Kate Upton has been cheated on.

The blonde bombshell has had her heart broken many times in the past, but believes the best way to deal with the pain is to cut all ties with her ex-boyfriends.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''I definitely have been cheated on. Everybody's been through betrayal some way or another in their life. You're heartbroken and you have to heal that.

''I personally think the best revenge is just walking away and not wasting another second of your time with someone who's clearly emotionally handicapped. I think if someone hurts you in that way, it's not your job to change him, and it's not your job to be there while he's finding himself, and finding who he is.

''So I think walking away and being who you need to be for the rest of your life is the most important thing.''

The 22-year-old model has been romantically linked to hunky sports stars Justin Verlander, Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez in the past, but insists looks aren't her priority when it comes to men.

She added: ''I love awkward, but cute. The type of guy I like, I always kid, I love a penguin.''

Kate made a name for herself with sexy Sports Illustrated shoots, but is now turning her hand to acting with a role alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann in comedy 'The Other Woman' and admits it isn't easy making a career change.

She said: ''It's exhausting to try to be taken seriously. But I'm willing to commit to that - I'm willing to fight.''