Kate Upton lands her first US Vogue cover: gauche or gorgeous?

Kate Upton finally scored her first cover of American Vogue! She’s covered some of the international editions of Vogue, of course, but Anna Wintour was making Upton wait for this one. Still, now Upton has an American Vogue cover… and Victoria Beckham does not. Does that make you giggle a little bit? Anyway, Kate covers the June issue which… I mean, it’s an okay start for her. Wintour doesn’t care as much about the summer month issues, so this was a decent compromise. If I was Upton, I would be incredibly pleased with how this came together – the photoshoot (by Mario Testino) is mostly beautiful, with several striking images. And she’s styled really well too and it’s a real pictorial, they didn’t half-ass it. Plus, Upton should be happy that she got a real interview and profile in the magazine, and that it’s mostly complimentary. You can read the full thing here and here’s a short excerpt:

The Upton legend begins on YouTube. She broke out in 2011, dancing to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” in footage shot by a friend at a Clippers game—her appeal a mix of blonde bombshell and homespun girl next door. (The video has two million views and counting.) A subsequent clip was more risqué: Upton dancing the Cat Daddy in a skimpy bikini for Terry Richardson—and yet here, too, she’s goofy, disarming, improbably wholesome (that video has nearly sixteen million hits). Meanwhile she’s a regular on Twitter (more than 900,000 followers), and was an early adopter of the video-sharing app Vine.

“It’s just me sharing my life,” she says about tweeting. “I like it if it’s authentic and in the moment and happening.” Growing up, she adds, “I didn’t buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn’t know them. So I think this kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with.” It seems to be working. In 2012, she was the fourth-most-popular search on Yahoo—just behind Election, iPhone5, and Kim Kardashian.

What makes the Kate Upton era so unlikely is that the things we love about her—those curves! that personality!—defy what the word model has come to mean, at least on the runway: a seemingly endless procession of lanky, expressionless wraiths. That is most certainly not Upton’s profile. (Descriptions of her figure tend to involve euphemisms for a single word: breasts.) And yet Upton’s body has sparked debate. This year’s Sports Illustrated cover—a shot of her in Antarctica, parka open to reveal a stunning breadth of cleavage—set off a fresh round of “Is she fat?” conversations across the Internet.

“It was hard at first,” she admits of hearing such rumblings. “You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?’ ” But she’s learned to ignore her critics—and come to regard her healthy body as a point of pride. “The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great.”

[From Vogue]

Yeah. It’s fine. Kate Upton got a Vogue cover and the world didn’t end. I wonder what’s up with Wintour lately? She let poor gauche Kate Upton have a cover AND she allowed Kim Kardashian to come to the Met Gala? Do you think Wintour is just tired of fighting with these people? She’s like, “Damn, I’m tired. I shall let it go just this once.”

The photo with the glasses is my favorite!

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Photos courtesy of Mario Testino/VOGUE.

 

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  1. Eleonor says:

    I can hear Victoria Beckham’s screams from France.

    Nice shoot, really, not the usual blonde boobish thing they usually do with her.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      LOL, she is following Tyra’s advice! On ANTM, Tyra always says that you only stick the T&A out for men’s mags. For mags directed at the ladies, you lean forward to minimize your, er, assets. She does a good job with it here.

      I think she looks good here, much better than she normally does. I still don’t think she’s any sort of great beauty, though. Pretty, yes, but not beautiful.

    • lucky says:

      Could someone please explain this thing with Victoria Beckham and American Vogue? As far as I know, models and very AAA A+listers are ever on the cover. Has she publicly expressed a wish to be on the cover? Or have “sources” said she wants to be on the cover? She is fashion-y in that she designs (?) and wears high-fashion but I think that’s all she’s got going on for her. On the other hand, she doesn’t seem too pleasant and she’s not photogenic (but appears to be a great mom). I am sure there are many young ladies out there would love to be on the cover of Vogue, too and have there dreams dashed on a monthly basis.

      So- are we going to get Vogue/Beckham post every month she’s not on the cover?

