Kate Upton Explains Why She Hasn't Posed Nude: "The Internet Has Prevented Me"

Celebrity Body Aug. 8, 2014 AT 1:30PM
Kate Upton
Kate Upton spoke about why she doesn't want to go nude. Credit: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Tough break, people of the internet: It's your fault that Kate Upton hasn't posed nude. The buxom Sports Illustrated model, 22, recently blamed the web for her hesitation to go fully naked for the cameras. 

"For me those photos are art," Upton said in an interview with Details. "Your body is art, your body is beautiful, and to be photographed in that way is amazing and it's received in a very positive way." 

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"But with social media and the internet and not-so-great blogs and the attention like that, I don't think that my pictures would be received in the way that I'd want them to be received," she continued. "That's why I've stayed away from them. I really appreciate those photos and I think those women are beautiful, but I think social media and the Internet has prevented me from putting myself out there like that."

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While she may be weary of social media, Upton is still active on Twitter and Instagram. She regularly shares (clothed) personal photos and shots of her modeling gigs via Instagram, and sends messages to her baseball player boyfriend Justin Verlander via Twitter. 

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Instead of taking it all off, Upton has been expanding her range as of late, hitting the big screen with Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, and Nicki Minaj in The Other Woman, and going high-fashion for the September cover of ELLE UK

"My career is moving at such a rapid pace," she added to Details. "I want to hit all the top things. I want Italian Vogue with Steven Meisel, but I can't do all of the other things because I also want to shoot a movie. You think you can do it all. I'm traveling everywhere and I'm trying to do everything and I can't. But I feel like the fashion world has welcomed me and nobody is scared of me."

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