21 photos of Kate Upton on her 21st birthday [SLIDESHOW]

On this day in 1992, the busty, blonde swimsuit model Kate Upton was born in St. Joseph, Mich. and the world — and the newfangled Internet — would never be the same. (And yes, you should feel old that people born in the nineties can now legally drink.)

Now, we celebrate the fact that Upton can have her first legal alcoholic beverage — and that’s pretty much the only cool thing you can do once you are 21.

Behold, 21 photos of Kate Upton on her 21st birthday. (We know; it’s almost too easy.)

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  • And finally, here she is in her birthday suit. (Photo: Sports Illustrated)
  • We salute you, Kate Upton. (Photo: Flickr)
  • That blue ocean can't even compete with Kate. Or maybe it can on a really hot day. (Photo: Flickr)
  • The smaller the swimsuit, the better. (Photo: GQ)
  • Didn't think so. (Photo: Flickr)
  • Do you really care? (Photo: Flickr)
  • Sometimes Kate likes to lie like this on the beach. (Photo: Flickr)
  • It doesn't even matter if Kate is a Justin Bieber fan. She gets a pass. (Photo: Flickr)
  • This time in black. (Photo: Flickr)
  • It's not your birthday -- OK, maybe it is -- but here is Kate Upton in lingerie. (Photo: Flickr)
  • No caption necessary. (Photo: Twitter/ Kate Upton)
  • And so do we. (Photo: Twitter/ Kate Upton)
  • Kate sure does have a lot to smile about. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Here is a photo of Kate Upton HOLDING A PHOTO OF KATE UPTON. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • We're not sure what is better: the cute baby lion or Kate Upton. Probably Kate Upton. (Photo: Harper's Bazaar)
  • You know you wish you were that little penguin. (But you're not.) (Photo: Twitter/ Kate Upton)
  • Don't hate her because she is a Yankees fan. (Photo: Twitter/ Kate Upton)
  • The world thanks you for being born. (Photo: Twitter/ Kate Upton)

(h/t Alyson Shontell)

Kate Grise contributed to this post.

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