'Model of The Year' Kate Upton Rocks Up In New York, Wearing Ripped Jeans
The popular model is on the rise.
She grabbed the Model Of The Year award at Wednesday night's 10th Annual Style Awards – hardly a surprise considering her Sports Illustrated cover shot and subsequent high-profile work.
And before the ceremony bestowed her prestigious award upon her, Kate Upton turned up to the Big Apple in ripped jeans – a stripped down look.
It’s been a meteoric rise for the blond model, who, having appeared as a rookie on Sports Illustrated back in 2011, repeated the act again last year – an unprecedented feat. An Italian Vogue cover followed, and the next step: blowing out a candle on the cover of Vanity Fair for its special 100-anniversary issue in full Marylyn Monroe getup.
“I’m not going to name names, but one agency told me, ‘You’re too American, and everybody knows American women are lazy.’ I was so offended! I’ve never been so offended! I was like, ‘You know that you’re in America, right?’ And it wasn’t ‘American models’—it was ‘American women are lazy,’ period! I feel like a lot of women would disagree with that. A lot!” Upton explained to Vanity Fair, opening up about the harsh industry in which she plies her trade.
Despite still exacerbating the issue of females in the spotlight – the covers of magazines bearing all and the like – Upton has been praised for providing a more realistic ideal (not that supplying any sort of ideal isn’t morally bankrupt anyway). Still, her curvey physique is a far cry from the ‘size zero’ models that dominated headlines not two years ago.
Kate Upton - model of the year