Kate Upton has landed her third Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover!
Six years after making her debut in the magazine, The 24-year-old model is back — and showing off her famous curves in a trio of covers for the publication, which ties her for most solo covers along with iconic supermodel Christie Brinkley.
From topless to an embellished jacket and matching bikini bottom to a white knit one-piece, the blonde bombshell looks stunning on each of her covers for 2017.
“Wow, I feel so honored and excited to be back with Sports Illustrated,” she wrote after sharing the good news on Instagram. “Thank you @siswimsuit and @mjday for inviting me to be part of an issue that features and celebrates beauty and confidence in every shape and size #siswim17 #grateful.”
Back in 2012 before landing her first cover, Kate opened up to the magazine about her aspirations of landing the coveted cover.
“If I got the cover, I would be really excited. It would be really amazing,” she said at the time. “It’s always what I’ve talked about. I grew up in an American family, so it always was on the coffee table and to be that girl on the magazine on the coffee table would just be really groundbreaking for me.”
It wasn’t long before she landed back-to-back cover, with the 2013 issue being photographed in Antarctica. Kate posed wearing a white parka and matching bikini bottoms for the infamous shot.
“When you think you’re going for a Sports Illustrated shoot, you think beach — sometimes it can be chilly and there’s going to be wind but when you know you’re going to Antarctica, you know you’re going to be freezing and half naked,” Kate said in 2013. “And I was very nervous because I grew up in Florida and I don’t do well in the snow when I’m fully dressed.”
One person we know is excited for Kate is her fiancé, Detroit Lions pitcher Justin Verlander.
“I’m really excited, he asked me right before the season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down-low for quite a while,” she told E! last year. “So I’m excited to finally be able to share it with the world!”
Get it, girl! For a look back at Kate’s most cleavage-baring moments, click through the gallery below!
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