​Kate Upton Vogue: Model Tops New British Gig

Author: Jennifer HongBy:
Staff Reporter
Aug. 8, 2014

Kate Upton Vogue - The model has landed a new gig as British Vogue’s cover star, and the photo was shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino in the sun-drenched Caribbean.

The 21-year-old model and star of The Other Woman sports a glowing tan as she poses on the beach for the fashion bible’s cover wearing a vintage-inspired Dolce & Gabanna floral swimsuit.

The Sport’s Illustrated model is interviewed by contributing editor and fellow cover girl, Alexa Chung in the issue and discusses the impact of her famed body on the industry.

“It’s weird that in the press they’ll be like, your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers, and I’m like, no, my biggest fight was with my agents, trying to get them to sign me into the castings. I thought, how I’m going to come out of this will be an example for girls,” she told the magazine.

Speaking about her style inspirations, she says: “I always thought Marilyn was so beautiful and iconic, it was amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as her.”

Inside the magazine, Upton models more swimwear. It has a bit of an athletic, 80s edge to it, while the cover stays straight in the 1950s glamour mold with a retro, high-waisted Dolce & Gabbana bathing suit. It’s a good look for her, obviously. If Kate Upton didn’t look good on the beach in a bikini, magazines wouldn’t always shoot her this way. But she does look really, really good in a bikini.

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