It's here! After, like, months of speculation, Vogue finally put Kate Upton front and center on their June issue. (Headline: "American Dream Girl")
Mario Testino lensed the story, in which Upton — the first model to cover Vogue since Kate Moss's wedding issue in September 2011, by the way — wears lots of swimwear (of course).
The photos are sort of retro and vaguely Slim Aarons-y.
And Kate looks gorgeous throughout.
This being Vogue, the magazine spends an inordinate amount of time in the article focusing on Kate Upton's body, namely, her curviness. From the issue:
"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,” [Upton] 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.”
(Uhh, thanks for telling us Kate Upton is "not fat," Vogue.)
The article also hints that Upton has plans beyond modeling. She's set to star in The Other Woman alongside Cameron Diaz, and she's interested in that classic model-slash career — designing.
“I would love to have my own lingerie line,” she says.