After appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, the gorgeous Kate Upton is going high fashion for Vogue. The model posed for a series of super stylish shots for a spread in the magazine and she also explained the persona she hopes to project and her own work ethic. A work ethic which can be summed up as: "Growing up, I didn't buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn't know them. So I think it kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with."

Good on her then. The pictures, shot by Mario Testino, show an incredibly lively, smiley, tanned and healthy looking Upton, which is exactly the image everyone knows and loves on her. But according to Kate, not everyone in the fashion industry is entirely pleased with her look. She has a good way of dealing with rejection though: "The things that they're rejecting are things that I can't change. I can't change my bra size," she says within the pages of Vogue. "They're natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can't change some things. I really just live my life. I love my body. It's what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great."

At just 20, this is Upton’s third time appearing in Vogue, but just the first time in the American edition of the magazine. But she definitely isn’t stopping there on her path to stardom. Her next endeavor will be a role in the film The Other Woman, alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

Kate Upton, Met Gala
Upton recently showed off her enviable curves on the red carpet of the Met's Punk: Chaos to Couture event.