Kate Upton: What's the Big Deal? Wonders Carol Alt

02/26/2014 at 03:11 PM ET

Carol Alt Kate UptonCourtesy Sports Illustrated

No one knows Sports Illustrated swimsuit models like a former cover girl of the annual issue. So who better to weigh in on Kate Upton’s current reign as the queen of the SI Swimsuit cover? Upton has landed the coveted spot twice (and also graces the back cover of the 2014 issue), but Alt thinks it might be time for another model to earn some attention.

“What I don’t understand with Kate is, like, ‘What’s all the hullabaloo?'” Alt said on HuffPost Live. “There are are many covers of Sports Illustrated! One girl was just wearing a bottom, a couple times no top, one time just beads. So I don’t get what all the hullabaloo is.”

RELATED PHOTOS: If you haven’t seen Kate Upton’s Zero-G bikini photoshoot, you probably should!

She goes on to say that Upton’s popularity has probably dovetailed with the rise of Twitter — it’s not only easy to see the photos, but to access the model herself, which adds to her cachet. “I think what it is … in this moment there’s just so much social media, and that’s why she’s had more word-of-mouth than anybody,” Alt says, adding, “I like Kate, she’s a pretty girl. All the girls are nice, all the girls are pretty. Every girl, to me, deserves to be talked about.”

Do you agree with Alt? Who would you like to see getting more attention? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Kate Upton , Models , Swimwear

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LESLIE on

Flat chested girls are always jealous!! lol
Kate Upton ROCKS!!!

guest on

I agree with Carol. While it may sound like sour grapes, I don’t think Kate Upton is any MORE than any of the other girls. She’s definitely attractive, but most of the models are.

Nancy on

I agree. KATE UPTON IS NOT PRETTY. She is not model material. She has BIG BOOBS, a THICK WAIST, ugly legs and a GUMMY SMILE. The End.

Uncle Ben on

Flat chested girls jealous?? All Kate’s got going for her are her boobs, which look like they sag already. Her bottom half is shapeless..no hips, wide waist. She’s not curvy at all. I don’t consider her full figured either.

mrsmass on

There is a reason they shot Kate in zero gravity.

Ara on

Kate is absolutely overrated. And even w/photoshop she’s still nothing special- the little muscle tone they added isn’t even realistic… I’m not hating. I loved Irina on the cover (exotic and incredibly beautiful). But seriously Upton isn’t ugly, but she wouldn’t be noticed walking down the street, just nothing attractive either!

Kelley on

I have always wondered what the big deal was.. There are plenty of girls just as pretty willing to get half naked to sell some magazines! It’s all really pathetic, it’s easy to get attention when your willing to take off your clothes, to many girls now think that’s the new norm. I’d love to see how much attention half these women would get if they actually had to use their brain?! So sick of how people now have no respect for themselves or anyone else.. They treat life like its a never ending phrat party.

jen smith on

Kate Upton is chubby and average looking. Large breasts in a two size too small bikini does not compare with most of the previous SO cover girls.

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Reblogged this on Bikini Magazine.

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