Kate Upton on Cosmo, talks first-date rules: ‘I always bring $20 & my cell phone’

Can you believe it? An actual MODEL is on the cover of the new Cosmopolitan. Kate Upton takes the cover of the November issue – a model/self-styled celebrity rather than an actress or a singer. I’m not one of those people lamenting the lack of models on magazine covers, you know. I like seeing Doutzen Kroes and Gisele and Naomi Campbell and Karlie Kloss and all of those models, but I think I’m one of the few people to actually prefer the current arrangement of “actresses on the covers of fashion magazines.” Still, it’s nice to mix it up, and Kate Upton is an interesting choice. She is by no means the most respected or high-fashion model out there. And yet she continues to get big magazine covers and an increasingly higher profile. Maybe she’s smarter than we think?

Some highlights from her interview:

Kate on first dates: “Something just simple. Nothing too showy. Maybe just something so we can get to know each other. I’d probably like to eat, depending on the time.”

Kate on what she finds sexy in a woman: “To me, what’s sexy is when you look like you’re having a good time. That, and when you look effortless and have messy hair.”

Kate on what she finds sexy in a man: “I find a sense of humor sexy in a man. Someone who is just relaxed and can have a good time.”

On pick-ups lines: “All pick-up lines are horrible. None of them work. You just walk up and make a fool of yourself. Just come up and be yourself and have a normal conversation.”

Does she prefer good guys or bad boys? “I just want to morph them into one person.”

Girlie girl or tomboy? “I’m a little bit of a mix – a girlie girl and a tomboy. When I’m in a city, I’m girlie. But when I’m around a barn, I turn into a tomboy.”

Worst first date: “I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but I always bring $20 and my cell phone.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

I kind of love her first-date rule. You should expect the dude to pay on the first date (in my humble, ball-busting opinion), but you should bring some money just in case, especially if you need to make a quick escape and call a cab, which is why the cell phone is important too. I also think pick-up lines are awful, but from what I’ve seen, most dudes don’t even bother with pick-up lines anymore. Or is that just me? The last guy who gave me a line was the dude behind the counter at the Kroger deli: “Hey, girl. What can I get for you? You need some meat?” IS THAT EVEN A LINE?

Behind-the-scenes video of Kate’s Cosmo shoot:

Photos courtesy of Cosmo.

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  1. DD says:

    Stop make her happen. She is not material for a model. Her face turns me off.

  2. Amelia says:

    Does anyone else see a little bit of Nicole Kidman in that last picture? I think it’s the smile.

  3. Jade says:

    Don’t see any appeal. That little dance she did with Pervy Richardson just completely turned me off her. Have some respect & dignity please lady.

    • Blake says:

      Actually, when I saw the video of her doing the cat daddy for big ol’ perv Terry Richardson it made me like her. Yes, it was a totally dumb move, but she’s only 19! Who at 19 didn’t make questionable decisions? She’s just a young gorgeous girl who’s just having fun – back up off her! Or were you a pristine and elegant young lady at 19?

  4. rosemary says:

    IMO she’s more of a fhm/maximum model than a Cosmos model

  5. Evadstructn says:

    “When I’m around a barn, I turn into a tomboy”. How many barns has she been around? Wtf

  6. Rhea says:

    “Hey, girl. What can I get for you? You need some meat?” —–> LOL. :D

    • Minky says:

      I’ve been hit on a few times in a bar, and there are two that stand out. One dude walked up to me and used that stupid “Hey, girl. You must be tired, ’cause you’ve been running through my head all night.” line and I was like … wha????

      The second time that stands out, it wasn’t so much that he said anything, but as I walked back to my table from the restroom, this guy stepped in my way, physically stopping me, and used not one, but two finger “guns” to shoot at me. I stared at him a minute, looked around, and just said, “Really??” After a second, he blushed, shrugged, backed off, and let me pass as he said “What?!” like I was supposed to respond in some other manner to THA GUNZ! LOL… my girls and I had a good laugh on that one for quite a while.

      Lines. They don’t work!

