She considers herself an ambassador for healthy body image. And Kate Upton flaunted her sizeable assets in a sexy silvery lace bra for an upcoming V Magazine photo spread.
The amply charmed 20-year-old tweeted two photographs from the smouldering shoot on Saturday, including one where she is practically busting out of her bra.
Make-up artist Jeanine Lobell gave the bikini model thick black eyebrows, thick false eyelashes, and partially-up tousled hair for the 1960′s inspired shoot.
In the second shot, Kate is seen wistfully staring off into the middle distance as a homely brunette in a maid’s uniform sits beside her.
The blonde bombshell, who’s had cameos in Tower Heist and The Three Stooges, recently revealed that she would rather look like ‘a normal girl’ than a stick-thin model.
‘I don’t want to starve myself,’ she told Vogue. ’I still want to hang out with my family and be a normal girl. You have to be confident, and that doesn’t mean starving yourself.’
In fact, she plans to use her raised public profile to be an ambassador for a healthy approach to body image.
‘I think it’s important to look at magazines and think a healthy lifestyle is attainable,’ Upton explains. ‘Now that the fashion industry likes the idea of me, I’m happy if I can have an influence.’
The Michigan-born beauty said she is particularly comfortable in a swimsuit because she grew up near the beach in Florida, where it was ‘no big deal.’
‘When I lived in Florida, the swimsuit was the key wardrobe piece,’ she said. ‘I lived ten minutes from the beach, but I never sat there and said, “I want to be every man’s fantasy.”‘
Kate has long been rumoured to be dating Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, whose grandfather confirmed the pairing earlier this month.
‘I’m not confirming or denying anything,” the 29-year-old baseball star told USA Today Sports this week. ‘I’ll leave that to my grandfather. God bless him.’
Justin continued, ‘I never thought I’d have to prepare my grandfather for the media. It’s a whole different world…You have to laugh, but we did have to counsel Papa.’
Earlier this month, Richard Verlander Sr. revealed to Celebuzz: ‘I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo — she’s beautiful.’
The 87-year-old continued, ‘They make a good looking pair because he’s a good looking man too…I do know he’s on the dating scene. Justin is a fine boy and whoever he ends up with is lucky. He’s not only a great baseball player, he’s a great guy.’
The pair allegedly met while filming a couple of commercials for the video game MLB 2K12 together.
Meanwhile, Kate’s own grandfather Stephen Upton recalled his little girl cheering on the athlete from the stands earlier this month.
‘She was at his first game in Detroit against Oakland,’ Stephen recalled. ‘She has all of our support.’
Upton must be a lucky charm for the handsome athlete, who threw a complete game shut-out leading his team into the American League Championship Series earlier this month.