Kate Upton Talks Marilyn Monroe Comparison in British Vogue June 2014

Posted Wednesday April 30, 2014 10:37 AM GMT

We saw a sneak peek of her gorgeous cover on Tuesday (April 29), and now Kate Upton's full British Vogue spread is live.

Flaunting her lovely curves in a floral bikini for the Mario Testino shot spread, the 21-year-old super model opened up to the June 2014 issue about everything from being a role model for girls to the Marilyn Monroe comparisons.

"It's weird that in the press they'll be like, your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers, and I'm like, no, my biggest fight was with my agents, trying to get them to sign me into the castings," Miss Upton explained. "I thought, how I'm going to come out of this will be an example for girls."

Meanwhile, Kate discussed the Marilyn comparison and said, "I always thought Marilyn was so beautiful and iconic, it was amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as her. But I feel like nowadays it's easy to be genuine and show your personality, whereas I don't think Marilyn had that opportunity. And clearly she had a dark side, and I don't have that."

Photo Credit: Mario Testino for Vogue

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