06/11/2013 11:39 am ET

Kate Upton's 21st Birthday Celebrated With GOP Congressmen Uncle Fred Upton, Kevin McCarthy

GOP Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) posted a photo on Monday showing him and fellow Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) with the latter's supermodel niece, Kate Upton, on her 21st birthday.

McCarthy captioned his photo with an appropriate hashtag, writing, "With Congressman Fred Upton and his niece, Kate. We are celebrating Kate's .21st Birthday #kateupton."

Upton described his niece as a "great gal" back in 2012, when she drew widespread attention for her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The Michigan Republican joked that several colleagues on Capitol Hill had ribbed him about his familial tie to the model.

"I got a lot of my colleagues that are asking if I was adopted," Upton said.

See McCarthy's photo below:

kate upton 21st birthday

(Photo: Instagram)


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