Kate Upton lands her second Vogue shoot – and this time she's back in her swimsuit…
15:16 GMT, 19 October 2012
Kate Upton was dismissed as a girl with 'the kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy,' by Victoria's Secret earlier this year. But now, as she lands her second Vogue shoot, there is little doubt that the model is a bona fide member of the high fashion set.
Hailed 'The New Girl' by the fashion glossy, Miss Upton, 20, was shot by top photographer Steven Meisel in a backless black one-piece with damp, tousled hair for the November issue.
The rest of the seven-page spread sees her model classic sportswear in a crisp palette of red, black, white and blue.
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Back in her swimsuit: Kate Upton looks sensational in a black one-piece in the new November issue of Vogue
But the model, who shot to fame at the start of this year after landing the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, has no plan to embrace the super-skinny high fashion look.
'I don’t want to starve myself,' she
says. 'I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You
have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself.'
Monochrome magic: The seven-page spread sees her model classic sportswear in a crisp palette
In fact, she plans to use her raised public profile to be an ambassador for a healthy approach to body image.
Seal of approval: The November issue hits newsstands nationwide on October 23rd
'I think it’s important to look at
magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable,' she explains. 'Now
that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have
She says she is particularly comfortable in a swimsuit because she grew up near the beach in Florida, where it was 'no big deal'.
'When I lived in Florida, the swimsuit was the key wardrobe piece,' she
says. 'I lived ten minutes from the beach, but I never sat there and
said, “I want to be every man’s fantasy.”'
Miss Upton first appeared in Vogue in June, and many fans were surprised to see her heavily wrapped up in a long coat and over-knee boots.
Since then, she has landed to cover of Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book.
The French editrice told The Daily Beast: 'I didn’t want a normal model. I wanted someone with a sensual body, someone who could be a mother for all these babies…
'I would not say she’s a controversial model, but she’s not a classic model. And I like that.'
She added that Miss Upton was a dream to work with, fitting the theme perfectly.
VIDEO: See Kate's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Shoot: