There was meeting of the melons between two generations of supermodeldom at the Style Awards in NYC last night, when Kate Upton posed for some smiley shots with former modelling phenom and still easily bangable Christie Brinkley on the red carpet. There are some interesting similarities and dichotomies between these two. Christie rose up the ranks as a curvier model back in a time when skinny was the established way for models to be - sort of like Kate. They both blew up huge and seem to be fond of getting with famous men. Of course, they have a few differences too. I don't think anyone was questioning whether Christie had the right to get paid for being an example of preeminent hotness back in the day. Christie also has the exquisite good fortune of spreading her curves out over the entirety of her legendary body, whereas Kate seems content to keep them isolated in the top half.
This scene does present one with an interesting choice, especially to the Kate haters. Would you take 21-year-old Kate in her prime? Or would you have 59-year-old Christie still looking pretty damn good? And no "both" cop outs. One or the other. What say ye?
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