Published February 04, 2013
LOS ANGELES – Kate Upton may be making millions offer her curvy body and bouncy blonde locks, but she still doesn't think she's hit the big time.
“I don’t really see myself as the object of everyone’s affection,” Upton told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.
Perhaps nobody told the Michigan-born 20-year-old that her teaser pre-Super Bowl video for Mercedes-Benz had gone viral, garnering over 6 million views. The clip centered on Upton – donning a tight black tank top and itty bitty denim shorts – seductively tossing her hair and watching some guys wash her shiny new Benz.
And perhaps the reason nobody told her is because that's not even half of the viewers her video doing the Cat Daddy dance pulled in.
Regardless, it was a much more glammed-up, red-carpet version of the of the often bikini-clad model who appeared in the official Super Bowl commercial for the Mercedes-Benz CLA – which ran during Sunday’s game. And although she was only visible for about four seconds of the 60-second spot, which also stars Usher and Willem Dafoe, most would probably concur that Upton stole the show.
“We always have big family events around this occasion (Super Bowl) and now I get to be a part of it,” Upton, who hit up New Orleans on behalf of the Mercedes-sponsored GQ party, told us. “I’ve always wanted to be in a Super Bowl commercial because I love sports and so it’s a win-win. And everyone made the shoot lots of fun. I always have fun on shoots.”
Oh, and what’s one thing we’d be surprised to learn about FOX411's Celebrity of the Year 2012, aside from the fact she knows how to do the Dougie?
“I can beat anyone in Mario Kart.”