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American model Kate Upton has risen to fame, cementing her status as a big-time model and seamlessly moving between Sports Illustrated and Vogue with ease like no other. Kate has spoken on her unusual rise to fame in which she has found her own niche as a famous face. She commented that she didn’t know anything about the fashion world before she broke in to it:

“I had no clue. I wasn’t the target audience. I grew up in Florida, where you walk around in flip-flops and jean shorts. I didn’t know the fashion world. It really happened in an organic way, wanting to do jobs that I loved.”

Opening up on what her parents think of her career, she says they never criticize any of the moves she makes and she doesn’t ask them for permission before she decides on jobs. She adds that she is careful to never be too cheesy when it comes to showing off her sexy side:

“Well, they never sit there and say, ‘Why did you do that?’ Because I always talk about things with them before I take a job. I don’t really ask for their permission. But I will say, ‘I really want to do this.’ And they understand. It’s just part of my personality, and maybe some things I took too far, but . . . I like being sexy.” I definitely have limits. But I never like to say never because I feel like I’m setting myself up. There’s a line between becoming, you know, a little cheap and cheesy versus being sexy. And I try to be very careful of that line.”