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Kate Upton is proving she will not be some fly-by-night model we’ll all forget in a few years, she will be going down in history – Vanity Fair history.

With all the excitement of the September Issues behind us, Vanity Fair is bringing the Upton to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their very first issue published in 1913 (initially under the name of Dress & Vanity Fair). On the cover, Kate is playing up her modeling skills as she channels Marilyn Monroe in a sexy satin one piece, birthday cake in hand.

Inside the issue, Annie Leibovitz photographs Kate lounging on the moon, mimicking the illustration on the original cover of Dress & Vanity Fair from October 1, 1913. Kate may be over the moon with Vanity Fair, but the model made it clear that the road to her current success wasn’t always paved with pleasantries.

“I’m not going to name names, but one agency told me, ‘You’re too American, and everybody knows American women are lazy.’ I was so offended! I’ve never been so offended! I was like, ‘You know that you’re in America, right?’ And it wasn’t ‘American models’—it was ‘American women are lazy,’ period! I feel like a lot of women would disagree with that. A lot!”

The October issue of Vanity Fair will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on September 5th.

SOURCE: Vanity Fair