- Is the niece of U.S. Rep. Fred Upton.
- Won three APHA Reserve World Championship horseback-riding awards as a child.
- Was scouted by modeling agencies at the age of 12.
- Began modeling career in Miami in 2008.
- Won Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition's Rookie of the Year title in 2011.
- Became the youngest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl when she appeared on the cover in 2012, at age 19.