Model Kate Upton became a household name overnight, and this year landed the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.
But new images show Kate Upton wasn’t always so open about showing off her body.
In photos taken from the model’s high school yearbook, her celebrated body is covered with a button down shirt.
Kate Upton’s high school friends, who knew her just three short years ago as their fellow classmate, tell how her success seems to have blossomed overnight – shocking them all.
For they remember a flat-chested teenager who was “nerdy looking”.
Speaking candidly, a fellow classmate of Kate Upton’s from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida, remembers the supermodel as a B average student who was the opposite of the “it” girl at school.
Wearing a white oxford shirt paired with a khaki kilt as her school uniform, Kate Upton, now 20, was required to go to church services everyday and her favorite pastime was riding horses.
But while nearly every man on this planet would love to date her today, Kate Upton surprisingly didn’t have any dates as a schoolgirl.
“Kate was the bridge between the popular crowd and the losers,” tells Kate’s high school classmate.
“She wasn’t really outgoing and she definitely wasn’t the prettiest girl in school.
“She was very slim, flat chested and sort of nerdy looking – I’m not sure she ever had a boyfriend in school.”
But three years on, you can bet every guy from her high school class is kicking themselves for not jumping at the opportunity to date the world’s hottest supermodel.
“I remember Kate being in and out of class a lot, traveling and trying to make it as a model,” tells her classmate.
“She was never overly confident or annoying about it, but one day she just left school and never came back.
“It was almost like she blossomed overnight and grew into this beautiful woman, never to be heard from again.
“Now, talking to all the guys from our class, we’re all regretful that we never asked her out.”
Kate Upton’s stardom has seen her land on the cover of several big name magazines, most recently men’s quarterly, GQ.
During the shoot Kate Upton recently revealed that she endured a slight mishap.
The model explained what happened in her interview, saying: “For the GQ photo shoot, we were on the ride where the seat spins while the actual ride is spinning, and I’m wearing a one-piece.
“All of a sudden the whole entire top falls off! I’m holding myself, laughing, turning bright red, but a lot of people are watching, so they kicked us out of the Santa Monica Pier – it was so embarrassing.”