We’re going to throw the gauntlet down. Jennifer Lopez and Kate Upton are the two hottest WAGs in MLB right now. You’d probably be hard pressed to come up with any two who are hotter than either of these attractive women.
Since J-Lo and Kate Upton are the two hottest WAGs in MLB, they will have to face off in what we call “The World Series of WAGs”. We have constructed a batting lineup of ten of the most attractive photos of Kate Upton and another ten of J-LO. Before we get started, let’s quickly take a look at how each of them got here.
Jennifer Lopez has been dating former New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez. Though he has retired from the sport in 2016, he is still heavily involved in the sport as a special advisor to the Yankees and as a sports broadcaster on Fox Sports. For as popular and successful as A-Rod, J-Lo can match him every step of the way in that regard. She is a triple-threat, in that she is able to act, sing, and dance.
Kate Upton got married to Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander in November, 2017 after having dated for a few years. Verlander joined Houston in a last minute August 2017 trade, after having spent his entire career to that point with Detroit. Having won the World Series with Houston this year, he now has a World Series ring but also a wedding ring after managing to lock down the attractive supermodel.
20 J-LO: COVERED UP
Let's start off with a very steamy photo of Jennifer Lopez, baring all and only covering up the bare essentials with a towel. Thankfully she had enough of the towel to provide some padding to sit on, because sitting straight on a wooden bench could not possibly be comfortable. The main takeaway from this photo, however, is that it doesn't take much to show off just how good J-Lo looks.
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez was born July 24 1969 in Castle Hill, a poor neighborhood in The Bronx, New York. Her parents, Guadalupe and David, are both Puerto Rican, and has two sisters. The family all lived in a small apartment together at the time of Lopez’s birth. A few years later, her parents purchased a two-story house – a big deal for the relatively poor family. Though they did not have much, her parents had always emphasized the importance of having a strong work ethic and being able to speak proper English.
19 UPTON: Run On The Beach
Kate Upton looks absolutely stunning in this photo, which is a scene taken from the movie The Other Woman. When this part was being casted, you have to believe part of the prerequisite was, who could steal a scene on the beach? Going with Upton was a no-brainer.
Did You Know? Kate Upton was born June 10 1992 in St. Joseph, Michigan. Even though she is now married to star pitcher Justin Verlander, she has been around sports her whole life. Her mother, Shelley, was a former Texas state tennis champion and her father, Jeff, was a high school athletics director. In case that family history wasn’t interesting enough, her great-grandfather, Frederick Upton was the co-founder of the Whirlpool Corporation, the appliance manufacturer.
18 J-LO: BLACK AND WHITE
Here we have a very sultry photo of the 48-year-old pop star. The black and white photo does nothing to hide the fact that she is ageless, and her beauty is undeniable. J Lo is leaning over towards the window, as she stares deep into the camera. We wonder which lucky man was on her mind when she took this photo?
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez had a very active childhood, in more ways than one. Lopez and her sisters regularly, and were encouraged to, put on performances at home to stay out of trouble. These performances involved singing and dancing in front of each other and their friends, something that would obviously set up Lopez’s future career path. Lopez also excelled athletically, rather than academically by her own admission. She competed in gymnastics, was a member of her school’s softball team, and competed in national track championships! Finally, she was cast in My Little Girl (1986), a very low budget film, during her final year of high school.
17 UPTON: Vogue
Kate Upton married Verlander in Italy shortly after the Astros' World Series win, so we thought it was appropriate to include a shot of Upton's photoshoot with the Italian edition of Vogue.
Did You Know? When you think of Kate Upton, you think of her as being a beautiful model who has graced Sports Illustrated magazines. While you wouldn’t be wrong about that, Upton actually has other talents – equestrian. Before she entered the modelling industry as a teenager, Upton was a competitive equestrienne. With her horse, Roanie, she won three American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Under-13 Championships. In addition, she also was third overall on the APHA Youth Top 20 rankings! With a second horse, Colby, she placed in the top five in several categories. That’s really quite impressive!
