Photo: Kate Upton Returns To Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover
Kate Upton is back on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the second straight year.
Sports Illustrated took the photo shoot for the 50th anniversary edition in Antarctica, which features Upton’s cover photo with no top and a coat on.
Upton becomes the first model to grace the cover in consecutive years since Tyra Banks did so in 1996 and 1997. Among the other models to appear on multiple covers were Christie Brinkley from 1979-81, Elle MacPherson in 1986 and 1988 and Paulina Porizkova in 1984 and 1985.
Over the last year, the Florida native was a fixture at Detroit Tigers games and according to numerous sources is said to be dating Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.
The 20-year-old blonde bombshell began her Sports Illustrated fame in 2011 when she was named Sports Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year.