Daily Style Phile: Kate Upton, From Competitive Equestrian To Sports Illustrated Cover Girl

by Yumi Matsuo · February 22, 2012

Va-va voom Kate Upton is popping out up everywhere this week as she joined the ranks of Elle Macpherson, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, and Marissa Miller by scoring the cover of the most highly anticipated Sports Illustrated issue. She is a feeding frenzy on the internet with over 200,000 twitter followers, 3 million views on YouTube of her "Dougie" video, and countless headlines about her alleged boy toys. Top that off with some R-rated sites and she's out of control. With so much hype around Kate, we take a look back at her upbringing to find out how the 19 year-old landed in the big leagues with Mark Sanchez around her finger.

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