Thursday 30 October 2014

Veteran supermodel Carol Alt disses Kate Upton: 'I don't see what the big hullaballoo is'

Published 26/02/2014 | 15:31

Upton has become one of the most in demand supermodels
Carol Alt
DRESSED TO KILT, a Scottish evening of Fashion and Fun, at the Copacabana, New York City.
April 6, 2005.


John Spellman / Retna Ltd.
Carol Alt
Carol Alt at the height of her career

Legendary supermodel Carol Alt was the face of her generation.

But she has a few things to say about the current crop of supermodels, namely Kate Upton.

Upton landed her third consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover (okay, back cover) this year and posed in a much-hyped zero gravity shoot in her gold bikini.

And Alt has hit out at the attention that the 21-year-old blonde gets, putting her popularity down to social media.

"What I don't understand with Kate [Upton] is what's all the hullaballoo," she said.

"There are many covers of Sports Illustrated -- one girl was just wearing a bottom, no top. I don't get what all the hullabaloo is. I think what it is is that in this moment there's just so much social media and that's why she's had more word of mouth than anybody."

Winter 2006 Sports Illustrated Cover.
Swimsuit: 2006 Issue. (L-R) Portrait of Veronica Varekova (Ank by Mirla Sabino), Elle Macpherson (Dolce & Gabana), Rebecca Romijn (Chio di Stefania D), Rachel Hunter (BCBG Maz Azria Swim), Daniela Pestova (Calvin Klein Swimwear), Elsa Benitz (Christina Liquori), Carolyn Murphy (Vanda Catucci), and Yamila Diaz-Rahi (Dolce & Gabana) on beach at Coral Sands Hotel. Cover.
Harbour Island, Bahamas 8/2/2005
MANDATORY CREDIT: Raphael Mazzucco/Sports Illustrated
SetNumber: X73934
Winter 2006 Sports Illustrated Cover
Christy Brinkley Models a Swimsuit in the British Virgin Islands 
February 4, 1980
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credit:  John G. Zimmerman - contract
Christy Brinkley Models a Swimsuit in the British Virgin Islands in 1980
Tyra Banks and Valeria Mazza in 1995

"I like Kate, she's a pretty girl," she continued.

"But all the girls are nice, and all the girls are pretty. Every cover, to me, deserves to be talked about."

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