LONDON: She came under fire last week from pro anorexia sites who claimed she was 'vulgar'.
But Kate Upton is having the last laugh as she rivals Pamela Anderson in a new photoshoot, reported the Daily Mail on Tuesday.
The blonde beauty posed against the backdrop of blue skies and towering palm trees for GQ as she harked back to Nineties drama Baywatch by posing with one of the bright orange lifeguard floats.
While she forfeited the iconic red swimsuit, Kate instead showed off her enviable shape in a tangerine two-piece detailed with white circular patterns.
The string bikini left little to the imagination as Kate's voluptuous figure spilled from the bikini top.
In another shot, brave Kate whips off her top as she lies back on the grass.
Taking matters into her own hands, literally, the 20-year-old Sports Illustrated cover girl is seen holding her own breasts as she attempts to conceal her modesty in the raunchy snapshot.
The seductive snaps were captured by Terry Richardson, who has worked a lot with Kate.
In the accompanying interview, Kate revealed she spent most of her childhood in skimpy clothing.
She told the men's magazine: 'I grew up in Florida riding horses, so the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit.'
Kate recently returned home to Florida for July 4 celebrations, tweeting: 'Happy 4th of July!! Enjoying picnic and the beach with the birthday girl... Love being home!'