Kate Upton is an American model and actress. Upton was named the  Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie of the Year following her appearance in the magazine in 2011 and was the cover model for the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the films Tower Heist (2011), The Other Woman (2014) and The Layover (2017).

Birth Name

Katherine Upton


Kate Upton


Actress, Swimsuit Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kate Upton was born on June 10, 1992 in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.


She is currently 26 years old.

Sun Sign





Anglican / Episcopalian


Kate Upton did schooling from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, Florida. It is a college-preparatory school for grades upto 12th.

Family Details

  • Father – Jeff Upton (High school athletics director)
  • Mother – Shelley (Former Texas state tennis champion)
  • Uncle – Fred Upton (U.S. Representative)
  • Others – Frederick Upton (Great Grandfather) (Co-founder of appliance manufacturer and marketer Whirlpool Corporation)


She can be contacted via these modeling agencies –

  • Chadwick Model Management – Sydney
  • IMG Models – New York
  • IMG Models – London
  • IMG Models – Milan
  • MGM Models – Dusseldorf
  • MGM Models – Hamburg

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Kate Upton dated –

  • Mark Sanchez (2011) – Mark, a football star dated Kate in December 2011.
  • Sean Combs (2013) –Sports Illustrated model was RUMORed to be dating American rapper and record producer, Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Diddy) in 2013.
  • Blake Griffin (2013) – 1 feet taller than Upton, Blake, the basketball player was RUMORed to be dating Kate in the past in June 2013.
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy (2013) – She dated a Ukrainian dancer, Maksim from June 2013 to December 2013. Maksim is 13 years her senior.

  • Justin Verlander (2012; 2013-Present) – She started dating Justin Verlander,  American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball in 2012. She met him while filming MLB 2012 commercial. From July 2012 until December 2012, the duo was dating together. A year later, the couple reconciled in December 2013, as soon as Kate separated from Maksim. The duo got engaged in April 2016. On November 4, 2017, Justin and Kate got married in Tuscany, Italy in the church. They welcomed their first child together, daughter Genevieve Upton Verlander on November 7, 2018.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 71 kg
  • In Pounds – 157 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 39-28-36
  • Bust – 39 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34DD

Body Build


Hair Color


Eye Color


Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her appearances in “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue” (published annually), first in 2011 and again in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

Film Debut

In 2011, film Tower Heist for her role as Mr. Hightower’s Mistress.

Television Debut

In 2011, she guest appeared in an episode of Comedy Central series Tosh.0 as herself.

Brand Endorsements

Bare Necessities, Beach Bunny, Betsey Johnson, Bon Prix, Dooney & Bourke, Guess, Guess accessories, Guess lingerie, Jenna Leigh, RYGY Sports Swimwear, Victoria’s Secret and others. In December 2014, she appeared in Game of War commercial.

Distinctive Features

  • Mole mark above her lip
  • Voluptuous build

Awards & Nominations

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2013 Style Awards Model of the Year Herself Won
2014 People Magazine Awards People’s Sexiest Woman Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry The Other Woman Nominated
2015 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Shirtless Performance Nominated

Kate Upton Favorite

  • Favorite Beauty Product – Chanel Hydramax + Active moisturizer
  • Favorite Hair Product – Sebbag Essentials
  • Favorite Perfume – Coco by Chanel
  • Favorite Food – Sushi
  • Favorite Model – Adriana Lima
  • Favorite Color – Yellow
  • Favorite Restaurant – Nobu
  • Favorite Sports – Baseball
  • Favorite Baseball Team – New York Yankees
  • Favorite Photographer – Terry Richardson
  • Favorite Mascara – Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill
  • Favorite Eye Shadow – Revlon ColorStay in Coffee Bean

Kate Upton Net worth

Kate Upton has a estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kate Upton

  • Kate has a mole mark just above her lip.
  • Kate wishes that she could have smaller boobs. But, then she laughs and says that she was just kidding, in an interview with GQ magazine.
  • Kate is the niece of U.S. Representative – Fred Upton.
  • Kate Upton started modeling at 15.
  • She is the first model since Tyra Banks (who appeared in 1996 and 1997) to appear on the cover of SI swimsuit issue back to back (in 2012 and 2013).
  • In 2011, she adopted a boxer dog named, Harley.
  • In April 2011, an Internet video of her doing the dougie hip-hop dance at a Los Angeles Clippers game went viral and served to increase her popularity.
  • In 2012, she was ranked the fifth-sexiest model by She ranked #3 on the American publication of AskMen’s Top 99 Women for 2013.
  • In 2012, she was listed on Maxim’s Hot 100 list, citing her photo shoots with Sports Illustrated.
  • In September 2013, Upton was named Model of the Year at the 10th annual Style Awards at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
  • In 2014, nude photographs of Upton and several other female celebrities were illegally leaked to the Internet.
  • Visit her official website @


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