Kate Upton says she 'felt terrible' after first 'Sports Illustrated' cover

In this cover image released by Time Inc.,

In this cover image released by Time Inc., model Kate Upton graces the cover of the "Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue." (Feb. 13, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Instead of enjoying her moment in the spotlight, supermodel Kate Upton said she "felt terrible about myself for a solid month" after landing the coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover in 2012.

"Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something," Upton, 21, told Elle magazine for its September issue. "I'm not a toy, I'm a human. I'm not here to be used. I am a grown woman and you need to figure your ---- out."

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