A couple of weeks ago, Jessica Ricks (@hapatime) told me about an upcoming event she was hosting at Express Union Square. Then she casually said Kate Upton would be there. I’m like, “What?? Kate Upton is going to be there?” I’ve always wanted to see her in person so I was super excited to attend yesterday’s Spring Fling with Kate Upton for Express. I was envisioning the event to be packed with Kate Upton fans and media, but I was fortunate several times to get really close to her to snap some shots. She even joined in on a photo booth session with my friends! My sidekicks for last night were Jyo of Cuppajyo and Samantha Huang, my ex-coworker from Charlotte Russe and also one of my favorite people in this planet.

Here’s Cuppajyo meeting Hapatime for the first time!

Finally reunited with Anh of 9to5Chic! I haven’t seen her since last September’s New York Fashion Week!Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-04

Here’s Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam and Samantha having fun at the photo booth!Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset

And then Kate Upton showed up and everyone stopped what they were doing. Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-27

And then she joins in on a photo booth session with Mike, Jessica, Samantha, and Jyo. No big deal. Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-33 Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-34

And more photo booth action with Jyo and Julia.

Cuppajyo, Krystal Bick, Julia Engel, and Darah Gabrielle.Kate-Upton-ExpressLove-Express-San-Francisco-19

I love hanging out with these two.

Right before the media started to ask her questions, I yelled out, “Kate! Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” And everyone laughed. I really hope she heard that. LOL.
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