Kate Upton: 'I Wish I Had Smaller Boobs'

Even top swimsuit models have qualms about their bodies.

Kate Upton
(Image credit: Marie Claire)

Even top swimsuit models have qualms about their bodies. Kate Upton, the beauty well-known for her curves, spoke to British newspaper The Sun on Sunday about changing one thing about her physique.

"I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I would love to wear spaghetti top braless or go for the smallest bikini design," she said. "I'm like, 'Oh, man, it would be so much easier,' especially if people didn't constantly bring them up."

She added that life would be easier if her breasts were more like clip-on earrings and less like actual body parts. "If I could just take them off like they were clip-ons," she quipped. "But the grass is always greener."

While the admission is somewhat surprising, don't mistake Upton's lament for anything more than a quick aside. The model caveated her point, saying, "I love my boobs and I'm proud of my size. That's an important message to young girls — love who you are and be proud of who you are."

The model skyrocketed to fame after she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition in 2012. She recently added actress to her list of professions, and will be starring alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in the new film The Other Woman. Judging from the trailer, looks like discussions about Upton's assets won't cease anytime soon.



Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.