      • deehunny says:

        i had a friend that routinely used the polar bear one… “How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice, I’m ___________.” I always thought it was endearing but all the girls always gave him a strange look. They really don’t work.

  7. dcypher1 says:

    Ill take her any day over say karlie kloss. Saw a pic of her on radar the other day that truly disturbed me because she was so emaciated u could see her skeletal figure it was gross. I wish they would stop glorifying these skeletons in fashion mags. Its gives women complexs and eating disorders. I thought I was gonna see a post about that one in cb but u guys missed it.

  8. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    OK if that last pic is any indicator of what she looks like “at a barn,” thats is a far cry from a tomboy.

    Tomboy on a farm = no makeup, work clothes, hair in a messy bun, sweat and dirt. This girl is clueless and full of it. Wonder how many girls read this and think, “wow this girl is so awesome!” SMH

    PS – Having money and cell phone on you is a brilliant idea – anytime you leave the house. lol

  9. JMH says:

    That $20 comment has got me thinking. I never go on a date unless I know I can afford to pay my way. I’ve never had to, but I always make sure that I have enough money to cover my share if I need to.

    • Mari says:

      I’m the same. I don’t even allow my date to pick me up the first couple of times. I’ll meet him at the resturaunt, or wherever, instead. If it’s someone I just met, I don’t want him knowing where I live, just in case he turns out to be the “delusional type”. And, it also lets him know right off the bat that I value my independence.

  10. HotPockets says:

    I like Kate Upton, but whenever she did that commercial for Carls Junior, she sort of grossed me out. By the way, I hate those commercials, but hers was by far the ickiest.

  11. c says:

    she’s gorgeous and seems down to earth and not ridiculously high maintenance. she knows how to use her looks and charm. i’ve never seen any of her commercials so i haven’t been inundated with her, but i just don’t see why there are SO many bitter-sounding snarky comments on every kate upton post.

    i think there are a lot of jealous haters around these parts…

  12. PeaSoup says:

    She’s totally my girl crush and seems sweet and fun.

  13. StormsMama says:

    Coming out from the always a lurker woodwork to comment bc I hate the way people throw so much shade at her.
    First of all, she grew up riding horses and competing and so yes she knows a thing or two about barns. Second of all, she’s gorgeous. I love how “early 80s Sports illustrated swimsuit edition era” she is. She’s like Kathy Ireland and Christie Brinkley mushed into one modern voluptuous soft young beauty. I love that she’s not so super thin – she looks like she has actual flesh on her bones. She looks healthy, happy and effortless.
    Yes, I have a total girl crush on her. And yes, as a 35 yr old mama to a 6mo girl that might seem silly. So what. She’s lovely and refreshing. Throw your shade elsewhere!

  14. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Well at least they put a model of sorts on the cover and not miley or megan fox,etc. Of course, cosmo covers of today will never match the trashy glam but eye catching covers of the 70s/80s/90s (photos of which are all over the internet/youtube) when HGB and Scavullo were at the helm and knew a thing or two about beauty and had a boatload of supermodels to feature. Why can’t they put Joan Smalls on better than Kate and not another blonde?

  15. Havik says:

    I have to admit, I really didn’t like Kate Upton at first. She’s a pretty girl, but her dancing in a tiny bikini for pervy Uncle Terry really skeeved me out.

    But I’m rather starting to like her, she seems sweet. Her first date advice is solid; always good to have an escape plan!

  16. xoxokaligrl says:

    At least she isn’t showing off her stomach here.

    These quotes couldn’t be anymore contrived to gain leverage with a female audience. She is going to need one anyway, with mediocre looks and a body that is thisclose to flabby.

  17. Laura says:

    I might be in the minority here, but I like her and think she’s stunning, I don’t see many girls at the mall that look like her, and maybe it’s because I don’t live in the US? Either way, I don’t see how she’s ugly or overrated, I’d do anything to have her body proportions :) !

  18. Laura says:

    I might be in the minority here, but I like her and think she’s stunning, I don’t see many girls at the mall that look like her, and maybe it’s because I don’t live in the US? Either way, I don’t see how she’s ugly or overrated, I’d do anything to have her body proportions!