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Kate Upton goes back to basics after zero gravity bikini shoot

Published 21/02/2014 | 11:07

Kate Upton attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit South Beach Soiree at The Gale Hotel
Kate Upton attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit South Beach Soiree at The Gale Hotel
Kate Upton attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit South Beach Soiree at The Gale Hotel

Supermodel Kate Upton may be most famous for her bikini body, but she isn't afraid of paring it back for a natural look.

The 21-year-old model hit headlines once again when she posed in a gravity defying bikini shoot for the back cover of Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary cover issue.

But she wore a starkly different ensemble at an event for the magazine last night, sporting a rather conservative little black dress and embracing a minimal makeup look.

She pared her hair back in a loose bun and let her natural beauty shine through.

Having graced the covers of magazines such as US Vogue and Sports Illustrated, Kate is at the top of her game at the moment. In 2014 she plans to take some time to consider what she's achieved, something she didn't pay much attention to until a discussion with her mother recently.

"I’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this position. My mom actually told me last year that with all my success and the opportunities that I have come my way, I need to look up and enjoy what I have accomplished and not just keep moving forward," she explained.

Kate Upton arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.    AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Kate Upton arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party for the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ (Photo credit should read ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Kate Upton: The early days. She attends a Victoria's Secret bash in 2011 and, in an uncharacteristic move, covers up her curves.
The photos that made Kate an internet sensation. She walks the runway in a barely there bikini for Beach Bunny Swimwear in Miami.
Kate goes for glam in Cannes.
Kate is the lady in red at last year's Vanity Fair Oscars party.
Showing off her SI cover at the Las Vegas launch.
Kate goes for an all-black rocker chick look.
What we'd give to be a fly on the wall for this conversation: Kate poses with Solange Knowles, aka Beyonce's little sister.
The swimsuit models shows that she certainly isn't camera shy.
Proving that some high fashion designers adore her, Kate poses alongside Michael Kors and other models.
Proving how to pose with the best of them.
The blonde bombshell goes for a slicked-back hairdo and statement lip at the Met Gala.
It's a covergirl-off. Kate poses with her predecessor Irina Shayk at a Sports Illustrated bash.
The supermodel promotes her new Sports Illustrated cover on American talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Kate Upton poses with fellow swimsuit rising star, Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, who also landed a coveted spot in the issue.

"You can get caught up and keep going further and further and keep pushing yourself. I really needed to hear that so that I enjoy the moment and what I’ve accomplished. If I could tell something to my younger self, it would be to enjoy the climb.”

Although she's doing well career-wise, Kate gets attacks of the nerves before photoshoots. She enlists the help of her personal trainer to help her work off her anxiety but insists worrying about campaigns is a good thing as it shows how much she still cares.

 

 

 

 

 

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