Kate Upton in “The Kate Effect”

There’s no denying that Kate Upton is absolutely gorgeous. She stands at 5′ 10″ and her measurements are an impressive 33-25-36. Vogue calls her “America’s favorite bombshell,” and rightfully so. The model and actress has most notably appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the first time in 2011, and has had the cover for the past two years.

A little known fact about this all-American babe is that she got her start in equestrian. In fact, Upton won several awards and competed nationally! Her very first casting call was in Miami for Elite Model Management in 2008; they signed her the same exact day. You go girl! Her long list of cover features include Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, French ELLE, GQ, Italian GQ, German GQ, Jalouse, Sunday Times Style, and Esquire. She’s appeared in fashion editorials in American Vogue, Vogue Spain, and Magazine.

In this photo set titled “The Kate Effect” she appears in a variety of outfits, including ones that mix throw back fashion with new flairs and an ode to her equestrian days. The photos are in color and black and white, and range from business savvy, to beach, to casual to fancy. We love all of it!

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Photos via, courtesy of Mario Testino for US Vogue

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Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.