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Kate Upton Tops Maxim’s “Hot 100” List for 2018

Every magazine has its saving grace and Gilles Bensimon is most definitely Maxim‘s. The legendary French fashion photographer has captured the likes of Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Alessandra Ambrosio and a whole host of others for the international men’s magazine and now photographs Kate Upton for the double July/August 2018 issue. The blonde beauty tops Maxim’s “Hot 100” list for 2018, snatching the title from Hailey Baldwin, and serves up a stunning portrait cover image shot in the middle of the Israeli desert.

Maxim July/August 2018 : Kate Upton by Gilles Bensimon


Kate managed to captivate our forum members instantly. “Quite stunning!” wrote magsaddict the moment the cover struck.

“This is actually stunning,” MON agreed.

“Gilles is the best thing that happened to this magazine,” noted marnsoop2.

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In agreement over how well Bensimon complements the magazine’s aesthetic was SLFC: “What would Maxim be without Gilles. Seriously.”

“Beautiful, love Bensimon,” admired KateTheGreatest.

“Great shot. There’s something classy AND tawdry about it at the same time. This shot could probably never double for a women’s magazine cover, LOL. Apparently Maxim outsells GQ. Now I see why,” commented Benn98.

“You can put the Vogue logo on this photo and it would be stunning,” raved Fernini.

Maxim July/August 2018 : Kate Upton by Gilles Bensimon


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