Kate Upton: America's love/hate relationship with the new 'it' model

Kate Upton, the cover girl on this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, first attracted notice after a video of her doing the “Dougie dance” went viral on YouTube. But the buxom blond model, 19, has a claim to fame that has nothing to do with

Kate Upton graces the cover of the "Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue." (Walter Iooss JR/Associated Press) Moving closer to New York — and working at New York's celebrated fashion week — was always one of those dreams.

Plenty of people are impressed by Kate Upton's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover. The shot-callers at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show are not among them.

Courtesy photoKate Upton, niece of US Rep. Fred Upton, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition. to her uncle US Rep. Fred Upton's campaign, if Kalamazoo Gazette readers are any indication. OPINION PROMPT: If you were in charge of

A source tells Us the football hunk has "dropped off gifts and flowers" at the Sports Illustrated cover girl's apartment.