      • Eleonor says:

        Victoria Beckham doesn’t only dress fashony. Since the Spice Girls were done, and they were a HUGE thing, really, she has worked to become a fashion icon. I don’t know if she can be considered like that, but she has worked to be recognised as one. She has been the testimonial for Tom Ford (if I am wrong correct me), Karl Lagerfeld himself photographed her, so saying she is just a “fashion girl” is an understatement.
        PLUS: since she has started to change her image, she has been licking Anne Wintour’s ass, to be on Vogue US, without succeeding, actually there were roumours about Anne Wintour playing with Victoria, about this.
        My point is: Kate Upton who’s not the skinny-models usually Wintour wants, got her Vogue cover. VB no.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Victoria also has a fashion line that has become well resoected, to the surprise of many people.

      • Amber says:

        Exactly @Eleonor. I like VB very much, but I think Wintour hasn’t forgotten that for the overwhelming majority of Mrs. Beckhams’ time in the spotlight, she had no taste, whatsoever. Even when the Beckham’s first came to LA, Victoria was still WAG-tastic. It was only until that PR hype died down and she decided to get a new racket and become a fashion designer/style icon, that she completely overhauled her image (including having the bolt-ons removed). It was all very calculated and severe. Technically, she got a cover in ’98 with the other Spice Girls. I don’t think people care all that much about the Beckhams in the US. And designers are rarely featured INSIDE Vogue, so it would be odd for her to get a cover. But if she continues on w/ her work and they keep in the spotlight she probably will get a solo cover one day.

      • littlestar says:

        I have to jump in on this threat and put my opinion in lol. I’ve said this before on a previous Victoria Beckham thread: I do NOT understand her obsession with wanting to be on Vogue US. For the record, I really do like VB. But she is a DESIGNER now. Not a singer, not an actress etc. Can you think of a time when Vogue put clothing designers on the cover? We don’t see Stella McCartney or Miuccia Prada or Tory Burch etc on the cover. Maybe Tom Ford was on the cover once, with someone else with him, but maybe I’m thinking of a different magazine. Anyway, my point is, she should want her clothes on the cover of Vogue, not her own face.

      • cs says:

        I don’t get “VB must be upset” thing either. I don’t believe Anna would ever put her on the cover of US Vogue, the issue wouldn’t sell. The Beckhams are just not popular here. The tabs don’t even bother that much.

        I think Kate looks good here. She’s young, pretty and seems harmless.

    • Karen says:

      I thought the same thing. Poor vb

    • Bella Bella says:

      Just gorgeous. So Marilyn without even trying! I love her.

  2. virginia5 says:

    She is not ugly, but she just doesn’t stand out to me.

    • V4Real says:

      I like her she seems as if she doesn’t take herself or what she does too seriously.

      I do agree that while she is attractive there is nothing special about her looks. If not for the big boobs she would be just another girl. Her face is not what made her famous, her breast did.

  3. brin says:

    She is a natural beauty, love the cover pic!

  4. bowers says:

    They’ve photo-shopped her and it’s unnecessary.

    • Jenny says:

      The magazines photoshop EVERYBODY though. It’s become so ubiquitous and I find this ‘shop job less agregious than many I’ve seen. I think she looks fantastic and I’m glad they included pictures of her smiling instead of that open mouth, blank stare look she has a lot of the time.

  5. Tessa says:

    The last three pics are like old 90′s supermodel stuff! Great.

  6. Nev says:

    Nah it looks budget. American Vogue is losing it!!! Geez.

  7. Faye says:

    First Kim Kardashian at the Met Ball, then Kate Upton on the cover? What the what? Is Anna Wintour smoking something, or does someone have some crazy blackmail material on her? It’s like black is white at Vogue these days.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      American Vogue is about celebrity and not anymore about success in the fashion industry. Upton is one of the most mainstream famous models working today whereas Joan Smalls is the most successful model working today.

