I’ve been a Kate Upton fan from day 1, with a couple sighs along the way. Unlike that haughty stylist and editor Sophia Neophitou, I always knew that Kate has a look that goes far beyond being a ‘footballer’s wife’, as Neophitou referred to Kate.
Besides, as Kate shot back across the Atlantic, Gisele — who earned $46 million last year and leads the 2012 Forbes Model List — is a ‘footballer’s wife”.
Not to worry about Neophitou’s excoriating remarks about Kate Upton. Kate’s frankly operating above Neophitou’s bar these days — adored by Carine Roitfeld who used her front and center in Sebastian Faena’s great editorial for Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Presumably this editorial will go worldwide for Harper’s, in various renditions. Perhaps others will focus on Kate’s supporting cast for the Australia edition. This morning she is front and center.
Last week Bert Stern, the famous photographer who photographed Marilyn Monroe in ‘The Last Sitting’, said that Kate is his next muse. The trailer to the film is excellent, triggering memories of my own time spent with the Marilyn/Stern photographs a few years back.
At the time I was engaged in my own self-photography project, discovering the essence of the woman reflected into the mirror — clothes on and clothes off. The private journey was singularly the best project I ever took on in terms of my own self-development, even though my mother would call it the ultimate act of narcissism.
Rumours are that Kate will front the June issue of American Vogue, although mum is the word all around. Queried while speaking at a Samsung event, Upton swears she has “no idea” if she’s on the June cover. “I had no idea what’s happening,” she said. “I feel like it’s easier to deal with my schedule one day at a time.”
Kate Upton, Hannah Simone & Genesis Rodriguez on Men’s Body Styling
Kate is speaking directly to the guys about body grooming and Gillette. International Business Times writes about Kate:
Dressed in a white v-neck dress that shows off her curves, the starlet is reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe. It’s her naughty lines that steal the show though as she reveals, “I wouldn’t date a guy who has grooming problems, so no.”
It was an answer to a question about being attracted to men who don’t body groom. When asked if it is important to her that her boyfriends shave “down there”, she replies it is “very important.” Playfully winking at the camera, Upton displays her trademark sex appeal and light-hearted charm.
The video is created to promote Gillette’s Fusion ProGlide Styler.
Fine, so this is Kate being a light-hearted American girl with ample breasts. They are hers, right? And yes, London’s Sun celebrated National Cleavage Day on March 27 the Kate took the top prize.
Last week’s terrible tizzy about Kate Upton focused on her prom invite from a LA high school student Jake Davidson asking the Sports Illustrated cover girl to go to his prom. I’m sure that Gillette loved the natural publicity!
Before saying her calendar didn’t permit her to accept, Kate Tweeted back to Davidson: “You can call me Katie if you want! How could I turn down that video! I’ll check my schedule .”
In one of the stupidest commentaries this staunch feminist has ever read about gender relations, Slate’s Double-X writer Amanda Marcotte practically strangled Jake Davidson’s video as an example of male entitlement about the female body and women’s place in their masculine lives.