Kate Upton was surprised -- and angry -- when Cat Daddy video came out

Kate Upton didn't think the Cat Daddy video that went viral would be for public consumption

Seems Kate Upton wasn't cool with the release of that video of her dancing.

No, not the 2011 video where she was captured doing the Dougie at an L.A. Clippers game and wound up being introduced to the part of the world that really, really likes to see a hot woman jiggle. Upton was ticked off about the video Terry Richardson posted in 2012 that had her doing the Cat Daddy in a teeny string bikini.

And she says she let Richardson know.

"I was like, 'That was disrespectful, you could have told me!,' " she tells British Vogue, which noted that she was horrified at the time because the video had been shot for fun during a break in a photo shoot and to her knowledge was not for publication. Because nobody ever posts provocative images of beautiful women on the Internet.

Richardson put the video on his blog and YouTube channel, and the Cat Daddy was out of the bag. The video made even more headlines in the midst of its viral explosion when it was briefly taken down by YouTube despite its lack of bannable nudity. And while the Internet never forgets, Upton at least can forgive.

"Now, obviously, it's fine," she said. 

Gee, ya think?

Yup, those oodles of undulating Upton in that video definitely left a mark on her career -- a positive one -- especially coming as it did in close proximity to her first Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover.

By the end of 2014, she was named People's sexiest woman. She has nearly 2 million Twitter followers, has a movie credit in the can with another on the way, has a boyfriend who's a professional baseball player and could line a very sexy hallway if she framed her Sports Illustrated swimsuit efforts.

Richardson, however, isn't taking any credit for her fame.

"She was born a star," he tells the magazine.

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