We’re so used to seeing Kate Upton vamp it up on the likes of Vogue Italia and even U.S. Vogue gave her a makeover to remember, but now it’s W Korea‘s turn to profile the 23-year-old American beauty. Our forums have been pretty excited about the Korean edition of W, especially after Lara Stone‘s jaw-dropping cover for September. Still riding a wave of success, the magazine serves Kate as you’ve never seen her before, captured by Norman Jean Roy. Styled by Anya Ziourova, hair tended to by Bryce Scarlett and with Kate’s makeup applied by Yumi Lee, we’re actually quite amazed by the end result.
Members of our forums were pleasantly surprised with the shoot. “Oh it’s quite nice, probably the best I’ve seen of her so far,” hailed KateTheGreatest the moment the first cover (above) dropped.
“I actually like it! Hmm W Korea seems to be trying more than Vogue Korea,” said a satisfied MON.
Also taking a shine to the cover was Aedlacir, raving, “It’s unconventional as a magazine cover but it has the right amount of edginess, that works in their favor. It’s a true reflection of Kate’s beauty.”
“Wow, I was not expecting to like this at all! She looks quite beautiful, probably the best I’ve ever seen her. The cover (although not very traditional) is just so romantic,” admitted a stunned marsnoop2.
Benn98 agreed, adding, “Wow, beautiful shot. I always thought she had a very plain look, but this proves me wrong.”
“Stunning cover: great photographer, great model and beautiful art direction,” complimented Tony Fersen.
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