Giving us some Marilyn Monroe realness!
Kate Upton is unapologetically a blonde bombshell in a red Lanvin strapless dress on the cover of Elle's September issue.
Unsurprisingly, the supermodel makes quite the show of her famous curves in the spread, wearing a mohair Louis Vuitton cardigan with her lacy black bra peeking out in one shot and Dolce & Gabbana briefs that accentuate her legs even further in another.
And no September issue would be complete without the feathered Gucci dress that seems to be on loan to every fashion editor in the world right now.
Major props to the courier who snatched it from Blake Lively and got it to Kate in time for this shoot!
In the accompanying interview, the 22-year-old spills some info on her industry, talking about how models get treated:
"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."
We'd say she's pretty smart for having gotten so far in such a fickle industry!
She also reveals the reason behind her cross tattoo, saying:
"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."
Okay, that is just plain RUDE!
Finally, Kate addresses her love life rumors, but plays coy and doesn't name Maksim Chmerkovskiy as a suspect, saying:
"I really have never had a serious relationship in the industry. I'm just having fun. Obviously I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life, and I don't put relationships as a priority."
Keep having fun, Kate! You have plenty of time to settle down!
And where should the stunner pop up next??? We think a Rolling Stone cover would be pretty awesome. A supermodel hasn't appeared on the front of the music mag since Gisele in 2000!
[Image via Carter Smith/Elle]
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