Since our fashion photographers have been collaborating with IMG Models in New York, we have decided to spotlight one of their iconic models. The models we test shoot from IMG may one day become as notable as supermodel, Kate Upton. The road to success in the fashion industry wasn’t easy for Kate but she found a fabulous partnership with the powerful International Management Group and became a style icon overnight.
Kate Upton was born in 1992 in St. Joseph, Michigan. Her parents were both involved in athletics, not fashion, for their careers. Kate also became interested in competitive sports and even competed nationally at the American Paint Horse Association. It wasn’t until 2008 that she first entered the modeling world at an open call for Elite Model Management in Miami. She was signed by the fashion model agency that same day and soon landed campaigns for Dooney & Bourke.
Eventually, Kate Upton moved to New York City and signed with IMG models worldwide, joining the same agency as Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss and Gisele Bundchen. Kate Upton has now worked with the best in fashion including, Guess, Sports Illustrated, Vogue Italia and French Elle. Not everyone has been cheering on the curvy 5’10” glamazon, Kate Upton was once told by a fashion agency that she was “too American looking”. Luckily, Kate has several of the fashion elite in her corner including Terry Richardson, Steven Meisel and Anna Wintour.
Kate Upton has now crossed over into Hollywood and is busy filming “The Other Woman” with Cameron Diaz. IMG is a fashion powerhouse skilled at picking out future superstars. Who knows, maybe the models our New York fashion photographer shoots will one day become fashion icons too!