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Kate Upton’s Vogue Magazine Cover Showcases Make-Over
Kate Upton’s Vogue Magazine Cover Showcases Make-Over

Stunning model Kate Upton's highly anticipated makeover for Vogue magazine is finally here.

Kate may be one of the world’s biggest models at the moment, but it’s hard to recognize her in a new shoot for the July issue of fashion bible Vogue.

The swimsuit model shows her sophisticated side, covering up in a selection of sophisticated fall clothing.

Kate - famous for sporting a skimpy red bikini on this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - instead struts her stuff in a knee length dress, knee high boots and a striped coat with fur collar. In fact, she’s barely flashing any skin at all, a far cry from her risque shoots from Sports Illustrated, and more recently GQ magazine.

In the accompanying interview, Kate tells Vogue, “I’m from Florida, where your whole wardrobe is flip-flops, cutoffs, and bikinis. Now I enjoy fashion so much, but I don’t think people realize it, because I’m always in a bikini!”

In the latest issue of GQ, she dons a patriotic red, white and blue bikini while licking a similarly American looking popsicle. Though Victoria’s Secret reportedly shunned the model - labelling her tacky looking - Vogue editor Anna Wintour obviously had other ideas, and the shoot is already gaining rave reviews from Kate’s army of Twitter followers.

The model is a largely self-created internet phenomenon, having embraced social media throughout her rise to fame. A YouTube video of her dancing at a basketball game in Los Angeles went viral, as did a notorious scantily-clad clip of Kate performing the ‘Cat Daddy’ dance routine, directed by Terry Richardson.

Everything You Need To Know About Kate Upton, Including Her Date With Kanye West!
Everything You Need To Know About Kate Upton, Including Her Date With Kanye West!

Who is Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton? After scoring the coveted cover of the annual issue of the sports magazine, Kate is on everyone’s radar.

The 19-year-old, who has some of the most swerving curves in the modeling industry with her 33-25-36 physique, has become an international sex symbol overnight. Here are some facts you may not know about the gorgeous blonde:

She has romanced Kanye West: Kate was photographed smooching the rapper on the balcony of his Cannes hotel in May 2011. Kate is currently rumored to be dating NFL star Mark Sanchez.

She is from a political family: Her uncle, Fred Upton, is the Congressman for the Sixth Congressional District of Michigan. Kate was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, but was raised in Melbourne, Florida.

She is an equestrian: Along with her horse, Roanie Pony, she has showed and competed in several competitions.

She was discovered through a casting call: Kate attended an open call for Elite Model Management in Miami and was signed on the spot. She eventually moved to New York City and signed with IMG Models.

She was a Guess girl: Following in the footsteps of iconic blondes Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith, Kate was featured in the brand’s 2010-2011 campaigns. She has also modeled for Beach Bunny swimwear and Victoria’s Secret.

She’s Got Moves: A video of Kate at a Los Angeles Clippers game in April 2011, doing the popular dance The Dougie, went viral, with millions of people viewing the hilariously sexy video.

She’s pursuing an acting career: After making an appearance in Tower Heist, the busty blonde stripped down into a sexy monokini and played a scandalous nun in the upcoming The Three Stooges.

Kate Upton criticised for wearing too much make-up
Kate Upton criticised for wearing too much make-up

After being criticised for wearing too much make-up at the Met Ball, Kate Upton once again made for a pretty picture.

However, the 19-year-old model was spotted as she left a office building in New York looking more like herself following the make-up overload she suffered at the Met Gala on Monday evening. Beaming with natural beauty, Kate appeared to be very happy as she tittered though the Big Apple in her high heeled peep toes. Keeping it simple, she wore a short fitted black dress which showed off her toned legs.

On Monday Kate Upton had her chance to wow the fashion crowd during her first ever appearance at the annual Costume Institute Gala. But far from proving she has the goods to be part of the fashion elite, the Sports Illustrated model disappointed on the red-carpet with heavy make-up and unnaturally dark eyebrows.

Teamed with an almost face-lift inducing tight and slick up-do, she looked more ‘playing dress-up’ than dressed-up in her gold Michael Kors gown. After she reportedly wrote her own $25,000 check to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in order to attend, fans and observers had high expectations for the young model.

However despite the fact her overall look at the ball didn’t go down well the model seemed to enjoy herself. Following the ball, she tweeted, ‘Thank you @MichaelKors again the met ball was amazing!’

Kate Upton pays Vogue editor Anna Wintour $25, 000 for Met Ball ticket
Kate Upton pays Vogue editor Anna Wintour $25, 000 for Met Ball ticket

Kate Upton has reportedly paid $25,000 for a ticket to New York’s forthcoming Costume Institute Gala Benefit.

