Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]

Kate Upton is a 30 years old American model and actress. Upton made her name in the modeling world as the gorgeous and sexiest model in the world.

Kate rose to stardom in 2012 after her Dougie dance video went viral and when she featured on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s cover.

She is well-known for featuring on the cover of many renowned magazines such as Vanity Fair’s, Sports Illustrated Swim Suits, GQ, Vogue, French ELLE, and Esquire.

Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]
Kate Upton and her husband, Justin Verlander

Talking about her personal life, Kate is married to professional MLB pitcher Justin Verlander. She also has one daughter named Genevieve Upton Verlander.

To find more about Kate Upton’s professional and personal life, stick with us. But before going forward, let’s have a look into quick facts.

Quick Facts

Name Katherine Elizabeth Upton
Date of Birth June 10, 1992
Birth Place St. Joseph, Michigan, USA
Nick Name Unavailable
Age 30 years old
Gender Female
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Gemini
Body Measurement Unknown
Height 5’8″ (1.78 m)
Weight 62kg (136 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 20.7
Build Athletic
Shoe size 9.5
Hair Colour Blonde
Eye Colour Blue/ Green
Tattoo Yes
Father name Jeff Upton
Mother name Shelly Upton
Siblings Laura Upton, Christine Williams (sister), and David Upton (father)
Relationship Married (2017)
Husband Justin Verlander (professional baseball player)
Children Genevieve Upton Verlander (daughter)
Education Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Profession Model/ Actress
Hobbies Traveling, Fitness, Horseback Riding, Music
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebook
Salary Under-review
Net Worth $20 million
Merch Posters, Clothing
Last Update August, 2022

Kate Upton | Early Life and Childhood

The supermodel Kate Upton was born on June 10, 1992, in St. Joseph, Michigan, USA. Her father is Jeff Upton, and her mother is Shelley Upton.

Likewise, Upton’s mother is a former Texas state tennis champion whereas her father was a high school athletics director.

She also has three siblings; two sisters Laura Upton, Christine Williams, and brother David Upton.

Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]
Kate Upton with her parents

The model’s family moved to Florida in 1999, and later she attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. 

She competed as an equestrian in American Paint Horse Association and other national competitions during her high school days.

Upton won many titles with her horse Roanie Pony. She finished overall third in APHA Youth Top twenty ranking.

In addition, she clinched three APHA Reserve World Championship and 13 and Under Reserve All-Around titles making her total tally to four.

She also won 13 and Under Championship western Riding title, 12 and Under horsemanship title, and 14-18 Western Riding title one time each.

Later in 2009, with her other horse Colby, she managed to win 1-18 Western Riding, Western Pleasure.


Kate Upton | Professional Career


Kate began her modeling career when she was 15 years old. In 2008, she signed her first modeling contract with Elite Model Management.

However, after moving to New York, she joined IMG models. She did her first modeling assignment with Garage and Dooney & Bourke.

Later in 2011, she featured in body paint for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In the same year, Kate also won SI Swimsuit Rookie of the Year.

In April 2011, Kate’s popularity reached another level after her video of performing Dougie dance during Clippers games went viral all over the internet.

Next year in February 2012, Kate appeared as the cover model of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the first time.

Later, in 2013 she again appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for a second successive year.

As part of her pictorial, she went to Antarctica for filming. Moreover, Kate is the first-ever model to do a photoshoot in Antarctica.

In November 2012, she was featured on the Vogue Italia cover, followed by Vogue UK next year.

Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]
Kate Upton during Vanity Fair’s 100th anniversary photoshoot

Likewise, in June 2013, she landed in Vogue Cover, photographed by Mario Testino. Similarly, in October 2013, she was on Vanity Fair 100th anniversary cover.

In 2014, during the 50th anniversary of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, she was featured on the flip-side cover. She also did a photoshoot in zero gravity as part of a pictorial.

Moreover, it was the first time SI magazine used such type of cover. In 2017, Kate again returned to the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.


Kate Upton made her acting debut in 2011 as Mr. Hightower’s mistress in the movie Tower Heist.

That same year, Kate also appeared in the movie, The Three Stooges, playing the role of Sister Bernice.

Later, in 2014, Kate appeared as Coster-Waldau’s character mistress in The Other Woman’s.

Likewise, in 2017 she played in the movie The Layover alongside Alexandra Daddario. The same year she featured in the film adaption The Disaster Artist.

Besides that, she has an appearance in multiple TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, Barely Famous, Lip Sync Battle, and Project Runway.


In 2012, Models.com ranked Kate as the fifth sexiest model in the world.

Later, in 2013 Top 99 Women by AskMen’s ranked her third. Upton also won Model of the year at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the 10th annual styles awards in the same year.

Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]
Kate Upton after winning the People’s Sexiest Woman award.

In 2014, Peoples magazine awarded Kate Upton with “Sexiest Women.” Moreover, it was the first time the title was awarded to anyone by the magazine.


