The name Kate Upton is synonymous with the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue which made the 19 year old an overnight sensation with her sizzling photos. She is an American model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue first in 2011.
Although Upton is a natural at modeling, she spent the better part of her life training as an equestrian. She was named Rookie of the Year in 2011 after her stunning photos in the body paint section os Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.
Small Biography of Kate Upton:
On her fame: “It was a little bit of a shock at first. But I don't really let it get to me, especially if it's not true. They have their right to judge or say stuff about me and I have my right to not care and live my life.”
An internet video of her doing the "Dougie" at a Los Angeles Clippers game went viral and served to increase Upton’s popularity.
Upton has admitted her love for Hip Hop and reveals that her rap name would be KUpton as her friends call her by the same name.
Upton’s other notable assignments are Victoria’s Secret and Beach Bunny Swimwear. Besides serving as a model for Dooney & Bourke, she was hired by Guess, putting her in the company with other famous beauties, like Victoria Silvstedt, Megan Ewing and Adriana Lima, who have all worked with the fashion giant.
On April 30, 2012, a bikini-clad Kate Upton performing the "Cat Daddy" in a video also went viral, amassing almost 750,000 views within 24 hours of its upload.
With Guess, Upton celebrated her status as a bona fide model by showcasing a racier side through a number of lingerie ads for the company in the fall and winter of 2010, which resulted in her face and body flaunted across New York City billboards.
The positive reception of Kate Upton’s work with Guess led to additional offers from the company, along with new ones from others.