The 19-year-old swimsuit model is said to have begged Vogue editor Anna Wintour, one of the event’s organisers, to grant her entry to next Monday night’s fundraising dinner. The New York Post says she visited the editor’s office recently and presented her with a cheque in exchange for entry to the Gala, commonly referred to as the ‘Met Ball.’ The prestigious event is staged at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

A source told the newspaper: ‘She told Anna she would really like to attend. Then she offered to pay for her own ticket. Kate then whipped out her cheque book and paid the $25,000 for her seat. ‘Anna took the cheque on the spot.’

She has been attempting to carve a name for herself in the fashion world for some time now, and this is not the first time the Sports Illustrated cover girl has been somewhat rejected by the industry.

She was recently criticised by Sophia Neophitou, a casting director for Victoria’s Secret. Sophia told the New York Times: ‘We would never use [Miss Upton]. She’s like a Page Three girl. She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.’

Kate Upton - Rising Star
Kate Upton - Rising Star

In the past few months, Kate Upton has gone from a relative unknown to an internet sensation after landing a racy cover of Sport Illustrated’s swimsuit issue.

And, despite criticism from people in the industry, Kate managed to get herself an invitation to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend, where the 19-year-old decided to go for a demure look.

While some of her fellow celebrities decided to flash the flesh in plunging necklines and raised hemlines, the Florida blonde kept relatively covered up in a pale pink Alexander McQueen number.

The model had been invited as a guest of Bloomberg news to the annual dinner in Washington D.C. The excited blonde tweeted on Sunday: ‘Loved #whcd last night! Thank you to everyone at Bloomberg! Had so much fun xoxo.’

Earlier that evening, she’d also gone for a similar shade as she wore a nude shift dress to a pre-dinner party in D.C. Joining Kate at the Bloomberg table was Zooey Deschanel, wearing a strapless grey Oscar De La Renta gown. Kate was one of a host of stars in attendance at the lavish event, where it appeared nude and white was the dominant style choice.
Homeland star Claire Danes wore a white satin Vivienne Westwood gown, while Ginnifer Goodwin made a statement with a multi-tiered H&M gown.

Kate Upton receives criticism for role in The Three Stooges
Kate Upton receives criticism for role in The Three Stooges

Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton's racy nun-inspired swimsuit in The Three Stooges has seen the model take centre stage in a religious furore.

The 19-year-old blonde - who plays the the voluptuous Sister Bernice in the slapstick comedy - appears in a very revealing ‘nun-kini’ in the film, complete with a headdress and crucifix resting on her ample cleavage.

But her ‘sinful’ display in the movie has left one American religious group far from amused. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which was established in 1973, has accused 20th Century Fox of being gratuitous and not in the same spirit as the original series.

Spokesman Bill Donohue said in a statement: ‘In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specialises in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism.’ Donohue went on to say that the reboot portrayal of the classic comedy trio is a reflection of the way society has changed.

‘The movie is not just another remake: It is a cultural marker of sociological significance, and what it says about the way we’ve changed is not encouraging,’ he went on. ‘The TV show never mocked nuns or showed infants urinating in the face of the Stooges. The film does.’

But 20th Century Fox has fought back, defending the movie against Donohue’s remarks, saying: ‘The movie, in keeping with the spirit of the original TV show and its stars, is a broad, slapstick comedy. As the Stooges have proved over time, laughter is a universal medicine. The nuns that Mr. Donohue alludes to, are in fact, caring, heroic characters in the movie, albeit within the framework of a very broad comedy. We invite you to see the movie and decide for yourselves.’

Kate Upton: Sophisticated and Conservative?
Kate Upton: Sophisticated and Conservative?

Kate Upton sizzles in the new Harper’s Bazaar, by adopting a sophisticated, high-fashion look which should give her many critics something else to talk about. Even the swimsuit shots are tasteful and conservative. The 19-year-old Sports Illustrated cover girl shows off her legs in a gold, and white Prada one-piece, shades and sky-high heels while standing next to a pool.

That should shut Victoria’s Secret stylist Sophia Neophitou up, who has slammed the 19 year old model, claiming that she cannot see the appeal in Kate Upton as she is nothing more than a glorified Page 3 Girl. Sophia explained, “She’s like a Page 3 girl. She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”

Other snaps feature the busty model in a variety of dresses by Valentino, Hermes, and Christian Dior, and a jumpsuit complete with blazer, gloves and hat.

The blonde stunner shows in Harper’s Bazaar she makes the cut for high-fashion modeling. That’s why she’s the top supermodel in the world right now, making her a target for a lot of uncalled for criticism.
           

