Third time’s a charm! Bombshell Kate Upton poses topless on cover of 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue after claims of ‘diva’ behavior Kate Upton is so nice she’s made the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover thrice.
Upton has become only the fourth woman to grace the cover three times. This year, she’s making the splash with three different covers. Other women who did the cover three times include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley, who also is featured in this year’s edition with her two daughters. Elle Macpherson holds the record with five cover appearances.
Other notables in this year’s edition include former cover girl Chrissy Teigen, an expectant mother and athletes including tennis champ Serena Williams and Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles.
Upton was also on the 2012 and 2013 covers.
The issue hit newsstands on Wednesday. Kate Upton has landed Sports Illustrated’s coveted cover for the third time following claims of ‘diva’ behavior surrounding the shoot.
The 24-year-old was revealed as the star of the 2017 edition on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday and the issue was immediately projected onto the Empire State Building in New Y The 2017 edition marks the third time that Kate has starred on the cover.
There was speculation that Kate would grace one cover, and tennis star Serena Williams and 63-year-old model Christie Brinkley would be the other two cover stars.
However, it was ultimately decided that Kate would appear on all three different covers. Thanks for watching !