Supermodel Kate Upton Explains Why She’s Not Focused on Losing Weight for Her Wedding

Kate Upton wedding shedding noSupermodel Kate Upton explained why her priority isn’t necessarily losing weight for her upcoming wedding to Justin Verlander. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

Supermodel Kate Upton is not in the category of shedding for the wedding. The swimsuit model, engaged to Detroit Tigers standout Justin Verlander, has been especially vocal recently about her approach to her body leading up to their nuptials.

“Honestly, because coming from the fashion world, weight—when I first started modeling—was very important,” she told Yahoo! Style on Thursday, May 18. “How much you weighed, how much you needed to lose, whatever it was.”

Since she was faced with that reality with her profession, Upton said she prefers to keep that portion separate from her personal life. “I’m not trying to be fit for a number on a scale,” she remarked. “Whenever I’m happiest, I try to maintain that. I don’t need a number.”

Like so many people out there, Upton doubts her own body. “I’m still not confident in a bathing suit!” she admitted. “That’s why you eat healthy and work out: To feel your best. You always have struggles. It’s not like I always feel my best. Everybody has moments where they don’t feel confident in a bikini… When I don’t feel my best, that’s okay.”

Instead, she’s focused on maintaining balanced goals. “Any time you take something away, you’re always going to miss it and want it,” she remarked. “I try to eat healthy and work out and keep up a healthy lifestyle. But if I want a treat, I allow myself that freedom. I weight-train, which also really helps raise my metabolism and gives me the ability to enjoy food.”

The Other Woman actress does, however, have a routine when it comes to skincare. Upton simply washes and tones her face. “I try to take care of my skin,” she said. “I find good products. I just started using Dr. Diamond’s serum. It just came out. I just started doing it. It helps my skin stay good and clean.”

Upton and Verlander have now been engaged for over a year. The model debuted her gorgeous round-cut diamond sparkler from the baseball player on the 2016 Met Gala. Since then, they have slowly transitioned into wedding planning with Upton joking that the only essential they need at their reception is tequila.

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Esther Lee
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