Kate Upton Covers Vogue Italia November 2012

Posted Monday October 29, 2012 2:15 PM GMT

Marking a milestone in her modeling career, Kate Upton showed off her curves by fronting the November 2012 issue of Vogue Italia magazine.

With the words "Seductive" typed across her ample chest, the 20-year-old model proved she can pull off Hollywood glamor for the Steven Meisel shot front page while opening up about everything from her booming career to being a role model.

A few highlights from Miss Upton's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vogue Italia!

On her parents:
"The Uptons are very competitive. I definitely get my competitive instinct from my mom. My father called her Hoops [when they met playing intramural basketball at the University of Denver] because she was so good at it."

On being healthy:
“I don’t want to starve myself. I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself.”

On her lucrative career:
“I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable. Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence.”

On embracing her curves:
“You go shopping and you’re not the same size in every brand—­some look good on you and others don’t. When I lived in Florida, the swimsuit was the key wardrobe piece, I lived ten minutes from the beach, but I never sat there and said, ‘I want to be every man’s fantasy.’ It wasn’t a big deal to be in a bathing suit. Now, whenever girls come up to me saying they’re happy to see I am confident about my body, it makes me feel good that I am contributing in a way among people my age, people who could be my friends.”

Photo Credit: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

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