Kate Upton is getting ready for her close-up...again.
The 24-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star officially signed with The Lions model management on Thursday. Upton, who has already made her mark in the modeling world as a renowned cover girl, believes the bold move will help her spread the message of female empowerment in the fashion industry.
“We are thrilled to be working with a model and actress of Kate’s stature. She’s developed her incredible career on her own terms — letting her personality shine through and embracing social media to connect with her fans,” wrote Ali Kavoussi, one of the agency’s managing partners, in a release sent to Fox News.
“At The Lions, we’ve developed a unique management style that’s devoted to helping clients find their voice and embrace their passions as we build their careers together, and we know that Kate will continue to grow and flourish as a part of our team," she added.
Upton is in good company. She’ll be joining Victoria’s Secret models Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Barbara Fialho and Flavia Lucini, fellow Sports Illustrated models Irina Shayk and Bo Krsmanovic, as well as GUESS Girl Megan Williams — just to name a few.
Throughout her successful career, Upton has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, GQ, Esquire and Vanity Fair. Her acting credits also include “The Disaster Artist,” “The Other Woman” and the upcoming movie “The Layover,” which is directed by William H. Macy. In 2014, Upton was named PEOPLE Magazine’s Sexiest Woman.