      • Faye says:

        American Vogue has had celebrities on the covers for years, but there was still a heavy emphasis on the actual fashion world inside the pages. There are more and more celebrity articles, which I do think is regretable.

        Still, Kate Upton is not Vogue front-cover material, even if she is getting some commercial success. She hardly walks the runway and has only a few endorsement deals. Moreover, to me, someone who was on the cover of SI is just not Vogue cover material. Joan Smalls, yes. Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen, or Arizona Muse, yes. Kate Upton, no.

      • Jegede says:

        @stellalovejoydrivger
        Agreed
        Kate & Karlie are the same age, signed with the same agency – IMG
        IMO there is room for both of them in the fashion hierarchy
        Whats odd is when supporters of Karlie Kloss do to Kate what other models do unfairly to Karlie.
        The reaction to Karlie as a VS model has been really vicious. esp from the fans of other young VS models like Barbara Palvin who never hide their rage and disgust at Karlie. The nicest words I can repeat used to diss her are ‘sexless’ and ‘androgynous’ with others accusing her of being a heroine for pro-anorexic sites.

        Karlie IS a HF darling but Kate has more mass appeal. Right now she’s a bigger name to Joe Public
        She’s covered SI twice over which is a rare record. She’s worked for Gillete, Samsung, Skull Candy, Sobe, Guess Jeans, Sam Edelman and is huge in social and sports media.
        US Vogue needs that vroom factor which is why they mostly stick to singers and actresses & when they use models its a toss between Kate and Gisele.
        Kate must have proved her muster with her other Vogue covers
        A Vogue Karlie’s issue will be loved in Manahattan but a Kate one will get love not only in New York but Kansas and Miami. That’s where the moolah is

      • littlestar says:

        Faye – I completely agree with you. I rarely buy Vogue anymore. It has gone so downhill in the past decade. It used to be full of info on fashion and designers and the people who were up and coming in the industry. Now it’s just celebrity crap. If I wanted to read about the latest it celebrity, I pick up US Weekly, not Vogue. Kinda makes me sad that Vogue isn’t what it used to be. Even that elitist attitude you’d get when reading Vogue isn’t really there anymore lol.

    • Faye says:

      @Jegede – My objections to Kate Upton have nothing to do with her weight. My problem with her is that nothing about her or her body of work (no pun intended) screams “fashion” to me. Almost everything she’s done has been “sexy” bordering on “sleazy.” I think there is definitely a place for models like her in the market, but she is just not in the same league fashion-wise as models like Joan, Karlie, Liu, Arizona, etc. I would love to see more diversity size-wise in the upper echelons of fashion, but with models more appropriate for that position than Kate Upton.

      Also, just because you don’t think a particular person fits a specific position means you’re dissing them (and re-reading my original post, I’m sorry I made it seem that way by equating Kate with Kim Kardashian). There’s definitely a place in the modeling world for Kate Upton, I just don’t think Vogue is it.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        Exactly Kate has commercial success and US Vogue in the last years mainly put women on the cover who are known by the public which is why Kate got the cover instead of a HF darling like Joan, Karlie etc. This is more a testament of US Vogue´s marketing strategy and the target group they are aiming for than a testament for the fashion industry.

        I think Kate is not High Fashion, but she will be pretty successful in commercial fashion similar to Heidi Klum.

        As far as her work being mainly sexy is prob due to her figure, Miranda Kerr posed butt naked for Terry the Predator in Haarper´s Bazar but she gets away with it because she is skinny and has small breasts, when you have big boobs you can look vulgar in an outfit that would look cute on someone with smaller breasts.
        Also Helena Christensen´s work outside the runway was pretty much only sexy, photo shoots and that famous music video, I know her boobs almost better than I know mine.

  8. Jenna says:

    Photoshopped. *sigh* Also, please stop equating her and curves. Girl has big boobs and that’s all.

  9. Jess says:

    The pictures are nice I guess, but they just remind me how unbelievably boring US Vogue is 99% of the time. Makes me wish all those rumours about Carine Roitfeld taking over had been true.

