If you needed further proof that Kate Upton was no flash-in-the-pan overnight sensation well, here you go. Behold: Upton's most recent Vogue profile--the model-of-the-moment's second in under six months.
Continuing their case for Upton's high fashion potential, Vogue dressed the curvaceous model in Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez and a minimalist Calvin Klein ensemble. Of course they weren't about to book Upton--queen of the swimsuit--and completely cover up her best assets (yep, we're talking boobs here). Two swimsuit photos made their way into the seven-page spread--one of which even looks like it could have appeared in the pages of Maxim. A very uncharacteristic move for Vogue, indeed.
But then Upton is a master at getting people out of their comfort zones. The model is all too aware of how unlikely a model sensation she initially seemed in the fashion industry. "You know, actually, I don’t really know why [the industry has] chosen me," she said. "But I am excited because I love fashion. And I am excited to be in a place where I can be a good example."
"I don’t want to starve myself. I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself. I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable. Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence."
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