Kate Upton for ELLE Magazine
It Girl of the moment Kate Upton gets a chance to ditch the bathing suits and serve up some 21stC Jessica Rabbit realness on the cover of Elle:
Kate Upton covers the September 2013 issue of ELLE magazine in a Lanvin dress photographed by Carter Smith and styled by Joe Zee.
On people treating her like a “dumb blonde: “People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It’s actually funny. I’m always like, I’m about to pull something on you, and you’re so focused on thinking I’m dumb you’re not even going to know.”
On the tiny tattoo of a cross on the inside of her finger: “I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, ‘Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.’ And then they took [my necklace] away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want [a cross] with me, at all times.”
On the fallout from her first Sports Illustrated cover: “After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something. I’m not a toy, I’m a human. I’m not here to be used. I am a grown woman, and you need to figure your shit out.”
Now THAT is a lady who knows how to push some buttons. She strikes us a pretty savvy gal in a pretty gorgeous package. She’s working a high-end pin-up look (provided by T Lo fave & pal Joe Zee) to perfection. Her only weak moment comes from that damn winged fish Gucci gown that every celebu-lady seems destined to wear eventually.
Suddenly she seems to be everywhere. Even after all this time, we’re still kind of fascinated by that celebrity cycle of endless ups and downs.
Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Jessica Hart (WOMEN)
Gucci Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Daria Strokous
Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Manuela Frey