We already love Nancy Upton, the 24-year-old Texas woman who entered a spoof photo set into American Apparel’s condescending plus-size model contest and won. Upton recently penned a piece for the Daily Beast about her decision to enter the contest, and this morning, she appeared on the “Today Show.” Listening to the interview proves that this is one lady who just gets better and better.
When asked by Ann Curry whether she’d consider modeling for the company (she’s flying out to meet with them after a highly public back and forth), Upton replies with the same classiness, intelligence and open-mindedness that she’s exhibited throughout this whole saga.
“The thing with modeling is that I feel like any time you’re gonna put your face or your name on a brand, you really have to agree with, like, the way that company does business,” she said. “And as far as me and American Apparel, I don’t know if that’s a good fit.”
Still, she says, she hopes she can be a positive influence on the company that so badly botched its first attempt to reach out to the plus-size women of the world.
“I’m really excited to talk to these creative directors, and just see what it’s like from a woman’s perspective,” she said, “and maybe being able to offer, like, a different consumer’s, plus-sized perspective.”
Nancy. WE LOVE YOU.