KATE UPTON

Born: June 10, 1992 Height: 5' 10"
Katherine Elizabeth Upton is an American model and actress. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, and was the cover model for the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. In addition, she was the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the films Tower Heist (2011), The Other Woman (2014) and The Layover (2017).

Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan. Her uncle is U.S. Representative Fred Upton. Upton's great-grandfather, Frederick Upton, was co-founder of appliance manufacturer and marketer Whirlpool Corporation. In 1999, Upton moved with her family to Melbourne, Florida. As a young equestrian, she showed at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and competed at a national level. She was named the 13 and Under Reserve All-Around Champion, giving her a total of four reserve championships (2nd place). In addition, Upton ended up third overall on the APHA youth Top Twenty.

Upton first modeled clothing for Garage and Dooney & Bourke. She was the 201011 face of Guess. In 2011, Upton appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was featured in the body paint section and named Rookie of the Year for the issue. Upton wore one of the Beach Bunny suits in the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In April 2011, an Internet video of her doing the dougie hip-hop dance at a Los Angeles Clippers game went viral and served to increase her popularity. In April 2012, Upton appeared in a video of herself performing the Cat Daddy dance to the song of the same name by The Rej3ctz, which also went viral.

In 2012, she was ranked the fifth-sexiest model by Models.com She ranked #3 on the American publication of AskMen's Top 99 Women for 2013. In 2012, she was listed on Maxim's Hot 100 list. In 2014, People named Upton its "Sexiest Woman" for 2014, the first time the title has been awarded. Also in 2014, Upton was the centerpiece of a $40 million advertising campaign for Machine Zone's mobile app Game of War: Fire Age.

Upton started dating then Detroit Tigers baseball player Justin Verlander in early 2014, and they were engaged in 2016. The couple married in Tuscany, Italy.









BACK TO THE CELEBRITIES