While she made a name for herself as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue’s top rookie in 2011, and its cover girl in 2012 and 2013, Kate has branched out since.
She’s not just a bikini model anymore. She’s … THE model.
Taking over the fashion world as well as the Internet on a daily basis, Kate is a one-woman brand, a phenom with widespread and lasting appeal.
What stars can pull off a racy Cat Daddy video, pose nude in GQ, then also cover Vogue? Exactly. That list includes Kate Upton and no one else.
In honor of her 22nd birthday on this 10th of June, we raise our glass to a woman who has done so much for us, and celebrate the hottest model ever.
Enjoy some of our favorite Kate Upton photos above, then follow the jump for a bonus gallery of things we would love to do with Kate on this day.
Or any day. But especially on her birthday …