Kate Upton Feels Awkward at the Gym

If you’re looking for a “sexy” gym buddy, you might want to pass on Kate Upton.

The 23-year-old supermodel set the record straight in Hello! magazine that she would prefer to be called “curvy” than be pegged as “skinny” by the media.

“I do love that ‘strong not skinny’ is a movement now,” says Upton. “When I first started out, it was just ‘skinny, skinny, skinny’. And I want to be strong because I’m working 12-hour days and I want to do it with energy and happiness and I want to go out with my friends and enjoy my life.”

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model dished on her workout regime that incorporates strength training and cardio. “So I train about four times a week,” she says. “Mixing it up with light weights, lengthening body weight exercises, yoga, and boxing.”

Despite her focused fitspiration, Upton’s secret pet peeve with the gym is looking at herself in the mirror.

“I hate it but when you’re weight training you have to do it to make sure you’re doing the move properly. It’s so awkward though.”

Read Upton’s full feature on Hello! and launch the gallery at the top of the page to view 15 of her best magazine covers.