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Kate Upton Top Model & Actress in 2017

The Top Sports Illustrated Swimsuit of America

Katherine Elizabeth “Kate Upton” is an American famous model and actress, mostly known to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, an American Sport Illustrated magazine published annually.


She was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, US (June 10, 1992). Kate Upton is the daughter of former Texas state tennis champion, Shelley Fawn (Davis) and high school athletics director, Jeff Upton. She is a niece of United States Representative Fred Upton. Kate Upton grandfather, Frederick Upton, was a marketer Whirlpool Corporation and Co founder of appliance manufacturer. Kate Upton moved with her family in 1999 to Melbourne, Florida.  She was a student at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.

Kate Upton showed her talents at the American Paint Horse Association and competed at national level. She is a young and competitive equestrienne who competed at national level and has won four championships before entered into modeling field.  She started modeling at the age of 15. Her first modeled clothing for “Dooney and Bourke”, a company target for fashion accessories as well as limited clothing line and “Garage”, a clothing store. In 2011, for the first time she appeared in Sports Illustrated swimsuit Issue then due to the grace of cover she is again appeared in 2013, 2014 and 2017. Beyond Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers, she has been featured on the covers of German GQ , Cosmopolitan, British Vogue, French Elle, CR Fashion Book, Esquire, Sunday Times Style, The Daily, Vanity Fair and Muse Magazine. In 2012, she appeared on the front page of the New York Times as a largely self-made internet phenomenon. She was featured in the body paint section and named Rookie of the year for that issue.  Furthermore, she also appeared in fashion editorials for Italian, American, German, Spanish, British and Brazilian Vogue. Upton also starred in commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Carl’s Junior and Sobe. Kate Upton got major coup from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover, but momentum keeps building with cover after cover. She splashed the fashion world.


Kate Upton appeared in a video of herself performing dance and those videos went viral on the internet. In 2011 her first dance video in Los Angeles, doing the dougie hip-hop dance. Similarly, in 2012, she performed the Cat Daddy dance to the song of the same name. These videos increased Upton popularity.


Kate Upton works in Tower Heist, The Three Stooges, The Other Woman, Wild Man, The Disaster Artist and The Layover films. She also worked in television. Her TV shows include Tosh.0, Saturday Night Live, Lip Sync Battle and The Perfect Club. Kate Upton also winner awards in world fashion industry. In 2013, she won Style Awards for model of the year category. She also won People Magazine Awards in People’s sexiest Woman category. She is nominated in the Teen Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards from The Other Woman film.


In 2012, she was ranked the fifth sexiest models by Models.com. In the same year, she is featured as the fourth most searched term on Yahoo. In 2013, Kate Upton featured as Rank # 3 in Ask men’s top 99 “most desirable” famous women. Upton was ranked # 12 on Maxim Magazine Hot 100 women of 2014 list. In 2016, Kate Upton engaged to Detroit Tigers baseball player Justin Verlander.

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