Former SI Swimsuit cover model Carol Alt basically called Kate Upton fat

By 02.26.14

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Thanks to the 50th Anniversary of the SI Swimsuit Issue 1982 cover model Carol Alt is making the media rounds and as she does so she’s throwing a whole lot of shade Kate Upton’s way. And here we were just singing the praises of Kate Upton earlier this morning.

Related: Kate Upton wearing a bikini in zero gravity for the SI Swimsuit Issue is a must-see video

First off in a conversation with Huffington Post Alt had this to say about Upton…

“What I don’t understand with Kate is what’s all the hullaballoo. There are many covers of Sports Illustrated — one girl was just wearing a bottom, no top. I don’t get what all 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 than anybody.”

Hullabaloo…good one. But that was nothing when compared to what Alt said to Galore magazine

“I think Kate is a product of great media hype. 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. 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’s just more large-sized 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, in a good mood, engages her client, and she looks at herself as a business. To more expand on that thought, what I’m trying to say is: after she got herself into Sports Illustrated, she wasted no time. She 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.”

Hmmm…so should we start hating on Carol Alt now for dissing our golden girl or does she make some valid points? What say ye?

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