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Kate Upton Is 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s Cover Girl

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 is on sale now. (Sports Illustrated)


Kate Upton notched a hat trick — her third Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover.

On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel revealed on his late-night show that the supermodel would be the cover girl for S.I.‘s 2017 Swimsuit Issue. Upton was on hand to field questions from the talk show host, while the studio audience cheered her on.

Kate Upton (SI Swimsuit/Twitter)


This makes three covers for Upton, who was also featured on the cover in 2012 and 2013. If you’re wondering, the record for most SI Swimsuit Issue covers is still held by model Elle Macpherson, who was featured on five (1986-88, ’94, and ’06).

After the announcement, Upton told Kimmel that she was only first notified of her feat yesterday. Apparently, Upton had to spend Valentine’s Day apart from her fiancée, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who had already left to start spring training.



Kimmel also revealed the actual SI Swimsuit Issue cover for the first time—of which there are three, of course—which you can see in the video below.

Watch the big reveal below.

—RealClearLife Staff