So you’ve probably heard by now that Kate Upton went through some pretty harsh experiences on her Antarctica shoot. She ended up with frostbite, as well as temporary partial deafness and blindness. Pretty terrifying.
While I’m sure SI took precautions (and didn’t just toss Kate out there with no consideration or consultation), it seems pretty irresponsible to expose a model to that much physical danger just from being outside, and nearly naked at that.
Other models have shot in the snow. Vendela, Ashley Richardson, and Ingrid Seynhaeve all shot in Alaska (1993).
I’ll tell you what, though. The photos are pretty lovely, I have to admit. This might be my favorite:
TMZ leak back in December (what became of that anyway?).
Cheers, Kate. And may it all be lush, tropical SI locations from here on out.