The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.
Midwest native Kate Upton always dreamed of being a model. Fantasy became reality three years ago when she walked into an open call and booked her first job. Since then she has been the face for Guess Lingerie. This is Kate’s first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Kate was photographed by Raphael Mazzucco in Boracay Island, Philippines. Swimsuit by Tori Praver Swimwear.