In the photograph 22-year old Ania Korkh is posing topless in a winter coat, similar to the supermodel's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.
Korkh says she originally took the picture as a joke with a friend and then tweeted it to friends.
But then they decided to tweet it to the supermodel herself, who then retweeted the look-alike photo to her thousands of fans.
"We just did it to be funny I tweeted it at her and ten minutes later my phone is exploding with notifications from Twitter and they're saying, 'Wow! You look like Kate Upton."
"I saw she retweeted me. That's how I went from 78 followers to 7,000 right now,"
Korkh say she received widespread international attention and has interviews lined up with Anderson Cooper, TMZ and ESPN.