Kate Upton

Kate Upton, born on June 10, 1992, is a fashion model with a walk to die for. She has also made appearances on countless shows, such as “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Upton has appeared in fashion editorials for “Vogue” America and Spain, as well as worked closely with professional photographers like Mario Testino, Sebastian Kim, and Miguel Reveriego. Today, we’re celebrating her.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Katherine Elizabeth Upton



Birth date:

June 10, 1992



Zodiac Sign:



5' 10"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$20 million

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Katherine Elizabeth Upton was born on June 10, 1992, in St. Joseph, Michigan, to a state tennis champion, Shelley Fawn, and a high school athletics director, Jefferson Matthew Upton. She has three siblings: Laura Upton, David Upton, and Christie Williams. As a child, she attended the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. During high school, she competed in national-level competitions, such as the American Paint Horse Association Championship, and won three Reserve World Championships.

Upton first signed with Elite Model Management when she was 15 before eventually signing with I.M.G. Models after relocating to New York. She booked her first modeling photoshoots with companies like Garage in 2011. The same year, she became the face of Guess and landed her first acting role in “Tower Heist.” She did several shoots that unfortunately received negative feedback, so she went back to modeling. In 2014, Upton became the new face of Bobbi Brown and won a “People” magazine award for ‘People’s Sexiest Woman,’ which gained her thousands of new fans. Since then, Upton has worked alongside photographers like Steven Meisel and has been part of commercials and campaigns for brands like David Yurman and Bare Necessities.

Upton met Justin Verlander while shooting for an M.L.B. commercial but only got into a relationship with him in 2014 after breaking up with her ex-boyfriend, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a year before. In 2017, she and Verlander, an American professional baseball pitcher, got married in Tuscany, Italy. A year later, Upton gave birth to a daughter whom she named Genevieve.

Career timeline

She’s Works with “Sports Illustrated”

Upton appears in the swimsuit issue of “Sports Illustrated.”

She Debuts as an Actress

Upton appears in “Tower Heist” and the comedy film “The Three Stooges.”

She Stars Alongside Cameron Diaz

She works with Diaz in “The Other Woman.”

She Features in a $40 Million Campaign

Upton works as the main lead in an advertising campaign for "Game of War: Fire Age."

Why We Love Kate Upton

  1. She’s not ashamed of her beliefs

    Upton was mocked for wearing a cross necklace in a photoshoot and had it confiscated from her. In retaliation, she got a cross tattoo on her finger. Her actions encourage us to always stay true to ourselves.

  2. She prioritizes mental health and happiness

    Upton has, on many occasions, expressed her disapprobation of people who constantly treat models inappropriately, making nasty comments about their bodies and dealing with them like children. However, instead of dwelling on these people’s actions or comments, she pushes the negativity aside and focuses on the things that bring her joy.

  3. She knows what she wants

    Even as a child, Upton already knew what she wanted and took the steps necessary to reach her goal. She understood that big dreams don't come true unless acted upon and began her journey towards her dream when she was 15.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She’s a big sports fan

    Being a sports fan explains Upton’s love for horse riding and marrying a professional baseball pitcher, and there's no doubt that her husband has her full support.

  2. She’s ranked the sexiest woman worldwide

    Upton made it to the top five sexiest models on Models.com.

  3. She suffered from eyesight failure

    During a photoshoot in Antarctica by Sports Illustrated, Upton struggled to adjust to the extreme cold and suffered from partial eyesight and hearing failure.

  4. She’s related to the washing machine inventor

    She's related to the co-founder of Whirlpool Corporation and inventor of the modern electric washing machine, Frederick Upton, her great-grandfather.

  5. She dropped out of school

    Upton always wanted to pursue modeling as a child, so she dropped out to follow her passion.

Kate Upton FAQs

Was Kate Upton dating Kanye West?

No, she has never been involved with West.

What is Kate Upton’s favorite perfume?

Her favorite scent is Jo Malone’s Lavender.

What are Kate Upton’s favorite makeup products?

She loves Giorgio Armani’s Eyes to Kill mascara and Chanel’s Hydramax.

Kate Upton’s birthday dates

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