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Kate Upton Covers 'Vogue' June 2013

Kate Upton Covers 'Vogue' June 2013

Kate Upton shows off her fit figure in a bikini as she graces the cover of Vogue‘s June 2013 issue, on newsstands May 21.

Here’s what the 20-year-old model and actress had to share with the mag:

On social media: “It’s just me sharing my life, I like it if it’s authentic and in the moment and happening. Growing up, I didn’t buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn’t know them. So I think it kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with.”

On her critics: “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great.”

On her career: “I always had career goals. And I figured out a path I wanted to take to accomplish those goals. If that meant calling the best modeling agency in the world, that’s what it meant.”

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Photos: Mario Testino for Vogue
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  • Sara

    Gorgeous cover shot of her, lvoe it! E

  • Kate Upton……..

    Whats that text on the Vogue COVER? – “Hottest Supermodel on Earth”

    Its there in print no matter how many blood vessels are hopefully going to burst by obsessive peeps who insist shes ‘trash’, ‘tacky’, ‘ugly’, ‘cheap’

    Hoping by saying it enough times amongst themselves it’ll become Law.

    SI back to back. And now US Vogue. Its gonna sell big.
    Haters and Trolls prepare to DIAF

  • Anna

    If this b.itch also made it on the cover of Vogue then it’s crystal clear the years of what fashion and modelling truly meant are GONE…

  • Spot On

    That deranged Leo stan is going to kill herself. GOOD.

  • Anna

    oh btw…waiting for Kim K to be on the cover next…I mean she made it to the Met Ball, next thing is a Vogue cover…smh at the superficiality…

  • @4

    here it comes b*tch, slut, whore e.t.c by the end of today we should have run the gamut of how much abuse/invective will be tossed (always by women) while kate keeps winning. should be fun

  • kel


  • yup yup

    Good for her. She’s on a roll.

  • Sean

    While I think she looks decent and it’s great that a model has made it on the cover of US Vogue solo, I just don’t understand how of all people she got it. Supermodel is not a term you use for her. She has done Sports Illustrated and had a couple of covers/editorials. A supermodel is someone who can go between high fashion and commercial. Someone who’s booked countless campaigns and walked for the best designers. Someone versaitle. Kate hasn’t done any of these. I just don’t understand her appeal. Someone like Karlie Kloss is so much more deserving. She has an MTV show, is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and the most in demand HF model. Even other VS angels like Miranda, Doutzen or Candice are more deserving. But like I said it’s still good to see a model on the cover of US Vogue. Only girls solo in recent years have been Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen.

  • Wizzer

    I actually liked her editorials for Vogue Espana & Germany. Now the covers of Vogue Italia, UK Vogue and woah, US Vogue. Nice one

  • sally

    The only talent you have is your boobs girl, and that is really papetic

  • anon

    i hate to say it, but she’s actually growing on me.

  • African Girl

    I still don’t get what people find terribly wrong about her. She is a very beautiful woman.

  • charli

    Why do much hate on her? I like her. She has that classic all american girl 1980s bombshell model going on for her.

  • ari

    But she will never be on cover of Vogue France.

  • @16

    Well there are MANY models – yes even VS models – who have never been on ANY Vogue. Not UK, not US not even Vogue Turkey, and their careers are great. Kate’s conquered all this and then some. Bet she’ll survive without Vogue Paris. Hope she does Rolling Stone.The first model since Gisele

  • Wizzer

    I agree with the gist of your story. But balk at you saying Karlie has commercial appeal. The reaction to her as a VS model has been really vicious. esp the fans of other young VS models like Barbara Palvin who never hide their rage and disgust at Karlie. The nicest words I can repeat used to diss her are sexless and androgynous with others accusing her of being a heroine for pro-anorexic sites. Ironically this is what fans of Karlie do to Kate
    Kate & Karlie are the same age, signed with the same agency – IMG
    IMO there is room for both of them in the fashion hierarchy
    Karlie IS a HF darling but Kate has more mass appeal. Right now she’s a bigger name to Joe Public
    She’s covered SI twice over which is a rare record, is the highest place model on Maxim list despite never posing for them and is huge in social and sports media. US Vogue needs that vroom factor which is why they mostly stick to singers and actresses & when they use models its a toss between Kate and Gisele. She must have proved her muster with her other Vogu covers
    A Vogue Karlie’s issue will be loved in Manahattan a Kate one will get love not only in New York but Kansas and Miami

  • @ari

    Before when she landed Vogue Italia everyone was saying that she would never make it to US Vogue – and now she has. A few more years and she’ll hopefully prove you wrong! ;)

  • Sean

    Would’ve been great to have Zoe Saldana on the cover. Got a movie coming out so it would make sense. And would be a gorgeous girl of colour other than Michelle Obama and Beyonce.

  • ari

    If being on cover of Rolling Stone is a big deal for you then you have a really low standards.

  • Emily

    I don´t understand her appeal. She´s very plain looking and there´s nothing special about her

  • no

    Ok, that seals it.
    Anna has officially sold out. Has she no respect for her magazine or the industry?

  • @21

    I’m sure my standards are not as high as yours. Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Gisele Bundchen are the few models to have covered the grail of Rolling Stone as well as HF Vogue. Its a piece of Americana. Icons like John Lennon, presidents like Clinton/Carter and every important Music star or 4 star General has been shot by Annie Lebowitz for its cover. Kate will be in great company.
    I understand for you Rolling Stone is not as high-reaching as French Vogue a publication that has put Paris Hilton on its cover but whatever

  • Pretty

    Love the colur asthetic.

