Where did her natural beauty go Kate Upton disappoints at the Met Gala with too much make-up and bad brows
09:49 GMT, 8 May 2012
Kate Upton had her chance to wow the fashion crowd during her first ever appearance at the annual Costume Institute Gala.
But far from proving she has the goods to be apart of the style set, the Sports Illustrated model disappointed on the red-carpet with heavy make-up and unnaturally dark eyebrows.
Teamed with an almost face-lift inducing tight and slick up-do, the 19-year-old looked more 'playing dress-up' than dressed-up in her gold Michael Kors gown.
Too-much: Kate Upton attends the Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations Costume Institute Gala wearing over-the-top make-up
After she reportedly wrote her own $25,000 check to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in order to attend, fans and observers had high expectations for the young model.
While her overbearing make-up choice may have worked on a much simpler, classic dress, her sparkling gold gown and sophisticated slicked back hair needed a much more toned down, natural face.
A victim of trying too hard, her raw beauty is lost in the over-done look, proving all that glitters is not always gold.
Lip service: Overbearing brows, too much bronzer as well as striking red lipstick resulted in an overdone Kate Upton at the Met Gala, which she reportedly paid $25,000 to attend
Much better! The model looked stunning as a natural beauty as she hailed a cab in leather and skinnies