American actress and model Kate Upton, for the second year in a row, has become the cover girl of choice for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The news came through a leak earlier on February 8, 2013.
Talk show host David Letterman had nine other models lined up for Monday’s show in addition to Upton. The 2010 cover girl Brooklyn Decker, tweeted, “Congratulations Ms.@kateupton !! Making history! [sic]” This has also marked the model’s third straight appearance on the cover.
During her earlier appearances, the model was named ‘S/’s Rookie of the Year’. However, this is the first time that she is not wearing a bikini top and wears a coat instead. The shooting was done in Antarctica for the Polar Bear theme, which could have tested the model’s acting abilities as well, as it is difficult to pretend like one is at a beach when it is -30 degrees outside.
Upton Tweeted, “We can finally talk about Antarctica!!!!!…Took us 2 months to thaw out”. Moreover, the model is now a part of an incredibly elite list of models who have ruled on the cover for multiple years. Model Christy Brinkley appeared back to back in 1979, 1980 and 1981.