Kate Upton: Yes, I'm religious and proud of it

Published August 08, 2013

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Kate Upton won't be forced to hide her religious values. 

The stunning supermodel got a tattoo of a cross on her finger so she could always show her devotion to God, she explained in the September issue of Elle.

"I was at a photo shoot and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, 'Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.' And then they took [my necklace] away,” Upton told the magazine. “I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want [a cross] with me, at all times."

The Sports Illustrated cover girl also opened up to Elle about rumors that she’s dating “Dancing With the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

"I really have never had a serious relationship in the industry. I'm just having fun. Obviously I have a very busy schedule at this time in my life, and I don't put relationships as a priority."

Upton explained people often judge her by her sultry appearance and treat her like a “dumb blonde.” But she insists there’s more to her than meets the eye.

"People deal with models like they are children. They think they can pull one over on you. It's actually funny. I'm always like, I'm about to pull something on you, and you're so focused on thinking I'm dumb you're not even going to know."

Click here to read Upton’s full interview in Elle.

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