Kate Upton is front page news! The red-hot cover shot was captured by legendary SI photographer Walter Iooss Jr., his 12th Swimsuit cover. The 19-year-old, Melbourne, Fla., native joins an elite group of women who've appeared on the coveted cover, including Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Heidi Klum, Elle MacPherson, Tyra Banks and Brooklyn Decker.
The issue also features a first-ever pairing of two SI Swimsuit traditions: bodypainted athletes. U.S. Soccer star Alex Morgan, the LPGA's Natalie Gulbis and U.S. swimmer and 11-time US Olympic medal winner Natalie Coughlin's bodies were the canvases for athletically inspired suits.
See all the models and more at: www.SI.com/Swimsuit or check out Sports Illustrated's new FREE mobile app "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Viewer 2012" enhanced by DIRECTV. (compatible with both Apple and Android operating systems)
February 14, 2012 9:12 AM | Wear