Although Kate’s most memorable photo shoot was her topless, wet t-shirt inspired set for Terry Richardson she has also appeared in several international editions of Vogue as well this year.
Kate appeared in the Spanish edition of Vogue in July, the US edition in November and photos have just been released from a set Kate has shot with German Vogue.
It seems that it is her ultra curvy figure and girl next door looks that have appealed to all the different editorial staff working for Vogue.
British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman said of her choice of cover girl: ‘It’s very rare for a girl; to move from one area of the business to the other, largely due to the fact that fashion models are almost without curves, whereas swimwear girls are celebrated for them.
‘When I decided to shoot Kate for our first cover of 2013, it was to kick off the year with a young women who is not a stereotypical fashion model – although, let’s face it, she’s hardly a heffalump!’
Inside the magazine the fashion features director Sarah Harris says of Kate: ‘Standing at 5ft 10in, with her outsize bosoms and long slender legs, Kate Upton has a body that belongs to the supermodel era of modelling,” Harris writes in the January issue. “Growing up, she idolised Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum. In the flesh, this all-American beauty resembles a young Anna Nicole Smith or Marilyn Monroe; her face is very pretty and perfectly symmetrical (with the exception of that mole, so exquisitely placed to the right, it looks like it might have been drawn on by the modelling gods). She also has the ability, with the slightest of expressions, to flit with ease between girlishly wholesome and full-on sex. All things considered, it’s a knockout formula.’
Here are a few photos from Kate’s different Vogue photo shoots for you to compare as well as a preview of the cover of British Vogue January 2013.
Kate thinks that her main appeal is obvious and has said when questioned why she thinks she has become popular: ‘I don’t really know what the appeal is about boobs. But I do know that when I was in junior high, I used to be made fun of … for being flat-chested.
‘Everyone would go, “She’s not pretty! She doesn’t have boobs!” So I always had boob envy. And when finally I went through my growth spurt, and they appeared, and I just loved them. So that’s why I like boobs, because I didn’t have them, and then I got them!’