Early Life and Breakthrough on Modeling
Katherine Elizabeth Upton, commonly known as Kate Upton, was born on June 10, 1992 in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was an equestrian when she was younger, having joined national competitions as a teenager. When she was around 16, she went to a casting call for Elite Model Management in Miami, Florida. Her natural appeal and confidence got her to be signed by the company the very same day.
She then decided to leave for New York City where she was signed with IMG Models. During the early phase of her modeling career, she modeled clothes for clients Garage and Dooney & Bourke. She then gained wider recognition after being chosen to be the face of Guess from 2010 to 2011.
The following year, she was featured in the body paint section of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in which she was also named “Rookie of the Year”, exposing her to a wider audience. She has since appeared on the covers of prominent magazines, including Vogue Italia, British Vogue, CR Fashion Book, and Cosmopolitan.
Her Sports Illustrated photos led her to be included in several ‘sexiest models’ polls. She was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2012 and 2013, the latter in which parts of her photographs were shot in Antarctica. After landing the Vogue Italia and Vogue UK covers in 2012 and 2013 respectively, she landed her first Vogue cover in the June 2013 issue. She was also photographed by famous photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair’s 100th anniversary cover.
Upton also ventured into acting, making her theatrical debut in 2011’s Tower Heist. The following year, she appeared as Sister Bernice in the 2012 slapstick comedy film The Three Stooges. She then cast for a starring role, playing Amber in The Other Woman, alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. She will star in the 2016 upcoming feature The Layover. In addition, she has appeared on the television shows Tosh.0 and Saturday Night Live.
Has Kate Upton had Plastic Surgery?
Since gaining prominence, there have been polarized assumptions as to whether the sexy model has had plastic surgery to achieve her now rocking body or if she really is that gifted. Thanks to Sports Illustrated, the world was able to see Kate in her finest. But this exposure also led some observes to believe that the 22-year-old (turning 23 this June) model/actress has had some help to achieve her modelesque bod.
There have been claims that when she was just starting out in the modeling business back in 2008, Upton’s cup size was around only 32B. Apparently, her boobs are so much bigger now. From 32B to 34D in a few years, how does that happen? For some, the answer is plastic surgery as only breast implants can allow the young model to achieve greater breasts.
However, others said it could just be part of the process for her body to naturally blossom into “greatness”. She was only 16 when she started working as a model, so she was just basically a teenager back then. Kate Upton is now a full-grown woman, thus, it is also possible that her breasts got bigger because her hormones told them to be so. Upton hasn’t commented on the boob job claims, so people can only wonder.