Fashion

05.10.13

Kate Upton Nabs First American Vogue Cover

It marks a big coup for the bubbly blonde model.
Mario Testino for Vogue
Mario Testino for Vogue ()

Kate Upton, the curvy supermodel with new media intelligence, has landed the June cover of American Vogue. In a spread photographed by Mario Testino, Upton preens in body-hugging designs that emphasize her healthy bronzed glow.

The model--who appeared on the front of Vogue UK in January, landing a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover the following month for a second year in a row--is well loved by fans. But she’s also no stranger to ridicule. The Internet was rife with commentary on Upton’s weight following the 2013 Sports Illustrated launch, which featured Upton on a ship in Antarctica with her parka popped open to reveal an expanse of cleavage— with many of her critics even calling her “fat.” But Upton, who trains with celebrity trainer David Kirsch in New York, was optimistic in her interview with Vogue: “It’s kind of funny to think, 'Oh, wow, the news is talking about whether I’m fat or not,'” she told the magazine.

So what’s next for the newly-minted supermodel? A film role in The Other Woman, also starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. “Acting I’m very interested in,” she said. “I’m American—more is more!”

[Vogue]