger-management issues, has a history of throwing cellphones and had to perform community service in 2007 after copping a plea to assaulting a maid who needed four stitches to close the gash in her head. Her reps declined to comment.
Derek Jeter and model Hannah Davis break upStrait-laced Derek Jeter has broken up with swimsuit model Hannah Davis as her fame grows through her sexy photo shoots for Sports Illustrated.
We’re told the Yankee shortstop and the Virgin Islands-born model have gone their separate ways after just less than a year of dating.
Jeter appears to have an issue with his girlfriends becoming well-known — he and actress Minka Kelly split in 2011, after three years together, as her career began to take off with “The Roommate,” the filming of “Charlie’s Angels” and a racy shoot for GQ.
One source told us: “Derek likes to keep his relationships quiet. In the past, when his girlfriends become famous and start doing sexy shoots, that’s when they break up. Exactly the same thing happened with Minka and Vanessa Minnillo.”
Jeter and Davis — who’s the face of Ralph Lauren fragrance Ralph Rocks and has also modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger and L’Wren Scott — had kept their relationship very low-key, spending time together at his mansion in Tampa and at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.
Another source said, “Derek and Hannah broke up a few months ago. She wasn’t at his Celebrity Golf Classic last month. He is in Tampa and is completely focused on being fit and ready for the upcoming baseball season.”
Jeter, 39, stayed in Florida for Super Bowl weekend, while Davis, 23, was spotted at Friday’s Men’s Fitness/Shape Super Bowl Party and Saturday’s DirecTV events including their Celebrity Beach Bowl and Saturday night party with a performance by Jay Z and Beyoncé. At both, we’re told, “Hannah looked sensational. She was with friends, she definitely wasn’t with a date.”
Davis is back in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, which last week released a picture of her wearing a revealing cut-off T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “NJ Strong.” Our first source added, “The picture probably made millions of men very happy — but not Derek Jeter.”
Davis’ rep declined to comment, and Jeter’s reps didn’t get back to us.
Bar Refaeli spotted with 'Twilight's' Kellan LutzSupermodel Bar Refaeli and “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz looked extremely cozy at the Leather & Laces Super Bowl party Friday night.
A witness said: “They were cozying up in the VIP area at her table. He had his own table, but he sat with Bar. They looked pretty close.”
Also at the Robert Graham-sponsored bash in Times Square was Brooklyn Decker, Andy Roddick, James Marsden and Paris Hilton, who acted as DJ for two hours and “was actually really good,” a source said.
Naomi Campbell Talks The Face and Fashion Show Jitters: "I'm Nervous Before I Step on Any Runway"Supermodel Naomi Campbell has a whole lot goin' on these days, especially with her role as coach and mentor on Oxygen's The Face. But the British beauty took time out to chat with E!'s Alicia Quarles about the show's second season.
"We like drama, right?" declared Naomi. "When we're filming The Face, I'm not thinking about drama, but I am who I am. Will I fight to the bitter end for the girls and will I be their protector? Absolutely, 100 percent."
The model also responded to being compared to Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum as fellow supermodels who have turned to television. "I respect Tyra and Heidi," she said. "I think what they've done is amazing, and they've lead the way."
And even though Naomi has been in the business for decades, even she still battles pre-show jitters. "I'm nervous before I step on any runway, no matter how long I've been doing this career," she said. "A shoe could break, your dress could fall down…you could slip. Anything could happen!"
Heidi Klum: My Treadmill 'Sits There Unused'Yes, Heidi Klum is 40, but let’s face it, the supermodel can still flaunt her body like she did in her 20s. Need proof? Check out her ab-baring look on the March cover of Women’s Health. And judging by this photo, you’d think Klum spends hours working out. Surprise! That’s not the case.
“I have a treadmill that’s really great, but it just sits there unused,” she says in the interview. “It looks nice, but I don’t have time to use it.” Instead of squeezing workouts into her already packed schedule, Klum says she stays fit by incorporating exercise into outdoor activities with her family, like bike rides and walks on the beach.
And as she ages, Klum maintains that working out (wherever she can fit it in) becomes more and more important. “The metabolism definitely changes when you turn 40. I always thought, ‘That’s not going to happen to me,’ but it is happening to me. If I indulge more, I have to exercise more. I figured out what works for me.”
When she does find the time to squeeze in a serious workout, the star is most definitely wearing some gear from her workout line with New Balance, which is both cute and affordable. “I’m not trying to reinvent the running shoe; that’s what [New Balance] does. I just push the envelope with the color or the pattern, like this digital print that was inspired by a flower but has a kaleidoscopic effect,” she says of her new spring collaboration with the brand, modeled in the photo above. “They didn’t ask me to come on board to do a black legging.”
Kate Moss Gets a Yellow Pixie for Surreal Alexander McQueen CampaignKate Moss just celebrated the big four-oh, but somehow we’re not surprised to see that the supermodel is busier than ever, booking one magazine cover and ad campaign after another. Her latest, for Alexander McQueen, has her almost unrecognizable, wearing a technicolor-hued, close-cropped do gelled back. Her makeup is metallic and angular, while her outfits are fierce, sporty and skin baring — giving us a post-apocalyptic warrior princess vibe.
In the campaign video below, shot (like the ads) by photographer Steven Klein, the strings, church bells, heavy breathing and shot-through-the-crosshairs lenswork all give an encroaching sense of dread as the camera follows Moss through darkened streets and isolated rooms. But though the ads are futuristic and dark, the entire collection is inspired by the early 20th century and is actually quite exuberant and athletic — an unexpected juxtaposition that speaks to the brilliant minds behind the line. Though we’d love to know what the tiny Moss replica doll is supposed to signify. Any ideas? (Video)
Heidi Klum Splits From Bodyguard Boyfriend Martin KirstenHeidi Klum is back on the market.
The Project Runway host and America's Got Talent judge has split from her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kirsten after dating for a year and a half, People reports.
Klum, 40, and Kirsten, 41, broke up several weeks ago and have also severed their professional relationship, a source told the magazine.
Kirsten had worked for Klum for four years as her bodyguard before they began dating. They started dating in 2012, several months after Klum filed for divorce from Seal. The couple, who have three children together, had been married for seven years.
'Super' host Alessandra Ambrosio not playing favoritesAlessandra Ambrosio is a host of the Leather & Laces Super Bowl bashes, but she isn’t into football.
“I don’t have a favorite team. I’m just excited to cheer on both teams,” she told us.
Ambrosio hails from Brazil, where soccer is the national pastime: “[Daughter] Anja and I love to watch games together and cheer on our home team.”
She’ll co-host the two-night event with VS Angel Adriana Lima, Brooklyn Decker and Bar Refaeli Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 42nd Street’s Liberty Theater.
Gisele Bündchen Defends Riding ATV With Baby Vivian and No HelmetsGisele Bündchen has a lot of opinions—some of them controversial—about what being a good mother entails.
So when the 33-year-old supermodel was photographed Monday, Jan. 13, in Costa Rica steering an ATV one-handed and holding her 1-year-old daughter Vivian in the other (both not wearing helmets), it caused a bit of commotion in the parenting world. But the rep for Tom Brady's wife explained to ABC News, Gisele "was on a private beach driving very, very slowly."
The Brazilian-born beauty has hopped on a four-wheeler with a little one before, too. Back in March 2013, Gisele, Tom and the couple's 4-year-old son Benjamin vacationed at the same Caribbean getaway, and appeared to take the helmetless route then, too.
But Gisele knows what works best for her when it comes to taking care of Vivian, Benjamin and sometimes 6-year-old stepson Jack (whose mother is Tom's ex, Bridget Moynahan).
And because she's confident in her mommy skills, she wasn't too upset by what any other mothers might have had to say about her and Viv's ride. She Instagrammed a shot from her H&M upcoming campaign Tuesday, Jan. 14, of herself gleefully jumping on the beach, appearing to be having a great time mixing parenting and photo shoots in paradise!
Kate Upton photographed in spaceSports Illustrated has taken Kate Upton to a place few have gone before — space.
We’re told the voluptuous blond model, who graced the cover of SI’s 2012 and 2013 Swimsuit issues, was photographed in a bikini in “zero gravity space” for this year’s 50th anniversary issue.
Sources tell us Upton was shot in a zero-gravity chamber in a silver swimsuit with weightless ample bosom and big hair that made her “look like something out of ‘Barbarella.’ ”
Last year, when Upton was photographed for SI in Antarctica, Jimmy Fallon joked with the beauty that her next cover should be shot in space. “Think about this; there’s no gravity,” he quipped.
