Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton says she understands why her
male fans like her, but insists her penchant for sexy bikini photos is
simply “like any job.”
In the new issue of GQ magazine, on stands June 26, Upton says, “I
grew up in Florida riding horses, so the majority of my life I was
either in boots or a bathing suit. I understand why my male followers
like me … It’s like any job. You find your strengths and play them up.”
Upton has taken the modeling world by storm since landing the coveted
SI Swim cover and now boasts nearly 400,000 followers on twitter.
Now she’s landed the cover of GQ with a spread shot by Terry Richardson. Check out highlights from the interview.
Kate Upton on the most exciting thing she’s done since becoming famous:
For the GQ photo shoot, we were on that ride where the seat
spins while the actual ride is spinning, and I’m wearing a one-piece.
And all of a sudden the whole entire top falls off! I’m holding myself,
laughing, turning bright red, but a lot of people are watching, so they
kicked us out of the Santa Monica Pier—it was so embarrassing…You
wouldn’t think that would happen with a one-piece!”
… on the looming Jets quarterback controversy (Mark Sanchez vs. Tim Tebow):
“I’m going to be less emotionally involved this year.”