Back-To-Back SI Covers For Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated has its first repeat cover model since Tyra Banks in 1996 and ’97.

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Nothing can be hidden on the Internet and the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is the latest leak.

Kate Upton, the buxom blond who graces the cover for the second consecutive year, was supposed to reveal the news Monday on “Late Night with David Letterman.”

The issue releases Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Upton braved the cold of Antarctica wearing very little. She wasn’t prepared for the cold in her photos so the SI gawkers benefit.

This is the first back-to-back cover model since Tyra Banks in 1996 and 1997. The magazine has had two models appear on the cover three consecutive times: Christie Brinkley and Elle MacPherson.

Upton was named Rookie of the Year in SI’s 2011 issue. Since then, she has reached celebrity status, appearing in numerous commercials and magazines, two movies and has been linked to MLB superstar pitcher Justin Verlander.

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