Model Behavior is a series highlighting fashion models promoting body positivity, and working to create inclusivity and diversity within the industry by expanding our definition of conventional beauty.
This year, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue continues to promote inclusivity within its pages, featuring 63-year-old supermodel Christie Brinkley and her daughters, body-positive model Ashley Graham, and cover model Kate Upton, among others.
"Thank you ... for inviting me to be part of an issue that features and celebrates beauty and confidence in every shape and size," Upton writes.
Later, E! caught up with Upton about her message for other young women:
In her interview Upton talked all about what it means to love yourself and your body, and to create a happy, healthy lifestyle that makes sense for you. Here are just a few of our favorite moments from the above video: