Everyone should be so lucky enough to have Kate Upton as a sister.
In a video produced by the architecture/interior design site Houzz, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model serves up a very special surprise for her sister, Christie, secretly renovating her house in celebration of National Siblings Day.
“My sister Christie is the oldest of us all and really keeps us all in line and takes care of everybody around here. We have a very close relationship,” says Upton in the sweet video.
“I always looked up to her,” adds Upton, 26. “I always wanted to wear all of her clothes, and now she wants to wear all of my clothes. I’m definitely paying for those younger days.”
As Upton explains, Christie and her husband Matt have been renovating their Florida home but she decided to take over, working with design firm Movito to provide some amazing decor inspiration.
“This house is so important to Christie and Matt because it’s their first time really putting down roots and really having a place of their own,” Upton says.
“I think it really symbolized settling down for them,” she continues. “It’s an important time to do the renovation now because she keeps trying to do all of these little projects in the house and none of them are for her. I wanted to prioritize her because I knew she wouldn’t.”
The renovations were extensive, especially in the master bathroom, which required a wall to be knocked down in order to provide her sister her dream bathroom.
“I wanted it to feel like her oasis in her own home,” she explains. “I’m so happy to give her a place to relax and rejuvenate.”
At the end of the video comes the big reveal, and Matt, Christie and their young daughter are all blown away by their spectacular new dream home.