Kate Upton is lensed by Mario Testino in body-hugging gowns in all-American girl colors chosen by Tonne Goodman for the April issue of Vogue. Kate is interviewed by contributing editor Jonathan Van Meter in ‘Follow Me: Kate Upton Leads the Charge of Models Who’ve Gone Crazy With Social Media’.
Using his words, not ours — although we’ve backed Kate Upton from day one — Van Meter writes:
Thanks in large part to her canny use of social media, Upton, 21, is probably the closest thing that fashion has to a supermodel right now, and she’s done it with her own distinct body type and in her own distinct way.
In a related piece on Kate Upton becoming the new face of Bobbie Brown cosmetics, Vogue describes Kate’s rise in AOC Smart Sensuality terms:
Vogue’s April issue celebrates the meteoric rise of Kate Upton, whose athletic, bodacious bikini body has brought a sizzling dose of supermodel sexuality back to the fashion world of late. Now, her winning all-American good looks, which have drawn comparisons to iconic bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow, have won the Florida beauty a new role as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics.
Talking about Kate Upton, Bobbie Brown speaks the vivacious blonde in AOC Smart Sensuality language:
Besides being strong and confident, she is really smart. She knows exactly who she is and who her brand is. She told me she called her mom and her sister right away when she found out about [becoming the face of the brand]. She was so excited about doing it! That’s what I love about Kate: She’s a real girl. And she’s not a waif-y supermodel. She was an athlete, so she’s comfortable with her body. She’s really kind of every woman.