Kate Upton

Kate Upton


6/10/1992, St. Joseph, Michigan

Birth Name

Katherine Upton


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Kate Upton is one of the fastest rising young models in the world. She made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue debut in 2011 and earned the Rookie of the Year Award for her photos. Kate Upton is represented by IMG Models.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kate has appear in ads for Bare Necessities, Beach Bunny, Betsey Johnson, Bon Prix, Dooney & Bourke, Guess, Guess accessories, Guess lingerie, Jenna Leigh, RYGY Sport Swimwear and Victoria's Secret.

    • Kate was appear in the cover of several magazines, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle (France), Esquire, GQ, and Vanity Fair.

    • Kate appear four consecutive years in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, between 2011 and 2014. In her first appearance in 2011, she was named Rookie of the Year. In 2012 and 2013, she was the cover of this Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

    • Kate appear in the cover of the 100th Anniversary edition of the magazine Vanity Fair.

    • Her parents are Jeff Upton, a high-school athletics director, and Shelley Upton, a former Texas tennis state champion.

    • Her uncle, Fred Upton, is a republican congressman for Michigan's 6th congressional district.

    • Her great-grandfather, Frederick Upton, was co-founder of Whirlpool Corporation.

    • Kate is represented by IMG Models.

    • In 2012, Kate was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Female Hottie.

    • Kate is 5'10" (1.78 m) tall.

    • Kate was a competitive equestrienne, and won 4 championship in this sport.

    • In 2012, Kate was ranked #2 in the "Top 99 'most desirable' famous women" by Ask Men Magazine.

  • Quotes

    • Kate: You know what, my butt doesn't get that much attention so I think the shot will give it the attention that it deserves.

    • Kate: (on comparasions to Marilyn Monroe) I always thought Marilyn was so beautiful and iconic, it was amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as her. But I feel like nowadays it's easy to be genuine and show your personality, whereas I don't think Marilyn had that opportunity. And clearly she had a dark side, and I don't have that.

    • Kate: (on trying to be a role model) It's weird that in the press they'll be like, your biggest fight was with the industry and the designers, and I'm like, no, my biggest fight was with my agents, trying to get them to sign me into the castings. I thought, how I'm going to come out of this will be an example for girls.

    • Kate: (on the support from the crew in the movie The Other Woman) I've never had support like that before and it was just so amazing that I got that on my first film experience.

    • Kate: (on feeling out of shape when filming her bikini scene in the movie The Other Woman) Of course, I always try to live a healthy lifestyle, but that was my birthday week. So that was the least healthy I've ever been. I just turned 21...Cameron, Leslie and I were just living it up that week.

    • Kate: (on feeling out of shape when filming her bikini scene in the movie The Other Woman) Of course, I always try to live a healthy lifestyle, but that was my birthday week. So that was the least healthy I've ever been. I just turned 21...Cameron, Leslie and I were just living it up that week.

    • Kate: (on filming the bikini scene for the movie The Other Woman) It was funny because when we were filming that scene, whenever you go to a beach, everyone's wearing bikinis, so it's just pretty normal. It's part of life. But when you're filming a bikini scene, nobody's wearing a bikini, it's only you and 60 crew-members. And these two saw that I was feeling a little uncomfortable, because anyone's uncomfortable when that many people are staring at you.

    • Kate: (on her co-star in the movie The Other Woman, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann) hey made me feel so safe from day one. They encouraged me to mess up and try new things and they were amazing examples.

    • Kate: (on the support form her co-star in the movie The Other Woman, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann) This was my first movie role and these two supported me every step of the way

    • Kate: (on the similarities between her and her co-star Cameron Diaz) She was a model before and on her first film she turned 21 — just like I did. So there's a lot of similarities

    • Kate: (on her co-star Cameron Diaz) She goes out of her way to make everyone feel comfortable and is so nurturing.

    • Kate: (on learning from her co-star Cameron Diaz) I learned the most from watching Cameron.

    • Kate: (on the script of the movie The Other Woman where she did her acting debut) When I first read the script I really loved how each character was so different and I felt everybody can relate to this movie. Everyone's been betrayed, whether it's a friend, a boyfriend or your family member. It hurts no matter what.

    • Kate: (on wanting to be successful in acting) I like to be good in whatever I'm doing.

    • Kate: (on her getting into acting) I do think that I'm fearless. I love an adventure and love putting myself out there.

    • Kate: (on liking her body) I actually didn't ever say that...I would say that I think all women feel sometimes they don't have life perfect. But I love my body. I always feel incredibly grateful for what I have.

    • Kate: (on what she looks for in a men) I look for someone with a sense of humor and someone I could be myself with.

    • Kate: (on her being a role model) It's really motivating to know that I'm helping people look at their life in a healthy way, just by living my life by example.

    • Kate: (on body image and the associated pressures) For girls there's always pressure. Even if I was in college, or if I was doing a different job. Anywhere in life, for girls there's pressure to keep your weight and to keep yourself feeling and looking good. So, for me to do that in the public eye is definitely a lot, but I have to have the right outlook on it.

    • Kate: (on self-control) I hate exercising self-control.

    • Kate: (on the type of bikins she likes) I like my bikinis very small, and I also like, uh, nude-colored bikinis because people double-take -- they think I'm naked on the beach.

    • Kate: (on her first appearance in the cover os Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue) After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. I'm not a toy; I'm a human. I'm not here to be used.

    • Kate: (on her being religious) I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, 'Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious'. And then they took it away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want a cross with me, at all times.

    • Kate: (on pick-up lines) I just think that pick-up lines in general are horrible. None of them work. I just want to say, 'Ah, that was really cheesy', and walk away [...] I would've been like, 'Oh my gosh, don't touch me!' But then there's a balance. Like this one guy was trying to be funny - he was very direct and said, 'Listen, let's be friends with benefits'. And I was like, 'Nope, I'm more of a girlfriend type'.

    • Kate: (on possible career direction) So if I get pegged as a bikini girl, that's fine, and that can still translate into acting or other areas. But, no, I don't wanna be doing bikini shoots my whole life.

    • Kate: It definitely happens more often than you would think when someone comes up and you're like, 'He's really attractive and seems really nice,' and it just doesn't work if he smells bad.

    • Kate: (on her personality and how it helps separate men that are only interested in her because of her appareance) I feel like a have a very strong personality, and they either really like it or they can't stand me. So I feel like they weed themselves out on their own, like, 'She's pretty...but she talks a lot'.

    • Kate: (on her singing) I want to be able to sing well, but I have the worst voice in the world. I really wanted to be a pop star like Britney Spears, but I can't.

    • Kate: (on her modeling career and being considered attractive by men) It's like any job. You find your strengths and play them up.

    • Kate: (on her growing up) I grew up in Florida riding horses, so for the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit. I understand why my male followers like me...

    • Kate: (in response to critiques about her figure not being thin enough) I'm not going to starve just to be thin.... I want to enjoy life and I can't if I'm not eating and miserable...