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About Kate Upton
Kate Upton is the ultimate gorgeous good-girl. Since starting as a model at age 15, this Michigan girl with country roots has become known just as much for her curvy, voluptuous figure as for her quirky personality and dance moves.
She’s a Sports Illustrated darling, appearing in the magazine’s annual swimsuit issue in 2012, 2013, and 2014 (including on the cover in Antarctica in 2012 and in a zero-gravity room in 2013), and she appeared in 2014’s The Other Woman as Amber, the younger love interest of a two-timing guy.
Her spontaneous courtside dancing to “Teach Me How to Dougie,” by Cali Swag District, videotaped at an L.A. Clippers game, went viral, coinciding with the public’s general fascination with her.
She’s glad her shapely figure is often cited as encouraging young girls’ self-esteem. “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,“ she told The Cut in an interview.
But she isn’t all looks. Before she was a model, Kate took up horse riding as an outlet for her inner athlete. The daughter of a state tennis champion and a high school athletics director, she excelled as an equestrian. She won several American Paint Horse Association champion titles as a teenager, according to GQ. She continues to be an avid sports fan, especially of the New York Yankees.
“I grew up around horses, and that really is my passion,” she said in 2012. “This last weekend was my first horse show in two years, so I was really excited and tweeting pictures. It was a lot of fun to go back and compete.”
But she hasn’t been an instant success in everything she’s tried. “I want to be able to sing well, but I have the worst voice in the world,” Kate told GQ. “I really wanted to be a pop star like Britney Spears, but I can’t.”