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Kate Upton: 7 Things You Don’t Know About The Sports Illustrated Cover Girl

By Radar Staff

Who is Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covergirl Kate Upton?

After scoring the coveted cover of the annual issue of the sports magazine, Upton is on everyone’s radar!

The 19-year-old, who has some of the most swerving curves in the modeling industry with her 33-25-36 physique, has become an international sex symbol overnight, and RadarOnline.com can fill you in on everything you need to know about the buxom beauty.

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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. She is an equestrian! Along with her horse, Roanie Pony, she has showed and competed in several competitions.

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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. She’s Got Moves! A video of Upton at a Los Angeles Clippers game in April 2011, doing the popular dance The Dougie went viral, with millions of people viewing the hilariously sexy video.

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1. She’s pursuing an acting career! After making an appearance in Tower Heist, the busty blonde stripped down into a sexy monokini and played a scandalous nun in the upcoming The Three Stooges.



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