Do You Prefer Kate Upton Sexy or Seductive?

11/05/2012 at 04:00 PM ET

Kate Upton Sports Illustrated
Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

When she landed the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover earlier this year, Kate Upton quickly became a household name — and a lightning rod for controversy over her sexuality and sadly, size.

Then last week, we saw a different side of the rising star thanks to Vogue Italia, which glammed her up Marilyn Monroe-style and photographed her for its November cover, with the word “SEDUCTIVE” plastered across her chest (subtle, eh?).

In an accompanying behind-the-scenes video (below), though, the young model is quite seductive, posing and, uh, writhing in a variety of chic looks while being photographed atop a New York City high-rise.

Much has been written lately (including in American Vogue) about her ability to do high fashion — can a buxom blonde girl hit the runway for, say, Valentino? — but this Vogue Italia spread shows she definitely has versatility as a model. So which do you prefer? Tell us: Do you like Upton sexy on Sports Illustrated, or seductive for Vogue Italia?

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Bonzo on

Sexy wins. Actually, I would like her to be completely naked. That would be even more sexy. She is kind of a big girl though. By the time she’s in her 30’s, she’ll probably weigh about 250 LBS. Then she won’t be too sexy.

Joelteha on

She seems to have lost the bottom of her bathing suit. LoL! She might as not even be wearing that bottom.

Dustin she is cute and has a great body, but I don’t think she is beautiful. There are a lot of women more beautiful and sexier than she is.

Charlotte on

She is old-school gorgeous or even 80s gorgeous so it works in that wonderful, retro, curvy way. That said, I’m unimpressed with the video. Seems there’s not an original idea to be had anymore – nothing we all haven’t seen before if we’ve spent more than a couple of decades on this earth….

Nicole Meyers on

She’s average looking. While she’s certainly not fat by normal standards, she’s in an industry that supports an unrealistic image. She’s no Lima or Kerr. Prettier than Bundchen. Models, sadly, aren’t necessarily hired for their stunning looks. New Guess girl Meghan Wiggins is far prettier than the average-looking Upton.

Ella on

She’s really beautiful, but would it have killed them to give her a suit that fit? :(

Janis on

Does it matter? She’s gorgeous either way. I saw her interviewed and she seemed very nice too. Win/win

G on

Is there a difference between “sexy” and “seductive?”

Guest on

I’m sorry, but I think the only reason she’s famous is because she wore a swimsuit that was too small. She’s pretty, but I don’t understand the fuss. At least its not a Kardashian.

BBB on

She isn’t big but oddly the Vogue ad makes her look large.

stephanie on

I don’t know how people find her attractive. She can’t pull sexy or seductive off.

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