We also hear SI has photographed a series of legends to celebrate the issue’s 50th anniversary — Christie Brinkley, who appeared on three covers, from 1979 to 1981, and Tyra Banks, Carol Alt and Bar Refaeli.
It’s unclear who will be 2014’s cover star, as we’re told editors are still sifting through images of babes in bikinis to make a final decision. The issue hits newsstands Feb. 11. SI declined to comment.
Kate Upton Doesn't See Other Models as CompetitionKate Upton is one of the most successful working models in the industry, so it's no surprise that she's mastered the art of posing. "I now suffer from Catalog Tourette's," the blond bombshell jokes.
Covering V magazine's spring preview issue, the 21-year-old explains, "I can switch a pose like it's no one's business. As soon as I hear a camera click, I'm on. I tell you, it's a serious nervous condition."
If that's the case, it doesn't seem like the Michigan native is in search of a cure.
Upton has graced two Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers and been profiled in Vogue and Vanity Fair, but the single star hasn't let success get to her head. How does she remain grounded?
"I don't compare myself with other models," the beauty explains. "For me, modeling is really about competing with yourself, becoming the best you can be." Upton also knows her limits. "The truth is that I can't do facial expressions like [Coco Rocha] and others do. If I pull a goofy face, it doesn't look cute; I look like a dying animal," she admits. "But I guess someone likes what I am doing."
Okay, not everyone. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show director Sophia Neophitou dissed the buxom star in 2012, telling The New York Times that Upton "was like a footballer's wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy."
Upton is confused as to why someone she'd never met would be so cruel. "You have to remember that I was 19 when she said that, and I had just gotten my cover of Sports Illustrated that day. Literally that day. So it didn't really affect me at first," the model tells V. "But it did in the end, because I wasn't used to that kind of media swirl at all. I had never met her, so it really came out of nowhere. It was my introduction to being in the spotlight and having people you've never met have an opinion of you."
In addition to modeling, Upton is honing her acting skills. She next appears in The Other Woman alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. The transition from fashion to film was more organic than it might seem, she insists.
"My life isn't as manufactured as people think," Upton says. "I have dreams and I express them. But it's a business and you have to be a good observer if you want to do your job properly."
Kate Upton Finally Addresses Victoria's Secret Show Casting Diss(Cover) Remember in 2012 when that Victoria's Secret casting director threw some serious shade at Kate Upton?
The Sports Illustrated two-time Swimsuit Issue cover girl appeared to laugh off Sophia Neophitou's diss at the time, and now, two years later, she's opening up to V Magazine about how those "we would never use" her comments really affected her.
"I had just gotten my cover of Sports Illustrated that day," she says. "I wasn't used to that kind of media swirl."
"I had never met her, so it really came out of nowhere," the 21-year-old bombshell says, referring to Sophia, who told the New York Times Kate "was like a footballer's wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy." (Funnily enough, last May, the Victoria's Secret catalog used a 2011 image of Kate—which, as a source told E! News, didn't exactly thrill the stunning blonde.)
Kate says the snarky comments were her "introduction to being in the spotlight and having people you've never met have an opinion of you."
Clearly, one lingerie executive's opinions haven't held Ms. Upton back in her modeling career! She's gone on to do multiple high-fashion shoots—including covering Vogue—and is gracefully transitioning into a legitimate acting career.
Kate Upton was 'out of her league' alongside Diaz, MannKate Upton says she was “completely out of her league” next to Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann on the set of “The Other Woman.”
“I make no bones about it,” she tells V Magazine’s spring issue of her role. “I just listened and paid attention.”
In the movie, out April 25, Upton plays a blond bombshell who teams with two other jilted women to exact revenge on a cheating cad played by “Game of Thrones” hunk Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
Upton, famed for landing back-to-back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers in 2012 and 2013, refers to her ample bosom as “the ladies.”
She tells writer Horacio Silva, “Everyone brings them up, so I have to have something to call them.”
She’s since gone from modeling bikinis to high fashion, appearing on the covers of Vogue, Elle and Vanity Fair.
But she still can’t forget being criticized by a Victoria’s Secret casting director in 2012 who told the New York Times the model was “too obvious” to appear in the line’s runway show.
“I had just gotten my cover of Sports Illustrated that day,” she says. “I wasn’t used to that kind of media swirl. I had never met her, so it really came out of nowhere. It was my introduction to being in the spotlight and having people you’ve never met have an opinion of you.”