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Katherine Elizabeth Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, to Shelley Fawn (Davis), a state tennis champion from Texas, and Jefferson Matthew Upton, a high school athletics director. Her uncle is Michigan congressman Fred Upton. Upton always knew she wanted to be a model. Since signing with IMG Models in 2010, Kate has taken the world by storm. For the past two years, Kate has graced the cover of the legendary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which has led to an onslaught of media buzz about the 21-year-old. Kate's stardom was elevated to an even higher level with her June 2013 American Vogue cover shot by Mario Testino, whose byline proclaims "American Dream Girl: How Kate Upton Became the Hottest Supermodel on Earth." She has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Show, The Late Show, Saturday Night Live, The Dan Patrick Show, and Le Grand Journal, and continues to be one of the most searched-for names on Google. Beyond Sports Illustrated, Kate has been featured on the covers of Vogue Italia, British Vogue, CR Fashion Book, Cosmopolitan, French ELLE, GQ, Italian GQ, German GQ, Jalouse, Sunday Times Style, Esquire, The Daily, and Muse Magazine. She has appeared in fashion editorials for American Vogue, Vogue Spain, V Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Russian Interview, and has worked with photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Terry Richardson, Alasdair McLellan, Bruce Weber, Sebastian Kim, Guy Aroch, Matt Jones, Miguel Reveriego, Norman Jean Roy, Josh Olins, Gilles Bensimon, Yu Tsai, Sebastian Faena, Walter Iooss, Ellen von Unwerth, and Stewart Shining. A favorite of high-fashion notables such as Stephen Gan, Tonne Goodman, Carlyne Cerf, Carine Roitfeld, and Katie Grand, Kate was also shot for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" Exhibition Catalogue in 2012. exclaims, "The sexy market just got a little more competitive thanks to the meteoric rise of Kate Upton. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition was a major coup, but the momentum keeps building with cover after cover. We can't remember the last time a newbie made such a splash!" Kate's YouTube video of her dancing to Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie" last year was the number one watched video on Twitter and Google for multiple weeks. She has an enterprising reputation for creating viral hits, and the clip has over 8 million views. Known for her vivacious personality and incredible physique, Kate has been the face for Sam Edelman, Accessorize, Guess Lingerie, Guess Jeans, Guess Accessories, Liverpool, Dylan George, and Dooney & Burke. She has also worked with Gillette, Skullcandy Headphones and Beach Bunny Swimwear, even designing a Beach Bunny Swimwear collection herself. She has starred in commercials for Mercedes-Benz, Carl's Junior and Sobe, and starred in The Other Woman (2014), by director Nick Cassavetes. Kate resides in New York City. Kate is a five-time world champion equestrian, and she enjoys hanging out at the barn, horseback riding, and is an avid sportsfan.  See full bio on IMDb »

Kate Upton -- I'M ENGAGED ... And I Got a Big Ass Ring!!

Kate Upton
I'M ENGAGED And I Got a Big Ass Ring!!

Justin Verlander put a ring on it ... a MASSIVE ring ... and Kate Upton was all about showing it off at the Met Gala in NYC. Upton hit the red carpet at the event Monday night sporting the boulder… READ MORE >

Kate Upton -- How to Date a Ball Player ... During Baseball Season (VIDEO)

Kate Upton
How to Date a Ball Player ... During Baseball Season

MLB players have a grueling schedule -- 162 regular season games in 180 days. So, how does super model Kate Upton make it work with her Detroit Tigers BF Justin Verlander?  Check out the… READ MORE >

- 584 days ago
Kate Upton -- SI's Plus Sized Model ... Gorgeous!!!

Kate Upton
Plus Sized Model ... Gorgeous!!!

Kate Upton is squarely on team Ashley Graham in the plus sized model brouhaha. Kate apparently didn't hear what former SI Model Cheryl Tiegs had to say about Ashley ... that the whole deal… READ MORE >

- 630 days ago
Kate Upton -- I Took Cornholing Way Too Seriously (VIDEO)

Kate Upton
I Took Cornholing ... Way Too Seriously

Kate Upton's gotta turn down the intensity when it comes to cornhole -- somehow she injured herself playing a sport so laid back, most people do it with a drink in their hands.  We got the… READ MORE >

- 711 days ago
Michael Lohan -- Kate Major Set Me Up ... She's a Liar

Michael Lohan
Kate Set Me Up ... She's a Liar

Michael Lohan is going for the jugular ... attacking his estranged wife Kate Major, claiming Children's Services took their kids away because she set him up.  TMZ broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 747 days ago
Kate Upton -- This Guy Won't Stop Riding My Ass (PHOTOS)

Kate Upton
This Guy Won't Stop ... Riding My Ass

Kate Upton banged out a set of squats during a workout in West Hollywood with her personal trainer, who kept a watchful eye on ... her form.   Yes, he's actually getting paid to do this.… READ MORE >

- 760 days ago
Kate Upton -- My Boobs Are An Optical Illusion (PHOTO)

Kate Upton
My Boobs Are An Optical Illusion

Kate Upton took a fashion risk Wednesday night at a New York Fashion Week event at The Plaza Hotel. Is it just us or does one look bigger than the other?  READ MORE >

- 794 days ago
Kate Upton -- Top Gun Entrance into Chi-Town (VIDEO)

Kate Upton
Top Gun Entrance ... Into Chi-Town

Kate Upton had a strong buzz over Wrigley Field -- she was riding shotgun in a World War II era fighter plane that buzzed the Cubs-Tigers game. Four P-51 Mustangs flew over Wrigley in honor… READ MORE >

- 822 days ago
Kate Upton -- 'Game of War' With Mariah Will Be Awesome!!! (VIDEO)

Kate Upton
'Game of War' With Mariah ... Will Be Awesome!!!

Kate Upton has given her stamp of approval to Mariah Carey replacing her as the face of the wildly popular video game, "Game of War: Fire Age." We got Kate leaving LAX Thursday -- and looking… READ MORE >

- 884 days ago
Mariah Carey -- I'm the New Kate Upton in Game of War

Mariah Carey
I'm the New Kate Upton In 'Game of War'

Mariah Carey will be the new face and new set of ample boobs for the ridiculously successful "Game of War: Fire Age"... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 892 days ago
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