Model Kate Upton will grace the cover of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, according to news reports published Feb. 8, 2013. This will be the second year in a row that Kate Upton will be featured on the annual issue Sports Illustrated.
The cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition was supposed to be kept under wraps until an announcement made on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Sports Illustrated cover model on Late Show with David Letterman
The surprise was ruined by tabloid TMZ when they published the photo of Kate Upton heating up frigid Antartica while wearing bikini bottoms and a white jacket. TMZ scooped the news that Kate Upton would be the cover model for the annual swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated.
After the news broke, 'Sports Illustrated' confirmed that Upton was indeed the cover model via Twitter, along with a picture of the prestigious cover.
This marks the second year in a row that Kate Upton will be on the cover of the annual swimsuit edition. Kate Upton, 20, is a voluptuous model who became an instant celebrity when she landed the 2012 cover.
The swimsuit models will appear on 'Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The models will present Letterman's Top Ten list. The cover model will appear for an interview with Letterman on Tuesday, Feb. 12. For Kate Upton's 2012 appearance on Letterman see SI cover model Kate Upton on Late Show with David Letterman
Past Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover models have included Heidi Klum, Cheryl Tiegs, Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Elle Macpherson and Tyra Banks, among others