Model Kate Upton was born in St. Joseph on June 10. She was an equestrian and won three American Paint Horse Association Reserve World Championships.
Her mother was a Texas state tennis champion and her father was an athletics director. Her great-grandfather co-founded Whirlpool. In 2011, she started dating MLB pitcher Justin Verlander. The couple announced their engagement in 2016.
She appeared as Sister Bernice in the 2012 comedy The Three Stooges and as Amber in the 2014 romantic comedy The Other Woman. She made her acting debut in the 2011 film Tower Heist alongside Eddie Murphy.