10/08/2013 12:37 EDT

Kate Upton As A Kid: Sports Illustrated Model Posts Throwback Twitter Photo

We all know Kate Upton the sex symbol but have you met Kate Upton the kid?

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit covergirl posted an adorable throwback photo on Twitter last week which featured the model as a young girl in pigtails, sitting beside her two sisters Laura and Christie and their father, Jeff at a sports game.

The budding beauty, who was making an adorably cranky face, was decked out in a cute flower tee completely oblivious to the fact that she would one day become a fashion star. (We bet all little Kate cared about was getting candy!)

Who would have thought that the wee tyke would have grown up to become one of the most familiar faces in the world by the time she was 19 years old? (In fact, it was a YouTube video which showed Kate doing the "Dougie" at a Los Angeles Clippers game that propelled her to stardom).

Sports is so entrenched in the Vanity Fair covergirl's heart that the Louis Vuitton fav was recently put on the cover of Sports Illustrated dressed in an Atlanta Braves uniform.

Kate has really grown up:

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