Model of the Year Kate Upton Defends American Women

'Vanity Fair' cover girl Kate Upton speaks out against stereotypes and defends American women.

'Vanity Fair' cover girl Kate Upton speaks out against stereotypes and defends American women.

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It’s been a big week for model Kate Upton!

First she was named Model of the Year at the Style Awards, an annual event held to kick out Fashion Week in New York. Then, she was debuted as the Vanity Fair’s covergirl—for their 100th anniversary issue!

Kate Upton Opens Up About Being a ‘Dumb Blonde’

Luckily, Kate is using her star power to speak her mind; for example, she divulged one story that illustrated her difficult road to stardom.

“I’m not going to name names, but one agency told me, ‘You’re too American, and everybody knows American women are lazy,’” she told Vanity Fair. “I was so offended! I’ve never been so offended! I was like, ‘You know that you’re in America, right?’ And it wasn’t ‘American models—it was ‘American women are lazy,’ period! I feel like a lot of women would disagree with that. A lot!”

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This isn’t the first time in recent memory that Kate has shown that she is more than just a pretty face. When the supermodel was featured on the cover for Elle last month, she took the opportunity to vocalize her opinions on being labeled a “dumb blonde.”

"People deal with models like they are children," she said. "They think they can pull one over on you. It's actually funny. I'm always like, I'm about to pull something on you, and you're so focused on thinking I'm dumb you're not even going to know."­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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