Kate Upton From Bikinis To Vogue

She made her name after THAT Sports Illustrated swimsuit photoshoot, has been dubbed fashion’s new ‘It Girl,’ and now has landed her very first Vogue cover. All in less than a year’s time! Meet FashionTV’s Model of the Week: The seductive Kate Upton.

Age: 20

Reputation: Flirty, fun, and loves her boobs!

Fashion Fact: Kate was dismissed earlier this year by Victoria’s Secret as “the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy!”

Kate Upton is the new face in town — well, since 2011 — and she has taken the media by storm, climbing her way to international model stardom; going from Sports Illustrated bikini babe to Vogue Italia’s cover girl in less than a year. Now that’s an award-winning feat if ever we’ve heard!

Kate has landed her first Vogue cover for the Italian edition this November

But for Kate, life started out pretty humbly. The American horseback-loving bombshell grew up in Melbourne, Florida as one of four siblings and spent many of her pre-model years competing on a national level with her horse, Roanie Pony.

Model Moments

In 2008, Kate attended an open casting call in Miami for Elite Model Management where she was signed the same day. Shortly after, she uprooted her life and moved to New York to pursue her modelling and acting dreams, and was signed by IMG Models. Kate’s first model moment’s came when she began working for Dooney & Bourke and Guess.

But Kate’s true rise to stardom happened overnight. After appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimwear Issue in 2011; Kate was dubbed “Rookie of the Year,” and her  string bikinis became an international conversation starter.

But she is not your average model, Kate’s curvy figure and healthy attitude towards food and lifestyle, have come at a time of uprising in the celebrity world of voluptuous woman and Lady Gaga’s “Body Revolution Project.”

Kate cools down with a popsicle on her GQ Cover shoot

After Sports Illustrated, Kate’s blonde locks, desirable figure, and sensual pout quickly caught the attention of glossy fashion editors around the world.

She has since landed herself a GQ cover shot by Terry Richardson, an Esquire cover shoot, her first profile in Vogue’s June Issue, featured in Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, recently posed nude for Cosmopolitan‘s November issue, and now made it on the front of Vogue Italia.

Shot by Steven Meisel, the ‘Helmut Newton-style’ Italian Vogue cover has defined what it mean’s to be Kate Upton, with the word “Seductive” emblazoned across the front cover. Dressed to the max in a Fendi fur coat and black leather bustier, Kate is captured looking like a real vixen for her latest shoot.

Kate Now

When she’s not making headlines for her raunchy videos (dancing to the Rej3ctz song, “Cat Daddy”), or busy running from photoshoots to clothes fittings, Kate is rumoured to be spending time with her MVP baseball player beau, Justin Verlander.

But what’s next for the 20-year-old stunner? As well as modelling, acting is another passion for the aspiring actress. Kate made her film debut this year in comedy, “The Three Stooges” where she appeared as a nun in a black cut swimsuit. She has also played a small role opposite Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in “Tower Heist.” But in a recent interview, Kate revealed that she has her heart set on becoming the next Bond Girl. So watch this space Daniel Craig, you may have another femme-fatale temptation coming your way!

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