Kate Upton was named cover girl of the 2017 “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue on not one, but three collector covers where she appears topless.
The announcement was made Monday night during “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that the 24-year-old model had landed her third cover on the coveted issue. She last appeared on the cover in back-to-back years, 2012 and 2013, following her rookie year, according to Sports Illustrated.
“The 2017 SI Swimsuit Covers have been revealed. Welcome back, @KateUpton! Follow the link for more photos and video http://on.si.com/2lfRkbl,” the official Sports Illustrated Swimsuit account tweeted.
— SI Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) February 15, 2017
On two of the three covers, the model wore some of the smallest swimsuits ever made and used just one arm to cover her chest. The shots show off her curves and an insane amount of cleavage and underboob.
“Wow, so honored and excited to be back with @SI_Swimsuit in an issue that celebrates beauty and confidence in all shapes & sizes!” Upton tweeted after the announcement.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) February 15, 2017
SI swimsuit editor, MJ Day said originally they didn’t plan for three covers, but that Upton gave them so much material it was difficult to narrow down and select just one shot.