Kate Upton is a glowing new mom as she recently graced the cover of a magazine.
The model agreed to go “un-retouched” on the cover of Health. Speaking to the outlet she discusses the benefit of going without digital touch-ups. She also opens up about choosing to be health-conscious instead of weight-conscious to maintain her post-baby body.
Since marrying her husband and giving birth to her 9-month-old baby daughter, life has changed for the sultry model. And being someone who was in an industry that requires constant digital re-touches, Upton explains why she decided to do without Photoshop.
“When you think about it, we have retouching everywhere now — and we don’t even know it. People are staging Instagram shots and retouching those pictures. That’s the new norm. And then we believe that’s how people actually look and think we should look that way too,” Upton says, speaking to the outlet. What she says is true. Now that photo manipulating and modifying apps have become more accessible than ever, you never know what’s real or not, especially on social media platforms like Instagram.
For the model, going un-retouched is an empowering choice and “is a step toward embracing real life.” Upton believes that we shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to anyone else. Instead, we should embrace who we are and “be the best you can be” instead of trying to achieve someone else’s looks.
As for her body after having a baby, the model says she’s under a workout program that allows women to gain strength whatever their fitness level.