If you’ve ever looked at Kate Upton and wondered what’s taking Dove so long to fired all the normal people models from their Real Beauty campaign and replace them with Kate Upton, go ahead and add your name to the list along with Amanda Seyfried. Karen from Mean Girls took a break from her tireless crusade against airport injustice to tell Elle UK about how she learned to stop worrying about her own body by embracing the unconventional beauty of Kate Upton:
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t constantly aware of what I’m doing with my body. I don’t have to look like a supermodel. I don’t have to have those abs—the camera doesn’t see that. But because we have all been designed to want these things, I’m a victim of this stuff, too. Thank God for Kate Upton. She’s a supermodel. She has curves. She’s like the new image of beauty and thank god.”
I know I felt the same when I first saw Kate Upton; I was like “FINALLY, someone in Hollywood represents THE REST OF US!” as I finished my second taco-in-a-bag.
I get what Amanda Seyfriedchicken is trying to say, except she’s not really the new image of beauty; sure, she’s a popular model who just happens to not be a size 00 (she’s more like a 2, aka Curvy, aka “Ew so fat” in Anna Wintour sizes). But Sports Illustrated isn’t putting her on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue half-naked to challenge society’s narrow definition of conventional beauty standards and perceived body image; it’s because BOOBS.