Kate Upton: Cover Wars, Controversial Selfie, Feud

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Kate Upton has started a feud with selfie fanatic, TV reality show personality Kim Kardashian. Apparently, a brief back-and-forth of the Kardashian clan with the 24-year-old supermodel dates back to 2013. In 2013 Kim’s husband Kanye West was infuriated at Vanity Fair for calling Upton the next Marilyn Monroe and featuring Upton on their cover of the special 100th-anniversary issue.

The rapper went on air on Power 105’s Breakfast Club show to iterate that his wife was the next Marilyn Monroe and that everybody knows it, “She was controversial, she is controversial.” The next year Kim and her husband wrote history by posing on the cover of Vogue. It was rumored that initially Upton was to be featured on the cover of the Vogue.

Kate Upton is not the first one to face the wrath of the Kardashians. Earlier this year Kanye waged a war of words against Taylor Swift by using offensive and pejorative remarks against her in his song Famous. Although he claimed that Taylor Swift had given her assent to the song, she later stated that she was unaware of any such thing.

The actress and model Chloë Grace Moritz has also faced a similar feud with the Kardashian clan. On Tuesday (August 22) Kate Upton posted a picture on Snapchat of herself posing with her pal Bryce and doing a duck pout, which is reportedly Kim Kardashian’s favorite social media site. The picture was captioned “I look like a Kardashian, nose job and all”.

It is speculated that The Other Woman actress was hinting to all the rumored plastic surgeries that apparently Kim Kardashian has undergone over the years. Although last year when Kim was pregnant with her son Saint, she claimed that she had not been under the knife during pregnancy, and only an insane person would do such a thing as it endangers the fetus. She also said that during pregnancy her nose, cheeks, and lips naturally get plump.

Kate Upton expressed her disdain for the TV reality show star in public, and it is yet to be determined whether this throwing shade was intentional or accidental. The Heist beauty is often spotted nowadays taking strolls in the West Hollywood area. She is also a regular at the gym and likes to lift enormous dumbbells. Her beautiful figure is an evidence of such heavy weightlifting.

She was spotted after a gym session on Monday (August 21) wearing a curve-hugging, casual T-shirt that read: “Killing It,” a pair of blue, skintight leggings, flaunting her toned legs, oversized sunglasses, and a $2950 Yves Saint-Laurent High School Leather Shoulder bag.

She paid a visit to the health food store Earthbar to buy herself a smoothie and left the store sipping the smoothie with a big smile and a big, paper shopping bag. She was also talking happily on the phone reportedly to her fiancé, the baseball star Justin Verlander.

It seems that the model turned actress is very fond of her four-legged Boxer friend Harley. On Friday (August 12) Upton was seen taking her pooch friend out for a stroll, before running sporty errands at the Big 5 Sporting Goods.

The doting pooch lover sported a black V-neck Under Armour curve-hugging T-shirt, skintight blue leggings from KiraGrace, a black crossbody sling bag and a pair of white, cat eye sunglasses.

She often posts Harley’s pictures on social media sites. On Monday (August 21) she shared a picture of her beloved Harley cuddling with her fiancé Justin Verlander’s dog Riley on the backseat of a car. Upton has reportedly seen house hunting in Beverly Hills with Verlander.

On another occasion the model was spotted wearing a similar outfit, showing off her slender toned legs after a grueling gym session. Kate loves to record her rigorous training sessions and post it on Instagram. A few days back she posted evidence of her immense physical strength on Instagram, a video in which she performed trap bar deadlifts under her trainer Ben Bruno’s guidance.