  10. Petee says:

    I am glad for her.I like her a lot.The only thing is what did they do to her eyebrow’s?I think they ruined her picture’s.That’s all I could look at.They are bigger then her boob’s.

  11. Dhavynia says:

    Can she close her mouth or are her teeth too big to impede this?

    I like the glasses pic…but Im sorry when I think of curves she doesn’t come to mind

  12. Nessa says:

    She is cute at best. She does look good in these photos. Nothing special, though.

  13. carol says:

    I think she’s pretty even if she has no ass

  14. Apples says:

    That cover: the bathing suit looks exactly like something my grandmother wore before she died…sixteen years ago. What the hell is WITH American Vogue?!

    Agree that the “Marilyn at home” glasses picture is the best.

  15. paola says:

    her thigh in the last pics has been badly photoshopped

  16. MisJes says:

    So completely over this girl, and I didn’t really get her appeal in the first place. Anyhow, this shoot is budget and tacky.

  17. Carys says:

    Thanks to the magic of photoshop, they’ve given her a waist and a butt. Two things she doesn’t have.

    She is a cute girl, though.

  18. lama says:

    I’m just glad my subscription ran out, I don’t want anything to do with this. Yeah, she looks nice and I totally understand why she’s on the cover, but she’s just not my cup of tea. I especially can’t stand when people are force fed to me as the next big thing when everything they produce is mediocre. Just because she works with this one and that one and has all this attention doesn’t mean that she’s actually any good at what she does save from bouncing her boobs all over the place.

  19. Amelia says:

    The eyebrows . . .
    Please! Either darken your hair, or lighten your eyebrows! It’s one of my pet peeves and I find it so jarring against her skin tone and light hair.
    The pictures look lovely.
    I really like the bathing suit she’s wearing in the bottom picture.

  20. Shelley says:

    She is soooo not beautiful and there is nothing amazing about her body, nor does she have a ‘model’ look. Why is she famous??

  21. lisa says:

    i hate the cover photo, it looks like a glamour shot from the mall.

  22. bns says:

    When was the last time a model that wasn’t Kate Moss covered US Vogue?

  23. Dinah says:

    the header shot leans a bit on the gauche side to me ( a bit, not a lot), but what I cannot get over is how her brows were made-up or photoshopped to look like someone took a wide- tip sharpie marker to her face; like some kind of nasty inside joke. She is very pretty- I don’t get beautiful- but the brows really seem like a cruel trick. Is it just me?

  24. Britt says:

    It’s really good, I love her.

  25. Jen says:

    The one in the stripy swimsuit gives me a huge Cindy Crawford vibe.

    You know, I wish she’d pose more with her mouth closed. I think she needs more variety in her expressions, she looks so divine when she’s serious.

  26. Karen says:

    She only has two faces. Open mouth and cheesy smile. But the girl went from youtube dancer to vogue model you can’t fault the girls game.

  27. linlin says:

    I like the photoshop, some of them have a little bit a retro, Marilyn feel. I am not a fan of her in general, a lot of the things I’ve seen of her seem oversexualised and cheap (like the Terry Richardson stuff) and I’ve seldom seen her looking stylish on the red carpet, but its nice seeing more of a bombshell type of girl instead of only superskinny girls. I think that photoshop proves that she can do more of high fashion editorials and not only GQ stuff. But for her to become a supermodel à la Kate Moss she needs to become more stylish in her personal life/red carpets appearances.

  28. yeahright says:

    I love it. Its super photoshopped but I like the overall ideas, colours and themes. Cute! It’s like classic 50′s beauty with 60′s colours but modernized.

    What the F did I just say?

  29. Jackson says:

    IDK. I think she’s pretty but I can’t help but see anything besides the “sexy farmer’s daughter” look to her. And dang, her lower legs look so odd in the pic with the glasses – they photoshopped them down to twigs. Ugh. Not a fan of that pic at all – it has a ‘dumb bimbo puts on glasses to try to look intelligent’ vibe to it.

