Kate Upton dances the “Cat Daddy” for Terry Richardson: creepy or cute?

As many of you know, I’m a Kate Upton Defender. The girl is only 19 years old, and she strikes me as a sweet, silly, uncomplicated kind of young woman who is often mocked, derided or Mean Girl’d by people within the fashion industry. She’s pretty and blonde and she has big boobs – it’s not a crime, y’all. Her “look” is not “high fashion.” It doesn’t have to be. So, keeping in mind that I’m an Upton Defender, I’m not sure I can defend this – Kate did another photo shoot with creeper Terry Richardson. She already did a photo shoot with Terry for Harper’s Bazaar, and yesterday he released these photos of Upton taken in his studio – I’m assuming they’re very recent. The images are classic Uncle Terry – lots of tousled hair, cleavage and a general vibe and styling of a low-rent p0rn. Gross.

But the photo shoot was taken to another level when Terry uploaded a video of Kate dancing the “Cat Daddy” in his studio. You should BEWARE of this video – while there’s nothing actually obscene or NSFW in the video, there is a whole lot of jiggle and you might be hypnotized by Kate’s rack. I was.

Is this gross? Or is it just Kate being Kate? She’s a silly, fun girl and she obviously loves to dance and she doesn’t care if someone is filming her dance, even when she’s wearing little more than boob band-aids. One of her main claims to fame is the video where she dances “the Dougie”.

See? Same silly dancing. That’s her “thing”. So is it just gross this time because she’s in a tiny bikini? Or because you know Terry Richardson is behind the camera?

Photos courtesy of Terry’s Diary.

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  1. This guy has Chester The Molester written all over him. Every molester in a LIFETIME movie set in the ’70′s looks like this guy. Why do people keep flocking to him? RUN AWAY!

    • Liv says:

      Totally! He’s sooooo creepy!! Why do people (especially women) keep working with him? UGH!!

    • mmmcoffee says:

      like Michael K said “he’s the human version of a white windowless van”

      • yuya says:

        Perfect description of him. I don’t know why models will work with him. I automatically think that any model photographed by him had sex with him. That is a stink that IMO would take years to wash off.

      • Kimbob says:

        OMG….hahahahabwahahahaha….can’t stop laughing of what you quoted of Michael K’s descript of Terry. Wow….a PERFECT, one-liner descript…literally and figuratively….P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!!

        The images that descript conjures up. Ok, now I’ve got to run to the bathroom to throw up!

      • s.jisa says:

        THIS X100!! I thought he would go away by now -___- there are sooo many talented photographers out there who deserve to be recognized/hired for their work. Not only has it been well documented that Richardson is a creep but I am SOOOO over his photography style.

    • Hanna says:

      You took the words right out of my mouth! Did you guys notice when he touched her bikini??

      • DreamyK says:

        Uber creepy.

        btw….my son was doing the Cat Daddy dance last September at his school dance here in SoCal. It’s not “new” just because Upton does it for Uncle Terry.

        He is VILE and she’s not much better if she’s sucking* up to him and letting him touch her like that.

        *Maybe I shouldn’t have used the word “sucking” since we’re talking about Uncle Terry and his penchant for whipping out his crusty dick at every opportunity during photo shoots. *shudders all over*

    • leelee says:

      Kate Upton’s natural beauty is so amazing and rare it unfortunately makes her a target for competitive, snarky models and disgusting, dirty old dried up pork chops like Terry Richardson.

    • Jeannified says:

      I completely agree! Also, I thought that girl was Lindsay Lohan in that first picture!

  2. Marjalane says:

    Ummmm…I think this girl is quickly falling into the skank catagory. She hasn’t really picked up any of the better gigs that SI cover girls usually get.

    • Riana says:

      This. So far there’s been SI, the commercials where she’s orgasming over a burger and now this…

      I was wondering whether anyone really cared about her career or whether they wanted to hop on her internet hype while it lasted…pics with him…doesn’t seem so good.

