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Kate Upton Channels Marilyn Monroe for Vanity Fair's 100th!

Kate Upton Channels Marilyn Monroe for Vanity Fair's 100th!

Kate Upton channels her inner Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s 100th anniversary issue, on newsstands September 10.

The 21-year-old model, who was photographed for the feature by Annie Leibovitz, talked to the magazine about being shot down in the business.

“I’m not going to name names, but one agency told me, ‘You’re too American, and everybody knows American women are lazy.’ I was so offended! I’ve never been so offended! I was like, ‘You know that you’re in America, right?’ And it wasn’t ‘American models’—it was ‘American women are lazy,’ period! I feel like a lot of women would disagree with that. A lot,” Kate said.

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  • Ewww

    Gosh, she should be named Kate “The Boobs” Upton…doesn’t she feel used? Every time someone needs her for a shoot, they make sure her boobs at attention…I’m sure many men don’t even look at her face…such a disgrace…

  • RED

    Overrated. Model. Ever.

  • trash.

    NOPE NOT EVEN CLOSE! This is a disgrace to Marilyn.

  • LOL

    Vogue – UK,US,Italia,Brazil
    SI x 2
    Face of David Yurman taking over from Gisele and Kate Moss
    Now Vanity Fair!
    And voted Model of the year? Werk it girl!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dee

    When is she gonna be irrelevant…? Stop trynna make Kate Upton happen. Its not going to happen.

  • marq

    “A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody’s opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.” — Marcel Proust

  • truth

    vanity fair doesn’t know anything about vanity anymore from what it looks like… the sympathy train needs to end, she’s nothing iconic.

  • kie

    Overrated and annoying . Id rather see real models like Naomi, Gisele and Christy.

  • Nikki

    Holy airbrushed!! That looks nothing like her. Looks more like Amber Heard – who is WAY prettier. I don’t get how Kate is a model… Did she sleep with some really influential photographers or something?

  • Rose

    This is the worst impression of Marilyn Monroe ever. Seriously they didn’t even try. Kate Upton will be forgotten by the time some new “model” with even bigger boobs comes along and steals her thunder.

  • Sean

    Deecent retro cover wasted on her. Honestly you want an icon get someone iconic in the making. Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain etc or you want an iconic model try some of the other much harder working girls. Gisele, Candice, Miranda etc. Over her and her exposure. She hasn’t worked in thr industry long or hard enough.

  • @4

    She gets the covers cause she sells. Simple as. The lovers of foreign drug addled models and Russian ********** on the internet cannot process why an American they detest has appeal, where it counts on the actual newstands, they will never understand

  • Cool

    I like her better than Miranda Kerr.

  • Incognito


    Kate, we see you!!!!

  • Veep

    As usual, her only talents are on display.

    Aren’t Marilyn Monroe fetishes, like, really 2000s? Stop trying to make her happen again.

  • ann

    But, her face on that cover. Did she get into a fight with someone in the art department? Btw, the Monroe comparison is ridiculous.

  • Gucci

    Still can’t believe she’s a model. She’s good for things like Sports Illustrated but it’s a pity that she’s in Vogue and is “the model of the year”.

  • souless wanderer

    there’s too much photoshop on that picture

  • kelli

    she’s a cute girl, very average, which is why she is probably likeable. not supermodel material imo, but model-pretty for sure

  • Saba`

    Really crappy photographing on the cover since when is it ok for big breasted women to be de humanized like that kate upton in the photo?