Move over, Kim Kardashian. Kate Upton is Vogue UK’s June cover star, photographed by Mario Testino in a Dolce & Gabbana two-piece in the Caribbean.
As with most Kate Upton bikini photos, the supermodel is as sun-kissed and gorgeous as the season for which bikinis were made. And we love her for that.
In Vogue’s interview, Kate talked to contributing editor, and fellow cover girl, Alexa Chung about the impact of her much-talked-about body on the industry.
“It’s weird that in the press they’ll be like, your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers, and I’m like, no, my biggest fight was with my agents,” she says.
Just “trying to get them to sign me into the castings” was her #1 challenge, she says. “I thought, how I’m going to come out of this will be an example for girls.”
On her latest of many magazine covers, she showcases the season’s sportiest swimwear, while on the cover she channels a ’50s siren you might remember.
Not that Kate feels the two are comparable, swimwear aside.
“I always thought Marilyn Monroe was so beautiful and iconic, it was amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as her,” she tells Chung.
“But I feel like nowadays it’s easy to be genuine and show your personality,” Upton went on, “whereas I don’t think Marilyn ever had that opportunity.”
“And clearly she had a dark side, and I don’t have that.”
Just a hot side. A very, very hot side …