16 J-LO: DRESSED IN MESH
Jennifer Lopez looks incredible in this photo. She looks off in the distance in reflection and she manages to show us that no matter how old she gets, her looks don't seem to fade.
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez wore a green chiffon Versace dress to the 2000 Grammy Awards. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably saying “big deal”! Well, you’re actually right – it was a very big deal. In January 2015, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt revealed that J-Lo’s green dress was the most popular search query they have ever seen. As it turned out, the dress prompted well over a thousand Google searches. It was so highly searched that Google needed to think of a way to give users exactly what they wanted, and so it prompted the birth of Google Image Search. So, basically, we can thank J-Lo for that very useful search engine!
15 UPTON: MRS. EASTER BUNNY
Easter is a time for the kids, when they go on Easter egg hunts and all that. That changes as we grow up and turn into adults. However, maybe Kate Upton as a female Easter bunny is an idea that many of us can get behind - especially if she looks like this.
Did You Know? Kate Upton’s religion is something that is very important to her. She has a devout belief in God, and took offense when someone joked about her religiosity. According to Upton, someone noticed that she was wearing a cross necklace during a photo and doubted that ‘someone like her’ would be religious. Unbelievably, she had her necklace taken from her for the photo shoot! In a later interview on the subject, Upton said, “The whole thing made me realize that I do want a cross with me, at all times.” This prompted Upton to have a cross tattooed on her finger, because that can’t be taken away from her.
14 J-LO: Peforming
Here we see Jennifer Lopez once again showing off her impressive physique. She just so happens to also be showing off her oft-discussed and famous behind in this photo. This photo would make any man sweat.
Did You Know? As it hard as it might be to believe, Jennifer Lopez insists that she abstains from alcohol entirely. The 48-year-old singer and entertainer has always managed to avoid consuming alcohol, and considers that to be part of the reason why she has aged so gracefully. J-Lo said, “I think that it [alcohol] ruins your skin. Of course, during celebratory toasts, everybody’s like, ‘You can’t toast with water!’ So I’ll toast with alcohol and just take a tiny sip.” Whether or not that’s true for everyone, it is plain for all to see that J-Lo has defied age and still has an ageless appearance.
13 UPTON: SEA CAPTAIN
Kate Upton is a mighty good looking sea captain, if you ask us! She made a name for herself by appearing in several Sports Illustrated magazines and, judging by the photo above, that should come as no surprise to anyone. Upton just has that ability to make any swimsuit look good.
Did You Know? Kate Upton has frequently ventured into acting. Her debut came in the 2011 film, Tower Heist, that saw her appear in a cameo as a mistress of an executive hotel resident. Among her acting gigs include roles in The Three Stooges (2012), The Other Woman (2014), The Disaster Artist (2017), and The Layover (2017). Although she hasn’t appeared in any really successful movies yet, she has had the opportunity to work with some very notable actors such as Cameron Diaz, Alexandra Daddario, James Franco, Ben Stiller, and Eddie Murphy.
12 J-LO: US MAGAZINE COVER GIRL
Move over, Kate Upton! J-LO certainly knows how to grace a magazine cover, as she did in a 2015 edition of US Magazine. She looks incredible dressed in this nice one-piece bathing suit, which is nicely summed up by the caption.
Did You Know? Before Jennifer Lopez became who she is today, she was a backup dancer for the popular 1990s band, New Kids On The Block. In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jennifer Lopez cited her performance as a backup dancer with the band at the 1991 American Music Awards as being her breakout moment. Also, Lopez was also a backup dancer for Janet Jackson in the early 1990s. In 2001, Jackson revealed, “She was supposed to do the whole Janet tour, but she only did the ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’ video. Then she called and she said she wanted out, because she wanted to do her own thing.”
11 UPTON: CARL'S JR. AD
Now, I know what you're thinking - eating fast food isn't incredibly attractive. Yeah, you'd probably be right about that actually. The thing is, it is when it involves Kate Upton. The above was part of Kate Upton's controversial Carl's Jr Super Bowl ad.
