Kate Upton’s Celebrity Crush Is a Pop Culture Rom-Com Icon

The supermodel hopped on a recent TikTok trend and played favorites.
Kate Upton

Kate Upton.

Kate Upton is a girl’s girl, and she’s proud of it. The SI Swimsuit model, who is best known for landing on the front of three separate issues over her six years with the magazine, has been in her TikTok content creator era all year long and we are obsessed.

The Michigan native played a little bracket game where she picked and ranked her favorite pop culture characters, and we totally agree with the results of the test.

The mom of one, who shares her 4-year-old daughter Genevieve with MLB player Justin Verlander, was presented with two actor options and had to tilt her head to the side she favored.

Her final four contenders were Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You, Halle Berry in Catwoman, Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless.

When Upton got down to her final two, she had a tough time choosing between teenage rebel Patrick Verona and ultimate queen bee Regina George.

“So hard...” she said before going with the latter. “I gotta go with Rachel.”

McAdams, a 45-year-old Canadian actress, was a staple in romantic films in the 2000s and 2010s, starring in major hits like The Vow, The Notebook, About Time, Morning Glory, Time Traveler’s Wife and Midnight in Paris. She certainly proved her duality and ability to take on more serious roles in the dramatized true story Spotlight, and most recently, the mom of two starred in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.