Kate Upton: future Angel?

“Plus size” model Kate Upton has received quite the media attention in the past few months. From sex symbol to respected model, Upton has climbed the ranks as a force to be reckoned with. She loves her body the way it is, and so do we, despite some of the outrageous comments made about her appearance. In fact, stylist Sophia Neophitou, who has helped cast several VS runway shows, didn’t have anything nice to say about Upton as a model:

“We would never use [Upton for a Victoria’s Secret sho]. She’s like a Page 3 girl (referencing the  curvy women often featured in The Sun, a British tabloid). She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”

Upton took it in her long-legged stride: “I’m doing fine in my career, I don’t need to walk down their runway so it’s all good. She can think that and I can think whatever I want about her.”

The 20 year old bombshell has now modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Vogue Italia (November 2012), British Vogue (January 2013), and US Vogue (May 2013), as well as Sports Illustrated (twice), and GQ.

The model also has Youtube fame after a viral video and a music video in which she was featured, and boasts almost a million Twitter followers. Her fame has also helped spark the weight and body image debate, especially after a blogger dared to call her overweight (she’s 130 pounds).

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Star Transformation: extreme weight loss

Did anyone see Magic Mike? I know I did! It was like going to a strip club without the shame of walking in, the shame of walking out, or the one dollar bills pulled from my purse and stuffed into some hunk’s g-string. It was a great show… not a great movie. Channing Tatum has a body and face to die for, and Matthew McConaughey slides in nicely at second (I’m young so I pick Channing, but my mom is a diehard McConaughey fan, so I think he fares better with the more mature ladies). He was buff and tanned and oiled up. It was a great look, I won’t lie.

However, he has recently been forced to shed forty pounds for a role as a man with AIDS. The film has since concluded filming and the star has put healthy weight back on– by that I mean, in the form of muscles, and is looking great. Here we see him during filming:

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….He looks downright terrifying.  Some other stars that have shed necessary weight are Fifty Cent, who was actually portraying a friend of his, and Christian Bale for the Machinist. We’re happy to report that both Fifty Cent and Christian Bale have since returned to their healthy musculature. You can see the comparisons of both below:

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And last but not least, since I like to leave on a positive note… but more so because I really like to look at Matthew McConaughey when he doesn’t have a shirt on:

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