Did You Know? Kate Upton is no stranger to controversy and having some of her work banned. In fact, it has happened to her three times already! In the first instance, she was shooting a commercial for Zoo York that was banned because of the “bleeped profanity” and that, despite being fully covered, there was some evidence of Upton’s “erect nipple” being visible. Upton appeared in The Three Stooges remake dressed as a nun, but it was banned because the Catholic League was upset with her portrayal of nuns (they felt she was dressed inappropriately). Finally, she appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Carl's Jr. that was banned because it was too risqué.
10 J-LO: GLAMOROUS
In this photo, we get to see Jennifer Lopez looking wonderfully glammed up. While her eyes catch your attention at first, she's obviously not afraid to show off her...erm, assets in this photo.
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez is a very intelligent businesswoman with many different business areas she has ventured into, with a great deal of success. The one skill she admits she lacks is that she is not computer literate at all. In 2016, Lopez confessed, “I never go near one; I don’t like them. I barely know how to log on, so I’m never online.” Computers are still a relatively new invention and it might be hard to believe but there is still a generation or so that didn’t really grow up with computers. However, this revelation is even more surprising because her father, David, worked as a computer technician. He is also currently a technology startup investor for his company, Manos Accelerator, that supports Hispanic tech startups.
9 UPTON: BASIC BACKGROUND
In case you weren't already aware, Kate Upton can look gorgeous no matter what the background scenery is. I'm not sure what they were going for in this photo, but it doesn't matter anyway. In any photo, all eyes will always be on her.
Did You Know? It didn’t take very long for Kate Upton to get her big break and enter the modelling world. In 2008, Upton attended an open casting call for Elite Model Management and was signed on the spot that day! Somebody at the agency clearly saw something in the then-16 year old and taking that chance paid off big time for them. Pretty much ever since then, her career has taken off. Not too long after the gig with Elite Model Management, Upton made the move to New York and signed on with a more experienced modelling agency, IMG Models. While she is no longer with the modelling company that gave Upton her big break, we should all be thankful to them. After all, if they rejected her who knows if we would have ever gotten to know the Kate Upton we know today?
8 J-LO: BACKSTAGE SELFIE
This dressing room selfie of J-Lo provides us with a glimpse of what she is like backstage, and without any makeup or glam. J-Lo says she only takes one selfie a year, so we will sadly have to make do with this one until 2018.
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez has been married a couple of times, and has also been engaged in legal battles because of some of her ex-partners. For just under a year in the late 1990s, Lopez was married to Cuban waiter Ojani Noa. After she divorced him, Lopez sued him to prevent him from publishing the book he was writing about their marriage, claiming it violated their confidentiality agreement. She won that legal battle, but is also still suing him over a compromising private honeymoon vacation of the two that Noa has. Lopez also dated Sean Combs briefly. In 1999, they were arrested for possessing a weapon and stolen property in connection with a shooting outside a club in New York. Lopez was exonerated after having had nothing to do with the crime, though Combs was ultimately charged and indicted by the grand jury.
7 UPTON: GAME OF WAR
The above photo comes from the Game of Wars commercial, which Kate Upton starred in for a while. Although she has since been replaced by Mariah Carey, you know you've seen all of Kate Upton's commercials for the game. Admit it, seeing Kate Uptond dressed in her medieval outfit was the reason why you even considered downloading the game.
Did You Know? For some strange reason, Victoria’s Secret is not a fan of Kate Upton. Victoria’s Secret model director Sophia Neophitou sharply criticized Kate Upton for no apparent reason. When asked about whether she would consider using Upton as a model, Neophitou replied, “We would never use Upton. She’s like a Page 3 girl. She’s like a footballer’s wife, with the too-blonde hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can go out and buy.” That criticism is unfair and unwarranted, but she’s entitled to her opinions. Mind you, it’s not like Upton really needs Victoria’s Secret anyway. She has made it this far without the brand and has arguably made a bigger name for herself than any of the Victoria Secret models.
6 J-LO: Clearly Hitting The Gym
Jennifer Lopez constantly posts photos of herself hitting the gym. It seems like she lives in there whenever she's not performing or hanging out with her boyfriend A-Rod. There's a reason Lopez looks as good as she does at her age. She clearly takes care of herself.