  30. Lulu.T.O. says:

    Lovely photoshoot, but I agree they did a bad job with the photoshop in the last picture.

  31. Maria says:

    I’m just glad they finally put her in clothes that fit!

    It seems like her bikini shoots all the tops are too small which looks weird; she doesn’t stand out to me, but, she is lovely.

    • Barhey says:

      I think the styling is a big help in this shoot. I don’t think her waist was photoshopped (at least not too heavily), I actually just think they managed to dress her in a flattering way that most other swimsuit shoots don’t do.

  32. Lauren says:

    She is very beautiful. I googled her and discovered she was two years younger than me which makes me a bit depressed because she looks a lot more womanly while I honestly am as flat as a board/ with no curves to speak of lol. I should not be on these sites haha. But I can’t help but to make myself feel like utter these days.

  33. Jegede says:

    DEFINITION: The term supermodel (also spelled super-model and super model) refers to a highly-paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. They have branded themselves as household names and worldwide recognition is associated with their modeling careers. They have been on the covers of prestigious magazines such as French, British and Italian Vogue.

    If other swimsuit/lingerie models who have NEVER graced a Vogue cover in their lives can get called ‘SUPERMODEL’ constantly by the media.
    Then yes someone like Kate:
    who has made records by being the first to cover back to back solo SI cover star since Elle Macpherson some 2 decades ago

    the first in ages to segue from swimsuit to women’s magazines – Cosmopolitan – and then to the holy grail of the fashion world – Vogue Italia & Vogue UK in 1 year

    on recognisability factor – take Kate or Karlie’s Kloss’ picture from NY city to Kansas, cafe or even here in the UK I wager who people will recognise quicker

    she’s the highest ranking model on the Maxim list, despite never posing for them, beating out even the VS models (which surprised me)

    Then yes Kate deserves the Supermodel tag.

    • Grace Under Pressure says:

      Agree. Kate is a supermodel. Her popularity alone leaves no other conclusion.

      • Sachi says:

        Popularity where?

        America does not equal the rest of the world. You and Jegede seem to be under the impression that several Vogue covers and Sports Illustrated covers equate to Kate being a household name or a worldwide phenomenon. She is neither.

        Being on Vogue Italia’s cover doesn’t mean anything nowadays. Even Toccara Jones from ANTM scored a Vogue Italia cover, and that didn’t urge designers to put her on their ad campaigns or fashion shows.

        Kate is a high-earning model, maybe. But supermodel? No. The term itself died in the 90s when the REAL supermodels like Kate Moss, Christy, Linda, Naomi, Cindy, etc. slowed down or retired from the runways.

        Even Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum do not qualify as supermodels.

        Kate’s popularity is myopic. People in North America see her on the internet and some magazine covers, and conclude that she’s more famous than she really is.

        The only model who is still very active and has the credentials to be called a supermodel is Gisele Bundchen. Gisele has the power to make stocks rise and fall. The brands associated with her always do well and see increase in profits due to her exposure and influence all over the world.

        Kate, on the other hand, is limited to magazine photo shoots. That doesn’t make a supermodel.

  34. 2000 says:

    Meh. Cheap and classless as always. Just like US Vogue.

  35. K-MAC says:

    LOVE IT!! Finally a woman who looks like a woman! She looks like she actually eats, has curves, is healthy, and is gorgeous!

    • paranormalgirl says:

      So women like me – athletic body, small breasts, lean muscle – I am somehow “less” a woman? I’m healthy, I eat, and I do triathlons. No one has ever mistaken me for a man. “Real women” come in all shapes and sizes.

  36. Adrien says:

    Kate’s fine. I’d rather see her score gigs like this Vogue covergirl than Miranda Kerr.

  37. lama says:

    American Dream Girl: white, blonde, blue eyes, big boobs… groundbreaking :(

  38. moja31 says:

    The cover shot looks like a young Anna Nicole Smith, it creeped me out a bit. I feel like when she’s doing head on “model” shots, she always has the same face, but the more “candid” shots are quite pretty. Maybe that comes from being a bikini model where what you do with your face doesn’t really matter, but she’ll probably get better as she does more high end work.

