5 Things You Didn't Know About Sports Illustrated Girl Kate Upton

February 14, 2012 By:
5 Things You Didn't Know About Sports Illustrated Girl Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated has released their most popular issue in honor of man’s favorite sport—gawking at women in swimsuits. And this year’s Sports Illustrated model? Kate Upton.

The 19 year-old model is wowing the industry with her 33-25-36 physique (so not 36-24-36? Woah, what an ug), and she became on overnight sex symbol after the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition was released.

But Kate first gained notoriety after she posted a video of herself doing the Dougie, and it went viral. You remember the Dougie. It came after the Soulja Boy but before the Bernie?

Anyway, I’m giving away too much. Here are 5 things you might not know about the latest Sports Illustrated model, Kate Upton.

She rides horses: Kate has competed in several horse riding competitions. And if her looks and success weren’t enough to make you jealous, the woman has a freakin’ pony. Its name is Roanie Pony.

She’s kissed Kanye: Kate was photographed kissing Kanye West on the balcony of his Cannes hotel May of last year. Now, she’s currently reported to be dating NFL star Mark Sanchez.

She can handle a ball: A softball. I know what you were thinking, pervert. Upton competed in a Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball game at Chase Field last year.

She’s the youngest SI cover girl in recent history: Kate’s only 19 years-old and has been modeling since the age of 15. She’s modeled for Guess, Dooney & Bourke and Victoria’s Secret.

She’s been on Tosh.0: So we know she’s either got a sense of humor or loves a man in a cardigan. Kate appeared on a June 2011 episode of comedian Daniel Tosh’s show, participating in a segment called ‘Knife or Banana.’ She gets stabbed with a banana.

Check out Kate doing the dougie below: