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KATE UPTON, 20

DO YOU EVER DIET OR DEPRIVE YOURSELF?

When I have a shoot, I'm a lot more careful about what I eat. But I don't starve myself. In my day-to-day life I use moderation. My favorite thing to eat is sautéed spinach with melted feta cheese, but I'm not into the green-juice craze. I do like pizza, but I don't know when I last had it.

HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR FIGURE?

I'm not prissy. I'm outdoorsy and I love sports. I'm not afraid to go for a hike or play basketball. I'll do circuit training and cardio. I work hard. I can't let myself go and then get in shape two weeks before a shoot.

DOES IT BOTHER YOU THAT THERE'S SO MUCH CRITICISM FOR BEING CURVIER THAN MOST MODELS?

It's weird my body is a topic of conversation, but I don't listen to it. I just want to keep growing in my career, and I want to find ways to help others. I was at the Arnold Palmer Medical Center [near her hometown of Melbourne, Fla.] to see their charity opportunities. But I try to keep perspective. I'm a model; I don't cure cancer. As long as I'm healthy, it's all good.