V’s publisher, Stephen Gan, hopped on the Kate Upton train a while ago (he’s the design director for CR Fashion Book, which put Upton on their debut cover), and now she’s in V’s next issue, on newsstands January 10. (It’s the shoot V tweeted about a few months ago, apparently.) Here’s an exclusive first look at the editorial, in which she plays “the part of a confused, kept housewife with irony,” according to photographer Sebastian Faena. Apparently that irony involved romantic shots of her with a slender, curly-headed male model who’s even more shirtless than she is.
Kate Upton. Photo: Sebastian Faena for V