No, that's not Kate Upton's sister! Kate Upton stepped out with her look alike mom Shelly in New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The gorgeous model and her beautiful mother smiled for photographers while holding onto each other and walking down the street.
Upton, 21, and Shelly, a former Texas state tennis champion, enjoyed a meal together at NYC's Upper East Side restaurant Nello. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl showed off her thin legs in a short green dress, and accessorized with lack shades, flip-flops and a black-and-white cross-body purse. Her mom looked classy in a white dress shirt, skinny jeans and metallic cap toe flats.
The ladies had a lot to celebrate together given Upton's recent career success. Not only does she grace the special 100th anniversary October cover issue of Vanity Fair, but Upton was recently honored as 2013's Model of the Year at the Style Awards. The event was held on Wednesday to kick-off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC.
For the ceremony, Upton got glammed up in a sexy little black Altuzarra dress that showed off her curves. She was crowned Model of the Year by supermodel Christie Brinkley, 59, who graced three consecutive covers of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in the '80s.