  39. Joy says:

    Oh to be “fat” like her.

  40. Dawn says:

    I am not buying Vogue for a year just because I hate that Kanye West has so much influence over Anna Wintour, next thing ya know old pee on me KrapTrashian will be on the cover. I am also boycotting SNL due to the King of the Loud Mouths (KOTLM)who will appear on the 18th of May. Why these people are bowing down to him is beyond me.

  41. Iris says:

    Am I the only one that can wait to get the magazine in the mail. I find this girl gorg, her body is not amazing but it worked for her and not all women have big breast and a big booty. Im including myself in that list unfortunately my breast is 32ff but not booty at all.The girl seems fun and she is taking advantage of her 15 mins good for her.

  42. s says:

    these photos are beautiful. Like Joy said, I wish I were “fat” like her!

  43. mimi says:

    Kate’s face is not pretty.
    Her coloring is pretty.
    She is very sexy, her body is great and her breast are spectacular, but her face is just OK.

    I like her bubbly personality.

    • xoxokaligrl says:

      I agree. She does not have the best looking face, nor does she have the best modeling expressions, but she does have a nice body and nice implants (they do not look bolted).

      I have no IDEA where commenters are getting the whole Cindy Crawford relevance. She always had gorgeous shoots.

  44. Ginger says:

    you are so right! The vibe of this shoot is awesome! My favorite is the horse shot however. Kate continues to amaze me with her great attitude and professionalism.

  45. emily says:

    I am not sure why she keeps getting pushed as a model with curves…. Giant tits is not curves.. She has practically no waist or hips… Where are the curves? Sure she weighs about 10kg more than a normal model… Almost all in her boobs… Curves? Dont think so.

  46. Glaughy says:

    Like someone mentioned above, in the photo of her holding the ball on the beach, her thigh-photoshop is all messed up. Look at the shadowing on her legs. Ridiculous…

    I think she’s pretty, but not appropriate for the cover of US Vogue and I am actually kinda shocked she got on there. Wut.

  47. videli says:

    Mid-50s, rich girl south of the border. This is her nicest photo shoot. I like the fact that her boobs are there, but they don’t threaten to smother me through the screen.

  48. Lamont says:

    Much better than expected gotta admit. I like it.

  49. Lflips says:

    I find her refreshing, gorgeous and relatable. Of course, I could only ever dream of being half as pretty as her but she gives the impression that she is one of us…

  50. mercy says:

    She has a great figure and I like the clothes, but I’m not a fan of super white veneers and bleach blonde hair + heavy, dark brows and dark tan combo. It looks cheap and better suited for men’s mags than Vogue.

    It’s funny what some people said about her Met Ball appearance and here she is on the cover of Vogue a couple days later.

  51. littlestar says:

    Overall, Kate Upton being on the cover of Vogue doesn’t bother me that much. At least they are showcasing an actual model for once, and not some celebrity.

    • TheOneAndOnly says:

      I agree at least AW put a MODEL and not another celeb on the cover; it’s been a constant compliant these last 10-12 yrs. that all american mags have become Variety east; Kate Upton is no supermodel but she’s better than beyawnce on the cover.
      One thing to point out, the great supermodels of the 90s (Karen Mulder, Naomi,Cindy, Christy,Linda, Nadja, Yasmeen Ghauri Claudia,etc.) were versatile – they did HF runway, commercial,eds, Vogue covers – check out Yasmeen Ghauri on the fashion spot – she graced ChanelVersace and Dior on the runway, appeared in Coke ads, VS, and Hanes. The supers of the 90s did everything,and didn’t box themselves in. It’s called adaptability and marketability.

  52. Jolinda says:

    She’s mostly just for the men. She’s above average looking but that is about it. When she hits 30 she will explode.

  53. lbeees says:

    These are beautiful. I think she looks great–eyebrows excepting, in that first shot (WTF?)–and I totes want to copy these looks.

