This is what might have been! Except without Kanye lurking in the background.
A source has claimed that instead of Kimye, Kate Upton was originally slated to be on the cover of the Shape Issue (which would make sense considering her body is often the talk of the media).
Needless to say, this rumor has garnered much attention across the Interwebs. So much so, that other sources have popped up to deny, deny, deny.
Hildy Kuryk, communications director at Vogue, said:
"We are all huge supporters of Kate here at Vogue and have been thrilled to feature her numerous times in the past year, both on the cover and inside the magazine. There was never a cover commitment made to Kate, and we look forward to working with her in the future."
A source close to the supermodel also stated that the 21-year-old was never in the running to get the April cover.
However, Kate did get an editorial in the issue, as well as her name on the cover right next to Kim Kardashian's face, and she can always say that she got her Vogue cover first!
Kimye's cover plays as a gorgeous centerpiece in pop culture right now, but CLICK HERE to see Kate's equally sexy spread in the magazine!
[Image via Vogue]
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