From posing in a swimsuit on the cover of Sports Illustrated to gracing the cover of fashion's bible, albeit in a swimsuit again, "America's favorite bombshell" Kate Upton has accomplished another major victory: Capturing the heart of Anna Wintour.
The 20-year-old supermodel covers the June issue of Vogue, in photos shot by the legendary Mario Testino and an accompanying profile written by Lizzie Widdicombe, who takes a close look at Upton's meteoric rise to popularity. Simply put, the Internet loves her. The writer notes that "Kate Upton" was Yahoo's fourth-most-popular search term, after "Election," "iPhone5" and "Kim Kardashian." Upton's Terry Richardson-shot "Cat Daddy" video along with the clip of her doing the "Dougie" show a goofy nature to a drop dead gorgeous girl, who practically defies the present-day stereotype applicable to most supers. She has personality and a mean set of curves. Here are a few highlights from the piece.
On the dispute over her weight:
“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.”