    I have very similar shape to her–huge boobs, basically, and things that look good are structured blouses (like the shirt she wears with the glasses) that are loose and not too tight. I’m going to print these out!

  54. Abby says:

    She looks great! I love this shoot. And yay for putting a horsewoman on a horse. :-D

  55. Karen says:

    Vogue’s aesthetic is so asexual!

  56. Annelise says:

    Okay Celebitches, if you could put anyone on the cover of Vogue, male or female, who would you choose?

  57. Scarlett says:

    I can’t understand why she can get the coveted cover of Vogue but she can’t get anyone to properly style her when she is at events. That green dress she wore to the MET Gala was a prime example…she looked very budget. I can understand that she is probably more commercial looking than high fashion but come on step it up a little please. She should have nailed it at the Met event given she would show up on the Vogue cover not more than a week later.

  58. I Choose Me says:

    I like the photos with her laughing, esp, the one with her in the lounge chair with the sunglasses. But once again, I have to comment on the vacant-eyed, open mouth pose that so ubiquitous these days. It really detracts from what are some very nice pics.

  59. Me says:

    This girl is not skinny. Why did they photoshop her into a skinny girl? They also photoshopped her cereal box body into one with actual curves. Yes, she’s always had boobs but boobs do not a curvy body make. I do think, however, that this is the classiest she’s ever looked. But no way does she deserve to be on the cover of Vogue. Then again, Vogue jumped the shark years ago so I expect to see anybody on the cover these days.

  60. Sunny says:

    Eww! She does not and should not represent the high fashion found in Vogue…she’s classless and gives off a huge white-trash vibe

  61. Kim says:

    Her face is meh. She is a catalog model at best. She is not a high fashion model.

  62. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think she looks great! Very fresh and with an energetic vib….

  63. Grace Under Pressure says:

    Gorgeous.

    Also: Bright. Fresh. Colorful. Young. Happy. Summer.

    Anna put Kate on the cover because she is the newest look that came out of 2012. The photographs are exquisite, Anna may feel apologetic for her own rudeness last year after Kate had to pay for her own ticket to the MET Gala. This year Anna approves of her, Kate paid her dues to fashion and the Vogue Brand overseas. She hasn’t faded, she’s only grown in recognition, and she’s begun to carve out a career as an authentic supermodel.

    Kate Upon Cover >>>>> Kim Kardashian Cover.

    Anna picks her battles.

  64. G says:

    It looks friendly, but according to many sources, she’s a total b*tch. Apparently at the latest SI cover extravaganza, none of the other models wanted to even be near her…..

  65. StormsMama says:

    I love the cover. It strikes me as very 1986-1988 AND THAT’S GOOD; she is totally gorgeous in all the shots. To me it proves that a model isn’t always pretty or perfect in person (in fact they can be quite normal/average it awkward in looks)— just look at her MET gala dress and styling to see awkward out of place at its best. But with a great stylist and photog- poof! You see her fabulousness. That’s the business. I’m happy for her. I like her fleshy youth.

  66. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She is so over rated. And she’s a boring model with the same facial expressions over and over.

  67. Bread and Circuses says:

    She should be a Guess girl. She is absolutely as arresting as Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith in her prime were.

  68. Lee says:

    She is plain and boring. She exudes stupidity. She makes Norma Jean, who was about as smart as a rock, seem like some tortured genius by comparison.

  69. Jennifer12 says:

    WHY do they always make her brows so dark? Looks terrible.

  70. jamie says:

    I like the pictures, especially the one with the horse. I think she’s refreshing and therefore find her photos much more striking than those of Karli Kloss and co.

  71. coolio says:

    GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! She looks beautiful and im a tough sell. Reminds me of the 90′s

  72. Dawne says:

    Wow..I can’t believe all the mean comments about this girl..She’s gorgeous and has an amazing body that most of us would kill for..Stop picking her apart….

  73. Marta says:

    Absolutely gorgeus!!!
    She remind me about Margaux Hemingway, typical american beauty when best.And I love her body:)))

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