Diet & Fitness

Kate Upton: I 'begged' for my body

Kate Upton didn't just work hard for her body, she begged for it.

The 22-year-old told Elle UK magazine how she went from a "normal catalogue model" to the talked-about super model she is today.

"When I first started modeling, I was a normal catalogue model," she explained. "Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman."

How did she do it?

"I've been begging for this body my whole life!"

But her famous curves are both a blessing and a curse, she said. When she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue in 2012, she struggled with unwanted attention from male fans.

"After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month," she told Elle. "Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something. I'm not a toy, I'm a human, I'm not here to be used. I am a grown woman, and you need to figure your s--t out."