A week after celebrating her 20th birthday, Kate Upton makes us proud to be Americans in a red, white, and blue bikini on the cover of GQ‘s July issue.
The Sports Illustrated cover model, who's taken the world by storm and sparked surprising amounts of controversy this year, is glowing as always.
It's no Cat Daddy video, but it's close. Here's Kate showing her patriotic side:
Just in case you thought that hot, blonde models have it so easy in life, Kate recalled a wardrobe malfunction she suffered on the set of this shoot:
“We were on a ride where the seat spins while the actual ride is spinning, and I’m wearing a one-piece," she said. "All of a sudden the whole entire top falls off!"
"I’m holding myself, laughing, turning bright red, but a lot of people are watching, so they kicked us out of the Santa Monica Pier – it was so embarrassing.”
That's one word for it. On having mostly male Twitter followers, she says:
“I grew up in Florida riding horses, so for the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit. I understand why male followers like me.”
Gotta love her self-awareness, among other attributes. Click to enlarge more of GQ's Kate Upton photos below, then go take the coldest of showers ...