Friday, May 24, 2013

She's an Upton Girl Living in a Lonely World

by Drew Martin
When Jake Davidson, a 17-year-old kid from Los Angeles, asked supermodel Kate Upton to be his date to his senior prom this year, the video he made for the proposal went viral. The story got picked up by the press, which tried to make it happen. Upton could not swing it so Nina Agdal ("Rookie of the Year" from the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue) stepped up to the plate. Agdal, a Dane, not only made Davidson's prom fantastisk but she got to experience this American rite of passage. Davidson's video nods to The Graduate and Ferris Bueller's Day Off and it starts with the stereotypical unlikely boy gets girl plot and lets the fate of social media complete it. It's funny, especially the line "I'm ... 5'9" on a really good day." He admits he cannot dance and then says that her Cat Daddy video should have won an Oscar for Best Short Film. In the video Upton dances to Cat Daddy by Rej3ctz in a string bikini at a Terry Richardson photo shoot.

Click here to watch Davidson's proposal
Click here to watch Davidson's prom night with Nina Agdal

Click here to watch Upton demonstrating the Cat Daddy
Click here to watch the Rej3ctz Cat Daddy video