Kate Upton came close to stepping out in her birthday suit, but she didn’t.
Carine Roitfeld held a party for the recently engaged model-actress at The Blond Lounge in New York City on Wednesday night to honor her impending 24th birthday. Kate’s pals and fiancé Justin Verlander looked to be having a blast as well, as the B-Day darling “Partied [her] pants off.”
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model donned a daring star-spangled transparent Jenny Packham dress over a black Wolford th0ng bodysuit for the event, with her fiancé Justin Verlander at her side. Her black ankle-strap shoes, an envelope handbag, and her 8-carat diamond engagement ring completed the look.
If you look closely at the photo (uploaded by Kate), you can see a little rip in the back of the dress, which explains the brilliant comment “Partied my pants off”
Bella Hadid and Nick Jonas were also in attendance. The singer of “Chains” also flaunted the cute photo booth photos he shot with Upton.
Upton looked to be having a great time, which included cake, tequila shots, and truffle cheeseballs. She captioned one of her amusing Instagram photos, “I’m so happy to have my friends and family with me today!”
Since announcing her engagement to Verlander at the Met Gala in May, Upton has kept things low-key. On May 7, she dazzled in a tight green gown at the Kentucky Derby, then kept a low profile until her birthday appearance.
An insider at the fete confirmed to E! News that Kate “had a ball,” saying, “It was a really fun party. Justin was doting on her the whole time. She looked amazing.”
An eyewitness said that the birthday girl “was dancing on the bar.” “At one point she was behind the bar pouring people shots because the bartender wasn’t moving fast enough for her. It was funny. There was a photo booth and lots of hip hop music playing.
This year, Upton has a lot to celebrate! The model became engaged to Verlander just as she was flashing her engagement ring on the Met Gala red carpet last month, according to ET.
“We’re really happy right now and just continuing being happy,” she told ET in January.
According to a source close to the situation, the festivities lasted well into the night and into the early hours of the morning after 4 a.m.