      And ugggh soooo creepy, I don’t think she knows his reputation but in this business you can’t be a clueless 19 yr old. You’ll get eaten alive by disgusting creeps like him.

    • gigi says:

      +1. And that 3-sizes-too-small bikini top thing is getting old real fast. Kate, get your quickly sagging tits to a gym, or spring for a better bikini top, or just leave it off, period (you’ll make your male fans happier when you dance).

      • mollination says:

        LOL! You must be joking – her body is out of control amazing, and her tits are big, not sagging. That is the most delusional haterade comment I’ve ever read.

      • gigi says:

        @mollination They’re big, which is exactly why she needs to start gyming. Trust. In a year those are going to be pointing south if she doesn’t start getting some muscle tone.

    • Coucou says:

      “Quickly falling into skank category?” Not one but TWO photo shoots with skeevy pervy Uncle Terry gives her full skank status in my opinion, she’s not falling, she fell right into the skank master’s lap and she seems quite comfortable there. Yes, she’s jaw droppingly gorgeous, and i would have forgiven her one shoot with that douche, but TWO??? Just cuz you’re beautiful doesn’t mean you have brains, take notice world.

  3. bea says:

    After seeing that, I now realize all the hub-bub about that bathing suit being photoshopped was wrong.

    I actually thought it was cute and natural for her.

  4. yvette says:


  5. WTF says:

    fun till you realize creepy McCreeper was probably wanking off watching her.

  6. Rux says:

    One day they are going to find little girls locked in this dudes “free” suite at the Marmont. F’ing creep.

  7. Macey says:

    I thought that was LL when I saw the headline. She looks just like a cleaned up version of the Cracken in these pics.
    That guy is just CREEPY! How does he get to these girls?

  8. Peanut says:

    This photoshoot looks exactly like his Lohan photoshoot(s).

  9. TruthTella says:

    It’s just gross because Terry is filming… He reminds me of that gross paedo in “Sin City” lol

    P.S do you think he’s filmed Lindsay doing the “scat daddy”??? lmao… sorry i had too.

  10. David says:

    He is really creepy

  11. Toot says:

    I prefer the Cat Daddy to the Dougie, it’s a fun dance,and Kate looked like she was having fun, but I couldn’t dance for Terry.

    He purposely wants to look like a perve and who knows what he did while watching this video.

  12. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    It made he feel icky when he said “Alright,” and gave the thumbs up. Someone please tell him to stop giving the thumbs up. That thumbs up needs to die!

    • Rhea says:

      I hate that too. It’s like #thumbs up# yeah!!! I got another girl under my belt!!…. shudder….

    • Kimbob says:

      For REAL! Ugh…I thought it was just me who was freaked out from hearing him say that….I’m glad I’m not the only one now!

  13. Nessa says:

    Umm. Really?

  14. Blue says:

    He gives me the creeps & that bikini is in need of more fabric

  15. morganowski says:

    Terry is nasty. Case closed.
    On a differnt note, in those last couple pics she has a strong resemblance to Mandy Moore! Like she’s Mandy’s bombshell little sister, lol

  16. I.want.shoes says:

    Under other circumstances it would have been cute and fun but the presence of creepy uncle Terry just makes it so wrong.

    She has an AWESOME body.

  17. janie says:

    Her boobs are awesome. I’m so jealous.

    It’s really telling that she gets embarrassed and covers them up at the end. I feel like he probably talked her into it and she realized how creepy it was partway through. She’s a good sport though. He’s a total creep.

    • tifygodess24 says:

      Totally agree , I think she was trying to be silly and then was hit with the Ick factor.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree. I LOVE that she is a smiley hot girl (instead one of those chicks that always scowls because they think it looks hot). She seems like someone who likes to have fun and not take herself to seriously.

  18. tifygodess24 says:

    After watching this I have the urge to get back on my diet and hit the gym! Hello motivation. ;)

  19. Me says:

    She’s cute if somewhat putting herself out there in a less than classy way… but thats not her role so whatever. She is so hot I am jealous.

