“You have so many women reaching out to you and in tears because they finally feel represented and they feel like they’ve been reflected on the pages,” Kate said. “Someone who looks like them or has a scar like them or has some kind of insecurity, that’s now in a magazine saying that’s beautiful. Women are like, ‘Oh my god, I can see myself so beautiful’ and it’s been such a powerful thing to be a part of.”
When the Sports Illustrated swimsuit hits newsstands May 19, Kate reminds fans of all ages not to compare themselves to others. Instead, it’s about being happy with yourself.
“Someone will always have something you don’t have or something you wish you had,” she said. “If you focus on that, it won’t help you, but if you focus on the positives and the things that you find really special, unique or beautiful about yourself, it will bring you so much more.”