Kate Upton Freezes for Sake of Sports Illustrated
Cover shot features her in Antarctica, barely clad
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2013 7:25 AM CST
This image provided by Sports Illustrated shows the cover of the magazine's 2013 Swimsuit Edition featuring Kate Upton.   (AP Photo/Sports Illustrated, Derek Kettela)

(Newser) – For the second year running, Kate Upton graces the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. And this year, the apparently sadistic SI bosses thought it would be fun to make the 20-year-old stand, in bikini bottoms and an unzipped jacket, in icy Antarctica for the cover shoot. Upton was "very, very sick" upon her return home to Florida, she tells the AP. "I don't think you can go to Antarctica and stand in a bikini without that happening. But I didn't die, and I'm OK now." TMZ reported back in December that the temperature was 35 degrees below zero.

The magazine—the 50th-anniversary issue—hit newsstands today, after being officially unveiled last night on the Late Show With David Letterman. But the cover had been leaked three days earlier, the New York Daily News reports. Inside the magazine, the fashion shoot captures 17 swimsuit models on all seven continents—and a less-clad Upton. Out of a dozen or so photos in which she appears, that cover shot "is the most clothes I'm wearing in the whole issue," she says. "It was a sort of I-love-you from the editor: 'I'll let you wear a coat for this one.'"

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Gary Wessel
Dec 14, 2013 4:14 AM CST
SHE IS SO HOT, I WOULD EAT HER IN FRONT OF THE POPE…. AN FROM WHAT I READ ABOUT THIS NEW POPE, I'D BE LUCKY TO GET MORE THAN TEN MINUTES OF MUNCH TIME BEFORE HE KICKED ME OUT OF THE WAY AND DOVE IN FOR SOME LUNCH OF HIS OWN. I THINK THAT I WHAT I LIKE ABOUT HIS GUY….
cbthree
Feb 14, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Her breasts do look decent in a swimsuit but let's keep it real here......Has anyone here seen the recent picture of her from the back?? Fat rolls and a flabby, flat butt(and she was walking a runway). Definitely not my idea of a hot woman, especially for the cover of SI. Be honest, do they ever have a woman in that spot who is not at least toned? For her age and THIS cover, she's not right. Don't get me wrong, I like thick women BUT they can still be toned with no back fat and a round butt. That's my opinion and I'm entitled to and am sticking with it lol.
right2dave
Feb 12, 2013 11:19 PM CST
Look, don't touch!