Kate Upton | Personal Life

Kate Upton is married to Justin Verlander. Moreover, they met each other for the first time in 2012.

The couple worked together during the shooting of a commercial for the Major League Baseball 2k12 video game.

But the two made their relationship public only in January 2013. Although the couple broke up in mid-2013, they again came into the relationship in January 2014.

Later, in 2016 they got engaged. Next year the couple married in Italy.

During their wedding planning, the couple had Italy as their top priority as that was a place where they went for their first vacation together.

Interestingly, the couple nearly missed their wedding ceremony.

In the Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon, Kate and Verlander mentioned they planned the wedding before he was traded to Houston Astros.

Verlander also mentioned the only thing that may have affected their wedding was World Series Game 7. Later, that season the same thing happened.

In Game 7, there was a wedding party in Italy, and the soon-to-be bride and groom missed the event.

Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander at their wedding

Their marriage got an early gift after Verlander won his first World Series title. Soon after game 7, the couple traveled to Itlay.

Later, on November 4, the couple tied the knot in Lisa Vorce and headed off to Puglia for their honeymoon.

Likewise, on November 7, 2018, she gave birth to her only child Genevieve Upton Verlander. 

Get to know more about Justin Verlander.

Justin Verlander is a 38 years old professional MLB pitcher currently playing for Houston Astros.

Detriot Lions drafted him in the 2004 MLB draft as the second overall pick and played 12 seasons as their ace. Later, the Lions traded Verlander to the Astros.

Verlander won AL MVP and Triple crown title in 2011. Likewise, he is five times AL strikeout leader.

In addition, in 2017, Verlander won his first and only World Series title. He also has 8 All-Star selections to his name.

Verlander has also reached many milestones in the MLB. In 2018 he became the 114th and 20th fastest MLB pitcher to win 200 careers.

Similarly, in 2019 he became the 18th pitcher in MLB history to record three career no-hitters and 3000 strikeouts.


Kate Upton | Lifestyle

Kate Upton likes to spend time with her friends and family. She is also an avid traveler and likes to travel to many tourist destinations worldwide.

Fitness and Diet

Supermodel Kate Upton has also become a fitness guru. She is no stranger to fitness videos on social media.

Moreover, Kate and her trainer Ben Bruno started Strong 4 Me Fitness mainly to help busy women worldwide.

Their online fitness program provides workout plans, meal guidance, and merch to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Kate Upton, herself works hard to maintain her body and fitness level. She keeps her meal to a gluten-free diet as possible.

Biography of Kate Upton [Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Family, Salary, Award & Net worth ]
Kate Upton stretching out before a workout.

Likewise, she does intense three to four circuit training five times a week. Her workout includes cardio, boxing, resistance bands, stability balls, and weighted training.

Real Estate

In 2021, Kate and her husband purchased a $3.65 million single-story mansion in Jupiter, Florida.

The 4,600 sq. ft property has four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The master suite has panoramic water views.

Likewise, the house includes a swimming pool, built-in barbecue, open kitchen, club room, and fireplace.

The couple also purchased a large area of underdeveloped land in Florida to build a new dream house from scratch.

During the off-season, Kate and her family spend time in their $5.25 million Beverly Hills mansion.

The 5,706 sq. ft property was built in 1976. The mansion has a swimming pool, spa, tennis court, and outdoor lounge.


Kate Upton only has two tattoos. The first one is the horseshoe tattoo on her left wrist side. She is a horse lover, so it makes sense why she got that one.

Likewise, on the side of her right hand, she has got a cross tattoo. She got it after someone joked about her wearing a cross necklace bought by her mother in the photoshoot.

Kate Upton | Salary and Net Worth

Kate Upton has earned substantial fortune thanks to her successful modeling career. Moreover, in 2014 she became the highest-paid model in the world, earning $7 million.

Similarly, in the same year, she became the centerpiece of a $40 million advertising campaign for the online mobile game Game of War: Fire Age.

However, her present salary is not revealed to the public and remains unknown.

She has modeled and featured on the cover of many renowned and prestigious magazines and brands. Besides, that many brands also sponsor her.

Kate Upton has a net worth of about $20 million. Likewise, her husband, Justin Verlander, has a $150 million net worth.

Furthermore, Kate and her husband recently invested in a Mexican club Necaxa alongside footballer Mesut Ozil.


Social Media Presence

Kate Upton is one of the beautiful and top models globally, so it’s no surprise that she has many fans following her social media handles.

Moreover, she has 6.2 million followers on Instagram, 4.7 million followers on Facebook, and 2.1 million followers on Twitter.

Usually, Kate likes to post videos and photos of her photoshoot, lifestyle on her social media platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Kate Upton famous?

Kate Upton is a well-known supermodel globally featuring on the cover of famous and renowned magazines for a decade.

Her fame skyrocketed when she appeared on the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover in 2012.

How many children does Kate Upton have?

Kate Upton and his husband Justin Verlander have only one child, a three-year-old daughter Genevieve Upton Verlander.

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