Posted February 26, 2013

Painting On Nude Kate Upton

It's every man's dream but what is it really like to bodypaint a nude Kate Upton?

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Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

What is it like to paint on Kate Upton‘s nude body? Only one person can truly answer this question and her name is Joanne Gair, a New Zealand-born makeup artist who has worked on the SI Swimsuit issue for 14 years. Though she still handles many traditional makeup jobs, Gair has carved a niche as the premier bodypainter in the industry. New York Magazine recently spoke with Gair about her career and painting SI’s cover model in the buff. The interview is well worth reading and here are a few of the more interesting quotes:

How the models prepare for a bodypainting session:

I need all the hair follicles removed as best they can, otherwise it gets done on the day. Hair follicles only show when you start airbrushing. Even if you think you have none, as soon as you blow air on skin, the follicles stand up and you can see them because they get coated with color. So you need to make sure that’s not there, because with high definition you’re going to see everything — and I mean everything.

How the models handle being painted in sensitive areas:

I make a prosthetic piece that is put on during the painting process, toward the end, and I blend it in. If the pose and the pattern are more friendly, and more busy down there, and if the model is comfortable, then nothing is applied, and it’s just paint. It’s an option the models have. There’s a lot of trust. We’re all here to make the picture fabulous, and they know that. So there’s a comfort zone, and it’s very professional.

What it’s like working with Kate Upton:

I first met Kate when she was 18, and she was so excited. I know a lot of people say this, but it’s true — she is completely comfortable in her own skin. She brings a great deal of life to the moment. She knows how to calm down and go into a zen state and relax, but she finds humor in all of it, and really keeps morale up. It’s very enjoyable working with a live canvas that has so much personality. She also has gorgeous skin. 

NY MAGAZINE: Read Joanne Gair’s interview about bodypainting Kate Upton
GALLERY: Kate Upton in Bodypaint | All SI Swimsuit models in bodypaint

Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Kate Upton :: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

110 comments
thraxgoodacre
thraxgoodacre

Who is comparing? I'm just staring. 

And Kate Upton is such a feast for the eyes.

arischer
arischer

YES! Kate Upton is now the highest ranking model in the Maxim 100 sexiest list for 2013. The only model in the top 10! Like that other dude said, if you want to see what straight men like, don't worry about fashion magazines. Look at the girls in SI and Maxim. These are what straight men read.

Tony26
Tony26

I want Kate to win the SI cover for the third year in a row, not just because she's the sexiest chick alive, but because I want to see the kookoos at anorexia blogs and the sexually confused basement virgins unite and commit mass suicide! That would do wonders for the gene pool.

Anon3
Anon3

I suppose that whale/pig kardashian is being booked for next year's cover.  What a disgrace.


EVERYONE IS CLAMORING FOR EMILY RATAJKOWSKI - WHICH IS THE BEST MOVE SI COULD DO.  MAKE IT HAPPEN AND I WILL FORGIVE YOUR PAST FAUX PAS!  AND IT BETTER BE BODY PAINTING...

Anon3
Anon3

Good lord she is even more hideous than I remember.  This 'model' needs a starvation diet stat!  I bet all of the VS Angels are still laughing and SI should be embarrassed that this monstrosity graced their cover.  See what happens when you bow to the pressure?  What a disgrace.

DerekRyter
DerekRyter

I usually get painted like that too before I go to the beach. It's harder for me though, because of all the hair and for some reason chicks don't go for it.

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

With Kate Upton, they've come closer to finding what real straight men prefer to look at than they have in years.

kearstin.ivory
kearstin.ivory

You know what's truly sad?  My immediate, subconscious reaction to these pix was, "gross, she has a body similar to mine." Isn't it just terrifyingly heartbreaking how fundamentally brainwashed the media has made us? I disgust myself for that ignorant comment I made...to myself...lol

AlanRex
AlanRex

Kate Upton is about as sexy as it gets. Sorry jealous anorexics, you'll never look this good. Life ain't fair. Accept it and move on.

CarmeloCortes
CarmeloCortes

Maybe your just gay MDAVIS223.  That is one beautiful woman.  Sorry, seeing a woman's skeleton thru her skin is not fn attractive at all, it looks disgusting to try and look as if you live in a 3rd world country and can't afford food.

mdavis223
mdavis223

She should lay off the fast food. 

