Kate Upton on Sports IllustratedEveryone, everywhere is buzzing about 19-year-old model Kate Upton after checking out her goodies on the cover of the esteemed 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. I'm not just talking about those skeevy guys who hang around your office water cooler, either. I'm talking more big time here, like the honchos over at Victoria's Secret.

Apparently some bigwig that works for Vicki's, Sophia Neophitou, spoke with someone at The New York Times about how they'd never feature her in their annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Neophitou said Kate's look is "too obvious" and "she looks 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."

Eeeeeeeesh. Sure, being on the cover of SI opens a girl up for criticism, but that's a bit harsh. What's this fun-loving, Dougie-doing model ever done to you? What's hilarious? Kate's actually been IN the Vicki's catalogue!

Clearly, Vicki's is a bit confused. Kate's got it goin' on.

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So what if Upton's got that all-American look going for her? There's absolutely no denying that the girl is drop-dead gorgeous aside from the fact that Upton's rockin' a piece of dental floss for a bikini bottom, Kate looks pretty amazing on the SI cover. She's got the kind of dirty blonde hair brunettes dream of, piercing eyes, and toned arms that don't scream "all I do is work out." In fact, I adore that the people at Sports Illustrated chose a woman to represent their brand that has some real curves and isn't stick thin. Upton's voluptuous, her body is realistic, and if you ask me, that's what being really pretty is really about -- being yourself.

In my eyes, Victoria's Secret is CRAZY to shun Kate Upton from their runway. I think she's a perfect fit. The Florida native has the same sexy look and playful attitude I associate with the Vicki's brand, similar to other VS Angels like Adriana Lima, Lindsay Ellingson, and Erin Heatherton. Not to mention, after the crazy following this lucky lady is snagging herself from the swimsuit issue, it'd be silly not to give her a slot.

See Kate work it during her Sports Illustrated shoot, here:

Do you think Kate Upton has got it goin' on? What do you think of her Sports Illustrated spread?

 

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