Kate Upton, who splashed into worldwide fame as the cover girl of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, hit back at the web site SkinnyGossip.com, which said she looked fat in a recent Carl's Jr. ad.
Upton told Fox411: "I'm not going to starve just to be thin. I want to enjoy life, and I can't if I'm not eating and miserabe."
Justin Hooper, creative director of the ad agency that worked with Upton on the Carl's Jr. campaign, told Fox411: "Kate's probably the hottest girl we've ever worked with. We love each of the women we've worked with, but there's something about Kate that's so All-American, so beautiful and very classic."
Upton said of the Carl's Jr. shoot: "It's the Southwest Patty Melt, and it's one of their classics, but now they're adding a little spice-adding some jalapeños and making it a little bit hotter. I'm a '50s girl with a little cardigan on, a really sweet kind of a girl. But then I take a bite and all of a sudden, I'm sweating, and I'm taking off all of my clothes and I'm in my lingerie!"