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

Those will be around her ankle in a couple of years. LOL

lydiaferguson
lydiaferguson

well I guess this is one way to make money show your assets off!

cat12
cat12

have u guys seen the picture of her when she was laying on the beach naked that was sexy

nonofyobiznes41
nonofyobiznes41

I think she is absolutely beautiful! How many of us can be as comfortable in our skin as she is.......? 

BrandonBrown
BrandonBrown

She doesn't have a big bum, but that doesn't bother me any. she looks pretty sexy over all. People shouldn't hate on her because she is to thin. That is just the way she is. That doesn't mean big girls aren't hot as well. But get real, is she not cute?  

DearMom
DearMom

Well,  OK then,  but can she cook?

meinmini
meinmini

Wow. I was reading some of the comments, and it was sickening. If you really hate Kate Upton, or think she's super ugly, or has no shape, or whatever your inconsequential problem with her is, maybe don't look at pictures of her? Doesn't seem super complicated to me...

And the ignorance here is shocking. Combined with the juvenile comments, it's a little horrifying. Personally, I think she's pretty. I don't think its necessary to attack people because they don't look how you think they should look. News flash, people don't all look the same! 

The comments about regarding "how real women *should* look" are a little worrying. Just think people that think all women should have a perfect figure, and weigh less than one hundred pounds are at large, ready to take on an unsuspecting world. People are just different sizes, simple as that.

cali_luv
cali_luv

also she has no a** what so ever

cali_luv
cali_luv

would people stop saying she's a real woman, she's a model that 5'10 and weighs 130, thats not how the average woman is built at all. im 5'1, 34A and 105 lbs, so its kinda scary that someone thats a 34D and 9 in. taller only weighs 25 more lbs than me. please stop saying she's" a real woman with real curves" cause lets be honest she has NO CURVES. her hip to waist ratio is really small, and her boobs are whatever to me, honestly they look sloppy and not perky at all. I'm tired of seeing her average face. the only reason men go crazy for her is because she's practically naked all the time and guys will f*** anything that's below a size 8 with a decent face. i know people are gonna go crazy on me and start defending kate upton like some 45yr old keyboard warrior, but its the truth. im from the bay area california and i see girls with prettier faces than hers ALL THE TIME and its all ethnicities not just blonde white girls(no offense) , and nicer bodies. but then again guys in the bay are obsesses with thick girls. but w/e, any ways she average, dont believe the hype

Tony26
Tony26

@Anon3 If this Anon3 is not a jealous chick, it must be one of those trekkie basement freaks. Something about the posts just screams VIRGIN :)

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3 "Everyone" is clamoring?:) And who exactly is "everyone"? you and the 4 other suicidal freaks at your pro-ana blog?:)

I know this kills you (if anorexia hasn't already), but Kate Upton is on the SI cover twice in a row because their target demo, STRAIGHT MEN, find women like her attractive. If you wanna see what gay men like, look at the skeletors in fashion shows. If you wanna see what straight men like, look at girls like Kate. And of course if you wanna see what self-hatred and mental illness look like, just take a look in the mirror.

 

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3 Was it hard to type all that while sobbing and cutting yourself?:) Were you getting flashbacks to your drunk uncle who set you on this path of anorexia and self-mutilation?;) 

The only ones "bowing to pressure" are the self-loathing bulimics who go on "starvation diets" to numb that pain that won't go away. Your jealousy of Kate goes beyond just looks. It drives damaged women like you crazy when other girls don't hate themselves as much as you do.

Get therapy before it's too late. This stuff won't help you. Even if you starve yourself to within an inch of death, you'll still find another reason to hate yourself. Bet on it.


Anon3
Anon3

@MattBugaj Not this straight man.  I prefer my models beautiful and fit, not average and fat.

Anon3
Anon3

@AlanRex We are 180 degrees, diametrically opposed.  You like the fat chicks, I like the fit ones.  To each his own.  

KA, however, does not possess the typical body of a model.  If she presented herself at Vic's Secret they'd have thrown her out on the street in a nano second.  I'd really love to know how much she paid SI to be on the cover and to be able tolook the SI execs in the eye and tell them how much they ruined the brand.

