Supermodel Kate Upton shot to superstardom after doing the Dougie at a Los Angeles Clippers game back in 2011. Now, Upton will be strutting her stuff for the largest sports audience in America. The 20-year-old stunner will be featured in a Super Bowl ad for Mercedes-Benz.
Upton, who parlayed her viral YouTube hit of her doing the Dougie into being featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for 2011 and gracing the magazine’s cover in 2012, is set to play an “object of desire” in the Mercedes Super Bowl ad, the New York Post’s Page Six reported.
While the newspaper reported that Upton does not even have a driver’s license, the supermodel said that information is inaccurate. Some media outlets said Upton does have a license, but it has expired. Also not true, Upton told her nearly 600,000 Twitter followers.
“My mom this morning "did your drivers license expire?"... No why?... "Because the news is reporting it did,” Upton tweeted Tuesday night.
Upton does not drive in the Super Bowl spot, the New York Post said.
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The Super Bowl ad featuring Upton was shot over the weekend and also features R&B artist Usher, the newspaper said.
The 60-second spot, to air on the most watched sporting event in America, was described in the news article as “a tongue-in-cheek depiction of how far a person might — or might not — go to get their heart’s desire.”
Upton shared photos apparently of herself and her mother on the set of the commercial -- that were posted to her Twitter account.
“I'm so happy my mom is on set with me!” the supermodel said of her mother.
Upton, who grew up in Florida, is one of the modeling industry’s top talents. She was already a model when she was noticed at a Clippers game last year doing the Dougie, but the viral YouTube clip expanded her popularity. The video has more than 9.5 million views on the video sharing website.
Upton's career prospects also surged, in part due to the “Cat Daddy” dance video, in which she performs the dance move in a skimpy red bikini. The May 2011 YouTube clip has more than 11.6 million views.