Kate Upton has been a busy woman this summer. Hot off a round of promotions for her acting debut in The Other Woman, Kate hopped right back into the modeling world, signing on as the spokeswoman for both Express and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Kate, who celebrated her 22nd birthday last week with boyfriend Justin Verlander, is ecstatic to be representing both brands in their new fall campaigns. “It’s really exciting for me to be the brand ambassador for Express because it’s a brand that I have grown up with and always wear,” Kate says.
— EXPRESS (@ExpressLife) May 30, 2014
Kate’s go-to Express purchase? “Definitely a tank top — I grew up in Florida!” Upton says her day-to-day style is much more laid back than the “classic, sophisticated and sexy” look she goes for on the red carpet. “I love to get all dressed up, but it can be really exhausting to get done-up like that every day. When I’m on my own, it’s more realistic for me to be casual and comfortable because I love to be outside and I am always hanging out with friends and family.”
Kate’s also thrilled to be representing Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, a brand she says her mother introduced her to as a teen. As for why Bobbi picked Kate to represent the brand, Bobbi says that “it’s really inspirational to see a woman who feels so good and so confident, like Kate. [Kate’s] completely individual and independent.”
Being a spokeswoman in the fashion industry is a new thing for Kate, whose career has been mostly bikini modeling. Breaking out into more high fashion gigs was tough for Kate:
“At the time I was modeling, it was more of a slim look [in fashion]. I actually got down on myself. I didn’t feel as confident. I didn’t feel beautiful. It took me a minute to realize that it doesn’t really matter what people say to you or what people think. It’s about competing with yourself and you being the best you can be.”
In addition to the spokeswoman gigs, you can also catch Kate in the new Lady Antebellum music video for “Bartender,” as we’ve previously reported.
Image via Kate Upton, Twitter