KATE UPTON is Sports Illustrated’s newest bikini bombshell! Get the 411 on MORE than the curvy cutie’s stats.
Kate, 19, has some of the most swerving curves in the modeling industry with her 33-25-36 physique and has been catapulted to being an international sex symbol overnight.
7. She has romanced Kanye West! Kate was photographed smooching the rapper on the balcony of his Cannes hotel in May 2011. Kate is currently rumored to be dating NFL star Mark Sanchez.
6. She is from a political family! Her uncle, Fred Upton, is the Congressman for the Sixth Congressional District of Michigan. Kate was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, but was raised in Melbourne, Florida.
5. Kate loves the horsies! She's an equestrian and along with her horse, Roanie Pony, she has showed and competed in several competitions.
4. She was discovered through a casting call! Kate attended an open call for Elite Model Management in Miami and was signed on the spot. She eventually moved to New York City and signed with IMG Models.
3. She was a Guess girl! Following in the footsteps of iconic blondes Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith, Upton was featured in the brand’s 2010-2011 campaigns. She has also modeled for Beach Bunny swimwear and Victoria’s Secret.
2. Upton, Downtown –She’s Got Moves! A video of Upton at a LA Clippers game in April 2011, doing the popular dance “The Dougie” went viral as millions viewed the hilariously sexy video.
1. Kate’s pursuing an acting career! After making a cameo in Tower Heist, the busty blonde stripped as a dirty nun in the new The Three Stooges flick.