Kate Upton by Terry Richardson for GQ

Kate Upton has been making her rounds lately and it only made sense for her to grace the cover of GQ. The world renowned and SI Swimsuit cover model serves Terry Richardson’s muse for the July 2012 cover of GQ. Watch the behind the scenes video above and photos below.


From Mansfield to Monroe, from Farrah to Pam, the U.S.A. is pretty good at bombshells. Let’s all welcome Kate Upton to the canon


After she took the headlines with her Swimsuit Edition cover, Kate Upton has been the subject of many subsequent photoshoots, pictorials and brand-centric campaigns since. Following up a string of Terry Richardson-photoed outtakes, it was inevitable that official Richardson-created imagery would eventually surface in its entirety. With the recent announcement that Upton would be monopolizing the cover of the the July 2012 issue of GQ, the publication gives us a glimpse into the pictures from the feature. In typical Richardson fashion, the final images boast a unique edge and rough aesthetic, this time around placing Upton in a Fourth of July styled bikini and other various summertime clothing (or lack thereof).

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