Kate Upton is the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl

February 14, 2012 By:
Kate Upton is the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl

Ahhh, the old swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, for guys who want to look at hot women without feeling like a perv.

Last night a few shipments of the special edition sports mag were leaked early at a Michigan based magazine stand, and the world glimpsed the first images of 19-year-old Kate Upton as it’s 2012 Swimsuit edition cover girl.

Kate looks kind of like a cross between Malin Ackerman and Bar Refaeli. My only question is: Has Leonardo DiCaprio dated her too?

Kate is a relative newcomer to the modeling world. She first graced the pages of the 2011 Swimsuit issue when she was named Rookie of the Year.


She’s dabbled in a few acting roles including “Tower Heist” and an appearance in “The Three Stooges.”

However, what with her internet popularity today, it’s safe to say she might become the next “insert name of any Victoria’s Secret Model here.”

Kate told People magazine about her cover girl role, “This means so much for me personally. This has always been my dream.”

Don’t those magazine cover model always say that? “Oh, posing for Maxim has always been my dream!” But is it though? Also, great dreams. I'm sure your elementary school teachers would be proud. Kidding, Kate Upton is stunning.

Upton reveals that the cover photo was one of the first images taken during the photo shoot, “In the beginning you’re pretty relaxed, you’re not thinking of new poses and it just feels really natural at that point.”

Did she just say, “it just feels really natural?” I don’t know what her lifestyle is naturally like, but standing in the worlds tiniest bikini, with full make-up, squashed boobs, and a beach full of fully clothed people starring at you sounds like the most un-natural thing ever. C’mon even Tyra would admit that bikini photo shoots are weird.