Katherine Elizabeth Upton, known simply as Kate Upton, is a famous American actress, as well as a model. Since the beginning of her career in 2009, Upton has already been featured on the cover of “Vanity Fair” magazine for its 100th anniversary, and has been a face of “Cosmopolitan”, “Vogue Italia”, “CR Fashion Book” and “Esquire” to name a few. However, Kate Upton is perhaps best known for her photographs in “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”, published by “Sports Illustrated” magazine, which earned her a spot on the list of “HOT 100” compiled by “Maxim” men’s magazine. Among her many achievements as a model, in 2013 she received the “Model of the Year” award. In addition to modeling, Kate Upton has become known as an actress. More recently, in 2014 she starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nicki Minaj and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Nick Cassavetes’ in the romantic comedy film called “The Other Women”. Even though the film has been criticized and received mostly negative reviews, it has turned out to be a box office success with more than $196 million grossed worldwide.
Kate Upton Net Worth $20 Million
A well-known model, as well as an actress, how rich is Kate Upton? According to sources, in 2012 her annual income amounted to $515,000, while in 2016 Upton’s yearly earnings rose to as much as $7 million. In regards to her total wealth, Kate Upton’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million, most of which she has accumulated from to her modeling career, as well as various appearances on television screens.
Kate Upton was born in 1992, in Michigan, United States, yet she grew up in Florida, where she studied at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. As a teenager, Upton was interested in horseback riding, and was even a member of American Paint Horse Association. She also participated in various competitions, and brought home several titles. However, Upton decided to follow a career in modeling instead, and went on to attend casting for a well-known modeling agency called “Elite Model Management”. Upton initially signed a contract with the agency, yet as a result of moving to New York, she decided to continue modeling for “IMG Models” instead. Upton started off in the modeling industry working for such companies as “Dooney & Bourke”, which specializes in fashion accessories, and a clothing retailer called “Garage”. She then appeared in such magazines as “Esquire” and “Complex”, and subsequently made it to the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue”.
Ranked #12 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
One of her shoots for the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was filmed in near zero gravity on the plane G-Force One which uses steep dives to simulate zero gravity conditions.
For the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was the subject of the first ever fashion shoot in Antarctica. She reports that due to the cold they could not film for more than a minute at a time and that her hearing and eyesight were failing after the shoot, those are serious symptoms of hypothermia.
On the February 2013 cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the first model, since Tyra Banks, to have it in back-to-back years.
Fourth most searched for term on Yahoo! in 2012.
Great-granddaughter of one of the founders of Whirlpool Corporation, Fred Upton, who her uncle, Congressmen Fred Upton, is named after.
Started modeling at age 15.
(February 13, 2012) Covered on the front page of the New York Times as a largely self-made internet phenomenon.
(February 22, 2012) Celebrity spokeswoman for Carl's Jr./Hardee's.
Ranked #2 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" famous women of 2012.
A competitive equestrienne who has won a total of four championships before moving on to modeling.
Mole above her lip.
[on appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated] After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. I'm not a toy; I'm a human. I'm not here to be used.
[on being religious] I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like "Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious." And then they took it away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want a cross with me, at all times.
I just think that pick-up lines in general are horrible. None of them work. I just want to say, "Ah, that was really cheesy," and walk away [...] I would've been like "Oh my gosh, don't touch me!". But then there's a balance. Like this one guy was trying to be funny - he was very direct and said, "Listen, let's be friends with benefits." And I was like "Nope, I'm more of a girlfriend type.".
[on a change in career direction] So if I get pegged as a bikini girl, that's fine, and that can still translate into acting or other areas. But, no, I don't wanna be doing bikini shoots my whole life.
It definitely happens more often than you would think when someone comes up and you're like "He's really attractive and seems really nice," and it just doesn't work if he smells bad.
[on being able to tell if a guy just likes her as a model or who she is in real life] I feel like a have a very strong personality, and they either really like it or they can't stand me. So I feel like they weed themselves out on their own, like "She's pretty... but she talks a lot.".
I want to be able to sing well, but I have the worst voice in the world. I really wanted to be a pop star like Britney Spears, but I can't.
I grew up in Florida riding horses, so for the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit. I understand why my male followers like me... It's like any job. You find your strengths and play them up.
[on negative remarks about her figure from pro thinness web blogger] I'm not going to starve just to be thin... I want to enjoy life and I can't if I'm not eating and miserable...