Kate Upton has always wanted a curvaceous figure.
The 'Other Woman' star, 22, admits she "begged" for a shapely body when she first started modelling and was overjoyed when people started praising her sexy shape.
Speaking to the UK's ELLE magazine, she said: "When I first started modelling, I was a normal catalogue model. Then, I became a woman and I was really excited about becoming a woman.
"Because I'm from Florida, it's all about being in bathing suits. It's a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don't have a curvy body. And I didn't have one, and then I got one, and thought, 'Yessss!' "And then people say, 'Oh, wow, you're healthy.' And you're like, 'Wait, what? I've been begging for this body my whole life!' "
However, the Sports Illustrated model previously admitted she found it difficult when she first started going for auditions for films because agents weren't sure if her hourglass figure was right for the big screen.
She said: "It's weird that in the press they'll be like, 'Your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers', and I'm like, no, my biggest fight was with my agents, trying to get them to sign me into the castings.
"I thought, how I'm going to come out of this will be an example for girls."