The 53-year-old model looks stunning on the cover of ‘Galore,’ and inside the former ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover girl of 1982 weighs in on Kate Upton, (who covered the mag in 2012 and 2013). Carol admits that she isn’t impressed with the up-and-coming star! Do you agree with her opinion? VOTE.
Long before Kate Upton covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Carol Alt found herself on the cover of the annual issue in 1982 — and after posing for the mag she was catapulted to fame, posing on over 500 mags in the ’80s…and she’s still at it today! The 52-year-old looks amazing on the cover of Galore, and inside she wasn’t afraid to share her opinions on Kate Upton — even if that meant dissing the 21-year-old model!
Carol Alt Disses Kate Upton — ‘Galore’:
While Carol admires Kate for the way she branded herself and made the most of her career after landing the cover, she did call her figure into question. “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 is just more large-size 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, and in a good mood, she engages her client, and she looks at herself as a business. To expand more 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,” she told Galore.
Carol Alt On Karlie Kloss & Cara Delevingne:
Although Carol may not think Kate has a figure that’s right for fashion, there is one supermodel of today that she praised — Karlie Kloss! “I know one thing, I’ve seen Karlie Kloss’s body and I wish I had it!” Carol also addressed whether or not the current stack of It-girls, like Karlie and Cara Delevingne, lived up to the hype of the supermodel era.
She said, “I can’t really be the judge of whether or not today’s girls live up to being supermodels. Back in the day, it was about the wide variety of clients you had, the number of days you worked, the number of covers you had. For today’s girls it’s about how much money you make and the number of Twitter followers you have! What I actually mean is the criteria has changed.”
Carol is right about one thing — the industry has certainly changed. Now models can really hone their own voice through social media, and it makes them more accessible to their fans. What do you think? Do you think the model was right about Kate or do you think it was petty for her to criticize her figure? VOTE.