There are times to not take headlines very seriously and the shout outs that Kate Upton is leaving modeling for acting is a good example. The fact that Kate Upton has left IMG Models to cozy up with its owner William Morris Endeavor only reinforces the smart-girl attitude that the new face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has brought to her career development.
Kate Upton knows that she has big brand potential. Having left in the dust all her naysayers in the fashion industry, Kate has major career ambitions and they touch down in multiple endeavors. Can she sing?
William Morris Endeavor represents Hollywood and music clients that include Steven Spielberg, Adele, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars and John Legend. With the IMG acquisition, Tayor Swift and Justin Timberlake came onboard. Yes, IMG had its own entertainment division, although it was better known in the fashion world as a modeling agency. Among athletes, William Morris represents Serena Williams.
Kate Upton will be managed by Rick Yorn, who also manages her ‘The Other Woman’ co-star Cameron Diaz. Like Kate, Diaz has always marched to her own outspoken drum beat.
Many bloggers and fashionistas weren’t kind at all to Kate Upton when she rocked to fame with her CatDaddy video. A couple years later, Upton, now 22, is one of the youngest celebrities to make it to the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities List, where she joined Gisele Bundchen — that other ‘footballers wife’ and Kate Moss. Forbes estimated Upton’s earning at $7 million.