When rumors surfaced months ago that Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were dating, Kate and Max denied the rumors. Over the weekend the happy couple was spotted holding hands in public in NYC.
Why are they going public now? A source close to the couple says that “they are very serious.” The former Dancing With the Stars competitor and supermodel met through a mutual friend six months ago, starting off as friends.
“Along the way, it turned into something else,” the source adds.
People reports: The romance bloomed when Chmerkovskiy, 33, took Upton to an intimate dinner at Scalinatella in the Big Apple, to celebrate her 21st birthday on June 10.
“That’s when it really happened. It all really started just after her 21st birthday. They just clicked. They have a lot of chemistry together. They get along great.”
From landing a spot on Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover for a second time to landing the role as the new face of David Yurman, it’s no surprise Kate Upton was awarded the title of the 2013 Model of the Year.
So far, 2013 has been one heck of an amazing year for Upton but not only for her modeling career. She has recently tried to step into the world of acting alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Munn in what they hope to be a future blockbuster.
The 21-year-old blonde bombshell will officially accept the prestigious award Wednesday night during the 10th Annual Style Awards in the big apple, which is the perfect beginning to the highly anticipated New York Fashion Week.
While most of us aren’t going to be able to make the event at the Lincoln Center, CNN has already cleared their schedules to air the ceremony, hosted by Nicole Richie on September 14th.
Gorgeous and curvy supermodel Kate Upton is on the cover of Elle magazine and looking glamorous! Kate talks about how her life changed after she covered Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue. Was that the first time or the second year in a row? She’s scored the cover the past two years in a row.
On people treating her like a dumb blonde “People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It’s actually funny. I’m always like, I’m about to pull something on you, and you’re so focused on thinking I’m dumb you’re not even going to know.”
On the tiny tattoo of a cross on the inside of her finger: “I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, ‘Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.’ And then they took [my necklace] away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want [a cross] with me, at all times.”
On the fallout from her first Sports Illustrated cover: “After my first Sports Illustrated cover, I felt terrible about myself for a solid month. Every single guy I met was either married or about to be married, and I felt like I was their bachelor present or something. I’m not a toy, I’m a human. I’m not here to be used. I am a grown woman, and you need to figure your s–t out.”
On dating (she’s rumored to be seeing Dancing With The Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “I really have never had a serious relationship in the industry. I’m just having fun. Obviously I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life, and I don’t put relationships as a priority.”
What can I say? I’m an Upton fan. She’s a great role model and she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Kate Upton continues to take over high fashion and raunchy swimsuit fashion shoots and she’s far from being stick thin. Upton looks sophisticated in her Vogue Brasil photo shoot. In the beautiful black and white pics, Kate is all covered up with her hair slicked back and her wonderful melons out while she sports high heels.
Kate landed the cover of Vogue Brasil and she’s covered the North American version recently as well. She’s everywhere and we love it. She even looks like she could use some Spanx in the dark skirt window photo below. The stunning super model is rumored to be dating LA Clipper star Blake Griffin. Eh, I just don’t see it.
Kate Upton continues to prove that she’s more than just a swimsuit or nude model. She looks gorgeous on the cover of Vogue Brasil. Kate is versatile and she lands some of the most coveted magazine covers month after month. The young model seems nice and appreciative for all of her success.
Here are a few other recent professional pics of the popular model.
It appears that the newest celebrity dating report links Sports Illustrated Cover Girl Kate Upton and former Dancing With The Stars hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy as a couple. Not gonna lie, while I like these two individually, I’m not so sure I can see them together. This one definitely threw me off guard, and for a few reasons I might add.
First off, if my memory serves me correctly, I’m pretty sure Kate only dates athletes based upon her previous dating history with NFL player Mark Sanchez and MLB pitcher Justin Verlander. But, I guess nowadays people are starting to see professional dancing as a sport. So it’s definitely plausible.
Not to mention, I just learned that it was the bodacious blonde’s 21st birthday. To think the girl has seen two, yes, TWO Sports Illustrated covers before she’s even reached her 21st birthday is just baffling! And a little disturbing.
Kate Upton is sexy as hell and many brands know that. Kate has appeared in Super Bowl commercials the past few years, she’s landed the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover two years in a row, and she’s covered Vogue on a few occasions.
Sophia Neophitou told the New York Times that she would never put Upton in a Victoria’s Secret runway show, saying: “We would never use Kate. She is too obvious. She’s like a Page 3 girl. She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.”
So what did Victoria’s Secret do after realizing how marketable and popular Upton is? They recycled an old image of her, without asking Kate for permission, and ran it in a new catalog!
“The pictures are from 2011,” a source told Page Six. “Kate’s not currently contracted to work with Victoria’s Secret, and they didn’t contact her before they used these images.”
Kate is reportedly very upset, and justifiably so. The gorgeous curvy girl has modeled for Victoria’s Secret in the past, she was just never approved to walk the runway.
I thought we were done with strangers asking celebrities out on dates and celebs complying simply because it’s good PR. Think about it, would you ask a random stranger to your prom? Nope. Celebrities are strangers, even if you’ve seen them on TV or have had sex with them in your dreams. I’m talking about you, Adam Levine!
So some 18-year-old kid named Jake Davidson asked Kate Upton to his senior prom. Kate Tweeted him back saying that she’ll go if her schedule allows her to. He also appeared on the Today Show this morning where Kate called in and told Jake: “I’d definitely have to check my schedule, but you seem like so much fun, and if everything works out, I’d love to go with you. I know we’d have a blast.”
This is why we love this chick! She’s sweet, humble and considerate. Kate appreciates her success and those who’ve made her successful, which only makes her hotter – if that’s even possible.
Kate Upton is a national treasure. The beautiful supermodel stripped down for some magazine I had never heard of, proving once again that anyone who thinks this woman needs to lose weight is just an idiot hater.
Contributor Magazine took some gorgeous photos of the leggy blonde. Per usual, Kate looks amazing. Real women have curves, and get Photoshopped to look better than they do in person!
In an interview with WJBK-TV in Detroit, when asked if or when she was going public with Detroit Tiger’s All-Star pitcher Justin Verlander, she threw a curveball of her own by refuting the claim that they spent New Year’s Eve together.
“Actually I’m single right now and I spent my holiday in Melbourne, Florida.”
Rumors of Upton and Verlander’s relationship started last summer when she was seen in Verlander’s suite at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. There were also reports and pictures of the two going out to bars and clubs last summer. Upton neither confirmed nor denied their relationship last summer by saying she’s been a Tiger’s fan her entire life, stemming from her childhood living in St. Joseph, MI.