Kate Upton’s road to fame and fortune started with a horse — and a few curves. Before Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton became famous for her killer curves, she was a pony-loving little girl who dreamed of riding competitively. … When she was 6, she got her first horse, named “Coolio
Kate Upton, a native of Florida, started her career with SI Swimsuit in 2011, when she earned Rookie of the Year honors. She went on to land the cover back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013, when she posed in the frigid cold of Antarctica. In 2014, Kate “floated in space” during a zero gravity shoot in Cape Canaveral. She returned to SI Swimsuit in 2017, and made her third cover appearance.