Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Kate Upton. Check it out!
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.
Interesting Facts about Kate Upton
- Was photographed on location in Fiji for three 2017 “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit covers by photographer Yu Tsai.
- (11/4/17) Married her boyfriend of three years Justin Verlander in a ceremony in Tuscany, Italy, following a year-long engagement.
- Ranked #2 on AskMen’s “Top 99 Women” list in 2012. Ranked #3 on AskMen’s “Top 99 Women” list in 2013.
- Was the flip-side cover girl of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which was the first time the concept was used Sports Illustrated. Part of her photo shoot was done on the airplane G-Force One which uses steep dives to simulate zero gravity conditions.
- Said she knew she’d made it when she moved into her Manhattan apartment and it had a washer/dryer unit.
- Started modeling at age 15.
- (February 13, 2012) Covered on the front page of the New York Times as a largely self-made internet phenomenon.
- Great-granddaughter of Frederick Upton, one of the co-founders of the appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. Her uncle is Congressman Fred Upton, who has represented Michigan in Congress since 1987.
- Fourth most searched-for term on Yahoo! in 2012.
- Daughter Genevieve Upton Verlander (b. 11/7/2018) with husband Justin Verlander.
- Ranked #12 on “Maxim”‘s “Hot 100” list in 2014.
- Her photo shoot for the 2013 “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue was the first ever fashion shot in Antarctica. Due to the cold, they could not film for more than a minute at a time, and after the shoot had temporary trouble with her hearing and eyesight, which are serious symptoms of hypothermia.
Personal Quotes by Kate Upton
I’m actually an equestrian, and I showed in the American Paint Horse Association and competed for top 20 in the nation.- Kate Upton
I think it’s very hard to find a good friend. That’s why I’m so lucky to have two sisters, because they’re my best friends, and they have to be with me forever. They’re stuck with me.- Kate Upton
I hate exercising self-control.- Kate Upton
I’m sure every designer has a certain person in mind who they would ideally like to wear their clothes, but the problem is that a lot of the time that person doesn’t actually exist, unless she is a 15-year-old model.- Kate Upton
I would love to have my own lingerie line.- Kate Upton