Kate Upton Is 2017's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Star


Kate Upton is back and looking fabulous as the model is gracing the cover of 2017's Sports Illustrated not once, but three times!

Upton's covers were revealed Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Those are the campaigns I want to do and the career I want to have - to inspire women to love themselves".

She is engaged to Detroit Tiger star pitcher and Goochland native Justin Verlander.

"Is that really a swimsuit that you'er wearing because it seems just like a hammock that got torn to bits", Kimmel joked about one of her swimsuit's on display.

"Thank you @si_swimsuit [Sports Illustrated Swimsuit] and @mj_day [magazine editor MJ Day] for inviting me to be part of an issue that features and celebrates beauty and confidence in every shape and size #siswim17 #grateful".

Her fiance may not have won his second Cy Young Award, but Upton is a much happier woman these days.

In 2016, Sports Illustrated switched things up by going with three covers and three models: Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and a body-painted Ronda Rousey. "She thinks she's better than everyone because she's an actress".

Upton made her big-screen debut in Tower Heist in 2011 and also appeared in 2012's The Three Stooges and 2014's The Other Woman.

Check them out below thanks to Upton's Instagram. To participate, take a video of yourself, in your swimsuit, filling in the blank: "I model _".

Bouchard tweeted out the news of her appearance in the magazine on Wednesday morning.

In addition to Upton, Christie Brinkley, 63, appears with her daughters. "On a personal level, I thought, if I can pull this off, I think it will help redefine those numbers and remove some of the fear of aging".

Check out the other two covers and additional photos in the gallery (above)!