When a girl in her teens and 20s took the stage at the Women in Entertainment Awards, she was in a bikini and holding a hand-written letter.
It read, “I’m not ready to give up on being the coolest girl on the block, but I think it’s time to start looking at my body as a body part.”
The award, for best swimsuit for women, was awarded to Kate Upton, who won in her first season of “The View.”
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Upton said she was inspired to do the award show after watching the reality show “The Amazing Race” where contestants were asked to “dress up” for the challenge.
“It’s really important to see people in their own skin,” Upton said.
“And I think that’s really the most important thing you can do for yourself, because it shows that you are capable of doing things.
You can look great in a dress.
And I think people look better when they see themselves in the mirror.”
She continued, “People have been saying that we’re not ‘normal,’ and that it’s not who we are, but it’s what we are.
And we need to embrace who we have been and not make excuses.
So I think the ‘W.’ was just a reflection of what it’s like to be a woman on the inside.”
A spokesperson for the show, which airs on Lifetime, confirmed to the LA Times that Upton received the award.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kate Upton to the stage and thank her for her incredible work,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Upton’s appearance came just days after she appeared on the show and talked about how much she enjoys “being a mom and a mommy.”
In her acceptance speech, Upton referenced a story from her childhood, in which her older sister said she felt “like she had to go on a shopping spree,” according to a statement from the show.
“I was embarrassed, and I knew she was right, so I made a list of what I wanted to buy.
And it was all made in a little bag, and it was really expensive,” Upton told the newspaper.
The winner of the award is chosen based on performance and a series of tests, according to the program’s website.
“The W,” a special event for women and girls, is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, who was recently named an honorary W. “Kate’s amazing story is one of courage and resilience,” the program said.