Victoria’s Secret stylist slams Kate Upton
Victoria’s Secret stylist slams Kate Upton

Kate Upton is currently riding on a wave of success after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Edition, something which Kate is very proud of. However, Victoria’s Secret stylist Sophia Neophitou has slammed the 19 year old model, claiming that she cannot see the appeal in Kate Upton as she is nothing more than a glorified Page 3 Girl.

Sophia explained, “She’s like a Page 3 girl. She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.” Neophitou also stated that Victoria’s Secret would never be interested in working with a model such as Kate Upton, not that Kate will mind too much, as she is still on cloud nine about her Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Edition photoshoot.
 
Upton beamed, “Honestly, being on the cover was my dream so I just want to live in this moment. I know it’s a huge career boost and I’m going to ride it out and see where it takes me.” Not only is Kate Upton having success in the modelling world but she is also forging a career for herself as an actress. Kate has already appeared in the movie Tower Heist and is next set to star in the Farrelly Brothers film The Three Stooges.
Kate Upton, Bar Refaeli and Irina Shayk celebrate Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Edition
Kate Upton, Bar Refaeli and Irina Shayk celebrate Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Edition

19 year old model Kate Upton has really been making a big name for herself in the modelling world recently and was the new cover girl for the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Edition. Kate was celebrating the launch of the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Edition along with some former cover girls, including Bar Refaeli and Irina Shayk, who gave her views on the ideal Valentine’s Day.

 
Irina explained, “Look beautiful. It’s such a sexy holiday, you should wear something red like a dress or cute lingerie or nail polish or lipstick. You just have to be yourself, flirt and be beautiful and sexy. You don’t need to have long legs and big lips, and beautiful hair and make-up. Just be a normal person.”
 
 
All three women looked simply stunning, with Bar Refaeli wearing a very slinky blue lace dress, while Irina Shayk work a gorgeous white number. However, it was 19 year old Kate Upton who stole the show, in a figure hugging red dress and pulling out her very best Marilyn Monroe moves. As well as modelling, Kate Upton is looking to make a movie career for herself and has already appeared in Tower Heist and is set to appear in The Three Stooges.
 
Yvonne Strahovski nude pics for SoBe
Yvonne Strahovski nude pics for SoBe

Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski is one of the latest stars to strip naked for the SoBe Coconut Water LifeWater promotion campaign. Yvonne went completely nude and her modesty was only saved by the use of body paint and some strategic camera angles.

 
Previous stars to appear in SoBe campaigns include model Kate Upton, American actress Jessica Szohr and Twilight star Ashley Greene. Now, Yvonne Strahovski’s nude pictures have been added her name stands alongside those before her and she looks simply stunning in the pictures for the SoBe campaign. Not that she does not always look stunning because she is one of Hollywood’s natural beauties.
 
 
Yvonne Strahovski is seriously beginning to make a name for herself on the acting scene and now that her television series Chuck has finally come to an end, she can work on more big screen productions. Last year, Yvonne got to star alongside big screen legend Robert De Niro and this year she will be seen on the big screen alongside Barbra Streisand in the movie My Mother’s Curse, which is set to be released on November 2. For now though, chuck the Yvonne Strahovski nude pics for SoBe.
 
Girl of the Week: Alyssa Miller
Girl of the Week: Alyssa Miller

Alyssa Miller is very much a model on the up, despite having a dream of becoming a professional soccer player. The 21 year old American beauty became one of the new faces of Guess, after appearing on the cover of Vogue (Germany) and Elle (Italy).

 
Earlier this year, Alyssa made her debut in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and admitted that she found it strange, as she always thought she would appear in Sports Illustrated for her soccer talent. Miller appeared alongside Shannan Click, Kenza Fourati, Izabel Goulart, and former Girl of the Week, Kate Upton.
 
 
Alyssa Miller also appeared in the Swimsuit Issue in the body painting section, where she had her body painted by Joanne Gair and was then photographed by Stewart Shining. Remember the name, Alyssa Miller as she is a model, very much on the up.
Kate Upton on Kanye West dating rumours
Kate Upton on Kanye West dating rumours

Earlier this year it was rumoured that 19 year old model, Kate Upton was dating Kanye West, after the couple had been spotted together. However, it all turned out to be untrue and it was just a case of two friends hanging out. How does Kate deal with dating rumours?

Well Upton admits that she just ignores them and they go away. She explained, “I know Kanye and we’re friends. So I think that was a fine situation because I could laugh it off. But it doesn’t really affect me. I just try to ignore it and then it’s over.”
 
Kate Upton has been turning a lot of heads since she appeared in Sports Illustrated and the model has been getting recognised more and more. Kate recently attended the Halloween party thrown by Heidi Klum and Seal, dressed as what can only be described as a Slutty Skeleton.