This Photo From Kate Upton’s First Photoshoot Is Absolutely Adorable

Kate, is that you?

Before Kate Upton was dominating the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit edition and racking up accolades like Sexiest Woman Alive, she was a total dork like you and me.

Don’t believe us? Upton herself posted a throwback photo to her first modeling campaign, and it’s both totally adorable and totally shocking:

#tbt my first modeling campaign for @dooneyandbourke

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The campaign, shot for Dooney & Bourke back in 2010, features a fully-clothed Upton cheesing hard for the camera, legs splayed open. There’s a vibe of geeky innocence in this shot, as there should be: At 18, Upton had just started landing the regular modeling gigs that would launch her towards stardom.

Fascinating? Intrigued? Disturbed? Here’s a few more things you probably didn’t know about Kate Upton:

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