Battle of the Day

Carol Alt vs Kate Upton

February 8, 1982.  Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover
Kate Upton in a bikini

Carol Alt

Kate Upton


Carol Alt recently made this comment to Galore, “I think Kate is a product of great media hype. Without Sports Illustrated, I’m not sure she would’ve made it in the industry as a high fashion model. Because she is more of a large size model. And even if I’ve seen her in person, and I don’t think she’s in any way fat or overweight or anything. She is just more large-size than fashion models are. I think Kate is very good at hmmmm, how do I put it? She’s engaging. She comes to the set prepared to work, and in a good mood, she engages her client, and she looks at herself as a business. To expand more on that thought, what I’m trying to say is: after she got herself into Sports Illustrated. She wasted no time. She put together a team of people: agents, managers & publicists that were ready to go regardless of whether or not she got the cover. They were willing to take the chance. Once she got the cover she was already in a position to move forward. Of course, the cover was just a fluke. Because nobody knows who gets the cover. But she looks at herself as a business, and I admire that.”

So what do you think? Was Carol hotter than Kate?