    He’s a giant pedo. Nasty.

  20. Anmelt says:

    Tbh I did not see her appeal before. I totally get it now though, she is unbelievably hot. Wow. I also like that is not bony or anything. Can’t hate her, she seems like a sweet girl.

  21. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I don’t blame her…she is pretty but strikes me as rather dim. He’s the creepiest dude on the planet.
    She does have an amazing rack-TR is probably a hero to many young men out there for posting this vid.

  22. thinkaboutit says:

    Skanky to me. This is the kind of thing “models” are coerced to do when they’re trying to jumpstart a career. Kate, you’re not that girl — you were on the cover of SI for God’s sake!

    I guess that’s someone’s idea of hot…just not mine. Shame to see a pretty girl (who also seems like a nice girl) pandering to the lowest common denominator.

  23. lisa says:

    Well once again.


  24. Franny says:

    Her boobs are amazing! I like them more though when they are a bit more covered up, like in that last bra picture.

    I don’t understand how Terry is even a famous photographer. He shoots the exact same thing everytime. Can I be a famous photographer too, and grope hot male models? The black/white option is ready on iPhoto.

  25. Nicole says:

    He’s creepy. She needs some low-lights. Or lighter brows, her hair color with her eyebrows is too harsh. I like her though.

  26. Sumodo1 says:

    Who manages her? She needs better management and a “minder” to keep her away from pervs like Richardson.

  27. Bamafresh says:

    What a pedobear. She’s funny though. And I need to learn that dance…

  28. Mary jones says:

    Skank ho. And not cute.

  29. Relli says:

    Wow, I am really surprised by the comments above, not shocked just surprised at the slut shaming. This girl is very cute and silly, with a great body. My fear for her is that she has a touch of the Anna Nicole Smith’s … and I don’t want to see that ever again.

  30. MyMy says:

    i love her .. She is very hot and very natural beauty

  31. Tiffany27 says:

    Watching that video reminded me of an article I read for one of my Women Studies classes. I think she’s cute and looks fun and was probably talked into doing something she may have felt a little uncomfortable with. Poor girl.

  32. Jo says:

    Oh yeah, poor girl. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She just looks like every other dumb ass 2 bit skank ho that seems to be everywhere. And he’s just another perv. Perfect for each other.

    • Gaia132 says:

      Agreed. Her career is built on being a dim airhead. She doesn’t have to go around in bikinis and posing like that. But that’s all she has going for her. She needs to go to school or something useful.

    • Kim says:

      Agreed. Why do girls continue to do the stupid airhead thing? Only stupid men buy into it, men with brains and woman are laughing in her face.

  33. skipper says:

    I feel the need to exercise now. And touch myself.

  34. jjrox says:

    I agree with Tiffany 27, it seems like she was a little uncomfortable with it but did it any ways. I also think Relli is right, she is another Anna Nicole in the making. She’s very pretty, a little dumb, impressionable, and down for a good time. She seems nice and fun so hopefully some one starts looking out for her.
    And damn I am jelly of her figure!!

  35. Jenny says:

    This Terry person is really disgusting. I read on another blog about a woman who posed for him when she was young and just moved to hollywood. I think she was only 18 or 19 at the time and trying to break into modeling/acting. Well, she did a photoshoot with Terry, and he convinced her to give him a hand job. She was also on her period at the time, and he asked if she could take out her tampon so he could play with it. Yuck! Why is this man still allowed around young women? He should be locked up.

  36. Sillyone says:

    This is that man if any mother or father seen him taking pictures of their daughters at the park would beat the piss out of and call the cops. He just screams “I am a pervert and love to jerk off to kiddie porn” There is no way in hell I would let this perv take pictures of my daughters at any age!!

