Kate Upton Covers Vogue Italia November 2012
With the words "Seductive" typed across her ample chest, the 20-year-old model proved she can pull off Hollywood glamor for the Steven Meisel shot front page while opening up about everything from her booming career to being a role model.
A few highlights from Miss Upton's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vogue Italia!
On her parents:
"The Uptons are very competitive. I definitely get my competitive instinct from my mom. My father called her Hoops [when they met playing intramural basketball at the University of Denver] because she was so good at it."
On being healthy:
“I don’t want to starve myself. I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself.”
On her lucrative career:
“I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable. Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence.”
On embracing her curves:
“You go shopping and you’re not the same size in every brand—some look good on you and others don’t. When I lived in Florida, the swimsuit was the key wardrobe piece, I lived ten minutes from the beach, but I never sat there and said, ‘I want to be every man’s fantasy.’ It wasn’t a big deal to be in a bathing suit. Now, whenever girls come up to me saying they’re happy to see I am confident about my body, it makes me feel good that I am contributing in a way among people my age, people who could be my friends.”
Photo Credit: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia