She was the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl for the second year in a row. She’s graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, and this month’s Vanity Fair. It comes as no surprise that Kate Upton just nabbed the 2013 Model of the Year trophy at the 10th Annual Style Awards in NYC. But she’s more than just a hot chick in a bikini.
Here’s why Kate Upton is such a model citizen:
+ Kate Upton Is Stoked
Photo: Kate volunteering with Stoked in Brooklyn. (Getty)
Kate was recently spotted in Brooklyn’s Fort Green Park, at a charity event for STOKED with pro skateboarder Chaz Ortiz. They met with kids and raked leaves. STOKED’s mission is to “promote personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture.” The org gives inner-city youth the opportunity to get outside and adventure, while learning about teamwork, determination, and openness.
+ Kate Upton Plays Office…
Photo: Kate volunteering for Cantor Fitzgerald. (Getty)
…for charity. Last year, the blonde bombshell hosted Cantor Fitzgerald‘s annual 9/11 Charity Day, during which she helped raise millions of dollars for over 100 philanthropic organizations around the world. Cantor Fitzgerald suffered a greater loss of life than any other company on September 11, 2001 — they lost 658 of 960 employees. Through the years, the company continues to pay it forward, and celebs like Kate often lend a helping hand.
Follow the action widgets below to get a head start at being a model citizen. Who knows? Maybe you’ll catch Kate Upton’s eye — which, BTW, you should look at while you’re talking to her.
Stoked is all about helping low-income youth prosper through action sports culture. Giving back and having fun is their jam!
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