  37. connie says:

    How jealous is LL right now? You know this is how she thinks she looks when she gets photographed…Despite these photos being totally uninspired by TR I think Kate looks really excellent in them. I was on the fence with her thinking she was mostly just cute after the MLB video game commercial she was in. She def has a bangin bod though

  38. debunker says:


  39. PeaSoup says:

    She’s stunning and I am super jealous of her. She just seems to be so fun, oh to be 19 and un-jaded again. boohoo

  40. nikzilla37 says:

    Terry Richardson is the king of creeps!

  41. Lisa says:

    Nothing about Terry Richardson is cute. He even LOOKS like a stereotypical pedo, like some over the top caricature out of a Stephen King novel.

  42. poppy says:

    terry richardson would be nowhere if he didn’t have a famous photographer father. while dad’s stuff was considered risque in its day, it was not overt; it doesn’t make you feel like you have to take a shower immediately afterwards. terry takes photography all the way down to the lowest form he can. creepy perverted hack. he thinks he’s an artist and for some reason he has a few key people convinced he is. only explanation is he pimps amazing drugs and very young/desperate ‘meat’ to clients. nasty.

  43. Laura says:

    I think she is adorable!

  44. Annie says:

    It’s weird how this girl is being praised for being “not bony” when I can think of plenty of supposedly “rail thin” celebs who actually have more feminine curves than her.

  45. layla says:

    She’s a pretty girl.. with a great body and phenomenal rack.

    But that bikini is ridiculous.. and she seemed quite self conscience about it.

  46. Holden says:

    Cute in a “Can I get my fiance to do that?” kind of way…

  47. V says:

    She looks like the female version of Andrej Pejic. They have almost the same facial expression!

  48. Kim says:

    She does this dance in her barely on bikini ALL THE TIME. She’ll be in porn in a few years – thats where she seems to be headed. And her boobs are fake as can be-cant believe suckers think they are real.

  49. Kim says:

    Perfect example of Hollyweird – an unintelligent, very average looking girl posing for an untalented pervert but because he is “famous” she makes a fool of herself dancing half dressed.

  50. Tracy says:

    Many of her twitpics are, if anything, even more seedy than these from/with Terry Richardson. His creep factor matches her raunch factor.

  51. IrishEyes says:

    You know… V.S. makes bikinis with underwire in the tops. An amazing invention for those of us wanting to contain the booboolah.

  52. seamonster says:

    i think she is adorable and am truly amazed at the slut shaming and how obviously jealous so many of you are… why must we constantly hate on other woman???let her do her thing! don’t watch it if you find her offensive!

    terry on the other hand is obviously a perv.

  53. kskiska says:

    I don’t get her appeal. After seeing her interviews and hearing what comes out of her mouth, she’s all attitude and airheadedness.

    And yes, she’s got bewbs, but the torso is all Sponge Bob.

  54. Havik says:

    Slut shaming, seriously?? We’re all just jelly?
    I think she’s lovely, and I don’t think anybody here is shaming her for wearing tiny bikinis for a living; they’re just disappointed that she’s associating with Terry Richardson.
    There are horror stories from young models who have been photographed by him! She shouldn’t have to degrade herself this way, THAT’S what people are upset about!

    EDIT: and for the record, I’m not saying the video is degrading to her. Girl wants to dance in barely-there clothing, she can do her thang and I’m fine with that. But any “photographer” who casually whips his dick out while working with young women is not respectful, and she shouldn’t have to put up with that.

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  56. Laura says:

    I’m sorry but I have no respect for “women” who make a living off shit like this when we have had to fight for every little thing and still face inequalities today just for having biscuits! I have so much more respect for women who get a decent education or a career, not those who just get their tits out cos they’re too young and too dumb to do anything else. Yes she has a banging body but brains will in the majority of cases get you further than boobs. *gets off soapbox*

  57. Sweettart says:

    It would be cute anywhere else if she wasn’t in a bikini.

    That bikini with Creepo . . . beyond gross.

    What are these girls thinking? Why would anyone want to have their picture taken by him?