Last Updated on 12th December 2012

Former Sports Illustrated model and current British Vogue cover girl Kate Upton knows all too well about the perils of sample sizes. As she has a wonderfully curvaceous figure (there was a reason she was in the Sports Illustrated pages, you know!) she has first-hand experience of struggling to fit in some of the designer clothes in their miniscule sizes.

“I’m sure every designer has a certain person in mind who they would ideally like to wear their clothes, but the problem is that a lot of the time that person doesn’t actually exist, unless she is a 15-year-old model,” she says in the new issue of the fashion Bible.

“I don’t really have a personal opinion on whether they should change the sizes of samples or not, but I do think it’s a topic that should be looked at, and I do think there won’t be many women buying those clothes, if, size-wise, they don’t seem realistic.”

We couldn’t agree more, and applaud her for speaking out about it and addressing the issue. A “dumb blonde” she most certainly is not!


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