Kate Upton Photos Show Teenager Years As The Hot Bikini Model Grows Up

Kate Upton photos from when she was growing up as a teenager have been surfacing lately, and they prove that even when younger she was ready to fulfill her role as a hot bikini model.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, rumors claimed that her boyfriend Justin Verlander got Kate Upton pregnant on the basis of some new photos that were not exactly flattering. Fans are now speculating whether or not she has gained a little weight recently or if she is really sporting a baby bump.

The 22-year-old model started her career with Elite Models at only 15 years of age. But when she started her career, her line of work did not focus on Kate Upton’s bikini body. Instead, they could definitely be categorized as belonging to a catalog since the focus was on the fashion, not her shape. In fact, the supermodel reveals her body did not develop her shapely curves until she was an older teenager:

“When I first started modeling, I was a normal catalog model. Then, I became a woman, and I was really excited about becoming a woman. Because I’m from Florida, it’s all about being in bathing suits. It’s a different view of beauty there. You are ugly if you don’t have a curvy body. And I didn’t have one, and then I got one, and thought, ‘Yessss!'”

Of course, even after she did develop those famous curves, she faced a new type of battle. Suddenly, the fashion world said she was too “American” or even too chunky for the camera:

“And then people say: ‘Oh, wow, you’re healthy.’ And you’re like, ‘Wait — what? I’ve been begging for this body my whole life! Agents have put me under pressure to lose weight in the past. I would go on set and clients loved me. And then I would go into an agency and feel like crap about myself. They would say: ‘Just lose five more [pounds]!’ But I couldn’t give a crap. I still don’t.”

As you can see, Kate Upton’s photos from her teen years had her all covered, wearing long dresses, long white sweaters, or sophisticated black pants. Her fame did not blossom until the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011, but then she landed the cover in 2012 and again in 2013. For 2014 Kate was put on the magazine’s back cover, but that could be considered an honor considering it’s the first time the magazine has ever had one.

What do you think of Kate Upton’s teenager photos?