Kate Upton ‘proud’ to become Canada Goose ambassador

Kate Upton wants to use her new partnership with Canada Goose to raise awareness about climate change.The 27-year-old model has been named as the face of the Canadian outerwear brand’s spring 2020 campaign, and is also using her new role to help Polar …

Kate Upton wants to use her new partnership with Canada Goose to raise awareness about climate change.

The 27-year-old model has been named as the face of the Canadian outerwear brand’s spring 2020 campaign, and is also using her new role to help Polar Bears International (PBI), an organisation that focuses on the endangerment of the species.

For every jacket sold from Canada Goose’s Polar Bears International collection, $50 (£38) will be donated directly to PBI, providing critical funding for polar bear and environmental research.

Since the launch of the PBI line in 2007, brand executives have donated more than $3.5 million (£2.7 million) to the non-profit.

Upton first began working with the apparel label back in 2013 when she wore a Canada Goose white Chilliwack Bomber jacket in the first-ever fashion shoot in Antarctica for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

And the mother-of-one is hoping to empower people to get involved in environmental conservation with her latest gig.

“I first discovered Canada Goose when I was in Antarctica and temperatures were as low as -20°F… that jacket kept me from freezing! I’ve used their products from the most extreme cold temperatures to rainy downpours and their quality is second-to-none,” she shared in a statement. “After being a longtime fan, I’m proud to officially partner together and to support the incredible work they do for the environment.”

The Polar Bears International spring 2020 collection features five styles, including rainwear and lightweight options for men, women, and children.

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Kate Upton hated attention surrounding her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover

Kate Upton hated the attention she received after appearing on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the tender age of 19.The model opened up about the experience on the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast, revealing that while the publ…

Kate Upton hated the attention she received after appearing on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the tender age of 19.

The model opened up about the experience on the Skimm’d from The Couch podcast, revealing that while the publicity surrounding her cover started out as “amazing”, she quickly became affected by the very public discussion about her body.

“It was not great. A lot of (the attention) was negative, and even the positive stuff was really creepy,” she explained to co-hosts Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, before confessing that she began to feel very insecure about her body.

“I took (all the criticism) in, and it was all around me. It got to me so much. I was in a very dark and twisted place. I hated myself. I was really wondering why I would expose myself to this kind of criticism. I don’t want to be exposed to stuff like this,” The Other Woman actress candidly shared.

And because she was only a teenager when she landed her first SI Swimsuit cover, Kate was “really scared” being objectified by much older men, and recalled being on the receiving end of some unwanted attention at a pool party.

“Everybody was oohing and ahhing and taking secret photos of me and being like, ‘You love this attention, don’t you?’ That was my last pool party. I never would get in any kind of bikini in front of people (again) because it was just too overwhelming,” she confessed.

Now, the mother-of-one is focusing on empowering other women and models to love their bodies, no matter what shape or size.

“I feel like sharing my experiences and learning from my mistakes and being an example for a better life is the path I want to continue doing,” Kate added.

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Kate Upton partners with Urban Remedy to launch her own meal plan

Kate Upton is launching a healthy line of ready-made vegan meals in partnership with Urban Remedy.The model was a loyal customer to the organic, plant-based food company for three years before she reached out to brand executives with intent to collabor…

Kate Upton is launching a healthy line of ready-made vegan meals in partnership with Urban Remedy.

The model was a loyal customer to the organic, plant-based food company for three years before she reached out to brand executives with intent to collaborate, and has now created the Kate Upton Meal Plan, which features a range of ready-to-eat dishes made with fresh ingredients, as well as nutritious snacks, juices and smoothies.

“I’ve been using Urban Remedy for years, so this partnership was a no-brainer to me,” the 26-year-old enthused in a statement, adding that the project will launch in conjunction with her wellness platform, Strong4Me Fitness. “My approach to food and exercise is that it should be easily incorporated into a busy lifestyle, and not intimidating or overwhelming.

“Urban Remedy’s better-for-you offerings are an easy way to eat healthy food that tastes great, and my workout programme is just as easy to work into a daily routine for lasting changes.”

The Kate Upton Meal Plan includes a variety of the Sports Illustrated cover star’s favourite dishes, such as the veggie burger, the vegan Caesar salad, and the mint cacao chip smoothie.

Urban Remedy’s founder and president, Neka Pasquale, personally curated the list of options and she is thrilled to partner with Kate, who was recently named number one on the 2018 Maxim Hot 100 list.

“My goal has always been to educate others on the importance of eating ultra-fresh, healing food and through this collaboration, it’s exciting to know that we’ll further our reach,” she said. “This partnership has been very organic with Kate starting out a big fan and customer of Urban Remedy. Kate is the epitome of health and balance while maintaining a busy lifestyle and makes for the perfect role model for what our meal plan and her fitness routines aim to achieve.”

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