Kate Upton, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl, appears on the cover of the upcoming issue of Vogue magazine.

Upton, 20, graces the cover of the fashion magazine in a floral-printed bathing suit with her shorter wavy blonde hair carefully tousled. The cover reads, “American Dream Girl: How Kate Upton became the hottest supermodel on Earth."

As of late, the voluptuous supermodel has received some backlash for her undeniable curves; she’s not the size-0 that people are accustomed to seeing on the cover their magazines. While it wasn’t easy for Upton to hear the negative comments about her body, she’s not letting it affect her career or body image.

"It was hard at first,” she admitted in her Vogue cover story. “You sit there and you’re like ‘Is something wrong with me?' The things that they’re rejecting are things that I can’t change. I can’t change my bra size. They’re natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can’t change some things.

"I really just live my life," she added. "I love my body. It’s what God gave me! I feel confident with myself, and if that inspires other women to feel confident with their bodies, great. It’s kind of funny to think, 'Oh, wow, the news is talking about whether I’m fat or not.'”

Although she’s duly been dubbed the “hottest supermodel on Earth,” Upton is determined not to be solely defined by her status as a supermodel. She’s eager to show fans that she’s down-to-earth, and let them in to see her personality behind the cover photos and titles. “I didn’t buy the magazines that had models on the covers, because I didn’t know them," she said. "So I think this kind of gives me, as a model, a personality that people can connect with."

Upton appears on the cover of Vogue’s June issue, which will be available on newsstands May 21.

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