These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
Kate Upton has graced myriad magazine covers, including Vogue and two of Sports Illustrated's coveted Swimsuit Issues. And now the blond bombshell, 21, is stepping up to a new challenge as she takes our #nofilter challenge.
What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Probably watching “The Real Housewives.”
What sense would you most be afraid to lose?
Definitely sight. I travel so much and I appreciate everything around me and I would be very sad if I couldn’t see everything.
What or who is overrated right now?
That’s a controversial question [laughs]. I think twerking is overrated.
Is a good friend hard to come by?
Yes, I think it’s very hard to find a good friend. That’s why I’m so lucky to have two sisters, because they’re my best friends and they have to be with me forever. They’re stuck with me.
What are you most afraid of?
Snakes. I have a paralyzing fear of snakes.
When do you feel most at peace?
Just at home with my family, around my dog and my horse -- my comfort zone.
If you could commit a crime and get away with it, what would it be?
I don’t know, steal some diamonds.
What technology do you hope will be invented in the next 10 years?
I’m hoping they slow down a little bit with technology, because I’m just trying to keep up.
Describe one time you thought "This is harder than it looks."
I think that a lot. When everyone was like, “Yeah, but you were wearing a coat on the [Sports Illustrated] cover in Antarctica,” I was like, “All right, listen: You do it, come back, and you let me know.”
What's one thing you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of someone else?
Sing. It’s very embarrassing.
When do you feel most anxious?
Probably when I’m traveling a lot.
What happens in your recurring dream?
It’s so weird, I have a recurring dream and dolphins are always involved in it. What do you think that means?
What’s the working title of your autobiography?
My Life, Un-Photoshopped.
Is it okay to recline your seat on an airplane?
Why wouldn’t you recline your seat on an airplane?
When's the last time you cried?
A couple weeks ago while I was moving. It was very stressful.
Kate Upton has teamed with Gillette to help Movember raise funds and awareness for men’s health through the growth of mustaches. Upton serves as captain for #TeamGillette, and is joined by supporters such as NFL stars Clay Matthews, Victor Cruz and Danny Amendola, and New England Revolution defender Kevin Alston. Visit Movember.com for more information.