Kate Upton Wearing a KC Designs Diamond Mittens Necklace

Kate Upton is an American model who was raised in Florida and born in Michigan. She was discovered when she was 12 years old by Trump Model Management when she was attending a horse show. Three years later, she went to Miami and started her modelling career. She gained a lot of popularity when she first appeared on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and she was eventually signed by Ivan Bart of IMG Models.

She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011 and was named “Rookie of the Year”. She appeared again in 2012 and was announced as the cover model in 2013. She has also been the 2010-2011 face of Guess? and has also modeled for Beach Bunny Swimwear, Complex and Esquire. She is the very first model to snag the cover role on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 2 consecutive years in a row since the only other model to claim this accomplishment, Tyra Banks, did over the years 1996 and 1997.

Kate Upton wearing a KC Designs Diamond Mittens NecklaceKate Upton’s rise to fame was partially thanks to her clever use of social media. She posted a video on YouTube doing “The Dougie” which is a dance made famous by hip hop band Cali Swag District, at a Los Angeles Clippers game. The video went viral and was enormously helpful in increasing her publicity. Shortly after, she performed the “Cat Daddy” dance to the song by the The Rej3ectz in a video that was directed by Terry Richardson, which also went viral and made its way up to more than 750,000 views in 24 hours. Kate Upton was the fourth most searched for term on Yahoo in 2012.

Soon after the Dougie video went viral, a scout from IMG models saw potential in Kate Upton. IMG Models is the powerhouse modeling firm behind the careers of Kate Moss, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen.

At first, many were worried that Kate wouldn’t fit in within the modeling world as her curvaceous proportions are so different than the thin and sleek European models who usually dominate the runway. However, her gorgeous womanly curves helped her to stand out and she certainly has no lack of confidence. She is a star of her own making and she has carved out a public image that other women can relate to and can be inspired by.

Although she began her career as a swimsuit model, she recently has delved into high fashion modeling and began appearing in Italian Vogue as well as American Vogue. In November 2012 she landed on the cover of Italian Vogue.

Kate Upton has also made a foray into acting, as she appeared in the film Tower Heist as the mistress of Mr. Hightower. She also appeared in The Three Stooges as Sister Bernice.

Kate Upton wearing a KC Designs Diamond Mittens NecklaceIn 2012 she was also given the ranking of the 5th sexiest model in the world on Models.com’s Top Sexiest Models. She also ranked #3 on the list of “Top 99 Women for 2013” on AskMen.com, only after Jennifer Lawrence and Mila Kunis.

Kate is pictured wearing a KC Designs Diamond Mittens Necklace.

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