Who’s That Girl?

June 25th, 2012 Posted by Janelle comments (19)

Ever since she dougied into our hearts little over a year ago, Kate Upton has been blazing a sexy path towards world domination. You’ll find Ms. Upton bikini clad and suggestively licking an frozen treat on the cover of this month’s GQ, but there is more to her than those now famous curves and legions of male admirers. Take a look at her chic side in the new American Vogue, Sebastian Kim‘s images of Kate looking polished in designs from Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler and Altuzarra offer fresh spin on Upton’s appeal. We think she looks right at home in the equestrian finery chosen by Katie Shillingford.

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19 Comments

  1. Marty says:

    Nice to see her looking more commercial than just flat out SEX which i don’t mind since it works for her. I’ve ever noticed her bone structure til now.

  2. Riley says:

    If sexy is being accepted into Vogue, then why cant models who have actually worked hard and werent handed this because of hype be shot for Vogue again like Magdalena, Eniko, Maryna,and Edita? Next she’s going to be on the runways for Spring 2013…

  3. charlotte says:

    does chic have to mean completely enveloped by clothing? I cannot even see her body…

  4. K says:

    I don’t see how it’s even considered “controversial” to put a model like Kate Upton in a high fashion editorial. She looks beautiful here, and she’s making the clothes look very attractive and appealing.

    I find it so odd that in order to be accepted as a high fashion model these days, one has to be rail-thin with the face of a 13-year old. AND, with few exceptions, to meet the criteria of many of the model fans in the online fashion world, the model must be perceived as “sweet and wholesome”. Otherwise, they are “vulgar”. I say BRAVO to the Kate Uptons and I hope for more of them!

  5. Janelle says:

    Wait, who said it was controversial?

  6. Katie says:

    She’s so trashy.

    I just lost a lot of respect for Anna Wintour for putting her in Vogue.

  7. kitkat says:

    yeah who said it is controversial?

    but anyway, there are tons of high fashion girls (top 100) who have over a B cup. there are several on the top 50 list who are buxom like kate including the number 1 girl..i actually think its a misconception that everyone is rail thin.

  8. K says:

    Hmmm…OK, perhaps “controversial” is too strong, but the mere presence of girls like Kate Upton certainly provokes strong feelings and opinions…

  9. nathalia says:

    SERIOUSLY ?

  10. john says:

    i appreciate there are girls who like her and consider her more versatile than i believe her to b, and of course she is beautiful. but she is also plain and uninteresting to the point boring. to me she is a ‘fad’, she has made a big splash and will make enough money to live comfortably but there is no longevity here. sexy models work year after year and maintain the work given to them because of their skill – kate has little skill and little loyalty of designers. they will use her whilst she is the hot new thing but after that its all over. sorry to be blunt but there is nothing particularly special about her, regardless of american vogue attempting to alter this.

  11. modellobello says:

    THIS GIRL HAS AMBITION AND GREAT POTENTIAL. I ACTUALLY MET HER IN NY AND WAS VERY SWEET. ANYWAYS, I LOVE WHAT SHE IS TRYING TO DO WITH HER CAREER AS SHE IS SERVING AS AN INSPIRATION TO ALOT OF REAL LOOKING WOMEN. FURTHERMORE, SHE IS OPENING THE DOORS TO MODELS WHO ACTUALLY ARE REALLY HEALTHY; A BODY THAT SHOWS A GOOD DIET AND WORKOUT. ITS OK TO HAVE A THIN, A HEAVY, SHORT, CURVY, ETC. IN FASHION THERE SHOULD NOT BE A CLOSED STANDARD. IM GLAD THAT THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS BEGINNING TO OPEN ITS MIND TO MODELS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES WHICH WILL DEVELOP PEOPLES MINDS TO BE MORE ACCEPTING AND RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS’ BEAUTY.:)

  12. Robert says:

    Amen @Riley. I want to see girls like Edita & Magd who have been at it 7 years and counting in Vogue. Not this Upton girl who came from nowhere.
    @K it has nothing to do with weight. We all know Ms.Crystal Renn and I loved her Vogue Mexico shoot.

  13. Anastacia says:

    Miss Upton,

    Please go back to doing what you’re actually good at. High fashion editorial is not your territory.

    Thanks,

    Nastya

  14. Lulu lovefiend says:

    This is interesting. Most shots of her tend to focus on her body, but looking at her face now, with that particular styling, I think she can be a decent high fashion model. She has a bland face but it lends itself well to a certain niche of luxury. She wouldn’t look amiss in a ralph lauren or michael kors campaign. She reminds me of this article I read describing Gwyneth Paltrow as “rich pretty” meaning she is fairly unremarkable without the trappings of luxury. Kate has that. She can look like a basic bimbo but she can also look like a rich bitch. I mean, she looks completely at ease in these photos, a feat most models mentioned by Riley can’t accomplish in this particular setting. Fashion people have a curious relationship with secondary sexual charecteristics (I mean, do you remember the ruckus Lara started with her tits after that prada show?) but Kate Upton is the most talked about model at the moment and THAT, my friends, is what makes a model super. Karlie and Joan would kill to have the crossover success Kate is having right now, but in order to do so they would have to compromise the esteem high fashion give them. If she is as shrewd as I believe she is, Kate will work on endeering herself to women and become a celebri-model.

  15. IS THIS IT? models review says:

    I don’t find her interesting as a model (and aesthetically I don’t like the girl either – hehe so no, I’m not part of the “legions of male admirers”, really really not), most of the times I simply detest her shots, yep, I occasionally may find her goodish, but… well, I guess I won’t ever be a fan of her, not even vaguely…
    btw all that said: I generally don’t like haters and nasty people so much, and Kate certainly gives a good opportunity to underline it.

  16. macaroon says:

    what is her workout? she doesn’t look buff like a doutzen or jessica biel. or hourglass/pear like candice and sofia v. i’d say she is more representative of women who are apple shaped.

  17. popchip says:

    For me I believe its nice to see a girl who has an actual body in a magazine like US Vogue. I feel that nowadays models either have to either be rail thin or completely unrealistically athletic. Her body shape, much like Lara’s, is reminiscent of the 90′s supers who looked like slim, healthy women. It’s nice that there is enough of a demand within the industry for girls with this body shape. Which means that now we don’t have only 2 girls ( Lara and Eniko ) who can represent a healthier appeal.

  18. Robert says:

    Lara and Eniko by all means are still not a regular women’s size. They are well below it. Lara is fairly fit.

  19. popchip says:

    Yes Robert I agree however I still don’t believe that a models role is to look like a regular woman. A model is an aspirational being . But Lara, Eniko and Kate , in my opinion, represent a more realistic/healthier aspiration than the majority of successful models these days. One that women can identify with more easily.

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