Look out, world!
Kate Upton is adding to her collection of covers by being the 2017 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl!
Sports Illustrated announced the exciting news on Tuesday, Feb. 14. “It's true: America's favorite bombshell, the incomparable Kate Upton will grace the pages of SI Swimsuit once again!” they wrote on their website.
This goes down as the 24-year-old’s fifth spread in an SI swimsuit issue! Her induction into SI came back in 2011, when she was just 18-years-old. It was that spread that earned her the title of Rookie of the Year with the mag.
In both of the following years, the blonde bombshell found herself on the SI swimsuit cover. And at age 22, she earned a position as a member of the 22-person SI swimsuit legends class along with models like Tyra Banks and Christie Brinkley.
The buxom blondie will grace three different covers this year. "We didn’t start off with the idea of three covers, regardless of who was on the cover," said MJ Day, the editor of SI swimsuit. "But when Kate was actually shooting, we were trying so many different looks on her and each photo was coming back just as great as the next.”
The Other Woman star was excited to jump at the opportunity to grace the cover once again. “This year's theme is about every woman of every age and every body type being accepted. It was inspiring to be asked to be a part of that issue,” Kate said. "Those are the campaigns I want to do and the career I want to have — to inspire women to love themselves. That’s a balance of working hard and eating healthy but also enjoying life and having cheat days and for the emphasis not to be on the ideal perfect body. It makes me proud to be asked back."
This year is clearly off to a good start for the sexy star. This big announcement comes just months after her surprise engagement to fiancé Justin Verlander. While the duo has been engaged now since May of 2016, she and the 33-year-old athlete are not looking to rush down the aisle. “We are enjoying the engagement period,” Kate said at the 2016 Met Gala.
Whether or not there are wedding bells in store for Kate this year, we’re sure she’s over-the-moon with her booming career!
Scroll through the gallery below to see Kate’s SI swimsuit covers!