Kate Upton still rides a tidal wave good fortune. A little after a week of being named Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover Girl 2012, she is now on the cover of MUSE Magazine. In the mag, Upton posed in her "birthday suit". She channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe/Anna Nicole. The 19-year-old supermodel was photographed by photographer Sebatian Faena. Photos range from black and white to a totally nude photo profile of the model with red pumps.
Amid the success, she also found time to address the critics that have said she is not "supermodel material". Last week, the casting director of Victoria Secret Fashion Show said she would never cast Kate for a Victoria's Secret Runway Show.
Of her critics, Katinkins told Access Hollywood:
"I didn't even try out for the runway show," Upton shot back. "Football player's wife? Gisele [Bundchen's] a football player's wife. I'm okay. Giselle's in that category, I'm good. She wanted to go out and buy my face, it sounds like. That's fine. Go on, buy it. I didn't…. I’m doing fine in my career, I don’t need to walk down their runway so it’s all good. She can think that and I can think whatever I want to think about her."
Video of Kate addressing her critics:
What do you think?