Anon3
Anon3

@mdavis223 Finally I found someone with similar standards.  Yeah, she's a whale but what can we do?  SI is on the verge of ruining their reputation but it seems that they don't care  -whatever sells copies right now, not in the future  Destroy the brand!  KA 'seems' to be a hot property now - but we both know it's not real.  The Vic Secrets Angels are still trying to get over their fits of laughter as we both know KA would be cast out into the street if she applied at Limited Brands.  keep up the good fight, one day the Pied Piper will die and people will see the truth (she's not a model).

AlanRex
AlanRex

@mdavis223 mdavis, there's nothing wrong with liking men. No need to hide behind this nonsense.

Tony26
Tony26

@mdavis223 If THIS is what women who eat fast food look like where you live, please tell me where. I'll sell everything and move there tomorrow!

CarmeloCortes
CarmeloCortes

@mdavis223Maybe your just gay MDAVIS223.  That is one beautiful woman.  Sorry, seeing a woman's skeleton thru her skin is not fn attractive at all, it looks disgusting to try and look as if you live in a 3rd world country and can't afford food.

Tony26
Tony26

@RomarioDelLago Then it's a good thing you're not straight and won't have to worry about it.

scooby
scooby

Sorry Karl, 

It was your non-mouse hand that did YOU.... 

Anon3
Anon3

@BrandonBrown Holy cow, you think she is thin and doesn't have a huge posterior?!  my goodness, I think she's 20 pounds overweight at least!  I think SI should be incredibly embarrassed for puttying her on the cover.  She's absolutely the wost 'model' they've showcased in the past couple of decades.  And no, she is not even close to being cute.

kegsandeggs
kegsandeggs

she's one girl that I could care less about her cooking skills

Anon3
Anon3

@cali_luv Cali, you ROCK!  KA is average, at best.  I agree with all of your statements/opinions.  SI should be incredibly embarrassed for showcasing her.  She's one of the women I put in the Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, etc category - ugly girls who everyone thinks is hot.  They're all disgusting.  Personally, if those are your measurements, you should be on the cover.  Cheers to you!

TaylorBriannaPeterson
TaylorBriannaPeterson

@cali_luv I am from Newport Beach, CA i am 5'10 125 pounds 34C, I am a model. And I have not seen any reason why Kate Upton is a working bikini supermodel. 

cljones03
cljones03

I really wish I knew what you looked like. I would be willing to bet that you are way way below average compared to her.

LizzieCA
LizzieCA

@cali_luv BOOOO HOOO So only 'average' women are real women?  Perhaps if you spent less time living under that chip on your shoulder you might be a little less angry. 

TGiovani
TGiovani

@Malta @arischer No, thanks. Irina ain't bad and her face is exotic but the rest of her is generic. 

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3 @MarcoMoura No, you don't "like" anything:) The only emotion you feel is self-loathing. And it comes across loud and clear.

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3 @MattBugaj Right:) Except you ain't a straight man. You ain't even a gay man. You're just another deranged anorexic who stumbled upon this site between googling ways to mask vomit breath and looking up new ways to starve yourself on Anorexics Anonymous. Nice try though.

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3 @AlanRex We are diametrically opposed because I'm a straight man and you're a bulimic woman with no self-esteem:)

This "Kate is not a model" nonsense always comes from jealous chicks who can't come to terms with the idea that a woman can be a model without looking like a little boy. It goes against everything they've been brainwashed to think. When they see girls like Kate, they either have to accept that they've been stupid all along and feel like sheep with subzero self-esteem, or they can just sob behind their computers and scream at this girl. "It's not faaaairrrr"...I hate myself....that's the ruuuulllleee...Why do you have to be such a bitch??!"

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3  Boy that was way too long just to admit to being a suicidal anorexic:) Did the pro-ana site send you here because you were the only one who could type and cut herself at the same time?:)

AlanRex
AlanRex

@Anon3  @BrandonBrown You only think she's "20 lbs overweight" because you know NOTHING about health or fitness beyond what wacky fashion designers have drilled into your head. Kate is 5' 10" and 130 lbs. That puts her at the lowest point in the normal range without being underweight. This is based on medicine, not what they teach you over at those creepy pro ana blogs.

Those skeletors you think are "normal" actually need to gain 20 lbs just to reach the lowest end of the healthy weight range. Get a clue and stop being so jealous. Makes you more pathetic than you already are.

Tony26
Tony26

@TaylorBriannaPeterson If you're 5'10 and 125 lbs, you're underweight by medical standards. A woman that tall and skinny looks like a lanky boy. I'd take a girl like Kate over you any day.