Making the cut as in the United States Marines is tough. In case that wasn’t already obvious, here comes a great illustration.
Task and Purpose highlighted the following video and story, in which supermodel Kate Upton, despite being an impressive weightlifter among the civilian ranks, attempted a Marine Corps workout…and it bested her.
Check out the video:
Kate Upton and Tigers' significant others work out with Marines to promote Marine Week Detroit Sept 6-10.
Posted by Detroit News on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Afterward, Upton “collapsed on the grass, dripping sweat, as she panted to catch her breath,” The Detroit News reported. The team was there to promote Marine Week Detroit, which will take place Sept. 6 through the 10th.
“I think that it was the nonstop,” Upton told the publication. “Normally, I like to take a little rest in between sets, but to keep going was a very difficult thing, but that’s what we’re out here promoting. The Marines put on a ruck of 100 pounds, and they’re going for 20 miles. They never stop, so it showed me that I have a long way to go before I ever put a ruck on my back.”
But don’t give Upton too rough a time about it; she did it to promote next month’s Marine Week Detroit event, for the purpose of supporting the Wins for Warriors Foundation, a charity founded by her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander:
We create opportunities and events for military and veteran families to bond through sports and other fun, family-friendly activities to aide in the transition from military to civilian life. It also is an impactful medium to show appreciation and support for the entire family’s commitment to service […]
Working to provide an online resource and call center to help raise awareness for and connect veterans w/ the appropriate organizations to fulfill needs. Our goal is to create a concierge program with world-class customer service and resources.
The Marine Corps’ standards are demanding, and rightfully so — it’s the most demanding job in the world, and the consequences of not being able to pass muster are life and death. To compromise those standards in the service of any political agenda is outrageous.
Were you already a Kate Upton fan, or has this given you new respect for her? Share your thoughts in the comments!