Kate Upton: Religious and Proud of it!

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Supermodel Kate Upton says she's religious and proud of it, despite attempts by others in the industry to force her to downplay her Christian faith.

The 21-year-old got a cross tattoo on her finger so she could always show her devotion to God, the Elle cover girl revealed in the September issue.

Not unlike the way she says men treat her like a toy or an object, she revealed how it's upsetting to find that her religion isn't always taken seriously:

"I was at a photo shoot, 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,” Kate Upton added. “I was really affected by that."

"The whole thing made me realize that I do want [a cross] with me, at all times."

In her new Elle interview, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue stunner seems intent on showing that she is so much more than a pretty face (and body).

Just because she models for a living doesn't mean she's not a human being with brains and a devotion to her faith that should be respected, she says.

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Kate Upton Biography

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Kate Upton is an model and actress known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue,first in 2011, when she was named... More »
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