Kate Upton, Top Model Who Loves Leather
Every decade has its top model. In the '80s, it was Cindy Crawford, in the '90s, Tyra Banks, the '00s, Heidi Klum. Sure, you will get lots of arguments about those choices, but you have to admit that each model was at least among the elite for that decade.
Well, in the teens so far, that honor appears to fall on the lovely head of one Kate Upton.
Kate looks great in anything, mind you, but leather seems to suit her quite nicely.
Kate is famous for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Upton was named Rookie of the Year - quite a prestigious title - for her first appearance in 2011.
Kate Upton then became the cover model for the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. No doubt, many other covers await.
Kate also has tried her hand at acting. She made a big impression in "Tower Heist" (2011) and "The Other Woman" (2014), among other films.
Like many supermodels, Kate has begun dabbling in movies. She began her film career with "Tower Heist" (2011), and made a big impression as Sister Bernice in "The Three Stooges" (2012).
Kate also has appeared in "Wild Man" (2017), "The Layover" (2017) and "The Disaster Artist (2017).
Kate's great-grandfather great-uncle were the founders of Whirlpool Corporation in 1911. Her family invented the first electric washing machines.
Kate's uncle, Congressman Fred Upton, is named after Kate's grandfather, one of the founders of the Whirlpool Company.
Kate began modelling at age 15.
Kate was the first Sports Illustrated swimsuit model to travel to Antarctica to shoot her photo spread. Such shoots usually take place on warm beaches on tropical islands. Kate recalled that she could not pose for more than a minute at a time due to the extreme cold. She also showed symptoms of hypothermia.
I just think that pick-up lines in general are horrible. None of them work. I just want to say, "Ah, that was really cheesy," and walk away [...] I would've been like "Oh my gosh, don't touch me!" But then there's a balance. Like this one guy was trying to be funny - he was very direct and said, "Listen, let's be friends with benefits." And I was like "Nope, I'm more of a girlfriend type."
I want to be able to sing well, but I have the worst voice in the world. I really wanted to be a pop star like Britney Spears, but I can't.
I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like "Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious." And then they took it away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want a cross with me, at all times.The experience affected Kate so much that she got a tattoo of a cross on her finger.