It’s Official: Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Model Again

(Sports Illustrated)

By Daniel Gates


(Sports Illustrated)

(Sports Illustrated)

Kate Upton is officially the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model, as Gossip Cop first reported last Friday. It marks the blonde bombshell’s second straight appearance on the cover, although Upton’s new “Polar Bare” look is (slightly) more covered up than last year’s debut.

Tyra Banks was the last back-to-back cover girl, in 1996 and 1997.

Upton is slated to appear with nine other models on Monday’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” to launch the issue, which hits newsstands on Tuesday. The question is: Do you prefer 2012 Upton or 2013 Upton? Check out both cover images below and tell us which you like best!


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