Kate Upton Is A Woman 'Esquire' Loves
Here’s what the 19-year-old model had to share with the mag, which named her one of their “Women We Love”:
On starting her modeling career at 12: “I was very short, actually, so casting said, No, you’re too short. But scouting a model is different — it’s not like you’re looking for the next sex bomb, the next Victoria’s Secret model. They’re looking for certain features. But I was too short and I was only 12. And then I grew.”
On her family background: “My grand-grandfather did start a pretty big company [Whirpool], but when it went public, the Upton family really didn’t get a lot from it. They were farmers and didn’t get the best deal — damn New Yorkers came in. In our town in Michigan, the Upton family is everything that counts, but growing up, my mom always told us, ‘Don’t tell anyone about this.’ Just so we wouldn’t have to live under that. So we could be ourselves.”
Also pictured: Kate during a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she was coy about rumors she’s dating New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
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Kate Upton – Esquire