Years ago when the show Glee first premiered I remember calling my bff the next day to find out what she thought about it. She said something I’ll never forget: “I just wish (dramatic pause) that there was no such thing as hype.” Whatever Glee had been hyped up to be (the greatest show on Earth, perhaps), it wasn’t that. It wasn’t bad at all, but sooo much hype had rendered it a disappointment, probably before it even aired! For months and months I’ve been ignoring new it model Kate Upton (although I did sneak her into a gallery a little while back) because of the hype. It was just too much! Plus I think she was, like, the new girl in school that eeeeevvvvverrrybody was talking about and I just didn’t want to be so cliché, lol. Anyhoo. It’s over for that now. Nobody thought this girl was gonna go high fashion and here she is with her first Vogue cover (Vogue Italia‘s November issue), photographed by the insanely talented Steven Meisel. Also, she was getting so much hateration at Fashion Gone Rogue I started to feel like she was an underdog or something, lol. Peep the gallery and share your thoughts! I know she is loved, loathed, and meh‘d the world over. As far as this shoot goes, me likey!