As a model with actual curves, Kate Upton has endured a lot of pressures from within the industry to lose weight.
And while the 24-year-old Michigan native used to feel as though she had to conform to those standards of beauty, she’s since embraced her body, and it’s clearly working for her.
During a recent interview with Glamour, Upton opened up about how she was finally able to ignore the haters.
“At first I tried to diet to become their image, but eventually I realized that it wasn’t realistic—that this is just the shape of my body,” she explained. “So I had to block them out. I think that the people who are the loudest about wanting to change you are the people with the least amount of vision and creativity.”
As far as reading negative comments online, the gorgeous star, who recently got engaged to Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, says she’s actually been able to find humor in all the nastiness.
“In the beginning it was so hurtful,” Upton admitted. “But I have to say, the other day I was reading some negative comments, and I was thinking they were really funny. So I guess they don’t anymore.”