Last week Kate Upton's GQ cover dropped but it was actually her profile in US Vogue's July issue that has everyone talking. The model, most known for that infamous 'Cat Daddy' video, has desperately been trying to crack the fashion industry so the feature was undoubtedly a step in the right direction for her. Whether that's a good thing or not, I'm not sure.
Rather than going down the obvious route and styling her in swimwear, Upton looks transformed and completely covered up sporting an Altuzarra coat, knee high boots and a dress that reveled just a flash of her knees.
It is in fact those two deeply abbreviated swaths of fabric on which Upton's not inconsiderable fame rests, which might make you think that this Sports Illustrated cover girl, almost always photographed nearly naked, is not exactly the ideal customer for Altuzarra's cuddly coat.
Kate Upton has really tried to push forward into the fashion world of late. That 'Cat Daddy' bikini video definitely didn't help but nonetheless, she hasn't been doing too badly. Over the past few months she's bagged a Muse magazine cover and has also appeared in an editorial shot by Terry Richardson in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar. Despite her efforts, nobody expected the model to get an invite to the Met Ball on Monday and neither did she. If reports are anything to go by, she's taken matters into her own hands.
Today Page Six reports that the Sports Illustrated cover girl has paid $25,000 of her own money to make sure she could attend this year's Costume Institute Gala. According to sources, Upton will wear Michael Kors to the event and will sit at his table for the event. The move seems like quite a drastic one but one thing it does prove is that like her or not, she isn't going away any time soon.
When Kate Upton's Harper's Bazaareditorial shot by Terry Richardson dropped recently, I was genuinely really happy for her. The shoot was a departure from her usual modeling gigs and went a long way in showing that she can diversify. More than anything else, it was actually really good. It's no secret that she has been at the end of a lot of negative attention recently. Many continue to say that there's not much to her beyond the boobs and body so the shoot, in which she was mainly covered up, definitely went a way in proving her critics wrong.
Sadly, though, she is back to square one again after this video went viral. Just like the YouTube clip that caught everyone's attention in the beginning, the video sees her doing the 'Cat Daddy' dance but this time she ditched the clothes and sported a skimpy bikini instead and strangely managed to do so without showing off more than she'd bargained for. For someone trying to show that there's more than a pretty face, this wasn't the best move.