Kate Upton shot to fame because of her Sports Illustrated cover and a YouTube video that she did. Her popularity is growing even more and now she has landed the June 2013 cover of Vogue magazine.
On the cover shot by Mario Testino, the model a wearing a printed bodysuit, black MANOLO BLAHNIK sandals and a CARTIER bracelet. Wavy locks and flawless make-up finished up her gorgeous cover look.
In the issue Upton talks about her critics, using twitter, her career goals, modeling and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from Kate's interview and to see her feature fashion spread. For more details, go to Vogue.com or pick up a issue when it hits newsstand on May 21st.
Rochas cashmere knit cardigan, crop top, and shorts, Ray-Ban sunglasses and Cartier bracelet
On using twitter:
“I like it if it’s authentic and in the moment and happening.” Growing up, I didn’t buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn’t know them. So I think this kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with.”
On her critics:
“It was hard at first. You sit there and you’re like, Is something wrong with me? The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great. It’s kind of funny to think, Oh, wow, the news is talking about whether I’m fat or not.”
On runway modeling:
“I’ve always loved fashion but it’s not what I set out to do.
On modeling in Miami and her "boobs":
“In Miami, boobs are fantastic. I was so proud of them. I was so excited. Are you kidding? I’m in Florida, and I’m constantly in bikinis. I was like, Yes! Killing it! All the girls on the beach are gonna be so jealous!”
On her career goals:
“I always had career goals. And I figured out a path I wanted to take to accomplish those goals. If that meant calling the best modeling agency in the world, that’s what it meant.”
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci patchwork bomber jacket, a Donna Karan New York black bodysuit, and an Oscar de la Renta ivory pleated skirt. Cartier watch. Gucci bag. Manolo Blahnik sandals.
Chanel black swimsuit with white piping. De Beers diamond stud earrings.
Stella McCartney midnight-blue button-down shirt, Hermès white breeches, and a Michael Kors belt.
Max Mara tricolor blouse, Jason Wu black shorts, and Tom Ford frames.
Matthew Williamson maroon ruched dress and Ben-Amun earrings, at dinner with Argentine model Iván de Pineda (in a Burberry Prorsum suit
Dolce & Gabbana striped bodysuit
Jill Stuart black embroidered bra and Dolce & Gabbana black-and-white striped briefs
Michael Kors wide-collar shirt and high-waisted trousers. Christy Rilling Studio corset belt. Polo players, both in La Martina.