  • Pretty

    Well Said. Good Points.

  • Money money money…

    US Vogue has SOLD OUT for the dollars.

    They would rather lower their standards in order to sell more magazines, what a cynical move, Anna Wintour should be fired.

    How original that she’s on the cover in a swimsuit….so fashion forward…..Not!

    Kate Upton is NOT a Supermodel but a Men’s magazine darling, big b**bs & that’s all.

    What’s so amusing is she’s never walked the runway for ANY high fashion label as none of the clothes would fit her as she has a super thick waist YET they have the nerve to call her a Supermodel…pfft.

    What’s next Coco on their cover???….lol.

  • Wow..

    So Vogue is now the new Sports illustrated!!!

  • Kay

    Karlie Kloss should have gotten a cover before her! :(

  • ???

    US Vogue is going down. Kim K at the MET gala and this cover are the proof of that. This girl has no appeal other than her boobs. They photoshopped the h*ll out of her for a so-so cover. Her eyebrows are weird and she is just meh.

  • Kr

    My problem with Kate upton is not her weight or her face. She is not fat and she is pretty. My problem is that she is a lazy model. She never puts any effort to strike a pose. She looks the same in almost all her pictures, that same bored look on her face.Look at her eyes, they are so dead. And to tag her as a super model is an insult to real supermodels like Gisele who have numerous covers, contracts and runway walks to their credit.

    She is a pretty girl who also models swimwear. Lets be clear about that and not get carried away like Vogue has.

    Take away Terry Richardson and kate upton will not be on the cover of vogue!

  • @28

    So true BUT if Vogue is now trying to compete with Men’s magazines they should have put her in a bikini that’s way too small for her with her boobs hanging out.

    After all that’s what she’s famous for, not for her modeling abilities.

  • Cringeworthy..

    Anna Wintour should be ashamed, she’s now lost all credibility by
    calling her the hottest Supermodel on earth.

    Not only is it untrue but she’s not even walked the runway for ANY high fashion labels let alone had many covers.

    What Vogue should have called her is the “hottest men’s magazine cover girl”…… that at least would have been true & not an insult to true Supermodels.

  • Madonna


  • Undo Me

    When I heard she was going to cover Vogue summer issue, I honestly expected her to be in a red bathing suit a la Farrah Fawcett / Pamela Anderson ‘hot blonde’ prototype.
    This is more laid back than I imagined. Like it

  • HOT

    Gorgeous. I love how its diametrically different from her British Vogue Hitchcock blonde cover. Go Kate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait till this is available in London.

  • Lamont

    Its a very beautiful cover. Its also alright that Upton has a ‘non model’ shape like Angelina Jolie, and Mila Kunis she’s apple shaped. That’s fine not all women have hourglass figures even the great Gisele is shaped like a ruler and has to contourt every limb to look like she has a waist. Takes nothing from her.

  • Toni

    Ugh. Why even ask the question how did she become the greatest supermodel on earth. Big breasts. That’s it. There’s not too much else to recommend her…so, it’s pretty obvious. Men want to screw her. End of story.

  • mmkay

    Hottest Supermodel on Earth? Okay, that’s stretching it a bit don’t ya think?

  • scallywag

    The fashion industry for anyone who pays attention is full of paradoxes and contradictions and geared to uncertain shifting tides. What may have worked last season may not work this season, what may have been held unthinkable suddenly becomes de rigeur and the must have. Of course this things don’t necessarily happen by accident and as much as being in the right place and the right time goes a long way it might all come down to having the right people getting behind an idea, a concept or a new girl. Of course getting a bunch of publicity, good or bad doesn’t go astray either…fat or not.

  • Mkiujingu

    @Emily: if she’s plain looking, i’m worried to even look at the real you lmao

  • Mille

    She looks gorgeous … Most of the chicks whining are chicks of different races, because the they can never look her without surgery, blond, blued, big boobs, tall and thin… No other race is as tall, except blacks , but they don’t get naturally big boobs unless their fat everywhere else., especally the azz. then had the blond hair , blue eyes, and they can’t stand it.

  • Misty

    She’s considered the “hottest supermodel on earth” because a lot of men lusts for her. Not ALL MEN obviously but most men i know think that among the models, she’s the hottest especially if you compare them to the weird anorexic looking models. so that label on the magazine is kind of right, k?

    God, all you people complaining about her having big boobs, not model material blah blah sickens me. If its a super thin girl, you complain. If its an actress, i bet my money any actress you put there you’re still gonna complain. If its a singer (taylor swift/beyonce), complain. There’s no way to please you.

  • Anonymoussss

    Wowww all you people whining are so insecure hahahahaha

  • Mkhay

    I love that she thinks people dont like her only because of her body lol. Its because she has the intelligence of a bag of rocks

  • Reba

    She looks older than 20!

  • Reba

    But I’m glad they have a healyhy (weight-wise) model on the cover!

  • Kate Upton……..
  • KissThis

    She’s pretty, but not classy. Nor smart or even talented for that matter. Just pretty, tan, and has big boobs. That’s her trademark.

  • Chace

    I did not realize US Vogue has only had 13 models in its cover since 2003! Kate Upton is the first US Vogue model cover since Kate Moss in September 2011!! WOW