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Kate Upton talks body image: "All women struggle"

JULY 4, 2015 4:33 AM EDT

It's hard to believe stunning top model and The Other Woman star Kate Upton  could ever feel anything less than beautiful, but the 23-year-old has revealed her feelings on body image – and talked about her technique for overcoming insecurity during fashion shoots – in her exclusive interview with HELLO! Fashion Monthly’s August issue.


"All women struggle with the same things when it comes to body image," the stunning model tells HFM Photo: Getty Images

Even though the drop dead gorgeous star seems right at home in front of the camera, Kateadmits that she is still conscious of her body. "Ithink all women are similar; we all struggle with the same things when it comesto body image and wanting to be beautiful," she tells HFM. "I’m the same when I’m on the beachwith my friends or when there are paparazzi around, but being on a fashionshoot is like an acting job. I feel like I’m a different character, and thatcharacter doesn't get pangs of anxiety.”

And how does she maintain her girl-next-door looks? "Iwas a little tanorexic growing up in Florida, but I’m a lot smarternow," she jokes, before adding: "I love my dermatologist, Marjan Hafizi, who’sbased in Beverly Hills. I’m obsessed. I also see a facialist atAdvanced Skin Care Spa in New York City called Anna Antal. Sheintroduced me to a skincare brand called Osmosis, which is amazing."

"Iwas a little tanorexic growing up in Florida, but I’m a lot smarternow," she jokes Photo: Getty Images

The blonde bombshell also recalled what it was liketo begin traveling alone around the world after she began modeling as a teen.

"I started working abroad when I was 15 and my mom and dad would often come. The thing is with modelling... It just gets lonely. I pretty much had it under control because I travelled so much – land, go through customs, get in a taxi, go to the hotel, go to work… I had the whole thing down. But it’s not fun to hang out with yourself for days at a time. It can be a solitary profession."

The stunning model started her career at just 15 Photo: Getty Images

On the subject of movies, Kate has decided that it is timefor her to make a potential career move. She tells HFM that she even takes acting lessons during her down time.

“I feel like I did a lot in modeling and there are otherlittle adventures outside of fashion. I think both will be part ofmy career.”

For more from Kate's revealing interview, download the latest issue of HFM on your Android device or on iTunes.