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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 15: Kate Upton walks the runway at the Beach Bunny Swimwear show during Merecdes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at The Raleigh on July 15, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida.
(Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Beach Bunny) MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 15: Kate Upton walks the runway at the Beach Bunny Swimwear show during Merecdes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at The Raleigh on July 15, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Kate Upton is a beautiful American model and actress known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 2011 and 2012, and on the July 2012 cover of GQ magazine.

  1. Katherine (Kate) Upton was born on June 10, 1992 in St. Joseph, Michigan.

  2. Kate was raised in Melbourne, Florida.

  3. She has two sisters, and one brother.

  4. Upton attended the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida. It is a college-preparatory schools for grades upto 12th.

  5. Upton's uncle is Fred Upton, the Congressman for the Sixth Congressional District of Michigan.

  6. Her mother Shelley Upton was a former state Tennis champion from Texas.

    LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 15: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Kate Upton arrives at SI Swimsuit On Location hosted by Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on February 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    (Photo : Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 15: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Kate Upton arrives at SI Swimsuit On Location hosted by Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on February 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  7. Kate's great-grandfather is a co founder of the Whirlpool Corporation. Michigan brothers Frederick Stanley Upton and Louis Upton first founded the Upton Machine Company in 1911 with their uncle Emory. In 1950, the company was renamed to Whirlpool Corporation and today is a billion dollar company.

  8. Kate is an accomplished equestrian, with a total of five different championships.

  9. She is an avid lover of horses. Upton showed horses for the American Paint Horse Association and competed nationally at a young age with her horse, "Roanie Pony."

  10. In 2008, Kate attending a casting call for models and was signed to Elite Model Management the same day.

  11. Her favorite color is yellow.

  12. Shortly after being signed, Upton moved to New York City to further pursue a modeling career, as well as acting, and eventually signed with the company IMG Models.

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Kate Upton attends the UK Gala premiere of 'The Other Woman' at The Curzon Mayfair on April 2, 2014 in London, England.
    (Photo : Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02: Kate Upton attends the UK Gala premiere of 'The Other Woman' at The Curzon Mayfair on April 2, 2014 in London, England.
  13. Kate has modeled for Dooney & Bourke and was the face of Guess for 2010-2011.

  14. Upton also modeled for Victoria's Secret but she was not a hit at first. Casting director for Victoria's Secret fashion shows Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou infamously once said: "We would never use Ms. Upton for a Victoria's Secret show, she's too obvious. She's like a Page three girl, or a footballer's wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy."

  15. In 2010, she had a small part in Ben Stiller's "Tower Heist".

  16. She then starred as the sexy Sister Bernice in 2012's "The Three Stooges".

  17. In early 2011, a video of her doing the "Dougie" dance move at a Los Angeles clippers game went viral.

  18. Her favorite basketball team is the New York Yankees.

  19. In 2011's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Kate was named Rookie of the Year.

  20. She said, "After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something."

  21. That same year, Esquire magazine named Kate their woman of the summer.

  22. She dated football star Mark Sanchez in 2011.

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Kate Upton attends The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt New York on September 5, 2014 in New York City.
    (Photo : Rommel Demano/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row) NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Kate Upton attends The Daily Front Row Second Annual Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt New York on September 5, 2014 in New York City.
  23. In July 2012, she posed for the cover of GQ magazine. In the GQ photo, Upton is sporting a skimpy, red, white and blue bikini, and seductively eating a popsicle.

  24. Her favorite food is sushi.

  25. The model made headlines when she a video by photographer Terry Richardson of her doing the "Cat Daddy" dance was released online. The video went viral and was soon blocked on YouTube for being too raunchy, but it was soon uploaded again and has remained there.

  26. Days later, Upton appeared as a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where she showed guests some of her dance moves from the popular video.

  27. She dated an Ukrainian dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy who appears on "Dancing With the Stars" from June 2013 to December 2013. Maksim is 13 years her senior.

  28. In an interview in 2015, Upton confessed that was initially "horrified" when the "Cat Daddy" video was released online. However, the video did catapult her to fame.

  29. Kate Upton was featured in a 2012 Carl's Jr Superbowl commercial which was banned for being too sexy.

  30. The following year, she was featured in an ad for clothing company Zoo York. The ad was then banned by MTV and Adult Swim. In the ad, Upton can be seen jogging through Manhattan as a pair of foul-mouthed cockroaches profanely ogle the supermodel. Watch the uncensored Zoo York commercial below:

  31. In 2013, she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition which was shot in Antarctica shoot. She said it was so cold there and she had to obviously be wearing a skimpy swimsuit, which made the whole experience even more difficult. "When I came back [from the shoot] I was losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep warm," Upton said on the "Today" show.

  32. In March 2013, a Los Angeles teenager named Jake Davidson made a YouTube video asking Kate to be his prom date that went viral. As Kate could ultimately not attend the event, fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with Davidson instead.

  33. In September 2013, she won the prestigious Model of the Year title at the 10th Style Awards at New York Fashion Week.

  34. In 2014, she starred in the romantic comedy "The Other Woman" alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

    PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: Model Kate Upton throws the ball during the 2011 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.
    (Photo : Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: Model Kate Upton throws the ball during the 2011 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.
  35. She does not only wear sexy bikini's on the covers of famous magazines, but she has also designed four barely there bikinis for the brand Beach Bunny.

  36. She is 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm tall.

  37. Upton weighs 64 kg or 141 pounds.

  38. Her favorite perfume is Coco by Chanel.

  39. She is the first model, since Tyra Banks (who appeared in 1996 and 1997) to appear on cover of SI swimsuit issue back to back (in 2012 and 2013).

  40. Kate wishes that she could have smaller boobs. But, then she laughs and says that she was just kidding, in an interview with GQ magazine.

  41. Kate has a mole mark just above her lip.

  42. Thanks to her bubbly personality, hourglass physique and peroxide blonde hair, Kate is often compared to icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.

  43. To date, Kate Upton has been featured in various brands including Sam Edelman, Accessorize, Guess, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Dylan George, and Dooney & Burke. She has also starred in commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Carl's Junior and Sobe.

  44. Though she is currently dating Detroit Tigers baseball player Justin Verlander, Kate told Elle Magazine that she is in no hurry to settle down: "I'm just having fun. Obviously I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life, and I don't put relationships as a priority."

  45. Her net worth is $20 million.

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