With YouTube, every talented Tom, Dick and Harry could either be signed to a recording company and rake in millions of dollars through digital download. However, in Kate Upton’s case, it was her video that went viral and catapulted to instant fame.
Hailing from the sunny Florida, the curvaceous blonde beauty captured the world’s attention with her dance video on the YouTube. And before everybody knows it, Upton made the entire fashion sphere fall in love with her as she struts on the fashion runways, walking for high profile fashion houses such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton.
She also graced the cover of US Vogue for its June issue last year, where she was flown to the scenic seaside ranch in Uruguay for the cover photo shoot. To my surprise, her appearance on Vogue was met with great sighs of relief as Upton’s presence on the cover has given a new edge to the iconic magazine that oftentimes feature celebrities instead of fashion models on its covers.
Even more recently, Upton displayed her acting skills alongside the likes of rapper Nicki Minaj and silver screen siren Cameron Diaz — a former fashion model, herself — in The Other Woman. That said, it could be a sign of possible Hollywood domination by Upton that could take place anytime soon.
This autumn, Upton will be adding a new role into her expanding portfolio – as the new celebrity face of the brand for renowned cosmetic brand Bobbi Brown.
“I was drawn to Kate because – not only is she incredibly beautiful – she is healthy, comfortable in her own skin, has such positive energy, and is a woman who creates her own rules,” said Brown, “She loves life and that is pretty powerful.”
Also echoing Ms Brown’s statement is Maureen Case, President of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, who finds Kate as an appealing woman who is comfortable in her own skin.
“She has a personality that people can connect with, and one that Bobbi connected with personally,” says Case. “The Bobbi Brown brand celebrates ‘be who you are beauty’ in whatever form that takes, and we believe Kate is another iteration of what this brand is about… fresh, modern, classic and cool.”
Despite running on hectic schedule that includes travelling the globe, I am happy to report that Kate Upton has taken a fraction of her precious time for a Q+A with Fashion Heaven Rants.
Bobbi Brown's fall/winter 2014 collection is available now at all Bobbi Brown stores. Million thanks to Bobbi Brown Cosmetics for making this interview possible.
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