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Kate Upton is back! After two years of gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, she’s made it again, just on the back cover of the magazine this time.
Since it is the 50th anniversary for the magazine, they decided to do something extra special. The front cover features three models, Chrissy Teigen, Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, topless and looking over their shoulders, smiling for the camera. Flip the magazine over and the back cover features Upton, the 21-year-old blonde bombshell, showing off her curves in a skimpy coral bikini. The two covers are almost too much to handle.
Upton was the cover of the 2012 and 2013 Swimsuit issues, and her fans are extremely happy she’s back again this year.
Us Weekly reports that the photo shoot for the cover shot took place on a beach in the Cook Islands.
Besides being on the cover of the magazine, Upton is also featured inside in many different settings. Her photo shoot within the magazine is getting just as much attention as her cover shot. One shot even has the model in a zero-gravity chamber rocking a gold bikini.
When the magazine was revealed last week with the three girls on the cover, Upton congratulated them by tweeting, “OMG! So happy for @LilyAldridge @Chrissteigen and @NinaAgdal!! What a gorgeous cover!! Loving the botty for vday!”
Having now been on this cover three times makes Upton a big deal in the modeling world. According to Yahoo, the only other models that have appeared on the cover of the Swimsuit Issue at least three times are Elle Macpherson, Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland and Daniela Pestova.
Editor MJ Day told Us Weekly that the cover with the three girls was, “presented from a unique perspective, with a lighthearted spirit and breathtaking setting that lets the imagination run wild. This is what Swimsuit does best and we’re thrilled to see it captured in such a memorable image.”
Upton’s cover seems to do the same. Which 2014 cover do you like best?
image courtesy of SI