Kate Upton Sizzles As VOGUE Cover Girl
By Lizzie Widdicombe – Vogue.com // May 11, 2013
STLYE & FASHION
EDITOR’S NOTE: Melbourne native Kate Upton is once again getting international attention as the super model in the upcoming cover for fashion magazine VOGUE, which will hit newsstands on May 21. In the meantime, see the above video to go behind the scenes with Kate on the set of her cover shoot with Mario Testino in Uruguay.
Upton, 20, was featured on the front cover of Sports Illustrated‘s 2012 and 2013 swimsuit issues, and has become one of the most recognizable models in the world. Upton grew up on the Space Coast in Melbourne – and she’s a former student at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
Below is an excerpt of a post on Vogue.com, with a link to the story in its entirety, and an indepth behind-the-scenes-video of Upton’s cover shoot with VOGUE.
VOGUE.COM – What does it take to be America’s favorite bombshell? Killer curves, of course, but Kate Upton has much more: old-fashioned ambition, digital-age savvy, and personality to burn.
It’s 11:00 a.m., and Kate Upton is staring down a green rubber stability ball at David Kirsch’s private gym across from Madison Square Park in Manhattan.
Kirsch, a celebrity trainer who looks a little bit like Mr. Clean, is putting Upton through a series of moves designed to “blast the three As,” he says. “Arms, abs, and ass.”
Upton is more clothed than most of us are used to seeing her: tight black Nike T-shirt; black Under Armour leggings; gray Nike sneakers with hot-pink trim; small diamond stud earrings.
She takes Kirsch’s orders with equanimity, her face slightly flushed, her blonde hair in a loose bun. “He only has five days,” she explains—before she jets to Uruguay for her Vogue shoot. “So when he yells at me, I know it’s for me. It’s not for him.”