Guess who?! Yes, it’s the lovely Kate Upton, confidently lumbering up a runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it. Now, there’s nothing wrong with an average girl like Kate being confident. She’s pretty, she bangs down the runway like she owns it, and I totally commend her for her bravery.
And I still ask: what the heck? Has fashion become this? Well – we know it hasn’t, so let’s not pretend this is fashion. She looks thick, vulgar, almost pornographic – and she is a solid 30 lbs too heavy for this outfit.
Huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition – she looks like a squishy brick. Is this what American women are “striving” for now? The lazy, lardy look? Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for? Sorry, but: eww!
The sudden surge in fame for Kate Upton makes me wonder how much further our plus-sized fixation is going to go. It’s not that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was ever high art, but thanks to Kate Upton securing this year’s cover, it’s now barely a notch above Playboy.
Photoshop Follies: Sports Illustrated and the Kate Upton Cover
First, it was the issue with the recent Alex Morgan spread, now we have Kate Upton for the sports illustrated cover.
Can you see it? Something doesn’t look right but you don’t quite know what it is.
Let me give you a hint, it’s not her body.
Yup! They sloppily plopped her face from another shot on her body and it’s way off.
Remember, know your anatomy, it’s very important.
There are also accusations now surfacing that her body has also been borrowed from another model, or highly modified as well, but that’s another discussion.
Shh, no one’s going to tell!
The left arm also doesn’t have an armpit. But fair enough, I know most people probably won’t notice these things, but they are surely fun to look at.
There’s also another feature with something just as bad. Check it out here. This may be a result of cutting costs for post processing, tight deadlines, and little regard to asking if the shots line up. I really want to know what may have happened too.
Looking at the spread itself, they are much better and standard to what you would expect.
Here’s the full cover:
Here is her behind the scenes interview for the cover.
Click on the arrows next to the image to browse through the rest.
Sometimes, photography is meant to inspire, and seldom, it’s meant to make you laugh your *** off. But it does happen, unexpectedly.
I was browsing through inspirational images from publication as I regularly do to keep fresh and current on trends, and then I stumbled upon this absolutely hilarious set in GQ.
If you don’t recognize him, he’s the actor from the movie Hangover, Dr. Ken Jeong. It really does illustrate his personality well. It’s amazing how the models could keep composed while he was prancing around in the scene.