15 Things You Didn’t Know About Kate Upton [SLIDESHOW]

Whether it’s rocking a bikini for another stunning beach shoot or burning up the red carpet, Kate Upton is hands down one of the most gorgeous models ever.

The 25-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model has had one heck of a career so far. After being named rookie of SI Swimsuit in 2011 and getting the cover spot on back-to-back issues the next two years, she has taken the fashion and modeling world by storm. (RELATED: Kate Upton Topless On 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover)

This year she was named the cover girl on not one, but all three covers of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Recently, she celebrated with her fiance, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, the historic World Series win Wednesday night in Los Angeles following game 7. Reports have surfaced that the two will wed in Italy this weekend. We can’t confirm those reports, but when it does happen, one thing is for sure – Kate is going to be the most beautiful bride ever.

We actually learned a lot about our favorite swimsuit model that we didn’t already know. Here are a few things we found out, Check out the slideshow and see if you know all there is to know about one of the world’s most gorgeous beauties.

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  • Kate Upton and her fiance Justin Verlander met during the filming of the MLB 2012 video game ad. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton said she was teased relentless in junior high for being flat chested. Clearly, things turned around for her. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton went to a casting call when she was just 16-years-old and was signed that same day. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton grew up with a love of sports. Her mother is a champion tennis player and her father teaches Physical education. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton was once rumored to be dating Kanye West after a French actress named Virgine Maury was spotted making out with the rapper. The two look very similar. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton might have looked amazing for SI Swimsuit shoot in 2013 in the Antartica, but has said that she almost died on the shoot. After it was over she was "losing hearing and eyesight because her body was shutting down" due to the cold. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton is a huge animal lover and if she could have it her way she would have 10 dogs, rather than the three she has now because of her fiance. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton said she was horrified after the video of her photo shoot with photographer Terry Richardson came out because she thought it was just behind-the-scenes goofing off and never expected people to see that. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton has weighed in on the national anthem protest and said kneeling or sitting during the national anthem was a disgrace. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton doesn't eat any meat that doesn't swim or fly. Despite her legendary Carls's Jr. commercials, she doesn't eat red meat based on advice from a former personal trainer. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton wasn't the first Upton to make news. Her Uncle Fred Upton, is a Michigan congressmen. (photo: Instagram)
  • Most people remember Kate Upton's first acting break in "The Other Woman" in 2014, but her first times on the big screen were small parts in the "Tower Heist" and "Three Stooges." (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton's great-grandfather is co-founder of the Whirlpool corporation. Frederick Stanley Upton and Louis Upton in 1911 founded the Upton Machine Company in Michigan. In 1950 it was renamed Whirlpool. (photo: Instagram)
  • Kate Upton has a small tattoo of a cross on the inside of one of her fingers. That's because at a photo shoot once they made her take of her cross necklace and questioned why she was wearing it. And since she wants a cross with her at all times, this did the trick. (photo: Instagram)
  • Before becoming a huge star, Kate Upton was a competitive equestrienne and won four championships. (photo: Instagram)