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The Rise of Kate Upton

Caitlin McBride

Published 26/02/2013 | 10:44

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From an All-American girl to a Sports Illustrated superstar

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What is it about Kate Upton? We're not blind, we see her obvious attributes...but how did she transform into an overnight modelling sensation? She's been slammed by Victoria's Secret and high fashion designers for her curves, yet she's landed the cover of Vogue and walked in xxx, in addition to making the Sports Illustrated cover two years in a row. It seems the fashion world simply doesn't know what to do with Kate Upton. Not quite intimidatingly beautiful, far from plain; not quite curvy, but certainly not stick-thin. While Kate finds her feet, we chart her meteoric rise to fame.

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