Actress and model Kate Upton has enjoyed a successful career in the spotlight. Her beautiful face has been seen in many magazines, including the one she is most known for, Sports Illustrated.

Kate Upton Bio

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As a child, Kate wasn't focused on becoming a model or an actress. Though she was born in Michigan, at the age of seven she moved with her family to Florida. Once there, she enrolled in the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. During this time in her life, she took up equestrian activities, where she participated in national horse riding competitions. The American Paint horse Association awarded her three world championships that she earned, along with her horse, named Roanie. In total, she won four reserve championships and was declared the Under Reserve-All-Around Champion. Kate spent ten years competing in riding competitions before she even thought about a career in the spotlight.


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Towards the end of those ten years, Kate signed with the Elite Model Management after attending a casting call. Afterwards, she relocated from Florida to New York City and entered into an IMG Models contract. Her modeling career kicked off in 2010 when she posed for Dooney & Bourke and then became a Guess brand model.

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The next step for Kate was landing in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. As a result of her modeling work, she was seen on the Tosh O show for one episode. It also led to her participation in the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball game. She ended 2011 by appearing in her first movie, Tower Heist, which she followed up with a role in The Three Stooges movie.

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Her success continued in 2012, when she earned the honor of being named Model fifth sexiest in the industry. She also appeared on the Italian version of Vogue Magazine in November of that year. In 2013 she once again appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition as well as Vanity Fair and the UK's version of Vogue. Based on her success in 2013, Kate attended the Style Awards at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, where she earned the title of Model of the Year.

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By 2014, Kate was back to acting, as she appeared in a movie called The Other Woman. She was also the star of a music video by Lady Antebellum. She also continued to work in modeling as she starred in an ad campaign for the Game of War: Fire Age mobile app. Most recently, Kate appeared in two more movies; The Layover, and The Disaster Artist. 

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  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthday: June 10th
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Net worth: $20 million dollars

Kate Upton #MeToo

Recently, Kate shared on Twitter and Instagram about Guess co-founder Paul Marciano "He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the industry to sexually and emotionally harass women". Kate Upton speak out on alleged harassment by Paul Marciano and stated, "I'm not going to let him intimidate me anymore". The #metoo movement has helped victims to realize they are not alone and has helped others to raise awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment, especially in the workplace.

In an interview with Time magazine, Upton shard how Marciano aggressively kissed her during a Guess photoshoot. A witness, Yu Tsai, told the magazine about the harassment and was fired after he refused to leave the room.

Fans of Kate are encouraged to follow her on social media. She can be found on Instagram @kateupton, where she has 5.4 million followers. She also has a Twitter account @KateUpton, where she has 2.37 million followers. Her Facebook page can be found @officialKateUpton, where she has 2,652,088 followers. Each social media account offers a glimpse of what Kate is up to these days.

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