21 year old American supermodel Kate Upton is taking her career to new heights after her rise to fame in today’s pop culture. From gracing the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition to expanding her career to endorsement deals, swimwear design and acting, Kate’s entrepreneurial approach to building her personal brand has helped position her for major opportunities in the years to come.
Celebrity Speaker Kate Upton’s first modeling opportunities came with the clothing and fashion accessories companies Garage and Dooney & Bourke, before appearing as the face of Guess in 2010-2011. It was also in 2011 when Kate would be featured in her first SI Swimsuit Edition and won the Rookie of the Year award for that issue as voted by the fans and readers. Her overwhelming popularity would land her on the cover of the 2012 and 2013 issues and make her the only model besides the legendary Tyra Banks to have been featured on the cover of the famed Swimsuit Edition more than once. While working as the face of Beach Bunny swimwear, she also began to design her own signature line for the brand. Her SI covers have led to features and covers in major print publications such as GQ, Esquire, and Cosmopolitan to name a few. 2013 was a big year for the model’s career when she was chosen as the cover girl for Vogue magazine’s 100th anniversary edition and named Model of the Year at the Style Awards during fashion week in New York.
Celebrity speaker Kate made her acting debut in the film Tower Heist that starred Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy as well as the newest adaptation of The Three Stooges. She is now filming for her newest role in the yet to be released film The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. She has appeared on many popular morning news broadcasts including Good Morning America, The Today show, and Fox & Friends. In 2014, Kate signed on as the new brand ambassador and celebrity spokesperson for Express clothing company and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics further broadening her scope of work beyond the swimsuit modeling industry.