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez is afraid of the dark. While some may scoff at this, it is a genuine phobia, and one that affects Lopez. She revealed that she prefers to keep the lights on, even when she is trying to fall asleep at night. When she was married to Marc Anthony, she would rely on him to turn off the lights after she had gone to bed. Lopez said that while she likes the quiet, she hates the dark, and that Marc Anthony would always turn off the lights after he comes to bed and she is already sleeping.
5 UPTON: FUN IN THE SUN
This Instagram post by Kate Upton shows her having some fun in the sun while on vacation in Turks and Caicos. She certainly seems to be enjoying herself, although we wonder who she was with since April happens to be in the midst of the baseball season.
Did You Know? Kate Upton’s chest is quite...sizeable, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, she revealed that she was actually quite flat-chested in high school. In an interview, Upton revealed that she used to be made fun of for being flat chested and she grew envious of those who were more well endowed. As we all know now, Kate Upton had nothing to worry about! Given the way she looks now, it seems strange that she was once made fun of for not being as well endowed as some of the other teenage girls.
4 J-LO: IN BED...SORT OF
This is an incredibly seductive photo of Jennifer Lopez in bed...well, at least sort of in bed. It wouldn't be tough for any celebrity to look attractive and sexy like this, but it just looks so much better with J-Lo.
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez is a very prominent philanthropist and activist. Lopez raised $10 million for Run For Something, a charity that supports physical fitness programs for children, after donating part of the proceeds from ticket sales from her 2007 concert. She launched the Lopez Family Foundation in 2009, to increase the availability of healthcare for underprivileged women and children. More recently, she has also donated $1 million dollars to the aid efforts for Hurricane Irma and to Hurricane Maria. Lopez is also a prominent supporter of LGBT rights and has received awards for her longstanding philanthropic work for the LGBT community.
3 UPTON: VOGUE COVER GIRL
Kate Upton graced the cover of a June 2017 edition of Vogue magazine, an honor given onto to those who are worthy. And Kate Upton is certainly more than worthy, if you ask us! The caption on the cover about her being the hottest supermodel on Earth sounds just about right to us!
Did You Know? Before Justin Verlander, Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were an item. In 2013, Upton and Chmerkovskiy were frequently spotted out together in public, holding hands. While they initially played coy on the speculation, Chmerkovskiy eventually confirmed the romance. Maksim is best known for being one of the professional dancers on Dancing With The Stars. While the romance obviously ended, it seems as if the split was amicable. Maksim said that Upton is an amazing girl and that he will always continue to wish her the best.
2 J-LO: DRESSED IN RED
We decided to use as J-Lo's final photo for this list and you can see why. There's nothing not attractive about this photo, and there's just something about her choice of colour in this photo. What's that about red being an aphrodisiac for men?
Did You Know? Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have gradually started merging their families together, and have apparently moved in together. It has long been believed that Lopez’s two children, 9-year-old twins Max and Emme, have met Rodriguez’s daughters, Natasha (12) and Ella (9). The house they are living in together reflects the merging of their two families since they have made an effort to include photos of all of their children around the house. As a reminder of their blended family, Lopez and Rodriguez text each other #bloodinbloodout (which is also a reference to the 1993 gangster film).
1 UPTON: RUNWAY WEDDING DRESS
For Kate Upton's final photo, we see her walking the runway in a wedding dress, except for the fact it doesn't look like the wedding dress many are used to. This one is a whole lot more revealing (not that we're complaining)! However, this wasn't the dress the happy bride wore when she married Verlander in November.
Did You Know? Kate Upton and Justin Verlander got married on November 4, 2017. They got married in a medieval church in Tuscany, Italy, that overlooked the Montalcino Valley. That capped off an incredibly busy week for Verlander, who had just won the World Series with the Houston Astros days earlier! He had to fly over to Italy to prepare for the wedding a few days after the Astros won Game 7 of the World Series, causing him to miss the Astros’ celebratory parade. While Verlander surely would have loved to have participated in his first World Series parade, getting married is something even more special.