Is Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton Mark Sanchez's new girl?

New York Jets quarterback and Mexican American hottie Mark Sanchez is quite the man about town. Rumors that he was dating Kim Kardashian were shot down by the reality star herself, but that hasn't stopped people from buzzing about his possible love match with new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover star Kate Upton.

So are they or aren’t they? The two are still playing coy about their relationship status in a new video from TMZ in which the 19-year-old model giggles when asked about her 25-year-old Latino hottie and replies “What do you think?”

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The couple have been rumored to be dating for a few months now, with the first sightings of Mark visiting the beauty’s apartment mentioned in New York Post’s Page Six in December. But he’s been linked to plenty of gorgeous women in the past, including Cuban-American actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, best known for her role in the Sopranos, and Hayden Panettiere, known for the series Heroes and most recently Scream 4.

That’s no great reason to keep teasing us about whether they’re an item or not. But the Victoria’s Secret Angel simply says “it’s whatever you think!” and lets us make up our own minds. I for one hope they are dating. She may not be as hot as Sofia Vergara (according to AskMen.com) nor as inspirational as the 2 Latinas in the Sports Illustrated issue but she’s certainly a better match for him than Kim Kardashian. Here’s hoping we get a photo of the cute couple stepping out soon.

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Do you think Mark Sanchez and Kate Upton make a cute couple?

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